Scarborough soccer star commits to Merrimack

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Scarborough senior standout Molly Murnane, joined by her parents, Michael and Sage, and younger siblings, Gracie, Jack and Tess, signs her National Letter of Intent Thursday to attend and play soccer at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts.

Murnane, who came to Scarborough for her junior year and helped the Red Storm reach the Class A state final each of the past two seasons, was joined at the signing by numerous teammates and classmates and in her speech prior to signing, told them, “I love you all.”

“I’ve dreamt about this for so long and it’s so exciting that it’s here,” said Murnane, who plans to study civil engineering. “I knew from the second I stepped on campus that Merrimack was the place for me. I’m confident this is the right decision. They have a fantastic program. I’m hopeful I get some playing time.”

Scarborough coach Mike Farley believes Murnane will continue to excel.

“I’m sure they’ll play her at wing or outside-midfield and she’ll fit right in,” Farley said. “She came here last year to a team of girls that played together since they were five years old and she fit right in and the kids root for her. She instantly made our team better. She took pressure off kids and when we needed someone to score in a big game, she was huge for us.”

Murnane has moved around quite a bit over the years, but found her home with the Red Storm.

“I couldn’t be more thankful than to have played here,” Murnane said. “These girls are my friends, teammates and family. I’m going to miss them so much.”

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