- height 6-2
- Weight 170
- class Junior
- High school Etowah
- 2008 C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll
Talented player saw action in 15 games with three starts, logging 378 minutes … Notched two assists and fired two shots, with one coming on goal … Started the first three games of his UK career, logging a season-high 86 minutes against Detroit … Got first career assist at Cincinnati …Notched second career assist against FIU, hooking up Masumi Turnbull for a golden goal in overtime.
Four-year letterwinner at Etowah High School for coach Chris Stahler … Played club soccer for the Concorde Fire Elite and coach Gregg Blasingame from 2006-08, the same club team as fellow UK freshmen Patrick Martineau and Taylor White … Played with the Atlanta Silverbacks from 2001-05 … During his four-year high school career, totaled 58 goals and 27 assists … Finished with a career-high 20 goals as a senior, adding four assists … Tallied a career-high 10 assists as a freshman … Scored 18 goals and added seven assists as a sophomore, netting 10 goals and dishing out six assists as a junior … The 2008 Cherokee County Player of the Year … In 2006, club team advanced to the US Youth Soccer National Finals after claiming regional championship … Fire Elite won the Georgia State Championship from 2005-07, claiming the Region III Premier League Championship in 2006-07 … Fire Elite earned the Jefferson Cup Championship and finished as a Surf Cup Semi-Finalist in 2006 … Helped lead high school team to the Elite 8 in the 2005 State Championship, as well as advancing to the 2008 playoffs … 2005-08 First Team All-County, the 2006 County Player of the Year and the varsity MVP from 2006-07 … Named Etowah High School MVP … Received Physical Science Award freshman year… National Society of High School Scholars… In 2007 and 2008 named Who’s Who Among American High School Scholars … United States Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award … A four-year honor roll student … Played basketball freshman year … Graduated with honors and distinction.
Full name is Mark Alan Lavery … Son of Mark and Kathy Lavery … Has twin brothers Rylan (9) and Reese (9) and two sisters McKenna (16) and Madigan (12) … Father played football and baseball for William Jewell University … Born on July 26, 1990 in Bedford, Texas.