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Kaitlyn Underwood ‘22 Recruiting Profile

  • Parkside High School
  • Salisbury, MD
  • Women's Soccer
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Kaitlyn Underwood's Women's Soccer Recruiting Profile
Shore FC
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Personal Statement

I've been playing soccer since I was 2 years old, starting at my local YMCA. I completely feel in love with it! As I got older, my team became more and more competitive. I started playing on multiple teams, playing Showcase, and played as a starter on my high school Varsity team as a freshman. Unfortunately, I suffered a devastating knee injury - I tore my meniscus. I actually tore it when I was about 8 years old, but it didn't bother me too much and my parents didn't want me to have surgery on my knee so young if I really didn't need it. As I got older and more competitive, I made the choice to finally have surgery the summer between my 8th grade and 9th grade years. I knew that without the surgery that I didn't stand a chance to play at the next level. I was released by the physical therapist just in time for my freshman tryouts. I made the Varsity team, and was a freshman starter. I was able to finish my high school without any issues with my knee. I felt like I was on top of the world! A few months later, I developed a buckle tear in my meniscus. The summer between my 9th grade and 10th grade years, I had my 2nd surgery to repair the tear. During that surgery, my doctor discovered that he could not repair my meniscus and actually had to remove it. I was completely devastated! Without being able to play soccer, I don't know who I am! My doctor is an absolute rock star and knew how important playing soccer was. I was placed on a transplant list and about 1 month after my 2nd knee surgery, I had my 3rd surgery - my transplant surgery. Recovering from that surgery was the hardest thing that I've ever done in my life! I was forced to sit on the sidelines, as the manager of my high school team instead of a player. It absolutely hurt my heart each and every game to know that I could not go on that field with my teammates. It took my almost a full year to recover and rehabilitate from the transplant. I am very happy to say that I was able to step back on the soccer field this past June. I am in the best shape of my life and my knee has never felt better! I've worked so hard to get back to where I was, that I exceeded my goal! I am playing stronger and better than I've ever had! 

I know first hand how hard athletes have to work to be able to play the game that they love. Hard work is what separates the good from the great. I pride myself, and am know for, how hard that I work. I will never stop working for my dreams of also playing soccer at the next level!


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 2 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 2 years
  • 2020 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #2
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #2

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 5 seasons
  • 2021 Shore FC (Shore FC U-18)
  • 2020 Salisbury United Soccer Club (Showcase)
  • 2020 Shore FC (Showcase)
  • 2018 Salisbury United Soccer Club (Showcase)
  • 2017 Salisbury United Soccer Club (MD) (Showcase)

Coach References

  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Mike Leach
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Thomas Hummel
  • Club Coach
  • Rich Venere
  • High School Head Coach
  • Chris O'Barsky
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Brian Rush

Additional Sports

  • Competitive Cheer/Dance
  • F
  • 10 Years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • competitive dancer for 16 years
  • Lacrosse
  • 8 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • Other
  • F
  • 2 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • Varsity Winter Cheerleading (non-competitive)



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High School Information

High School:
Parkside High School
(410) 677-5143

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors Algebra II, Honors Anatomy & Physiology, Honors Astronomy, Honors English 11, Honors Modern World History, Honors Foundation of American Government, Honors Chemistry
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Maryland Scholar Athlete Award: Minds in Motion
  • Award
    • Honor Roll
  • Activity
    • Junior Classical League (Latin Club)

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Statistic 2020 Varsity Te 2020 Salisbury 2020 Shore FC
Goals 5 1 1
Assists 14 7 7
Games Played 18 6 6


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