Margaret Purce

Position: Forward

Age: 22

Height: 5-6

Birthplace: Olney, Md.

High School: Good Counsel High School

HS Grad Year: 2013

National Team: United States

Current Team: Harvard

College (Committed): Harvard

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A native of Olney, Md., Margaret “Midge” Purce exploded onto the national scene with SAC United Premier at U-15 level in 2011 in the Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS), scoring a tournament-leading six goals in four games at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in Arizona. She has also excelled at high school level for Our Lady of Good Counsel, racking up 25 goals and 10 assists as a sophomore, and has adapted to each new level of competition her previous exploits have led her to, including a national team call-up during the later stages of preparation for the U-17 World Cup.

A member of the U.S. team that won the 2012 CONCACAF U17 Women’s Championship in Guatemala and qualified for the 2012 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup … Played and started in all three matches, scoring three goals … Starter for Good Counsel and head coach Jim Bruno … Played for Freestate Soccer under head coach and 1991 Women’s World Cup champion Shannon Cirovski …Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year in 2012 … Two-time All-Met Player of the Year … NSCAA All-American as a sophomore and junior … Concluded her prep soccer career with 101 goals and 39 assists.

In her freshmen year at Harvard she was a 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire Women’s All-America third team selection … Ivy League Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year … First rookie to earn a Player of the Year award in League history … Also a unanimous selection to the All-Ivy first team …  NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Mid-Atlantic Region first team selection … Top Drawer Soccer Freshmen Best XI first team pick … Twice named Ancient Eight Rookie of the Week and named player of the week once … Paced team and the Ivy League with 11 goals … Ranked first on the team and second in the conference with 26 points … Added four assists in 2013 … Started 16 of 18 matches played … Scored the game winner against LIU Brooklyn (Sept. 15) … Posted her first multi-goal game against URI (Sept. 20), scoring two goals, including the game-winner, in the 2-0 shutout … Posted a goal in four-straight games (Sept. 29-Oct. 12) and a point in six-consecutive (Sept. 29-Oct. 26) … Tallied a multi-goal game in 4-0 win over Princeton (Oct. 26).


Last Updated: February 21, 2014