National Team Experience: Trained with the U.S. U-19 National Team in January of 2016 ... participated in the U-20 National Team training camp in 2014 … trained with the U-18 National Team in 2013 … trained with the U-15 National Team in 2011 and 2012.
Sophomore (2016): Had a team-high four goals through nine matches, before injuring her achillies against 16th-ranked Boston College ... against the Eagles, scored two goals, including the game-winner as she attempted a season-high five shots ... added goals against High Point and Wofford ... attempted 18 shots, including eight on goal ... missed the final 14 matches of the season.
Freshman (2015): NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team ... All-ACC Freshman ... TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI All-Freshman Team ... named to TopDrawerSoccer.com Honorable Mention Team of the Week Aug. 25, after totaling three goals over her first two collegiate matches ... All-ACC Academic Team ... led Duke with eight goals along with two assists and 18 points ... her eight goals ranked tied eighth on the Blue Devil freshman record books ... collected the game-winning goal against top-ranked and defending NCAA Champion Florida State in the NCAA College Cup semifinal match ... started 15-of-25 matches ... notched two goals and two assists during the NCAA Tournament ... scored two goals against Weber State ... collected the game-winning goals versus Miami and Southern California, which were both 1-0 wins ... logged 1,455 minutes ... attempted 60 shots to rank eighth on the freshman record books.
High School/Club: Ranked as the No. 3 overall player in the class of 2015 by TopDrawerSoccer.com … listed as the No. 1 player in the Midwest Region and No. 1 forward in the class by TopDrawerSoccer.com … NSCAA All-America in 2013 … played club soccer for Eclipse Select and Sockers FC Chicago … a three-time team captain for her club team ... did not play high school soccer … an ECNL All-Elite Team selection and top 11 honoree … led her club team to the national finals, Dallas Cup championship, “best 11” at US Nationals and Region II Championship in 2011 ... help guide her club team to the State Cup Championship in 2009 and 2011 ... ID2 National Champions and U14 National Champions in 2010.
Personal: Full name is Kayla Jay McCoy … born September 3, 1996 in Skokie, Ill. … daughter of Patrick and Joanne McCoy … has four brothers – Jonathon (25), David (20), Jeffrey (12) and Jabarie (11) … has one sister, Brittany (27) … her sister, Brittany, played basketball at Minnesota (2006-10) … her father, Patrick, played football at Northwestern … her mother, Joanne, ran track and field and cross country at Northwestern … a 2015-16 Illinois State Scholar … an honor roll selection from 2012-15 ... received the President’s award for academic excellence in 2015 in H.S. ... named to Dean’s List at Duke in the Spring of 2016 ... earned ACC Honor Roll accolades as a freshman.