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Marvin Ridge High School senior soccer player Delaney McDermott is excited to begin her senior campaign on the soccer field.  The 18 year old daughter of Jim and Brooke McDermott is coming off of a successful junior season in which she was named as an All-Conference and All-Region performer.  She enters into her second season as a team captain for the Mavericks.


Looking back to last season, Delaney can find her favorite sports memory. “My favorite memory is from my junior year soccer season and our game against Fort Mill who was ranked #7 in the nation at the time.  We were tied 1-1, it was a battle.  I was able to score the deciding goal. It was a great team effort and come back and a huge win for our program. We were underdogs all season and after that win we all gained the confidence we needed.  As a team, we continue to use that game as motivation for everything we do.”


This year could be a little more challenging for the Mavericks as they graduated a large amount of talented players.  Delaney is determined to step up for the Mavericks and be competitive all season long.


“We lost a lot of key players from last season, but with a strong Senior class, I expect a lot from of success this season. My goal is for our team to be competitive in every game. We want to prove ourselves to the other teams that have doubted us in the past. Practices are more competitive this year than ever before. This group is eager to face our conference rivals this year, win the conference and then get some redemption in state playoffs.”


The goal remains chasing a state title for Delaney. “As a team, we are pretty small in stature, but we have a lot of skilled players, and we’re extremely competitive. We have a strong returning group from last season and a good number of talented newcomers. I believe in this team. As long as we maintain a tough, competitive mindset throughout the season, I think we can go deep in the playoffs.”


Delaney has also found success outside the soccer arena with her academics at Marvin Ridge.  She pushes herself to take AP and Honors classes and typically earns A’s and a few B’s along the way.  Delaney is still deciding on her college future, but she knows it will not include varsity soccer.


“I’ve decided not to play in Soccer in college and focus on the classroom. I am leaning toward nursing and I am hoping to decide in the next few weeks. I’m eager to see what happens in the future.”


The South Charlotte Sports Report salutes Delaney McDermott for her passion for the game of soccer and her efforts in the classroom.   We want to wish Delaney a wonderful senior year and all the best in college.  Good luck Delaney.