2012 Pro Soccer Combine – Men's Player Profile
Mark Lavery
Player Profile
Positions Played   Right Back
Height   6' 2"
Weight   175 lbs.
Nationality/Passport   US passport
Birthdate / Birthplace   July 26, 1990 / USA
School/Last Season of Eligibility   Oglethorpe University / 2011
Last Professional Team   N/A
Combine Coach   Brian Haynes

Scouting Report
Technical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Dribbling 3 Very composed as a defender
Passing 4 Showed great range
1st Touch 3 Work on using the outside of your foot
Crossing 3 Never know when you will be asked to play wide
Finishing 2 Get up on corners and use your height
Heading 3 Work on finding teammates with head

Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Decision Making 3 Make them quicker and give yourself more time
Communication 4 Keep this up, it will be needed at the next level
Executes Under Pressure 4 Execute with precision as you remain calm
Movement Off Ball 2 Always be an option to mid, defense and keeper
Small-Sided Game 3 Good in transition but need to take shots
Full-Field Game 4 Open space suited him well

Physical Ability (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Strength 3 Work on overall body strength
Speed 3 Mechanics can help you here, use your arms
Quickness 3 Ladder work
Endurance 4 Fitness level was very high
Agility 3  

Combine Coach's Overall Comments
He possesses the ability to play at the next level. How far he goes will be up to him. Take time to work on your weak points and dedicate yourself to your strengths. Remember that versatility in the pros is a plus so learn all defensive positions as a midfielder or defender.

Collegiate Soccer Career
Head Coach: Jon Akin

Attended U of Kentucky prior to Oglethorpe.
NCAA Division III Men's Soccer All-America Team. Named Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Defensive Player-of-the-Year and also was tabbed to the All South Atlantic Region First Team by the NSCAA. A two-year starter at center back since transferring to Oglethorpe from the University of Kentucky, Lavery spearheaded an Oglethorpe defense that allowed its fewest goals per game (1.22) since the 2005 squad. In addition to controlling the back line with aplomb, Lavery was also a key offensive weapon for the Petrels, tallying 6 goals and assisting on four others for 16 points on the season. He becomes the first Stormy Petrel to be named SCAC Defensive Player-of-the-Year since the award was instituted in 2003

Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career
United State Youth Soccer Two time national semi-finalist

Injury and Medical Information
No injuries or medical conditions reported.

Contact Information
Email: soccer@infosportinc.com

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