KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 23, 2020) — United Soccer Coaches announced on the Thursday the association’s High School Scholar All-America Teams for boys and girls soccer during the 2019-20 academic year.
A total of 121 players receive High School Scholar All-America recognition, including 52 boys student-athletes and 69 girls student-athletes. In addition, Tabor Academy (Marion, Mass.) forward Catherine Barry and St. Ignatius High School (Cleveland, Ohio) midfielder Matthew McLaughlin were named the 2019-20 United Soccer Coaches High School Scholar Players of the Year.
Barry was named to the 2019 United Soccer Coaches Fall All-America Team and was a two-time All-American during her high school career that saw her finish as Tabor’s all-time leading scorer. She was named the 2019 Massachusetts Player of the Year and in December of 2019 earned a call up to the U.S. U-20 National Team while maintaining a 4.08 grade point average in the classroom. She will continue her academic and athletic careers at the University of South Carolina.
McLaughlin was named to the 2019 Fall All-America Team and is also a two-time All-Region honoree. He finished with 33 goals and 33 assists while earning a 4.19 grade point average. He will continue his education this fall and play soccer at the University of Notre Dame.