Mark Lavery, an integral member of the Georgia Revolution’s Southeast Conference East Division Championship season of 2012 has signed a professional contract with the Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League (NASL).
"We are excited for Mark and know he will do a good job at the next level. Although we will certainly miss him, we are so proud that he has signed a pro contract. We hope that this is a trend that continues for years to come as players can use the Georgia Revolution as a platform to launch their soccer careers." said General Manager, Rafe Mauran. Revolution Head Coach, John Sprague adds, "Mark is a very good player and was an integral part to the success of the Georgia Revolution during the 2012 season. I feel his committment, versatility and infectious ’need to win’ attitude will help him break into the mix for the Atlanta Silverbacks. Although he will be sorely missed by teammates, staff, and fans here at RYSA, we wish him the best of luck and will be cheering him on from the stands." Mark grew up in the Atlanta area and played for one year at the University of Kentucky before moving on to Oglethorpe. At Oglethorpe, he garnered a number of awards including conference defensive player of the year, first team all conference, first team all region, first team all american, and college athlete of the year. Lavery states, "The Georgia Revolution was instrumental in helping to prepare me to play professionally. My time spent playing with the Revs last summer was an excellent one. I was able to compete at a high level and play in some great games. The facilities, coaching staff, and the fans were unbelievable, and I credit the professional environment that was created in my development as a player."
The Georgia Revolution begins their season in May 2013. For more information visit www.garevolution.com.