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Monday, January 31, 2011
McCaffrey, Mewis are ESPN RISE All-Americans

By ESPNBoston.com

Buckingham, Browne & Nichols' Stephanie McCaffrey and Whitman-Hanson's Samantha Mewis have both been named this week to ESPN RISE's first team fall All-America squad.

Mewis, a UCLA-bound forward, earned her second straight first team All-American squad after a stellar senior season for the Panthers. She scored 30 goals, giving her 78 for her career, and also added eight assists this season. She won the state's Gatorade Player of the Year award following her junior season in 2009.

McCaffrey, a Boston College-bound forward, was named all-state and all-New England this season, after scoring an ISL record 37 goals and six assists. The Knights went undefeated this season, en route to the ISL title.

Both Mewis and McCaffrey are finalists for the Massachusetts girls soccer Gatorade Player of the Year award, to be named next week.

Two Massachusetts natives were also named to ESPN RISE's third team as forwards. Norwood senior Cory Ryan, a Maryland commit, is a two-time Bay State Conference MVP who tallied 22 goals this season for the Mustangs. She finished her career with 76 goals and 25 assists. Dowd, who committed to Boston College two days before this past Christmas, has so far tallied 80 goals and 24 assists in just 41 high school games.