By: Matt Rothman 

Marjory Stoneman Douglas defender Calista McCausland becomes the first member of the soccer team to commit to playing to a college at Berry College.

“To be able to say that I will be continuing the sport I love at a collegiate level is super exciting and honestly a relief,” said McCausland. “COVID had a huge impact on the recruitment process, and it was scary seeing a lot of my options fill up roster spots with fifth-year seniors.”

McCausland, who received the Alyssa Alhadeff Soccer Scholarship, plans on going down the pre-med track in college. After visiting the university and meeting the team, McCausland felt it was the best spot for the next four years.

MSD's Calista McCausland Becomes 1st Player to Commit From Varsity Girls 2021 Soccer Team
MSD Girls Soccer.

McCausland began playing soccer when she was three and competing six years later. Starting with Team Boca while living in Pompano Beach, she then played for two years at Westglades Middle after moving to Parkland.

As a freshman, McCausland made the varsity team and has been terrific on defense, winning multiple District Championships. She is also a vital member of the Eagles 6-0-2 start this season.

“My time playing for MSD has been nothing short of amazing,” McCausland said. “I love the traditions, practices, competitive atmosphere, and all of the family that comes with being a Lady Eagle soccer player.”

Along with her family, she credits her coaches, Patrick Baker, Laura Rountree, trainer Tony Giachetti, and her teammates for keeping her motivated throughout her soccer career.

MSD's Calista McCausland Becomes 1st Player to Commit From Varsity Girls 2021 Soccer Team
Calista McCausland. (Courtesy}

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Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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