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Drew McAthy

Personal information
Full nameDrew Alan McAthy
Date of birthSeptember 10, 1982(age 34)
Place of birthHuntington Beach, California, United States
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing positionStriker

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Drew Alan McAthy (born 10 September 1982, in Huntington Beach, California, United States) is an American soccer striker, who last played for Portland Timbers of the USL First Division.

McAthy played high school soccer for Huntington Beach High School in Southern California. He set school records for career goals at 41, career assists at 28, and assists in one season. He was also recognized as a "Scholar with Distinction" upon graduation from HBHS. His prowess on the field and in the classroom led to being recruited to the University of California, Santa Barbara to play college soccer on scholarship by coach Tim Vom Steeg.

With the UCSB Gauchos, he played for 4 years, eventually leading the team to the 2004 Division I Men's College Cup where the Gauchos fell in penalties in the championship game to Indiana University. He was named the 2004 College Cup’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player for the tournament.

While at university, McAthy played for two different PDL teams to gain experience and keep fitness throughout the summer. In 2003, he played for Orange County Blue Star with UCSB teammate Dan Kennedy. The next season, played for Cape Cod Crusaders where he scored 5 goals in an injury-filled season.

Upon graduating from UCSB, McAthy was drafted by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the 2nd Round, 19th Overall, of the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft. McAthy elected not to join up with the Galaxy and was drafted by the Puerto Rico Islanders in the 1st Round, 1st Overall, of the 2005 USL First Division College Draft.

McAthy joined the Puerto Rico Islanders and played the 2005 season with them, scoring once in 23 games. He played in a total of 566 minutes over 23 games. He then transferred to the Portland Timbers the next season. Despite some great performances in pre-season, McAthy could not find form in the regular season and was released at the end of the season.

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