FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas soccer signee Kat Moffett could be the top player in a very impressive recruiting class for the Lady Razorbacks and her achievements at the Texas High School state tournament back that assessment up as she took tournament MVP honors on way to leading her McKinney North team to an undefeated season and state championship.
A midfielder by trade, Moffett is used to dishing out assists, but was also a scoring presence this season for the state’s top-ranked 4A team that upheld their ranking by going 26-0-1, including a pair of shutouts in the state semifinal and finals. On the season, Moffett was McKinney North’s second-leading goal scorer with 20 goals and added 36 assists making her one of the most dangerous players on the field. For her career she scored nearly 100 goals and assisted on more than 80 others.
In the final two games of her high school career, Moffett assisted on three of McKinney North’s four goals in a 4-0 victory over Friendswood in the semifinals, then assisted on McKinney North’s first score in the final against Highland Park and iced the game with a 45-yard precision shot that clipped the crossbar and dropped into the goal to make it a 3-0 lead.
“What a way to cap off your high school career,” Arkansas head coach Gordon Henderson said. “Anyone who knows the level of soccer that is played in the Dallas area knows that it is one of the best areas in the nation. For Kat to achieve these awards is an indication of her abilities and what she may bring to the Lady Razorback program. At 5-3 she isn’t the biggest player on the field, but the old saying is the best things come in small packages and that certainly applies to Kat as well as a host of women on the U.S. National team and collegiate all-Americans.”
Not only has Moffett been honored by those in Texas, she has become somewhat of an anomaly in the high school soccer world. She was just one of two players in the country this season to be named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s 2005 NSCAA/Adidas Girls High School All-America team and the NSCAA scholar-athlete squad.
Moffett is scheduled to begin her Lady Razorback soccer career on Aug. 9, when the team reports for preseason drills. For more information about Lady Razorback soccer or about Arkansas women’s athletics, please go to www.ladybacks.com.