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Megan Callahan

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Former Titan women's lacrosse standout Megan Callahan '13 enters her second season as the assistant coach for the program in 2017-18.

The Titans went on a four-game win streak to finish the 2017 season, Callahan's first season as the assistant coach. Detroit Mercy finished the season with six victories overall and earned a Senior Day win over Old Dominion, the defending ASUN Conference tournament champions.

As a team, Detroit Mercy surpassed 200 goals for the fifth time in school history. The Titans scored 59 free-position goals, which ranked second in the Titan record books and led the ASUN Conference during the 2017 season. The squad also ranked No. 25 in the NCAA in free-position percentage (46.1) and 38th in the nation in ground balls per game (18.9).

Detroit Mercy had a standout season in the classroom with 23 student-athletes earning a 3.0 GPA or better in 2016-17. The Titans earned the IWLCA Academic Team Squad accolade for the eighth-straight season and received the Team Excellence Award from the Athletic Department for its 3.45 GPA during the academic year. In season, the team GPA was 3.59.

Three Titans earned All-League honors following the 2017 season with attack Lexie Kinmond earning First Team laurels. Midfielder Kelsi Pritchard and defender Emma Mucci were each voted to the Second Team. Five Titans earned IWLCA Academic Honor Roll laurels and Morgan Girardi was voted to the ASUN Conference All-Academic Team.

Callahan was appointed as the assistant coach for the program by head coach Laurie Merian after her hiring in the summer of 2016.

"Megan is going to be a great addition to our coaching staff," Merian said at the time of Callahan's hiring. "As a true Titan she knows our conference and what it takes to be successful against our opponents. She is 100 percent dedicated to this program and brings an enormous amount of energy that carries over to our players.

"As a former student-athlete and Student-Athlete Welfare Assistant here at Detroit Mercy, Megan is also well respected throughout our entire athletic department. With her competitive nature and passion for coaching, I believe she is that missing puzzle piece we finally found!"

Callahan has spent the past seven years as a student-athlete of staff member within the University of Detroit Mercy Athletics Department. She spent the last three years in the position of Student Athlete Welfare Assistant as she officially joined the Titan Department of Athletics in the summer of 2014. In that role, she assisted the compliance and academic department in all areas of need.

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