Congratulations to Megan Dovell of Duluth, GA, and to the entire Women’s Inline Hockey team on winning the silver medal at the 2012 FIRS World Inline Hockey Championship in Bucaramanga, Colombia, June 30 – July 8. 2012 was her first time playing for Team USA and first time attending the Inline World Championships. Megan is currently a 3k teacher at the International Preschool, and also works for the Atlanta Hawks a member of the NBA. She currently plays for Team Georgia Hockey Club.
Team USA Years: 2012 = first year
Hometown: Duluth, GA
Current residence: Duluth, GA
Personal website/journal/web log (blog) address:
High school attended: Duluth High School
Year of graduation: 2005
Location of high school: Duluth, GA
Sports you competed in while in high school (include number of years):
Other high school activities: Ice Hockey (4 years Varsity)
College attended: Chatham University, Robert Morris University, and Kennesaw State University.
Year of graduation: July 2009
Degree/major: Communications: Media Studies. Minor in Marketing
Sports you competed in while in college (include number of years): Ice Hockey 2 years.
Other college activities: Kennesaw State Universities NCAA Sports Marketing Intern .9/2008-5/2009
Occupation, current employer:
1. International Preschool. 3K teacher
2. Atlanta Hawks NBA- Flight Crew Lead (Marketing/Promotions/Brand Ambassador)
Career goals: Continue to work in in the sports/entertainment industries
Current skating club: Team Georgia
Coaches name: Milo
When did you begin skating: skating at the age of 2 at my neighborhood pond in Michigan. Hockey at the age of 9, at the Duluth Ice Forum in Georgia.
Are you sponsored and if so, by whom: No sponsor, currently
Future goals you hope to obtain as a skater: Help Team USA win a Gold Medal and come back to be apart of the team next year!
Team USA Sport Accomplishments:n/a
Pan American Games: n/a
Awards, honors and statistics received in roller sports:
- August 2011- State Wars - Team Georgia - Silver Medalist. AA division.
Other awards and/or honors received outside of roller sports:
- 2012 -Philips Arena (Atlanta Hawks- NBA) Star Performer of the year. (Promotions dept)
- Feb 2012- USA-powerlifting -Alabama State Champion. (women's division. raw. broke 4 records, qualified for Nationals)
- 2006-2007- Robert Morris Academic Athlete (Ice hockey)
- 2005-2006- Chatham University - Star Athlete, co-captain (As a freshman, Ice Hockey)
Other sports you currently participate in: Powerlifting
Who is your favorite sports figure: Bobby Orr, Michael Jordan, Many others!
Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: My mother for always demonstrating a relentless work ethic. My pastor for leading me and opening a door for me to have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, whom in turn has given me strengh. Many other individuals I have met, whom have a 'no quitting, no excuses, live your dream' attitude.
List your hobbies: playing recreational sports, travel, couchsurfing(part of travel, writing poetry, acting, meeting new people, volunteering at my church. (Sunday school teacher)
What music do you listen to during training or competition? mostly hip/hop (but no music guru!). sometimes techno, or tribal beats when I am trying to stay in the zone during a specific type of training.
What makes you a unique and special person: Generally speaking I am book whom cannot be judged by it's cover.
Favorite food before a competition: Smoothies, white fish, avocados. Something like that.
Favorite movie:Without Limits (Life of Steve Prefontaine), Miracle, several former SNL cast member comedies.
Favorite place to shop: Anywhere with Sporting Apparel.
Most prized possession: My 1994 SeaFoam Green Jeep Cherokee.
If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be:Driven
Anything else you would like us to know about you:
I love to smile.
Father’s name: Michael
Father’s occupation: Engineer
Mother’s name: Kate
Mother’s occupation: Manager and Horticulturalist.
Brothers: Adam (Engineer, 3 yrs older)
Sisters: Beth (Youth Pastor/mother, 6 yrs old) Rebecca, (finance-assistant, my twin)
Spouse’s (if married): Not married
Children’s name and ages: No children
Family Members Who Have Competed or Are Competing in Amateur or Professional Athletics: none
Olympic Games: none
Pan American Games: none
World University Games: none
Other Events/Sports: none