Washington D.C. Girls' Soccer POY
In its third decade of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, Gatorade joined with RISE Magazine to name senior forward TIFFANY MCCARTY of SAINT JOHN'S COLLEGE HIGH as its 2007-08 Washington D.C. Girls' Soccer Player of the Year.
The two-time returning Gatorade Washington D.C. Girls Soccer Player of the Year, McCarty scored 44 goals and recorded 22 assists this past fall, leading the Cadets (21-2-2) to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship. The 5-foot-5 senior forward netted the game-winning goal in 14 of her team's 21 victories this fall, earning Player of the Year honors from the Washington Post. A three-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American, McCarty concluded her career with 191 goals and 74 assists. She was also the leading scorer on the United States Soccer Federation Under-17 and Under-16 National teams in each of the last two years.
McCarty has maintained a B average in the classroom. She participates in multiple community-service initiatives, volunteering as a youth soccer instructor and mentoring elementary school students in District Heights, Md.
"She's one of the most competitive players on the field and she's always striving to do better," said Win Puffer, McCarty's head coach with the Freestate Shooters Premier Under-18 club team. "She's never satisfied with the way she plays, and she's very ambitious. You factor that in with her physical attributes, and she's one of the fastest players on the field. She makes it almost impossible for opposing players to shut her down."
McCarty has verbally committed to a soccer scholarship at Florida State University this fall.
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