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Mark Magee Soccer Player Mark Magee is an American Soccer Player who started playing soccer in 1977 for the Piney Green Soccer Club in Jacksonville, NC. Having been a member of multiple soccer losing and championship teams, Mark and his family moved to Stuttgart, Germany where his father was based as an American Military Officer. In 1981 while in Germany, Mark played for a number of youth teams on base and was later found by the German Soccer Club TSV Rohr. Mark was asked to join the team as a full capacity player where he would train year-round under the guidance of the German Top Flight Stuttgart TSV Club. With this advancement of soccer studies, Mark was able to take his German Soccer Training back to his American Military Base (Patch Barracks) and improve his status amongst all American dependants playing across all of western Europe. In 1981, Mark led a team of American's from his base to the European-American Soccer Championships played in Munich, Germany. Over a three week round robin, Mark's team (Patch Barracks) won the championship going undefeated. Mark scored a record 51 goals in 19 games that season. Additionally, in that same year, Mark lead his High School Team (Patch Panthers) to there American High School Europe Championship as a Freshman leading in goals and assist where they beat Hamburg 2-0. Mark was named to the 1st Team All-Conference, and the only freshman to receive that honor and Offensive Player of the Year. In 1982, Mark led his German Team TSV Rohr to Germany under 15 Champions where Mark scored 2 goals in their 2-1 victory over Berlin. During 1981-1982, all four of Mark's major teams won their championships with Mark leading the way with honors such as MVP and Leading Scorer. During that time, Mark racked in a total of over 150+ goals in just over 50 total games.

After leaving German in the summer of 1982, Mark and his family moved to Fairfax, VA while his father was working at Quantico, VA. Being only a Sophmore in a school of over 6,000 students Mark was dealt a blow by only being considered for his High School's JV Soccer Team. After leading his JV team to the championship, earning Team MVP and leading scorer, Mark was promoted to the Varsity Team as they entered the State Championship. During the Championship, Mark played sparingly and never made an impact. Going into 1983-84 school year, Mark's family again moved this time to Camp Lejeune Marine Corp Military Base outside of Jacksonville, NC. As Mark started his Junior year going to his third High School in three years, he was made Captain of the Varsity Team. This move to Camp Lejeune brought Mark full circle in only seven years after he started soccer for the first time on a soccer club in the town of Jacksonville, NC which is located just outside the front gate of the military base. To bring matters even closer to home his first game was against White Oak High School where 90% of the players were the same guys he started soccer with at Piney Green. White Oak was the monster soccer High School in the state, while tiny in comparison Camp Lejeune had not won a game in over two seasons. That first game was highly publicized with a much larger than average attendance by both schools. At the end of the game, Camp Lejeune prevailed 3-1 with Mark scoring two goals and one assist. Over that season and the next Mark lead his team to an above average win rate, but never able to expand beyond the local conference. During his Junior and Senior seasons, Mark led his team in goals and assist along with winning the teams MVP honors. Additionally, he was named to the Conference and State First Team award. During his senior season, he was also named as one of the Top 11 High School players in the region and Army MVP All-American. During his time at Camp Lejeune Mark was asked to join a local Indoor Soccer Team which brought together the best talent from the High School behemoths of Jacksonville and White Oak High School. Mark was the sole representative of his school. During those two years, his Indoor Team won every tournament they entered; some of which were College Tournaments. After winning the University of North Carolina in Asheville (UNCA) tournament Mark was offered a full scholarship. While at the UNCA Tournament, Mark won the honor of Tourney MVP and Leading Scorer while playing against the UNCA Team and teams from Raleigh, Charlotte, and Atlanta. Some of the Atlanta members would become teammates the following season

Once in College and UNCA (their first season in the ranks of NCAA Division 1, coming from NAIA), Mark was a full-time starter having played and started every game during his four years on campus. His freshman and sophomore seasons he leads the team in goals, assists, and points. At the end of his sophomore season, Mark was named to the Big South All-Conference Team, which made him the first player in school history to attain that honor. His junior year, he leads in assist and points. During his senior season Mark is named sole Captain and finishes with 10 goals and assists and again is named to the Big South All-Conference Team. In 2017, Mark was inducted into the UNCA Sports Hall of Fame where he holds many records. He is first in assists, second in total points and third in goals scored all time.

After college Mark's teams won many different championships and tournaments. Most notably the Adidas Cup in 2003, Southeast 3v3 in 2005, Parien Cup First Division in 2007, and later the Secord Division in 2010 along with many local divisional outdoor and indoor championships.

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