Marina in Uniform

Marina Downing

Commitment Status: Committed

Country: United States

Gender: Female

GPA: 3.7

Height: 5'4"

Graduation Year: 2022

Club Team(s):

City SC - Girls Academy

Primary Position: Forward

Secondary Position: Outside mid

Marina Downing 2022 Fwd/outside mid City SC Girls Academy player


Marina Downing is a tenacious, fast, gifted attacking player who drives the ball hard into pockets of space. Marina is very confident going forward and taking players on off the dribble at speed. She creates a lot of scoring chances for her teammates on crosses and can create for herself. She has the technical ability to do moves and get by players. Marina plays for City SC Girls Academy team as a starter. Her best attribute that she brings to her team is her ability to blow by defenders in the attack. She has the knack for putting herself in good spots to be on the receiving end of the ball as well which enables her some nice finishes. She heads the ball well, and has a high work rate and good fitness level.

Marina presses well on defense, she has good vision for passing and a strong leg for crosses and shots. She has also run varsity track since Freshman year and qualified for playoffs in sprints.

Her City SC team was ranked in the top 10 nationally in the US Soccer Development Academy; they remain consistently ranked as the #1 or #2 in the Southwest Region and have been selected for the GA Champions League.  Marina has played in national playoffs (DA or GA) three times, was the top scorer for her high school team in spring 2021 and is ranked in Top Drawer regional rankings.

In the classroom Marina carries a 3.7 GPA and wants to pursue a degree in the Kinesiology/Exercise Science field, Psychology, or even Business. Reach out to her with interest.