When fourteen-year-old Megan Angis of Saco burst upon the Maine women’s golf scene in 2000, her prowess on the links quickly drew comparisons to some of the elite female golfers in Maine history, including a six-time state amateur champion. While competing in the Maine Women’s Amateur Championship during July of that year, a writer from the Portland Press Herald remarked, “She has the swing and style of a new Abby Spector and promises to be one of the better female players in Maine.”
By the time she graduated from Thornton Academy in 2003, Megan Angis lived up to that prediction and more. A three-year member of Coach Mike Tate’s varsity golf pro-gram, Megan finished in the top three at the Maine Principals’ Association schoolgirl individual championship tournament from 2000-2002. After earning third place as a sophomore and finishing as state runner-up behind Calais standout Katie Frost in 2001, Megan won the individual state championship during her senior year. On a cold, blustery October day at Natanis Golf Course, the Golden Trojan standout, bundled in her pink golf shirt and white long sleeved undershirt while sporting a dark knit cap, battled the elements and some of the state’s best female competitors to post an 82 en route to the state championship. In the process, she became the first of only two Thornton Academy female golfers to win individual state honors in the program’s history.
Megan was also the consummate teammate who helped anchor a balanced Thornton Academy line-up. The only female on her team, she competed on two SMAA championship squads in 2000 and 2001 and was a starting member of the 2001 Class A state champions. Megan was named to the SMAA All-Conference Team as a second team pick during her junior and senior campaigns and was an SMAA All-Academic Team selection in 2002. She earned five varsity letters — three in golf and a pair in indoor track and field — during her Thornton Academy athletic career.
Following her graduation from Thornton Academy in 2003, Megan continued her academic and athletic career at Siena College in Loudonville, New York, a Division I pro-gram that competed in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. A marketing and management major, Megan was a key contributor for the Saints throughout her time at Siena. Her talents added depth to the Saints line-up and, as she was at Thornton Academy, she was instrumental in her team’s overall success. Siena College captured the MAAC women’s golf championship during each of her four seasons. An exemplary student-athlete, Megan was named to the MAAC All-Academic Team on three occasions.
During her time at Siena, Megan proved to be at her best when the competition was keenest. She finished in the top ten individually in the conference championships on three occasions, including an eighth place mark in the spring of 2004. As a senior, Me-gan shot a two-round score of 158 and finished second overall in the prestigious Don Mershon Invitational held at Lehigh University; her efforts paced all Siena scorers as the Saints won the team championships. That 2006-2007 season also saw Megan post an average of 81.5 shots per round, a nine-stroke improvement over her junior season.
Megan’s leadership to Siena golf carried over to the greater college community as well. A presidential scholar, she was the vice-president of the Siena chapter of the American Marketing Association and was named to the 21st Century Leadership Society. Following her graduation from Siena, she continued her education at Northeastern University in Boston, where she earned a master’s degree in business administration while concentrating in marketing and international business. Megan has enjoyed an exemplary, ten-year career with Liberty Mutual Insurance and currently holds the position of Senior Program Manager in Talent Marketing.