Posted: March 15, 2019

Chris Megaloudis ’02

Soccer

Christopher is the son of Michael and Carmine Megaloudis. He spent his early childhood in Astoria where he attended Immaculate Conception Elementary School. He started playing organized soccer at the age of five when he joined a team in the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League. While playing in that league, he participated in numerous tournaments with the Cosmopolitan Select Team and the Olympic Development Program. He advanced to the Regional Team and the United States U-17 National Team. Playing for the Regional and National Team, Christopher traveled throughout the United States as well as overseas, playing in countries such as Germany, Italy, Spain, England, Mexico, Greece, Holland, Switzerland, and Brazil.

Christopher attended Msgr. McClancy High School from 1998 through 2002. Christopher’s brother, Mike, had graduated in 1998 and set the school’s single season goal scoring record during his senior year. Christopher equaled Mike’s record as a freshman and went in to set new records each of the following three years. He is the school’s all-time leading goal scorer. For all of his goal-scoring accomplishments, Christopher was named as team Most Valuable Player after his freshman, junior, and senior years.

However, it was not just Christopher’s goal-scoring talent that set him apart from others. He had the ability to make those around him play better. Throughout his high school career, the Crusaders won the Brooklyn-Queens Championship four times, losing only one game along the way (a span that saw the team go undefeated in 56 league games). In Christopher’s sophomore season, the team advanced to the City Championship game. In his junior season, the Crusaders once again progressed to the City Championship game, this time defeating Salesian 2-0, a season that saw the Crusaders outscore their opponents by   a staggering 100-17 goals with a school best 14-2-1 record. In his senior year, the team compiled a record of 16-3, falling in a penalty shootout to Saint Joseph’s by the Sea in Staten Island. Christopher received recognition as a City All-Star first team member from the C.H.S.A.A. coaches all four years as well as by the Daily NewsNewsday, and various local newspapers.

Christopher attended St Peters College from 2002 through 2004 on a full scholarship. During his two years at St. Peters, he earned All-Mid Atlantic Conference Honors and All-Region First Team Honors. He led the team in points, helping the team win the MAC Conference Championship and advance to the NCAA tournament for the first time in the school’s history.

Christopher transferred to Stony Brook University in 2004. In his first year at Stony Brook University, he was named to the NSCAA All Region First Team. His selection to the first team marked the first time a Stony Brook player has been named to the American East all-Conference Team.

In his senior year, Christopher helped the team win the American East championship advancing to the NCAA tournament, again for the first time in that school’s history. He earned the All-America East Championship team honors and his fourth All-Region First Team honors throughout his college soccer career.