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Lady Knights’ McGarry named All-American!
The CCRI Lady Knights’ soccer team had another excellent year posting an impressive 10-5-2 record to capture their 12th consecutive Region XXI Title. In addition, the Lady Knights made it to the District E Championship game where they fell to District rival Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY. However, the Lady Knights did receive some great news on Friday afternoon with sophomore Co-Captain Caitlin McGarry (Warwick, RI) being named NJCAA Second Team All-American.
McGarry (Warwick, RI) earns her first All-American honor for the Lady Knights. McGarry had recently earned her second All-Region XXI honor in as many years a couple weeks ago and now she has NJCAA All-American hardware to add to her trophy case. McGarry led the Lady Knights in scoring both years she played. In her sophomore campaign she was tied for team-high with 11 goals and added a team-leading 18 assists for 40 total points. The 40 total points ranked her tied for No. 40 in the nation by the NJCAA. In addition, the 18 assists rank her No. 8 in the nation by the NJCAA. In her freshman year Cait had 10 goals and a team-leading 14 assists for 34 total points. For her career she had 21 goals and is ranked second all-time with 32 assists and ranked No.8 on the CCRI All-time scoring list with 74 total points.
McGarry’s soccer acumen was unmatched she was the Lady Knights primary kicker for their set plays and corner kicks. Many of her assists came for set plays and corners as she would utilize her leg strength and amazing accuracy to find her teammates in the opponents’ scoring area. Head Coach Dennis Grassini commented about his sophomore Co-Captain: “Coach Bannan and I were so happy, pleased, and proud that Caitlin McGarry has been selected as Second Team NJCAA All-American. Cait led our team in scoring this past season recording 11 goals and 18 assists for 40 points. In her two years here at CCRI she has scored 21 goals and added 32 assists for a total of 74 points. Caitlin is a quality player who has great skills and footwork. Her free kicks are second to none. She gave our team probably some of the best corner kicks we’ve ever had in the history of our program. Considering our record was only 10-5-2 this past season and not qualifying for the National Tournament, it just proves what Cait’s worth was to our program. She has represented CCRI and the women’s soccer program in an admirable fashion. We are so happy that she has been recognized nationally as she really deserves this All-American honor!”
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.