2008: Started the first seven games of his career... Appeared in 10 games overall.
Before Yale: The 2008 Palm Beach County Player of the Year at Wellington High School... A two-time first team all-state selection... Three-time all-county and all-conference selection... Four-year varsity starter... Named team MVP as a senior... Two-time team Defensive MVP...Holds school record for most career games (110), starts (108) and wins (90)... Scored six goals and added 24 assists in his career... Named an NSCAA Adidas Scholar All-American as a senior... Wellington was a four-time district champion, reached the state final in 2007 and had two undefeated regular seasons during his career... Team captain for the Wellington Wave Soccer Club, which reached the Florida State Cup semifinals in 2008.
Personal: Older brother Matt is a punter for the University of Colorado football team.
Says Coach Tompkins: "Marcus is big, athletic and smart and gained a lot of valuable experience in his first season. We will look for him to establish himself as a key part of the defensive unit."