MARION, N.Y. (WROC) — Chloe DeLyser can now add breaking a national record to her already impressive resume.
The senior set a new record for girls soccer after scoring her 317th career goal on Tuesday against Gananda. She scored five goals during the contest, setting the new record, tentatively, at 319 goals.
The former national record of 316 goals for girls soccer was set by Esmeralda Gonzales of Fort Worth, TX, from 2013-2016.
Her third goal to break the record came courtesy of an assist by her younger sister Abigail, an eighth grader on the team.
“It’s really exciting,” said DeLyser. “She’s a little eighth grader, and having your sister do that, how much cooler can it get really?”
Marion head coach Lori DeLyser is Chloe’s cousin, and her stepfather is an assistant. Black Knight soccer is truly a family affair.
“It’s a family atmosphere,” said Lori. “We always say play for each other, the girl in front, the girl in back, but it’s nice when it’s family.”
Chloe will be continuing her soccer career next season at Ohio State University. She committed as a sophomore, well before she was aware of the national record.
“It’s showing all of my hard work since I was six has paid off, working outside of soccer, traveling two hours for premiere soccer, all ended up perfect for me,” said Chloe.