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16-Mark Forrest


BIRTHDATE: 12/3/1996

HOMETOWN: Douglassville, Pa.



PREVIOUS TEAM: Lehigh University (NCAA)


Mark Forrest returns to Riverhounds SC in 2020 for his second season with the club.

Forrest appeared in seven games for the Hounds during the 2019 campaign, making one start. He scored his first-ever professional goal in Pittsburgh's 1-0 win over Birmingham Legion FC on Oct. 20, 2019, that clinched the No. 1 seed for Pittsburgh in the postseason.

The forward was selected by the Chicago Fire with the No. 77 overall pick in the fourth round of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft before officially arriving with the Hounds.

Forrest, playing collegiately at Lehigh from 2015-18, was twice named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year (2017 and 2018). In addition, the Douglassville, Pennsylvania native earned First-Team All-Atlantic Region honors as a senior, in addition to United Soccer Coaches Third Team All-America honors as a junior.

Over the course of his career at Lehigh, Forrest racked up 73 games played (66 starts), 41 goals and 21 assists. The striker notched his most single-season goals (15), assists (eight) and points (38) during his junior campaign.