NC State lost a close 2-1 decision to No. 11 Portland on Sunday, Aug. 24.
As a freshman (2014): Played in 17 games throughout the season, all of which were starts ... Missed two games due to injury ... Played a total of 1320 minutes throughout the season in a defensive position ... Recorded six shots throughout the year, one of which was on target ... Did not collect a single yellow card during the season.
Prior to NC State: Four-star recruit ... In 2014: Cap 8 All-Conference, 4-A All-State, Millbrook HS Female Athlete of the Year, All-Region, All-South (Southeastern USA), Clash of Titans NC selection, NCHSAA East/West All-Star, team captain ... Member of the USYSA Region III Olympic Development Program (ODP) team in 2011-12 ... Played club soccer for CASL Chelsea Ladies ECNL U-17 under head coach Paul Forster ... Scored two goals and recorded one assist during the 2012-13 season, a year in which her team finished second in the U-17 Southeast Conference with an 8-4-4 record ... Scored two goals during the 2011-12 season when she was playing for the CASL Chelsea Ladies ECNL U-16 team ... Played for the CASL Chelsea Ladies ECNL U-15 team during the 2010-11 season ... Was named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, and Academic All-Conference following her 2012 high school season at Millbrook ... Earned Offensive Player of the Year, All-Conference, and Academic All-Conference honors following her 2011 high school season ... Won the Millbrook High School Character Award for the 2010-11 academic year.
Coach Santoro's take: "Cailyn was a great addition to our class and is a prime example of how players can develop late in the recruiting process and land at the highest level. She has tremendous versatility and athleticism and combines that with being a very good passer who possesses good field vision."