Lethco to continue soccer career with Scots

Maryville High forward David Lethco committed to continue his soccer career at Maryville College last month. With Lethco at the high school are mom, Terri, and older brother, Adam.

Photo by Leslie Karnowski

Maryville High forward David Lethco committed to continue his soccer career at Maryville College last month. With Lethco at the high school are mom, Terri, and older brother, Adam.

There’s little David Lethco didn’t accomplish on a soccer field the last four seasons at Maryville College. Come this fall, the Rebel All-State forward is looking to do much the same at Maryville College.

The Maryville High scoring champion announced a verbal commitment to the Scots last month at the high school. During the 2011 season this spring, Lethco paced the Rebels to a series of firsts. He’s leaves a member of the first Maryville High team to receive a No. 1 state ranking and the first to secure a national ranking, 16th.

This spring, the Rebels became the first Maryville team to defeat state powerhouse Farragut, Lethco delivering three goals in a 6-0 Maryville rout.

“The ability to stay close to home was important,” Lethco said.

Lethco led the Rebels in goals scored again this season all while playing with a lot on his mind. Dr. Gary Lethco, David’s father, received a transplant in April after suffering a heart attack last September. Remarkably, his charge never let it affect his play, Maryville High coach Steve Feather said.

“It’s a huge, huge deal,” he said. “He had a heart transplant! The way David carried himself this season was unbelievable.”

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