Meet the Gatorade Athlete of the Year Nominees: Morgan Andrews

Meet the Gatorade Athlete of the Year Nominees: Morgan Andrews

Gatorade Player of the Year

Meet the Gatorade Athlete of the Year Nominees: Morgan Andrews

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Morgan Andrews
Sport: Girls Soccer
Position: Forward
High School: Milford High School
City: Milford, N.H.
Year: Senior

Read More: Introducing … Morgan Andrews

Only eight American athletes including LeBron James, Candace Parker and Marion Jones boast the same hardware in their trophy case as Andrews, the ninth high school talent ever to repeat as a Gatorade national winner. She served as captain of the U.S. Soccer Under-17 Women’s National Team throughout 2012, leading Team USA to the CONCACAF title last spring and an unbeaten record in group play at the 2012 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Also an All-State placekicker for her school’s football team, Andrews is a member of the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team. She scored a Division II-leading 31 goals and passed for 18 assists in leading Milford to the program’s first-ever state title as a senior. Also the 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America High School Player of the Year, the Notre Dame signee concluded her prep soccer career with 114 goals and 53 assists.
 

2012-13

  • Became the ninth high school student-athlete in the award’s 28-year history to repeat as Gatorade National Player of the Year.
  • Scored 31 goals and passed for 18 assists while leading the Spartans to a 16-3-1 record and the Division II state title
  • Missed five games because of commitments with U.S. Soccer Under-17 Women’s National Team
  • Placekicker for Milford High football team (All-State, 2011)
  • First repeat Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year
  • 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America High School Player of the Year
  • Rated No. 1 recruit in Class of 2013 by TopDrawerSoccer.com
  • First three-time Gatorade New Hampshire Girls Soccer Player of the Year
  • 3-peated as state Division II scoring leader
  • Recorded 11 multi-goal games
  • Recorded at least one point in all 15 games she played
  • Scored six goals and passed for three assists in four-game run to Division II state title
  • Scored both goals in 2-1 win over Souhegan High in Division II state final

Career

  • U.S. Soccer Under-23 Women’s National Team player pool
  • U.S. Soccer Under-20 Women’s National Team member
  • Captained U.S. Soccer Under-17 Women’s National Team to gold medal at the 2012 CONCACAF Championship
  • Captained U.S. Soccer Under-17 Women’s National Team to an unbeaten record in group play at the 2012 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Azerbaijan last fall
  • Concluded prep career with 114 goals and 53 assists
  • 2011 U.S. Soccer Federation Youth Athlete of the Year Finalist
  • 2011 NSCAA Youth Player of the Year (club)
  • Two-time NSCAA High School All-American
  • Three-time NSCAA Youth All-American (club)
  • One of only 20 athletes in the Gatorade award’s 28-year history to be named National Player of the Year as a non-senior (2012)
  • Under-17 All-Event Team at the Elite Clubs National League Las Vegas Showcase in 2010
  • Former member of the U.S. Soccer Under-15 and Under-14 Girls National Team
  • U.S. Youth Soccer Bronze Medalist at the 2008 National Championships
  • Four-time New Hampshire All-State First Team selection
  • On Oct. 5, 2012, scored five goals in an away game soccer win, then caught up with the football team on the road, kicking three PATs and the game-winning, 33-yard field goal in the fourth quarter of a 24-21 upset victory.
  • Two-time Manchester Union Leader State Girls Soccer Player of the Year

3.16 cumulative GPA

  • Founded Kicks for Cans charitable foundation, providing clinic training to area youth soccer players whose admission fee is a can of food, which is donated to the homeless
  • Spearheaded collaboration with American Red Cross on “Holiday Cards for Heroes” campaign, coordinating mailing of more than 1,700 seasons greetings messages to troops deployed overseas
  • Volunteers for Share Barn community outreach, providing clothing and moral support to area needy
  • Volunteers for the Milford Community Athletic Association and coaches Milford FC youth teams
  • Volunteer coach for the Nashua World Cup Soccer Club and the Inti Soccer Academy for disadvantaged youth
     

“I think about FIFA World Cup 2015 every day. It’s getting closer and closer and it’s on my mind. What’s even more incredible is that I may have a chance to play with people like (Team USA defender) Ali Krieger and (midfielder) Heather O’Reilly, both of whom have presented me with the Gatorade award. The chance to make the World Cup team pushes me every day to be better and better.”

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