Catherine Barry bio from GamecocksOnline.com:
- IN THE RECORD BOOK:
· T1 Freshman Game-Winning Goals (4)
Sophomore season (2021)
· CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
· SEC Preseason Watch List
Freshman season (2020-21)
· SEC All-Freshman Team
· SEC Freshman of the Week (Twice)
· TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (Week 2)
· SEC All-Tournament Team2020-21: Had one of the best offensive statistical seasons by a freshman in Carolina history… Scored a team-high six goals and added four assists for a team-high 16 points in a shortened season where she played in 15 matches and started in 16… Led the team in shots with 36, 20 of them on goal for an impressive clip of 56.6 percent of her shots on goal… Scored four game-winning goals, tying the freshman record with the legendary Jennie Ondo (1996)… Played the most minutes by any forward on the team during the season with a tot of 1,001 minutes on the field… Made her Carolina debut against Georgia, firing two shots with one on goal… In her first match at Stone Stadium she scored a brace against Missouri in a 4-1 win, marking the first time a Gamecock freshman scored two goals in a match since 2017 (Luciana Zullo)… Scored back-to-back game-winning goals, scoring the gamewinner against Missouri and against Kentucky… Notched the game-winning assist in the 2-1 win over No. 3 Arkansas, giving the Gamecocks their second-highest ranked win in program history… Scored her third game-winning goal of the season in the SEC Tournament against Missouri in the 3-2 win… Added a multi-point performance against Coastal Carolina in the 3-0 win at Stone Stadium… Scored her final game-winning goal of the season against Elon in the 3-0 win… Registered her career high of five shots three times during her rookie campaign… Played a season-high 80 minutes in the double overtime win over SEC Tournament champion Vanderbilt on the road… Was a part of one of the most offensively productive freshmen classes in Carolina history, aiding the class to score 15 goals during the season, over half of the total goals (29) the team scored during the season… Was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team… Was named to the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week once (Week 2)… Named the SEC Freshman of the Week Twice (Week 3 and Spring Week 3)… Honored on the SEC All-Tournament Team.
PRE-COLLEGE: Four-star prospect according to TopDrawerSoccer.com… Called up to U.S. U-20 squad for a pair of friendlies in 2020… Four-time All-American (TopDrawerSoccer, Allstate and United Soccer Coaches)… Selected to 2019-20 high school All-American match… Two-time Massachusetts Girls Gatorade Player of the Year (2018-19, 2019-20)… 2019 USA Today All-USA First Team… 2019 U.S. Developmental Academy playoffs Golden Boot winner… Selected captain of the 2019 Allstate All-America Cup and Tabor Academy… Two-time leader in goals and goals per match (while missing the fall season on waiver)… Two-time Development Academy Best XI selection… 2017-18 U19 Eastern Conference Player of the Year while playing up an age group… Reached 2016-17 ECNL U16 quarterfinals… Reached 2017-18 US Soccer U.S. Developmental Academy league U19 semifinals… Two-time United Soccer Coaches All-State… Two-time United Soccer Coaches All-Region… Three-time ISL Scoring leader… 2018 Boston Herald and Boston Globe All-Scholastic… Two-time All-ISL First Team… 2018 ISL Most Valuable Player… 2018 All-NEPSAC Selection… 2018 New England (NEPSAC) champion… Recipient of the Contribution to Tabor Athletics Awards both her sophomore and junior years… Left Tabor Academy as the all-time goal leader in goals, points, single-season goals and single-season points… Was a multi-sport athlete in high school, winning letters in soccer (4), Lacrosse (3) and basketball (2)… Was a high honor roll student.
INTERNATIONAL DUTY: Played with the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team, playing in one match for the red, white and blue in 2020.
PERSONAL: Has three siblings Christopher (19), Caroline (19) and Colin (15)… Won the 2019 Katherine Wickenden Prize for the highest standards of personal achievement… Daughter of Lauren and Christopher Barry.
Chose the University of South Carolina because: “I chose South Carolina because of the sense of pride and community I felt. I knew it was somewhere I could be pushed not only athletically, but academically and personally as well. The family atmosphere within the program and the prioritization of female athletics within the university sealed the deal.”