Introducing … Morgan Andrews
School: Milford, N.H.
Sport: Girls Soccer
Year: Class of 2013
My dream job, outside of being a professional athlete, would be …A sports broadcaster or reporter. Maybe a photographer on the side!
If you’d see my iPod, you’d find … Lots and lots of Dave Matthews.
I currently drive a … ’93 Ford Exploder (Explorer). His name is Chewy, named after the Star Wars character, because of his battle cries when I start the engine.
Someday, I’d like to be driving a … Jeep Wrangler.
The best part about my hometown is … The support and community. I wouldn’t be who I am today without growing up in Milford. Everyone tries to help those around them become successful. It’s a very selfless town.
My dream city to be living in 10 years from now is … Boston of course!! It’s full of beautiful scenery and old traditions. I’d like to be close to my family. I love Boston and I will always be the ultimate fan of all of their sports. “Boston Strong baby!!” I also like the city of Chicago!
The ultimate compliment is when I get compared with … Michelle Akers. She was the ultimate soccer player and role model when she played for the full Women’s National Team.
If I could be teammates with one pro athlete in any sport, it’d be… ABBY WAMBACH. Her passion for the game shows every time she steps on the field. It’s so fun to watch, so I can’t even imagine how fun it must be to play with her!
If I could meet anybody, it would be … Tom Brady! He is such a leader.
The websites I couldn’t live without are … I won’t lie. My Twitter and Facebook feeds are really great tools for staying in touch with people and for positive social media exposure!
The greatest meal ever is … My mom’s mashed potatoes and stuffing! To die for…
Best movie of all-time is …When Harry Met Sally.
My can’t-miss TV show is …The Walking Dead.
My favorite pro team is … Everything Boston. Bruins are probably on top, the Pats are a close second.
Worst thing about pro sports is … Putting unrealistic expectations on pro athletes. Everybody has a bad game, it doesn’t change when you become a pro!
Best uniforms in sports belong to … Oregon football, I think.
I will consider myself a success when I … Make those around me better. If I push myself as hard as I can at practice, then I push my teammates to be their best, which in the end makes me work even harder. It’s like a domino effect. Also I think happiness is a great measurement of success.
If I won the lottery, the first thing I’d buy is … A reunion house for my family…on the beach. My family is spread out all over the world and I miss them like crazy. One of my brothers is a teacher in Boston. The other is a soldier in Afghanistan, and who knows where I’ll be! My parents always wanted a beach house anyway.
If I could tell one person thanks, it would be … I couldn’t pick out just one person. Of course my mom, dad, and brothers would be at the top of the list for all they have sacrificed. My family pushed me to be the best I could possibly be but they were also the first people to catch me and pull me back up when I fell. My family showed me how to love and how to be tough. They also didn’t just tell me to be passionate, they showed me in everything they’ve done. I want to thank all of my friends, teammates, coaches, and supporters as well! I would not be the person or player I am today without them.
– Francesca Fenzi
For more on Morgan Andrews, who is one of 12 candidates for the Gatorade National Athlete of the Year award, check out her Q&A with Francesca Fenzi
Ready to be “introduced” to the high school sports world? Submit your answers to the above questions – with a photo of yourself – to Suzanne Schwerer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JASON JORDAN’S WHAT I’M THINKING TODAY …
Is there a person who walks this earth who doesn’t have the potential to be great?
I think that everyone has potential. Check the definition: Possible as opposed to actual.
So if I were a high school athlete being courted by a college I would personally take offense to a coach telling me that I’ve “got some real potential.”
Is that a selling point?
It’s when coaches reel off these gems that players learn whether they’re in fact a priority or an option.
We learned about that yesterday.
WHAT I CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF RIGHT NOW …
“Working on my music! I’ve already put out a single and I’m looking to put more out soon.” – Paramus Catholic (Paramus, N.J.) cornerback Jabrill Peppers