Marc J. Small was a Lower Providence resident and played soccer throughout his youth for Methacton United Soccer Club and Methacton High School. Marc was a Special Forces Medical Sergeant serving with the United States Army in Afghanistan. On February 12, 2009, Marc was killed in action in service to our grateful nation.
Marc became a medic with the Army’s Special Forces to care for his comrades in arms, as well as some of the poorest, most oppressed people on earth. As evidence to his intelligence, motivation, and courage, Marc quickly rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, learned the invaluable skills necessary to care for soldiers and civilians, and earned the coveted “Green Beret.” Marc had only been in Afghanistan for 3 weeks when he was killed, but during that time, he treated 40 patients per day and built important relationships with the local people and children.
To honor Marc’s memory, Methacton United Soccer Club sponsors the annual Marc J. Small Memorial Soccer Tournament. This small-sided soccer tournament focuses on elements that were an important part of Marc’s personality and life: strength, bravery, and character.
All proceeds from the tournament fund two $3000 Marc J. Small Memorial Scholarships awarded annually to a male and a female senior from the Methacton High School soccer teams who have played for Methacton United.