Allison Marra will play her third year at LMU and fourth in collegiate soccer?the transfer from UC Irvine added depth to the forward position?an aggressive striker with a good nose for the goal?has a knack for scoring?is a very good player in the air?a true competitor?will vie for a starting role.
Played in all 19 games for the Lions?started in nine games?finished with four points, all coming on two goals?both goals were game winners?the first was in a 1-0 win over San Diego State (Aug. 29) to help the Lions improve to 2-0 early in the season?second came in another 1-0 win, this one over San Francisco (Oct. 15) in conference play?.finished the season with 19 shots.
Played in 10 games for LMU?got hot at the end of the season, earning three starts in LMU?s final three games?finished the season with three goals in the Lions? final four games of the season?she added three assists, also in the final four games?the three goals included two game winners, the first goal in a 2-0 win over Santa Barbara and the second goal in a 6-1 win over Gonzaga?tallied 22 shots, eight on goal for the season.
At UC Irvine-1998-Freshman
Marra played one season with the Anteaters primarily at the forward or halfback positions?head coach was Marine Cano.
Marra is a 1998 graduate of West Torrance High School in Torrance, CA?earned four letters in soccer and three letters in softball?a two-time All-CIF selection? earned All-Bay League honors as a sophomore, junior and senior?named the West High School Most Valuable Offensive Player in 1996 and 1998?garnered South Bay all-area accolades as a junior and senior by the South Bay Daily Breeze? prep coach was Mike Shimizu.
Allison Mary Marra, ?Ali?, was born on May 20, 1980 in Harbor City, CA?the daughter of Ron and Mary Marra?has one brother, Nick?a prep teammate of fellow Lion Jill Dobens?a liberal studies major who aspires to become an elementary school teacher.
* at UC Irvine