| Stephanie McCaffrey|
Boston College Eagles
| (1993-02-18) February 18, 1993 (age 22)|
Winchester, MA, United States
Boston Breakers (#9 / Forward)
Sam Mewis, Kristie Mewis, Sarah Killion, Shea Groom, Kealia Ohai
Stephanie McCaffrey Wikipedia
Stephanie McCaffrey (born February 18, 1993) is an American soccer forward currently playing for Chicago Red Stars in the National Women's Soccer League and the United States women's national soccer team.
Born and raised in Winchester, Massachusetts, McCaffrey attended Buckingham Browne & Nichols where she played for the soccer team. In 2008 and 2010, she was named the Independent School League Most Valuable Player and Boston Globe All-Scholastic. After missing the 2009 season due to an injury, she led the school to the league championship in 2010 and broke the league's scoring record in a single season with 38 goals and 7 assists. McCaffrey played club soccer for the FC Stars of Massachusetts and led the team to clinch the state championship and a spot in the national finals in 2010.
McCaffrey attended Boston College and played for the Eagles from 2011 to 2014 in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). During her freshman season, she played in every game for a total of 776 minutes and scored her first goal (a game-winner) against Rutgers University to lead the Eagles to a 1–0 win. During her sophomore season, she started in 20 of the 21 games she played and was ranked second on the team for goals scored with 10 including three game-winning goals. She served seven assists ending the season with 27 points. On October 23, 2012, she was named ACC Co-Player of the Week along with Caroline Miller of the University of Virginia for being directly involved in two of Boston's three goals during the week, which included a 3–2 upset of the number one and undefeated Florida State University. A month later, she was suspended from playing in a NCAA tournament game against Penn State University after making several controversial tweets about Jerry Sandusky. As a junior, McCaffrey started in all 24 games. Her 12 goals ranked second on the team in scoring and nine assists ranked first in assists. She tied the team's record for points scored in a single game with eight (two goals, four assists) during a match against Hofstra University on September 1, 2013. McCaffrey was named to the All-ACC Academic Team and received the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement. As a senior in 2014, she co-captained the team and finished the season as the second-leading scorer on the team with six goals. Her seven assists ranked first on the team. McCaffrey finished her collegiate career with 32 goals ranking fifth in the history of the team and was twice named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team.
McCaffrey was selected fifth overall by the Chicago Red Stars of the 2015 NWSL College Draft and was traded to the Boston Breakers during the second round. On November 30, 2015, McCaffrey resigned with the club.
Chicago Red Stars, 2016–present
McCaffrey was traded to the Chicago Red Stars on July 22, 2016 in exchange for four draft picks in the 2017 NWSL College Draft and an international roster spot. McCaffrey made her first appearance for the Red Stars on July 23 against the Houston Dash as a substitute in the 85th minute.
McCaffrey represented the United States on the United States under-23 national team from 2014–2015. In February 2015, she played with the team at the La Manga Tournament. In January 2015, she was called up to train with the senior national team. She appeared in her first match against Brazil on October 25, 2015 and also scored her first international goal in her first cap.
McCaffrey's father Jim was a sixth round selection of the Phoenix Suns in the 1986 NBA Draft, her mother ran track, and two of her brothers played Division 1 college football.