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Two Gamecocks Named United Soccer Coaches First-Team Scholar All-Americans
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Two Gamecocks Named United Soccer Coaches First-Team Scholar All-Americans

COLUMBIA, SC -South Carolina women’s soccer’s Heather Hinz and Catherine Barry were named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America first team, the organization announced. It is the first Scholar All-America nod for Hinz, and the second of Barry’s career.

Catherine Barry – Forward – Senior

Barry had a strong senior year for the Gamecocks becoming an offensive machine, leading the team in goals (9), assists (5) and points (23, 3rd in the SEC). The forward also finished second in the conference in shots (76) and sits at third overall for goals. Barry tied her career high of 10 shots in a game at home against Furman (Sept. 10) and Coastal Carolina (Sept. 3), which was the second most in a game within the conference this year.

In the Gamecock record books, the senior’s 33 career goals place her at the No. 4 spot, and sits within the top-five for game-winning goals (16, No. 2), shots (248, No. 2) and points (85, No. 4). Barry was previously named a United Soccer Coaches Third-Team All-American, in addition to landing a spot on the All-SEC First Team.

Heather Hinz – Keeper – 5th Year 

Hinz continued her excellence in front of the net this season, tallying 10 shutouts (six in conference play) to bring her to a career total of 32, placing her at the solo No. 3 spot in the South Carolina record books. Against Texas A&M (10/19) Hinz finished the game with a season-high of nine saves on the night – the third most saves in a game in the conference this year. The fifth-year then began a four-game clean sheet streak, beginning with Ole Miss (Oct. 13) and continuing against Texas A&M, Georgia, and Florida.

Hinz finished at the No. 1 spot in the conference for shutouts (10, fifth-most in the country), overall save percentage (.864, 27th in NCAA) and goals against average (.500 in SEC, .632 overall for the No. 24 spot in the nation), and was named the SEC Goalkeeper of the Year, All-SEC First Team, and Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 23). Hinz’s Goalkeeper of the Year and First Team honor was the first for a South Carolina keeper since Mikayla Krzeczowski in 2019.