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#9 Mark Verso
Position: Forward
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: St. Francis
Club: Real So Cal Academy
Major: Public Policy
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Career Accolades | Career Statistics and Single-Game Highs

  • 2015 Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team

As a Junior (2015) | Game-by-Game Stats

  • Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team
  • Appeared in 14 matches, playing 157 minutes
  • Converted for the Cardinal in its penalty shootout win against Akron in the NCAA semifinals (12/11) 
  • First career point came when he assisted Jordan Morris' goal in the 86th minute of a 2-0 win at Oregon State (10/30)

As a Sophomore (2014) | Game-by-Game Stats

  • Came on as a substitute in seven matches
  • Tallied three shots in 3-0 victory at San Francisco (10/24)
  • Shots on goal came against Omaha (8/31), San Jose State (9/6) and San Diego State (10/9)

As a Freshman (2013) | Game-by-Game Stats

  • Appeared in 16 matches, making one start
  • Lone start came at Santa Clara (9/7)
  • Took nine shots with three on frame
  • Two of those shots on goal came in his start at Santa Clara

High School/Club

  • A 2013 graduate of St. Francis High School in La Canada, Calif.
  • Played soccer and football
  • In soccer was named All-CIF Southern Section First Team as a sophomore
  • Named MVP of the Mission League as well as the team's MVP
  • Also named to All-CIF Southern Section First Team and Special Teams Player of the Year in football
  • Played for Cosmos Academy (2010-11), Chivas USA Youth Academy (2011-12) and Real So Cal Academy (2012-13)
  • Played for Chivas USA at the Academy Finals Week
  • Top goal scorer in the division with 20 goals for the Chivas USA U-18 team
  • Led Real So Cal with 15 goals and started all matches but one


  • Born in Glendale, Ariz.
  • Parents are David and Bonnie
  • Both parents played collegiate soccer, father at RPI and mother at Penn State
  • Older brother Eric is a senior on the Stanford soccer team
  • Cousin Lee Stempniak plays forward for the NHL's Winnipeg Jets
  • Contemplating a career in marketing and finance
  • Hobbies include music, playing FIFA and chess