It was hard to miss Makenzie Morgen on the volleyball court.
Her infectious energy rallied teammates, her powerful swings led to devastating kills that demoralized opponents. Her standout play helped the Patriots reach the sectionals the past two seasons and is a big reason why she was able to secure a Division I college scholarship to play at University of Maryland-Baltimore County.
Morgen’s stellar season made her the perfect choice for the 2014 Post-Crescent Athlete of the Year in girls’ volleyball.
A CLOSER LOOK
POSITION: Outside hitter
FAMILY: Parents, Mike and Paula; brother, Bradley
NOTEWORTHY: Led the entire state in Division 1 in number of kills with 596. … Was a first-team all-Fox Valley Association selection and the conference’s player of the year. … Also had 64 aces and 409 digs. … Helped Appleton East reach the sectional finals in Division 1 for the second consecutive season. … Was a second-team all-Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association selection. … Will play collegiately at University of Maryland-Baltimore County