Sports Spotlight of the Week

DSC_0001 (5).JPGTori McGrath is a Junior at Nipmuc Regional High School who is an ambassador for Soccer Without Borders.

“Soccer is more than just a game,” Tori said. “It is a part of who I am, and I truly believe that it can have a positive impact on the world.”

Grade – 11
High School – Nipmuc
Favorite Sport – Soccer
Position – Center Back – Varsity

How did you get into soccer? – I got into soccer at a very young age. I went to clinics and joined the youth program. I had incredible town coaches, and I owe much of my success to their inspiration in my early soccer days. I fell in love with the sport and started playing club soccer when I was eight years old. I have been playing soccer for 11 years, and my passion for the sport grows every time I step on the field.

What advice would you give someone who wanted to play soccer? – For anyone who wants to play soccer, I would say go for it! There are plenty of teams and clinics that can be found. Practice whenever you can. All you need is a ball and a small amount of space. I would say that juggling (keeping the ball in the air using only your feet) is a great way to gain better ball control and technique. I also got “homework” for club soccer. We had to do drills and 1500 touches a week outside of our practices. These extra touches really helped me to become the payer I am today.

What do you want to do after High School? – My ultimate goal is to play soccer in college. As for a career, I am looking to head into the medical field. I hope to use the determination and perseverance that soccer has taught me to be successful in my academics and career. I hope someday to be able to coach and pass my love of soccer to the next generation.

Tori is running a free clinic on October 2 for players grade K-grade 4. She is also raising funds for Soccer Without Borders. For additional information about the clinic email Tori at To find out more about her fundraiser visit

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