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.
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).
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
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.
CLUB (SPORTING BLUE VALLEY)
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.