Professional: Selected by the Houston Dash with the 18th overall pick (2nd round) in the 2019 NWSL College Draft.
Awards/Honors: 2018 ACC Women's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year … 2018 United Soccer Coaches First Team All-American … 2018 United Soccer Coaches First Team Scholar All-American … 2018 Google Cloud CoSIDA Third Team Academic All-American … 2018 All-ACC First Team … 2018 TopDrawerSoccer Best XI Third Team … 2018 CoSIDA Academic All-District III First Team … 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist … 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy Preseason Watch List … 2018 All-ACC Preseason Team … 2018 TopDrawerSoccer Preseason Best XI Third Team … 2017 United Soccer Coaches Second Team Scholar All-American … 2017 All-ACC First Team … 2017 United Soccer Coaches All-East Region First Team … 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District III First Team … 2017 ACC All-Tournament Team … 2015 All-ACC Freshman Team … 2015 TopDrawerSoccer Best XI Freshman Team … 2015 NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team … ACC All-Academic Team (2015, 2017, 2018) … ACC Honor Roll (2016, 2017, 2018).
National Team Experience: Along with Ella Stevens, traveled to Portland, Ore., with the U-23 U.S. National Team from March 11-17, 2018 for the 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational … Trained with the U.S. U-19 National Team in January of 2016 … Participated in the U-20 National Team training camp in 2014 … Practiced with the U-18 National Team in 2013 … Trained with the U-15 National Team in 2011 and 2012.
ACE Program: Participated in the Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement Program, a collaborative service initiative between Duke and Stanford, in the summer of 2018, traveling to South Africa from June 23 - July 14 to assist in teaching academics, sports and life skills to local children … First player in Duke women's soccer history to take part in the ACE Program.
2018 - Senior (Stats): United Soccer Coaches First Team All-American that led Duke to the NCAA Round of 16 for the eighth-straight season … Capped her career as a leader of the all-time winningest class in Duke history, pacing the squad to 68 wins, highlighted by two NCAA College Cup showings … Started in all 22 of Duke’s contests in 2018, playing 1,691 minutes and recording a team-leading 12 goals, 61 shots and 36 attempts on goal along with eight assists (T5th ACC, 37th NCAA) … Led the team with 32 points, finishing second in the ACC and 24th nationally … Her 1.45 points per game average finished second in the ACC and 48th nationally … Finished tied for first in the ACC and 35th in the NCAA in goals, along with 0.55 goals per game that rounded out at second in the conference and 60th nationally … Tallied five game-winning goals on the year, finishing tied for second in the ACC and 25th in the country … Led the ACC with eight goals and finished second with 19 points in league matches … Paced a Blue Devil squad that recorded 16 wins, good for fifth in program history and putting all four teams she played on in the top five in single-season wins … The 2018 team also recorded 11 home wins, finishing third in program history … Recorded the fifth four-point game of her career and first since Oct. 22, 2017 with two goals against Wake Forest (Oct. 4) … Ended her career tied for fifth in Duke history with five career multi-goal game … Recorded the game-winning score in Duke’s 1-0 NCAA First Round win against Rutgers, rounding out her career with 15-career game winners, third in DWS history … With her goal in Duke's NCAA Second Round win against Lipscomb (Nov. 16), she finished with 38 goals for her career, coming in at fourth in program history … Finished fourth in DWS history with 93-career points after tallying an assist against No. 1 Georgetown in the NCAA Round of 16, which also moved her into a tie for seventh with four-career assists in postseason action … Top five in program history with 18 NCAA Tournament points (2nd) and seven NCAA Tournament goals (7).
2017 - Junior (Stats): All-ACC First Team and United Soccer Coaches Second Team Scholar All-American that helped lead Duke to its fourth NCAA College Cup appearance … Paired with Imani Dorsey, the two tallied 28 combined goals to become the second highest scoring tandem in school history … Appeared and started in all 26 matches after missing the final 14 matches of the 2016 season … Recorded 14 goals on the year, tied for the team lead, while posting seven assists for 35 total points, finishing second for the Blue Devils … Her 14 scores finished third in the ACC and 12th nationally, while her 35 points came in at fourth in the conference and 10th in the NCAA … Also finished top five in the ACC with 0.54 goals per game and 1.35 points per game … Led a Blue Devil attack that made waves throughout the DWS record book, finishing tied for fourth in goals (60), placing fifth in shot percentage (.152), sixth in points (171), tied for sixth in assists (51) and ninth in shots (396) … Paced a Duke offense that finished second nationally in points with 171 and third with 60 goals, while tallying a 2.31 scoring clip that came in ninth in the NCAA … Her seven assists contributed to Duke's 51 on the year, which finished sixth nationally … Finished tied for sixth in single-season points and tied for seventh in goals … Recorded two multi-goal games, which finished tied for eighth in school history … Represented five game-winning goals, which is tied for fifth in school history and moves her career total to 10, which is tied for seventh … Recorded at least one point in six of the first eight games of the year, including two goals at No. 3 West Virginia (Sept. 8) to help snap WVU's 43-match winning streak at home in regulation … Mounted another impressive stretch midway through the season, recording a point in eight of nine matches from Sept. 24 - Oct. 29, including a brace at Syracuse (Oct. 22) … Assisted on the game-winning goal at No. 10 Virginia that sealed a perfect 10-0-0 season in the conference and gave Duke its third ACC regular season championship … Named to the 2017 ACC All-Tournament Team … Tallied seven points in the NCAA Tournament, including goals against Oklahoma State (Nov. 17), Texas (Nov. 19) and Baylor (Nov. 24) … Now has five goals in her NCAA Tournament career, which stands tied for fourth in school history, while her 13 points are tied for fifth and three assists are tied for 10th.
2016 - Sophomore (Stats): 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.
2015 - Freshman (Stats): 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 … Helped 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, David, Jeffrey and Jabarie … Has one sister, Brittany … 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 … Majoring in cultural anthropology with a minor in chemistry.