Cat Barry '20 Named Gatorade MA Girls Soccer Player of the Year
Catherine Barry ’20 has just been named Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Soccer Player of the Year! The Gatorade Player of the Year program recognizes the nation’s most elite high school student-athletes not only for outstanding athletic excellence but also for high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character.
Cat now joins a 30+ year legacy that includes past winners such as Peyton Manning, Abby Wambach, Karl-Anthony Towns, Derek Jeter and many other sports icons. Only a few days after being named Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Soccer Player of the year Cat was named the Boston Globe’s NEPSAC Female Athlete of the Year as well! Cat, who recently graduated and was inducted into the Tabor chapter of the Cum Laude Society, is headed to play for the South Carolina Gamecocks - one of the best soccer programs in the country.
Coach Steve Sughrue gave some insight coaching Catherine for the last four years: “Cat’s what I would call a “generational” talent – I’m pretty sure I will never work with anyone like her again. She’s also been the biggest advocate for our school; her contributions to so many areas of school life: academic, athletic, community service, residential and in admissions are immense and enduring. What a privilege it has been for me – and for all of us here at Tabor – to work with her these past four years.”
Catherine leaves Tabor holding most of the records for girls soccer including the title of leading scorer. In basically three seasons Cat scored 87 goals, smashing the old record of 40. Truly an unbelievable high school career.
We wish Cat all the best as she heads off to college and we look forward to watching her illustrious career continue. Go, Cat!