17 Caitlin McCarthy

CCAA All-Tournament Team ... Made college debut in opener vs. Point Loma (8/31), entering in both halves in central midfield ... Earned first career point in debut, assisting on fellow true freshman Maddy Samilo's 44th-minute goal after stealing ball from throw-in.

Played with UCSD teammates Katie O'Laughlin and Natalie Saddic for LA Galaxy San Diego, based in Carlsbad, of the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) during the 2017 summer ... Competed for Carlsbad Elite throughout high school, ascending to captain ... Finished as U-18 runner-up at 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships at Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas, with current teammates Summer Bales and Megumi Barber ... Was team's second-leading scorer at nationals with two of Carlsbad's nine during group stage ... Team went 3-1-1 for tournament, losing 3-0 in final (7/31) ... USYS National Championships semifinalist in 2014 and 2015 ... National League champion (2014-16).

A 2017 graduate of Carlsbad High School ... Earned four varsity letters ... All-CIF San Diego Section First Team, TeamSnap Winter California State Star and All-Avocado West League First Team as a senior ... All-Avocado West League Second Team as a sophomore and junior ... Aided Lancers to Avocado West titles her first two years and CIF San Diego Section Open Division final as a sophomore ... Avocado West runner-up and CIFSDS Open Division quarterfinalist as a senior ... San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team as a junior and senior ... CIF Sportsmanship Award as a sophomore ... Team MVP as a sophomore and senior, Best Offensive Player as a junior and Best Newcomer as a freshman.

Born Nov. 2 in La Jolla ... Parents are James and Noreen McCarthy, who both attended Nebraska ... Has a twin sister named Kiley and a younger sister named Madison ... General biology major at Roosevelt College ... Considering biological research or going into something with forensic science after graduating from UC San Diego ... Most memorable soccer moment is placing second at 2016 nationals with age group above her ... Enjoys singing, hiking and reading ... Favorite athlete is U.S. soccer great Abby Wambach ... Top movie is Now You See Me ... Listens to Bastille, Seafret and Dotan ... Loves kiwifruit ... Likes to play the ukulele and sing with sisters, going to open mics.


Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'4"
Year: Freshman
City/State: Carlsbad, CA
High School: Carlsbad HS
College: Roosevelt
Major: General Biology
Experience: High School
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