The athletic girls “ruled the street” where Meg Winfield grew up in Milford, CT. Most of the neighborhood girls were proficient at shooting, dribbling, and catching basketballs. Meg was fortunate to be surrounded by family basketball talent – her father, sisters, brother, uncles and nephew all played locally.
The passage of Title IX in 1972 provided Meg with the opportunity to participate in organized high school sports at the “new” school in Milford, Foran High School. Meg was fortunate to play volleyball, basketball, and softball for Coach Edna Fraser. Since there was no senior class and therefore no yearbooks, statistical information about Meg’s accomplishments is not readily available. However, reliable sources indicate Meg scored more than 750 points from 1974-76. Her most memorable game occurred during her junior year when in January, 1975, she scored 30 points against Milford rival, Jonathan Law High School. During her senior year, Foran held Weston High School, two-time Class M State Champions, without a field goal for three quarters.
Meg earned All-State honors in Class M in 1975 and Class L in 1976. She was the first female All State honoree at the new high school and in Milford. Her #23 jersey was retired at Foran in 1977. It was the first female player’s jersey to be retired.
Meg went on to attend Princeton University where she played basketball all four years. During her senior year, Meg was a softball team walk-on. After not playing softball for six years, Meg started for the Princeton team at first base, batted third in the lineup, and led the team in batting average. She graduated in 1981 with a degree in geological and geophysical sciences.
Meg returned to Foran high School as head girls’ basketball coach from 1992-1994. She was the Assistant Women’s Basketball at Central Connecticut State University from 1994-1996.
Meg is a Licensed Environmental Professional with the Environmental Professionals of Connecticut, a Certified Professional Geologist in the American Institute of Professional Geologists, and a member of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals.
Meg would like to remain an ambassador of the women’s basketball game, and advance or promote women’s basketball in any way possible. She remains active --running 5K’s, ice skating, or golfing when she’s not working as a senior project manager at TRC, an environmental and engineering consulting company.