Breakers sign forward Stephanie McCaffrey

(March 4, 2015) - The Boston Breakers announced today the club has signed forward Stephanie McCaffrey. Per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 22-year-old from Winchester, Mass. recently returned from La Manga, Spain, competing with the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team. She started two of the three games in a tournament that saw the U.S. go 3-0. McCaffrey was also invited to train with the full national team in January.

“We are very pleased with Stephanie's signing as she exemplifies what the Breakers brand is all about,” Boston Breakers head coach Tom Durkin said.  “Stephanie is a young talented, aggressive player who enjoys her football especially scoring goals.”

McCaffrey was acquired by the Breakers at the 2015 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft in a trade with the Chicago Red Stars, who drafted McCaffrey with the No. 5 overall pick. The Breakers acquired McCaffrey from Chicago, in exchange for their No. 9 and 11 draft picks.

Stephanie McCaffrey scored 32 goals in four years at Boston College

The former Boston College star played the last two summers on the Boston Breakers College Academy team in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). She finished as one of the top scorers in the WPSL in 2013, tallying 16 goals. That season, McCaffrey scored two hat tricks in her first four games and led the team to the conference finals. In two seasons with the Breakers Academy, McCaffrey amassed 23 goals.

 “The fact that she is a local product, a standout at Boston College and a regular the Breakers U-23 team is exactly what the Breakers club is working to establish,” Durkin added. “I think that Stephanie will be not only a success on the field, but an inspiration to young girls in our club and the greater Boston area.”

During her storied career at Boston College, McCaffrey scored 32 goals (fifth all-time at the school) and became just the fourth player to score 90 or more points in program history. A two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team honoree, McCaffrey was the team's second leading scorer (six goals) in 2014. She led the Eagles with seven assists and 19 points.

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