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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Class of 2019 Highlands Athletic Hall of Fame: Mark McEntire

Class of 2019

Mark McEntire graduated from Highlands in 1989, where he was an all-star in the classroom and on the soccer field.  He played varsity soccer from his freshman through his senior years. His freshman year was the first year for the soccer program at Highlands. 

In his senior year, Mark led his team to the state tournament and to the program’s first regional title. He scored 49 goals and had 9 assists, which was a record for Northern Kentucky high school soccer. During his four years, Mark scored 112 goals, which is a Highlands record, a Northern Kentucky record, and ranks in the top ten in the KHSAA for goals scored in a career. Mark was the leading scorer in Northern Kentucky his sophomore through senior years.

His junior and senior years, he was named to the All-Star team by the Northern Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches Association and was named the Best Offensive Player by the Kentucky Post. Mark was Highlands MVP in both his junior and senior years.

After graduating from Highlands, Mark earned a full athletic and academic scholarship to play soccer at The University of Louisville, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Health Sciences – Physical Therapy. He earned his MBA from Troy State University. Mark currently resides in Mason, OH with his wife and three sons.

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