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Soccer is more than just a sport of physical endurance. As anyone who has ever played the game will tell you, success lies in properly being able to function as a team – bringing together technical skills with a working knowledge of your teammates to outplay and outmaneuver your opponents.

It’s a sport that is recognized globally as one of the most popular in the world.

Among the score of talented players gracing the field for Skylines women’s soccer team, Marie Torres, the teams’ goalie stands out as a prime example of teamwork and skill.

Torres graduated from Burlingame High School and is now a sophomore at Skyline; this will be Marie’s second year playing soccer for the school. However, her experience on the field started back to when she was eight years of age, playing soccer with her sister and family.

On the field Marie tackles every situation fearlessly. She shows so much power and spirit on the field that it’s really no wonder that the women’s soccer team has gone undefeated up to this point in the season.

They started the season playing very well and after winning the past four games, their coach is confident that his team has a good chance at making the playoffs this season. In terms of teamwork Marie feels that the team is functioning very well, “For defense we’re pretty set we just need to work on a few little things.”

She considers fitness particularly important at this point, “We had a week off this week to get healthy because we had a lot of injuries, and now this next week to recover even more. We just need to keep practicing.”

Teammate Jamie Parque expressed, “Marie is a wonderful player.”

Marie is studying to transfer to a four-year university and is hoping to get into psychology and plans hopefully to attend Chaminade, a private school in Honolulu, Hawaii.

When asked if she plans to continue playing soccer beyond Skyline she replied with a very sincere, “Definitely.”