The Gold Coast United striker has scored 27 goals in 12 games so far this season, making her the Golden Boot leader and is 10 goals ahead of second place.

Her fearlessness in front of goal and skill on the ball, has seen calls for a W-League team to sign her next season.

The 22-year-old has been part of the Brisbane Roar W-League training squad for the last three seasons but has never been given the chance.

"I don't really have a specific team in mind. Who knows, this year I might go to a few different clubs and see if I can trial with them," McElligott said.

"I want to play W-League but it's not a do or die for me so if it happens, it happens but I'm just loving playing football," she said.

Taken by Chris Simpson

She is a proven striker, having her talents noticed during the 2015 NPL season at Palm Beach Sharks. She had just moved to the Gold Coast with her parents after a season with the Central Coast Academy side in the Sydney NPL and her maiden season with the Sharks saw her score 40 goals 33 games for the women's and Under 20's.

So where did it all start?

McElligott, who was born in Mona Vale on Sydney's Northern Beaches, only started taking her football seriously in Year 11. She grew up in Port Macquarie where she was part of development and representative squads before she started to play in the Women's Premier League in Newcastle with Adamstown.

"In Year 12, I was travelling three times a week to play for a Newcastle team as they were one of the best teams in the league," McElligott said.

"My dad would just drive me there to play with them," she added.

Fast forward to 2017 and after a second season in the NPL, this time with Souths United, McElligott decided to take a year off her university studies to play in the United States.

"I went over there hoping to crack the NWSL but I managed to make reserves so I'm not super disappointed," she said.

McElligott was playing with the Washington Spirit Reserves in the WPSL where they finished undefeated and earned a spot in the East Division playoffs.

Taken by Chris Simpson. Meaghan McElligott scored six goals against Pride.

She came back to Australia after a season away from the NPL and joined the new and rejuvenated, Gold Coast United. While the W-League is potentially on the cards for McElligott, she is focusing on the second half of the season and with the side currently sitting in seventh place, McElligott is hoping the side will still be able to push for Finals.

"The biggest thing for us is just pushing to make finals," she said.

"As a team, it is just working together and really pushing to make the top four because I'd hate for us to see not make finals this year."