Get to Know Morgan Andrews

Photo Credit: USC Athletics

RICHMOND, VA (December 15, 2016) – The Elite Clubs National League is a platform for elite female youth soccer players, showcasing the strength, character and quirks that make up the Amazing Young Women that make the league so great.  The league sat down with Morgan Andrews, December S’Hero of the Month, to learn more about her on and off the field.

Q: How would you describe a typical day in your shoes?
A: I usually wake up an hour or so before necessary to sit down and get comfy with a cup of coffee. It really helps me get my mind right for the day.
After some breakfast, I get in a good workout. During the week, I have class. But the good thing about going to school in Southern California is that I can hit the beach on the weekends for surfing or swimming. I get in a technical session later in the day. I’m excited to be home for the holidays though. I’ll be getting in a lot of hiking and ice skating.

Q:  What is your favorite memory from your soccer career?
A:  There have been so many! But winning the College Cup tops the list.
Of course, I will always remember traveling with my club team, we have some great memories from the road. I also remember playing in my first summer camp here in New Hampshire. It was on this coach’s farm (Ben Brewster). His pet pig followed him everywhere and we were able to pick a vegetable after every practice. Funny, right?

Q: Coffee or Tea?

Q: What is your favorite hometown restaurant?
A: Papa Joe’s Humble Pie Kitchen. They have a M.o.r.g.a.n. Burger!
Great food, but even better people.

Q:  Who is your soccer idol?
A: Growing up I always wanted to play like Michelle Akers. She was an absolute beast on the field.

Q:  What is something that most people do not know about you?
A:  I can weld! I used to be very big into metal sculpture during my freshman and sophomore years of college.

Q:  Do you have any siblings? If so, tell us about him/her/them.
A: I have two older brothers! Mike, the oldest, is an English teacher in inner city Boston. He is married to my sister-in-law Erin, and they have a beautiful daughter, Maddie. My other brother, Matt, only a year younger than Mike, is in the Special Forces of the military. I love them both very much.

Q:  If you could fly anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
A:  This is so hard. I want to go everywhere! But if I had to choose one, I would say Australia. I had a teammate this past season at USC who is from Brisbane. I fell in love with her stories of it’s beauty!

Q: What do you enjoy doing most with your family?
A:  I love doing outdoor activities with my family. We enjoy hiking, cross country skiing, skating, etc. It’s a time to connect with nature and we always end up having great conversations.

Q: PB&J or Grilled Cheese?
A:  Grilled Cheese

Q: What is your favorite quote? What does it mean to you?
A: “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams.” From my favorite book ‘the Alchemist.’ This quote is full of passion. It reminds me to fight for what I love and that achieving dreams are possible as long as you work for it.

Q:  How old were you when you started playing soccer?
A: I was 3 years old. I followed my brothers to summer camp and refused to leave.

Q: Who is your favorite actor/actress?
A: Meryl Streep

Q: If you could have one super power, what would you chose and why?
A: The ability to morph into different animals. That way I could fly by turning into a bird but also talk to other dogs by turning into one. #loophole

Q: Do you have any superstitions that you follow?  If so, what are they?
A: I have to shower before every game. It gives me some “Morgan Time” and helps me get in the zone.

Q: Who is your favorite author?
A: Paolo Coelho. My favorite book is ‘The Alchemist’

Q: If you could have any job in the world, what would you chose and why?
A: I would have my own travel show! 

Q: If you could tell your 12 year old self one thing, what would it be?
A: Things will get very loud. Find time for silence and appreciation of what is around you. And most importantly, keep having fun.