Athlete of the Week: Amy Morgan

With another win in the bag, Amy Morgan is still in the game.

She's usually easygoing, but stepping on the pitch brings out a different side of the senior striker.

"I'm probably more playful and fun, but at soccer, I try and be serious," says Morgan.

Amy also has a 4.0 in school, thanks to that soccer mentality.

"I'm kind of competitive. It's mostly with myself. I know if I can make good grades, I'm going to try to make good grades."

Head coach Joshua Trieste saw Amy's drive as an eighth grader when she scored over 30 goals in a season as a striker. She's played midfield through high school, and moved back to the attacking position as a senior.

"She knows when they're supposed to check, when they're supposed to hold, and she's got a nice little shot. She's doing very well, looks like she hasn't missed a beat," says Trieste.

The Lady Vikings have 36 goals on the season. Amy's kicked 13 of them.

"I don't know if she's got ten goals for the last three years combined, and now here she is in a role where we count on her to score goals, and she's got her career total," Trieste says.

Her kicks are on point, and her attitude sets an example. She was named captain as a junior, and like any good leader, gives the credit to everybody else.

Morgan says, "I don't do anything special. I just have a really good team. Our defense has only let one goal go this year, so they're pretty impressive. We have a good keeper, so I'm just glad to be on this team."

There's a lot to like about the Vikings. Six games in, they're undefeated, and have one sharpshooting captain.

There's still more than half a season to get through, but after soccer, Amy will attend the University of Georgia.

She plans to major in education.


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