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Lyndhurst’s Gress earns place with Team USA girls’ soccer squad

By LSC Staff via The Observer, 05/18/20, 6:15PM EDT


A lot of kids aspire to reach the highest rung on the sports ladder, but only a handful makes it even halfway up. Even fewer reach the top of the ladder.

Mackenzie Gress is certainly not one of those.

In fact, Gress, the Lyndhurst High School sophomore, is just about at the pinnacle of the soccer world.

When Gress started to play soccer as a little girl, she was already a rare breed. She felt totally comfortable right away as a goalkeeper.

“I played for the Lyndhurst Recreation travel soccer team,” said the 15-year-old Gress. “I played half the game in the field and half in goal. But I really liked being a goalie.”

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