Kennedy Capps, in dark uniform, will end an impressive high school soccer career this season and will continue playing the sport at Western Carolina University in the fall.

Youngsville resident Kennedy Capps’ soccer career with her Franklin Academy team is nearing an end as the 20-0 Lady Patriots make a final push toward once again challenging for the 1A North Carolina High School state championship.

As a four-year starter at left wing, Capps has led the Lady Patriots to an impressive 87-6-1 overall record with three straight state championship game appearances and one state championship crown coming in 2017.

During her team’s second round playoff game Friday night versus Woods Charter of Chapel Hill, Capps netted her 100th career goal off a penalty kick in the 5-0 shutout win, which sends Franklin Academy to a third-round home matchup tonight against Bishop McGuinness High School of Kernersville.  

In addition to her 100 goals, Capps has tallied 48 career assists up to this point with a few games hopefully remaining.  

Last year, she earned All-State honors while also being named North Central 1A Conference Player of the Year.  

In the classroom, she holds a 4.2 grade point average with plans to major in Biology with a concentration on Forensic Sciences next year at Western Carolina University, while continuing her soccer career at the collegiate level.  

The student-athlete is the daughter of Davis and Carla Capps of Youngsville and granddaughter of Clinton and Betty Jean Capps of Arcola.