Martino has high expectations for season ahead at Daytona State

Tori Martino didn’t hold back setting goals for the season at Daytona State College.

Red-shirted a year ago while battling back from a knee injury, Martino told her coach in the spring she had high expectations.

“We had individual meetings and my coach asked me what my goals were. I told her I wanted to be seen as a leader, and be a captain, and I also wanted to have a good season stat-wise,” Martino said.

They are lofty expectations for the former Navarre soccer standout, who had her senior season ripped out from under her when she tore her ACL during a game in late November of 2016.

Yet, Martino is all smiles as she talks about being named a captain.

“I didn’t know I’d be a captain. I was voted (captain) by my teammates,” Martino said. “It’s a big honor and I’m thankful for the opportunity.”

Martino played in the preseason for the Falcons and has seen time on the field in the regular season as well.

Read the full article in the Sept. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.

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