DURHAM, N.C. – Another former Duke women’s soccer great has officially joined the professional ranks, as Kayla McCoy signed her first professional contract on Saturday ahead of the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League Opening Day.
McCoy was selected by the Dash with the 18th overall pick in the 2019 NWSL Draft after an award-filled senior season. The Duke attacker was named All-ACC First Team, a United Soccer Coaches First Team All-American and First Team Scholar All-American, along with a spot on the Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team.
The Lincolnwood, Ill., native made the most of her final season with the Blue Devils, leading the team with 12 goals and 32 points, along with eight assists. Her goals total is tied for first in the ACC, while her 32 points are second. The All-ACC First Team selection went on a tear through the league slate, recording eight goals, a league high, and posting 19 points, good for second in the conference. McCoy, who recorded at least one point in all but six matches this season, also made strides up the DWS record book. The forward finished third with 15-career game-winning goals, fourth with 38 scores and 92 points and fifth with five multi-goal performances. She was also one of the most decorated Blue Devils in NCAA Tournament history, finishing second in program history in postseason play with 18 points, third with seven goals and tied for seventh with four assists.
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