MC Torn has some swagger.
"I'm 5-foot-11 and the most physical person on the field," he said. "When I'm playing defense, no one is getting past me. 50-50 balls? I'm going to win those, every time. I want to be that the top player in my class and the leading scorer on any team I play on."
Torn stars on Albion's ECNL '05 team that plays nationwide and is basically a portal for future DI soccer players.
"I basically grew up in a competitive family," she said. "My dad loved football and my mom was an All-Conference heptathlete at Texas A&M. I started playing soccer on my older sisters' team when I was like three years old. I've always played up."
Torn played basketball, track and volleyball up until high school, but soccer is her future as she will be a high-major DI prospect.
"I definitely want to play in college," she said. "All the major schools have reached out to me, but the recruiting rules are different now. I can't get offered until my junior year. I love all the DI's in Texas and then schools like Vandy and Georgia."
So, who inspires her?
"I remember watching players like Barbara Olivieri (Tompkins) at my club when I was like eight-years old," she said. "Just seeing girls who play at my club go on and being SEC Players of the Week or on ESPN highlights… that really motivates me."
While she continues to work on her game on the pitch and in the weight room, she also has some time for fun. Her family owns Camp Ozark in Arkansas.
"I love to be outside all the time," she said. "I'll be up at camp this summer when I'm not training."
So, what is she working on?
"I want to be able to dribble up the field and score more," she said. "I'm working on being more versatile and transitioning up the field."
Well, we aren't betting against her.
"Mary Claire has played in our ECNL program for four seasons and is an integral part of that group," Ben Williams, Albion ECNL Director said. "She has been one of the leading scores, which is an outstanding achievement given she plays center defender. She has a fantastic future ahead of her."