Ex-Stars Player Stephanie McCaffrey called up to full US Womens National Team!
Stars alum, Stephanie McCaffrey, has been added to the roster for the current full USWNT Training Camp at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California , from Jan. 13-25, following a standout performance at the U23 USWNT camp immediately prior to the camp for the full USWNT. Stephanie is the first Stars player to have had the opportunity to join the full womens national team and Director of Coaching Jason Dewhurst was clearly delighted in saying, "This is an extremely proud moment for the club and myself. To have a player like Stephanie to go all the way through the FC Stars sytem from age 9 and now being called into the full US womens national team is just fantastic. It is a great achievement for Steph and I am sure she will excel in that environment."
The call-up to the U23 camp was Stephanie's second call-up, following on from the same invite from Head Coach Steve Swanson in May 2014. Stephanie was a member of the highly successful 1992 FC Stars United team, coached by Jason Dewhurst, that won 4 Massachusetts State Championships, two USYSA Region 1 Championships, 2 time winners of the Region 1 Premier League and Red Bull League Finalists. Stephanie, or "Bacon" as she was commonly known, was a tremendous part of that team which yielded 3 US National Team players in Hayley Brock, Morgan Andrews in addition to Stephanie.
Stephanie was a true Stars success story as she joined the club as a U10 player and played her entire youth career with FC Stars. She was recruited by Boston College, where she just finished a successful college career as team captain, playing in an incredible 84 games, scoring 32 goals and assisting on a further 28 goals. At BC she played alongside other notable ex-Stars players as Haley Dowd, Patrice Vettori, Coco Woelz and Alex Johnson. She was named to the 2014 All-ACC first team, the 2014 NEWISA All-New England Division 1 first team and was also a 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women's All-Southeast Region second team honoree. She is also a three-time All-ACC honor roll student and an Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement honoree. Stephanie will graduate from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College later this this year and all at FC Stars wish her well with her future career.