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Mary Watkins '18 Signs with Union College

Mary Watkins '18 Signs with Union College

Mary Watkins ’18 of Sterling, MA signed to play soccer for Union College on May 17.  

Watkins has been a member of the Marianapolis girls’ varsity soccer team since her freshman year, serving as captain this year. In addition, Watkins is also a captain of the indoor track team and a member of the varsity lacrosse team.

Watkins has been playing soccer for as long as she can remember. She is a utility player, mostly playing midfield and defense. She chose Union because “It was the school that gave the best fit overall. I was given a scholarship, I am able to play soccer, it is close to home, and I am in the honors program.” She is undecided on a major, but is interested in going to law school. 

Marianapolis girls’ varsity soccer head coach Esad Darman said that Watkins is a player that every coach hopes to have, “She is an excellent player and hard worker. She is an unbelievable teammate and captain, never missing practice and sometimes I realized she tried to hide injuries to not disappoint her teammates. She always gives 100%. She is an amazing player that I am never going to forget.”

In addition to being captain this year, she has been a league All-Star three times, an All-New England Junior Team selection and played in the All-Connecticut All-star game as a senior.

Union College, located in Schenectady, NY is a Division III school, playing in the Liberty League.