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Women's Recruiting Jun 23, 2020

American University women’s soccer adds Lilli Marcia as transfer from VCU

WASHINGTON – American University head women’s soccer coach Marsha Harper has announced the addition of Virginia Commonwealth transfer Lilli Marcia for the upcoming season.

Marcia, a 5-foot-5 midfielder from Richmond, Va., saw action in five games last season at VCU before suffering a season-ending injury. She will be immediately eligible to play for the Eagles.

“We are really excited to be welcoming Lilli into our family,” said Harper. “Lilli is passionate about everything that she does, thus her future is extremely bright, making her a perfect fit to join our AU community and program. We are looking forward to watching her grow and impact our program on and off the field.”

In high school, Marcia played for coach Laurie Marshalek at St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, winning three state titles from 2015-17 before finishing second in the state in 2018. In addition to being named all-conference twice, Marcia also earned all-state honors twice, including First Team as a junior in 2018. She was named team captain as a senior but missed the season due to injury.

Marcia scored 44 goals and notched 23 assists during her high school career. Off the field, Marcia was named to the Dean’s List and the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll while at VCU.

Marcia will join five other incoming student-athletes next season that will be looking to make an impact in Harper’s first season as head coach.