Tiffany McCarty

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Tiffany McCarty
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McCarty playing for Washington Spirit, 2013
Personal information
Full name Tiffany McCarty
Date of birth (1990-12-14) December 14, 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Laurel, Maryland, U.S.
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Washington Spirit
Number 16
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Florida State Seminoles 98 (63)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Washington Freedom
2011 Pali Blues
2013 Washington Spirit 21 (2)
2013Albirex Niigata Ladies (loan)
2014–2015 Houston Dash 37 (5)
2016 FC Kansas City 16 (2)
2017–2018 Medkila IL 8 (0)
2018– Washington Spirit 1 (0)
National team
2007 United States U17
2009–2010 United States U20
2013 United States U23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 16, 2018

Tiffany McCarty (born December 14, 1990) is an American soccer forward who plays for the Washington Spirit in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). She previously played for the Houston Dash, and FC Kansas City in the NWSL as well as Albirex Niigata Ladies in Japan's Nadeshiko League and Medkila IL in Norway.

Early life[edit]

McCarty attended St. John's College High School where she finished her high school career as the all-time leading scorer in goals (191) and assists (74). Her 191 goals broke the Washington Metro area (including Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia) scoring record. She led the WCAC Conference in scoring for four straight years while guiding St. Johns to two WCAC Conference Championships. In 2008, she was named a PARADE All-American. She was a three-time NSCAA/adidas High School All-American and a two-time NSCAA/adidas Youth All-American. She was named NSCAA/adidas South Regional All-American (2005–07) and State Player of the Year in the District of Columbia from 2005–2007. She was named Gatorade Player of the Year in the District of Columbia from 2005–2007.[1] McCarty was named a top 25 recruit by Soccer Buzz and was a member of the Maryland state Olympic Development Program (ODP) squad from 2002–2007. She was also a member of the Region I Regional Team from 2003–2007. McCarty captained the ODP Regional championship team in 2005 and helped the Maryland squad to the 2006 ODP national championship.[2]

McCarty also played with the club team, Freestate Shooters. In 2004, she helped the team win the 2004 Maryland state cup championship. In 2007, as captain of the team, she led the team to the 2007 Region I Premier League championship and the 2007 US Club Soccer national championship.[2]

Florida State Seminoles, 2008-2012[edit]

McCarty attended Florida State University where she played for the Seminoles for four years, making 98 appearances, scoring 63 goals and providing 24 assists. She was a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy in 2009 and 2011.[3][4]

Club career[edit]

Washington Freedom, 2007-2009[edit]

McCarty was striker for the Washington Freedom of the W-League for three seasons in 2007, 2008 and 2009 capturing the league championship in 2007. She scored a goal in the championship match against the Atlanta Silverbacks and earned W-League Team of the Week Honorable Mention honors in 2009.[2]

Pali Blues, 2011[edit]

McCarty played for the Pali Blues of the W-League during the summer of 2011.[5]

Washington Spirit, 2013[edit]

McCarty was selected in the first round (second overall) of the 2013 NWSL College Draft by the Washington Spirit for the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League.[6][7] During the team's first regular season match against the Boston Breakers, she scored the team's lone goal.[8]

Loan to Albirex Niigata, 2013[edit]

On September 25, 2013, Tiffany McCarty was loaned out to Nadeshiko League club Albirex Niigata Ladies in Japan.[9]

Houston Dash, 2014-2015[edit]

On January 10, 2014, the Houston Dash selected McCarty with the second pick in the 2014 NWSL Expansion Draft.[10]

FC Kansas City, 2016[edit]

On January 13, 2016 McCarty was traded to FC Kansas City along with Jessica MacDonald for the 8th overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft.[11] McCarty would chose not to play for FC Kansas City in the 2017 season, opting to play in Norway instead.[12]

Medkila IL, 2017-2018[edit]

McCarty signed with Medkila IL in the Toppserien. The Team was relegated following a 12th place finish in the 2017 season.[13]

Washington Spirit, 2018[edit]

On August 30, 2018, McCarty was signed as a National Team Replacement Player by the Washington Spirit for their final game of the 2018 NWSL Season and ended up playing 70 minutes in that September 2 match.[14][15] McCarty was named to Washington's roster ahead of the 2019 NWSL season. [16]

International career[edit]

McCarty has represented the United States at various youth levels, including Under-17s, Under-18s Under-20s. In 2013, she was a member of the United States under-23 women's national soccer team that won the Four Nations Tournament in La Manga Club, Spain.[17][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player of the Year: Tiffany McCarty". ESPN. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Tiffany McCarty". Florida State University. Archived from the original on April 21, 2013. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
  3. ^ "Tiffany McCarty". Washington Spirit. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
  4. ^ "FSU's Tiffany McCarty Named To ESPN's All-Decade Girls' Soccer Team". WCTV. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
  5. ^ "Pali Blues Earn a Win Over Victoria Highlanders". Pali Blues. Archived from the original on January 18, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
  6. ^ "Washington goes local in tabbing Florida State's McCarty". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
  7. ^ "NWSL preview: Team-by-team outlooks". ESPN. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  8. ^ "April 14, 2013 – Washington Spirit vs. Boston Breakers". National Women's Soccer League. Archived from the original on April 23, 2013. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
  9. ^ "Tiffany McCarty Loaned to Japanese Club". September 25, 2013. Archived from the original on October 24, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  10. ^ "Houston Dash elect 10 players in 2014 NWSL Expansion Draft". Houston Dash Communications. Retrieved January 11, 2014.
  11. ^ "FC Kansas City acquires forwards Sydney Leroux, Tiffany McCarty in separate trades". January 13, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  12. ^ "FC Kansas City Roundup: Moros, Averbuch, Groom, Kastor and more". March 11, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  13. ^ "Wednesday Roundup: NWSL min salary to more than double". January 25, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  14. ^ "Washington Spirit signs six National Team Replacement Players". August 30, 2018. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  15. ^ "Arielle Ship scores as Washington Spirit draws Sky Blue FC 1-1 in season finale". September 2, 2018. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  16. ^ "Washington Spirit announces updated 25-player roster ahead of 2019 NWSL season". April 8, 2019. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  17. ^ "U.S. U-23's Win Four Nations Tournament". Florida State University. Archived from the original on May 11, 2013. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
  18. ^ "Laurel resident winds up career seeking national title". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved April 26, 2013.

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