The 5-foot-10, 145-pound senior forward led the Warriors to a 28-0 record and Class AAAAA state championship this past season. Marino scored 36 goals and passed for 18 assists, including a goal and assist as Wando beat Nation Ford High, 2-1, in the title game for the program’s 54th straight win. The 2017 South Carolina High School Coaches Association Class AAAAA Player of the Year, he concluded his prep soccer career with 85 goals.
Marino has maintained a weighted 4.06 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to play soccer on scholarship at the College of Charleston this fall.
Marino has volunteered locally at the Windwood Farm Home for Children, and he has donated his time as part of multiple community service initiatives through his church. “Charlie’s biggest contribution to Wando has been consistent high-level attacking and goal-scoring play,” said Neil Veloso, head coach of Fort Dorchester High. “He knows where to go, where to pass and how to finish in a variety of ways. Rarely have I seen him rattled or trying to do too much.”