- U.S. National Team: U-17 WNT
- Position: Forward
- Date Of Birth: Sep. 18, 1995
- Height: 5-5
- Hometown: Olney, Md.
- Club: Freestate Soccer
U.S. National Teams: A member of the U.S. team that won the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Guatemala and qualified for the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, she played in three games, starting all three … Was the USA’s second leading scorer in CONCACAF qualifying with three goals, all coming against the Bahamas … Attended one training camp with the U.S. U-15s in 2011 and that earned her a first call-up to the U-17s.
College / High School: Has verbally committed to attend Harvard in the fall of 2013 … Attends Good Counsel High School … The All-Met Player of the Year a junior … An NCSAA All-American as a sophomore and junior … The WCAC Player of the Year as a sophomore and junior … First-Team All-State as a freshman, sophomore and junior … Won the league title as a freshman and sophomore.
Club: Currently plays for Freestate Soccer under head coach and 1991 Women’s World Cup champion Shannon Cirovski … Played for SAC United U-16s and U-15s … Played for Bethesda for U-13s and U-14s … Before that, she played with Potomac … Advanced to the national championship with SAC United 2011.
Personal: Full name is Margaret Melinda Purce … Nickname is Midge, but likes to be called Katniss … The three words that best describe her off the field are “goofy, entertaining and cheerful” … The three words that best describe her on the field are “speedy, elusive and worker” … A member of the National Honor Society … A school ambassador at Good Counsel … Ranks in the top-five academically of her class … Aspires to be a pediatric psychiatrist one day … Has a chocolate Labrador named chocolate … Favorite snack is Sour Patch Kids … Favorite food is Sour Patch Kids … Favorite dessert is Sour Patch Kids … First thing she notices about a person is their laugh … Favorite people in her life are her dad James and her brother JP.