Position
Defender
Height
5'10
Class
Senior
Hometown
Point Reyes Station, Calif.
Previous School
CC of San Francisco
Major
Kinesiology
High School
Sir Francis Drake HS

2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll

CAREER CAPSULE
A two-year letterwinner who made 16 career appearances in her two seasons with the Tigers in 2014 and 2015 … Played both as a forward and defender in her career in Baton Rouge … Appeared five times in her debut season in 2014 and 11 times in her senior season in 2015 … Member of LSU’s fifth team to earn an at-large berth into the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Tournament in 2015.

SENIOR SEASON (2015)
Played mostly as a forward in her final season with the Tigers in 2015 … Made 11 reserve appearances while helping the Tigers return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011 and fifth time in program history … Earned three appearances in SEC play during the 2015 season in wins against Georgia, Mississippi State and Kentucky … Also helped the Tigers advance to the SEC Tournament semifinals while seeing the field in a pair of 2-1 victories over No. 10 seed Kentucky in the first round and No. 2 seed Missouri in the quarterfinal round … Rewarded for her efforts in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season … Earned her second varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2014)
Featured in five matches as a reserve defender during her first season with the program in 2014 … Debuted for the Tigers in the team’s 2-0 season-opening victory over Troy on Aug. 22 … Also featured in two other home victories during the non-conference season in a 6-2 win over Northwestern State on Aug. 29 and a 3-0 shutout of Nicholls on Sept. 2 … Saw action in LSU’s non-conference finale at Marquette on Sept. 21 … Also made one appearance in SEC play against No. 6-ranked Texas A&M in LSU’s conference home opener on Sept. 26 … Earned her first varsity letter with the Tigers.

PRIOR TO LSU
Transferred to LSU after a two-year stint at the City College of San Francisco where she was a standout defender with the Rams … Helped CCSF post a 17-2-2 mark while earning second-team all-conference honors during her freshman season in 2012 … Assisted two goals from her defender position as a rookie in 2012 … Recorded her first career assist in a 1-1 draw at Foothill College on Oct. 12 and her second in a 10-0 blanking of Canada College on Oct. 26 during the 2012 season … Member of the CCSF squad that advanced to the third round of the California Community Colleges Commission on Athletics Women’s North Regional Playoffs in 2012 … Served as the CCSF team captain during her sophomore season in 2013 … Only played in five matches during the 2013 season after suffering a season-ending knee injury early in the campaign … CCSF advanced all the way to the COA Women’s State Semifinals in the postseason to cap an outstanding 19-3-2 campaign in 2013 … Recorded one assist during the 2013 season … Ended her two-year career at the City College of San Francisco with three assists and three points … Coached at CCSF by Gabriel Saucedo … Attended UC-Davis before her time at City College of San Francisco … A standout performer during her four-year prep career at Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo, California … Earned a pair of Second-Team All-Marin County Athletic League selections as a junior in 2010 and as a senior in 2011 … Served as a team captain during both her junior and senior seasons at Sir Francis Drake High School … Played summer soccer with North Bay Wave FC of the Women’s Premier Soccer League for three years in high school and while at City College of San Francisco from 2011-13.

PERSONAL
Full name is Emma Christy Meckfessel … Born on Feb. 1, 1993 … Parents are Thomas Meckfessel and Elizabeth Galbreath … Has a younger sister, Isabelle (Izzy) … Grandfather played rugby at the University of California-Berkley … Was an honor student during her prep career at Sir Francis Drake High School while maintaining a 3.8 cumulative grade-point average … California Scholarship Federation honoree … Was also an AP Scholar and member of the Drake Honor Crew … Named to the dean’s list during her time at City College of San Francisco … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in sports studies.

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