Smith-Cotton High School senior Megan Toops has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at State Fair Community College.

Toops, the daughter of Kim and Rob Toops, is a three-time varsity letter winner in soccer. As a defensive midfielder and defender, she helped lead the Lady Tigers to seven team shutouts, contributing two assists and one goal.

She was named to the Independent All-Conference 1st Team for the 2018-2019 season. During her S-C career, she also has earned four varsity letters in volleyball and three in basketball.

SFCC Women’s Soccer Head Coach Jaime Beltran sees Toops playing an important role for the Lady Roadrunners.

“Megan is a really strong, defensive-minded player and we need to fill some gaps in that area on our team,” he said. “I think she is going to bring a little bit of mental toughness that is very important for that position. Even though she is a defender, she is not just a brute force back there; she is a technical player from the defensive side which allows us to … play out of the back and maintain possession."

S-C Girls Soccer Head Coach Meredith Brick said, “Megan has been a pace car and positive leader for our program during her time at Smith-Cotton. We wish her the best of luck as she continues her soccer career at State Fair.”

In the photo: Smith-Cotton High School senior Megan Toops has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at State Fair Community College in Sedalia. Seated with her are her parents, Kim and Rob Toops; back, from left: S-C Principal Wade Norton, S-C Girls Soccer Assistant Coach Ethan Weller, sister Sydney Toops, SFCC Women’s Soccer Head Coach Jaime Beltran, and S-C Girls Soccer Head Coach Meredith Brick.