Women's Soccer
Marisa Larkin - Women's Soccer - University of Kentucky Athletics 30

MarisaLarkin

  • height 5-4
  • class Freshman

General: Went to the same high school as teammates Jamie Hutchison and Tara Weatherford (Oldham County, Ky.)…Played on the same club team with Hutchison, Weatherford and Andrea Schuhmann (Javanon 83)… A good, cleanathlete that will need to add strength… Has the chance to make an impact in the midfield or in thedefense… Sees and reads the game well… Intelligent defender.

Pre-College: Remains in the Bluegrass to continue education and athletic career after starring atOldham County High School… Led her Javanon Soccer Club to the Kentucky state championship in1999 and 2000… Named an All-District player in 1998 and 1999… Three-time All-Region selection…Garnered first-team All-State honors in 2001 and 1999… Selected a second-team All-State performerin 2000… Started all four years… Honorable mention All-State as a freshman in 1998.

Personal: Full name is Marisa Anne Larkin… Born March 8, 1984… Parents are Michael and JudithLarkin… Has one brother, Brandon (16), and one sister, Jessica (9)… Interesting family fact iseveryone plays soccer in her family with exception of her father who is a soccer coach… Lists scoring thewinning goal against rival club in the last five minutes of the 1997 state cup game and defeatingLexington Premier in a shoot-out in 1999 as her highlights in athletic career… Chose UK becauseit was a chance to play for a top-10 D-I program and it’s close to home… Selected the Wildcatsover Toledo, Charleston Southern, Louisville, South Carolina and Ohio University… Goals at UK: toearn a starting position on the field, become a better player and person and graduate in the toppart of her class.

Lipka on Larkin: “Marisa is a good defender who will give us the depth we need in the back after losingthree players to graduation. She possess good technical ability and distribution skills but will alsoneed to adjust to the speed of play.”

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