Megan Meyer is not a typical star player.
The Mason City junior is good enough to do whatever the Mohawks need her to do, and she shows that every time she’s on the floor. But what makes her special to the Mohawks is the same thing that stood out about her sister, Makenzie, who is a starter at Iowa: the desire to win, and that’s it.
“I think it goes back to their family,” Mason City coach Curt Klaahsen said. “Makenzie was exactly that way, and the whole family is very humble and very appreciative of everything. They’re supportive of everyone around them.
“Megan knows the individual accolades will come, but that’s not why she plays.”
Meyer, an Iowa commit, has been a winner ever since donning the Mason City uniform as a freshman. She was a starter for the Mohawks on the way to their first state title. While her sophomore season ended short of a trip back to state, she helped guide Mason City to a return trip this season, and she was excellent.
Along the way, Meyer etched her name on four school records, which included: points in a single game (40 against Fort Dodge), she tied the record for 3s in a game (seven), made the most 3s in a season (71) and broke Erin Richards’ record for points in a season with 602. She finished her junior season averaging 25.1 points per game, which was fourth in the state.
But, as each milestone ticked off, Meyer was the same person no matter what, always deflecting praise onto her teammates first.
“Megan’s just a great kid, a hard worker, is very coachable and humble. There’s no show to her,” Klaahsen said.
Prior to the year, Meyer said she had spent her offseason working on the defensive side of her game, and it showed this season. Klaahsen said that was the most improved part of her game, and even an underrated part because so many people pay attention to what she does on offense.
It’s also her personality that sets her apart.
After the Mohawks had been knocked out of the Class 4A state tournament a few weeks ago, Meyer’s focus was not on what they had done wrong, but instead, she heaped praise onto the seniors, and then turned her focus to next season, something she’s already excited for.
“It was definitely a special season,” Meyer said. “I’m not sure many people expected us at the beginning to make it back to the state tournament, so it was cool to see us all come together, people step up into their roles and make it back here.
“It’s crazy motivation just to come back here and go for another state title run. We just want to come back here and make some noise.”