The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced the boys and girl of their 2017 NSCAA Winter-Spring High School Girls All-America selections. Three players from the St. Louis area are included on the list – Junior Anna Lawler from Rockwood Summit and Senior Kirsten Davis from Westminster for the second straight year along with Senior Megan McClure from Webster Groves.
A total of 50 players receive NSCAA All-American recognition with 32 female student-athletes and 18 male student-athletes representing schools from across the country, including three individuals earning NSCAA All-American honors for a second time in their prep careers: Lauren Brzykcy (San Clemente, Calif.), Anna Lawler (Fenton, Mo.) and Kirsten Davis (Chesterfield, Mo.).
In addition, Kirsten Davis was also named the Missouri State Player of the Year
The 2016-17 NSCAA High School All-Americans will be formally recognized during the NSCAA All-American Luncheon in conjunction with the 2018 NSCAA Convention from Jan. 17-21, 2018 in Philadelphia. Luncheon registration details will be released in the fall.
Anna Lawler – The 5-foot-8 senior-to-be midfielder/defender is recognized for the second straight year as an NSCAA All-American. She led the Rockwood Summit Falcons to a 16-4-2 record, the season ending in the District Final to eventual Class 3 Champion Webster Groves on Megan McClure’s 50 yard direct kick. She scored 9 goals and had 4 assists while moving between midfield and central defense for the Falcon’s as the most critical cog in the high scoring team’s effort to return to the Final 4 for the third time in her three seasons.
In 2016 the team finished with a 27-2-1 record, losing for the second straight year in the Class 3 Final to Champion Notre Dame de Sion. Anna was a 2015 Class 3 First Team All-State selection as a freshman.
Lawler has made a verbal commitment to play soccer on an athletic scholarship at Oklahoma State University beginning in the fall of 2018.
Kirsten Davis – The 5-foot-9 senior forward is recognized for the second straight year as an NSCAA All-American. She was also named the Gatorade Missouri Player of the Year for the 2016-2017 season, capping an illustrious high school career. She scored 53 goals this season to go with 11 assists, along with 13 game-winning goals. Her career totals were 172 goals, 34 assists and 40 game-winning goals of the 60 credited during the period.
She was recognized as 2nd team all-state player as a freshman and 1st team all-state her final three years of high school soccer. Her junior year she was called into the U18 Women’s National Team Camp and returned for several more camps and played internationally three times with her age group over an 18 month period. Prior to that, she also participated in the Australian Youth National team program while her family lived there while her father worked in the international office for a St. Louis based conglomerate. Her full bio can be found at Represent/Kirsten Davis
She is now in Lubbock, TX, arriving on Wednesday to begin her college career with the Texas Tech Red Raiders (D1 Big XII) this Fall where she’ll join Carly Wickenheiser, St.Joe Angels.
Megan McCluer – The six-foot senior led Webster Groves to the Class 3 State title this year as she proved to be a brick wall in the goal for the Statesmen. The team recorded 21 shutouts in a 23-1 campaign, all of which McClure was part of and she boasted a 0.28 goals-against average … she led the St. Louis area with 22 victories in 2016 and had the fourth best winning percentage. Writer Bennett Durando, Sports Editor for the Webster Groves Echo student newspaper, captured McClure and her teammates efforts, the culmination of a multi-year effort with is story Statesmen Win With Defense. She probably played the best game of her High School career in her final game as she faced 17 shots by Notre Dame de Sion, playing for their third straight title, giving up only one despite the team playing down a man for over half the match.
She will join the Arkansas State Red Wolves (D1 Sun Belt) this Fall where she’ll join Sr. Kelsey Ponder (St. Joe), Juniors Taylor Schneider (Lafayette/Illinois State transfer) and Riley Ebenroth (St. Dominic/Illinois State transfer) and the incoming freshman class that includes Victoria Macintosh (Parkway South), Hailey Schue (Lafayette), Olivia Smith (Lafayette) and Sarah Sodoma (Parkway South).