Hello! I am Mallory Kerr, a 5'10" 140lb center back apart of the 2024 graduating class at Falmouth High School in Maine.
Academically, I've always been motivated in and drawn towards STEM subjects. Specifically in subjects surrounding biology and chemistry with a newfound interest in genetics and gene manipulation. I have always held myself to high academic standards, beginning very young as a child wanting to understand my older brother's math homework, and continuing into today with the same drive to understand as much of the world around me as I can.
In terms of athletics, I grew up surrounded by sports. My dad played varsity football all four years while attending the University of Pennsylvania which initially made me realize that I could do the same. We would run routes together in the yard and now he has challenged me to follow his old summer training routine from 1989. With my brother's never ending support and his quiet, hard work in sports that I grew up watching, he has taught me to continue working behind the scenes for what I want. The dread I used to feel towards soccer in early elementary school has grown to be what I love more than anything I've ever tried. I am eager to continue putting work into this sport so I can be the best player I can be for whatever teams I play on in the future. In the past, I have not been the most outspoken person off or on the field. But as I have grown into this sport with a mindset of always looking to improve and of simple enjoyment, soccer has helped me open up tremendously on and off the field.
During my freshmen year, I started the season as a swing player between Junior Varsity and Varsity but then worked my way up to a starting center back position for the last half of the season. Throughout my sophomore year, I started all 16 games, of which I was subbed out once. I helped contribute to my teams 5 game shutout streak in the beginning of the season, as well as our overall 14-1-1 record, the top record at my school in 9 years. I have been beyond excited this past offseason to, hopefully, continue this momentum into my upcoming junior season.