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Tribune-Review Female Athlete of the Week

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
| Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004

Erica Marshall

School: Upper St. Clair

Class: Junior

Sport: Soccer

Position: Forward

Notable: Marshall scored three goals last week -- one in a 5-0 victory over Canon-McMillan, and two in a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over rival Peters Township, which sealed the Section 5-AAA title. Marshall has 10 goals and one assist this season.

"It was amazing to win the section since we missed winning section last year for the first time in a long time," said Marshall, who earned a starting spot midway through last season. "We were ready to go in that game and feel like that can help us going into the playoffs."

Upper St. Clair (16-2-0, 13-1-0) has made a smooth transition with new head coach Dave Gray, Marshall said. She added the Panthers can go far in the playoffs if they continue to do the things which got them to the top of the section.

"Erica is fantastic," Upper St. Clair coach Dave Gray said. "She is dangerous and brings a lot of elements to her game. I see her helping us into the playoffs and all of next year."

When Marshall is not playing for Upper St. Clair she plays for the Century United Club team. She also runs track to stay in shape.

"I know I am not the tallest player out there and I would like to be taller, but what I lack in height, I make up for with my feet," said Marshall, 5-foot-4. "But I love playing soccer and have been playing soccer for as long as I can remember."

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