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Addisyn Merrick - Women's Soccer - Kansas Jayhawks

Addisyn Merrick

Position Defender
Height 5'5''
Class Senior
Hometown Lee's Summit, Mo.
High School Lee's Summit North HS

SENIOR (2019)
Played and started in all 25 of the Jayhawks’ matches in 2019 … Closed out her career with one of the top seasons by a defender in program history, being named the Big 12 Defender of the Year … Also earned spots on the All-Big 12 and All-Region First Teams … Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Big 12 Championship … Named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 17 … Helped the Jayhawk defense to 12 shutouts on the year, the second-most in program history … Also helped KU to the fourth-longest opponent scoreless streak in program history, with the Jayhawks not conceding a goal for 441-straight minutes over five matches in November … Logged 2,278 minutes on the year, a new program record for a field player … Also finished time as a Jayhawk with 7,630 minutes, a program record … Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team.

JUNIOR (2018)
Saw action in all 21 matches of the season, starting 19 games … Averaged 88.3 min/gm… Posted four shots on the year … Helped the Kansas defense to post nine shutouts and four shutout streaks of 200 minutes or longer on the year.

Started all 20 games for the Jayhawks … Second on the team in minutes with 1,867 … Averaged 93.4 minutes per game … Logged at least 90 minutes in 19-straight contests (8/20-11/1) … Played 110 minutes three separate times.

Appeared in all 21 of Kansas’ matches, which included starts in 14 of the team’s last 15 contests … Named to the Big 12 All-Newcomer team … Scored her lone goal of the season in KU’s 3-1 win over Baylor (10/23) … Averaged 77.6 min/game and played the full match in 14 of her 21 appearances … Posted 11 shots on the year and tallied at least one shot in five of KU’s last seven matches … Played 110 minutes on three occasions … Tallied a season-high two shots in KU’s 1-1 draw versus Oklahoma State (10/9).

Four-time letterwinner for head coach Ryan Kelley at Lee’s Summit North High School … Helped the Broncos claim the district title in 2014 and 2015 … Named the Missouri Class 4 Defender of the Year, Missouri Western Region Defensive Player of the Year and Conference Defender of the Year in 2015 … Also earned first-team honors for all-state, all-area, all-district, all-conference and the Kansas City Star’s All-Metro Team in 2015 … Named second team all-state, first team all-conference, first team all-area and first team all-district in 2014 … Member of the academic honor roll in 2013 and 2014.

Played five seasons with the Sporting Blue Valley Soccer Club … Helped team finish fourth in the U18 Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) Midwest Conference during the 2015-16 season.

Daughter of Jacqueline Merrick and Leland McAfee … Has three siblings: Brandon Dulin (24), Brittany Merrick (22) and Kayden Peña (6) … Father, Leland McAfee, played major league baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates … Brother, Brandon Dulin, played minor league baseball for affiliates of the Chicago White Sox … Majoring in sports medicine … Aspires to play professional soccer and join the USA national team … Also hopes to work in sports medicine for the Kansas City Royals.