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THE WINNER: Morgan Reid
School: Cardinal Gibbons (Raleigh, N.C.)
Athletic achievement: She has led the Crusaders to a 20-1-2 record and a berth in the Class 3A East State Tournament quarterfinals against Chapel Hill High, scheduled for May 21. Reid scored 22 goals and passed for nine assists through 21 games, missing the first two state tournament games to participate in a training camp with the U.S. Soccer Under-20 Women’s National Team. A two-time club Youth All-American selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, she is also a two-time Class 3A First Team All-State honoree. She entered the postseason with 56 goals and 50 assists in her prep soccer career.
Academic excellence: Reid has maintained an A average.
Exemplary character: A student ambassador at Cardinal Gibbons, she has volunteered locally with Adopt-A-Family, providing goods and gifts to underprivileged families, and as a youth basketball referee.
“Morgan Reid is a great player,” said Scott Summers, head coach of Hunt. “She reads the field really well, she makes quick decisions and is very vocal.”
THE FUTURE: Reid has signed with Duke.