Everyone has a talent but what is rare is having the courage to follow it. Mallory Costello, a senior on the women’s soccer team, started her last season of her soccer career off on a terrific note here at Castleton University.
“It is very hard to think about this being my last year ever playing soccer. It really hasn’t hit me yet, but I know it will when it is all over. I’ve played soccer since as long as I can remember and it has been a huge part of my life,” said Costello.
Starting off the season Costello has already scored a total of seven goals.
“I never expected to have scored seven goals so far in that many number of games. I could not have asked for a better start,” said Costello
Costello hopes to continue on this path throughout the season and to have fun with her teammates.
Costello has had great success in the past years. 2012 ECAC New England Division III Rookie of the Year, 2012 Player of the Year and NAC Rookie of the Year. 2013 New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association All-New England Third Team, 2014 NAC Player of the Year, 2014 NAC All-Tournament Honors and chosen as NAC Player of the week three times in 2014.
Even with Costello’s achievements she doesn’t feel any pressure going into this year.
“I hope to just have fun this season and do everything I can to help my team win the NAC championship and then win our first NCAA game in Castleton history,” said Costello.
Although this is her last year playing soccer at Castleton, Costello said she has made lifetime friends.
“I have met so many people that will be a part of my life forever and people I consider my sisters. I honestly could not imagine what college would be like without playing on this team,” said Costello. “The girls are so supportive and great to be around, on and off the field.”
Costello emphasized how thankful she was to her team.
“My teammates are a huge part of my life and I am truly going to miss every single one of them when the season is over,” Costello.