By: Matt Rothman
The commitments continue to come from Marjory Stoneman Douglas, with Morgan Goldman making her college pick.
The senior is set to play college soccer at Alabama State University after success on and off the field at Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
“It feels so good knowing that all my hard work has paid off and led me to the point where I am today,” Morgan said. “I now have a place I can call home for the next four years, and it’s the best feeling in the world.”
Morgan began her soccer career when she was four, playing for Coral Springs Rec until sixth grade before transitioning to Coral Springs United Soccer Club, where she scored 23 goals during her first season.
Morgan has also played with AC Delray Rush, where she was selected as a Rush Select South Region team member and competed with Wellington Wave. Morgan currently plays her club soccer for FC Prime, where she plays ECNL RL for Coach John Markey
With MSD, Morgan has been on varsity since freshman year and has won three District Championships.
While she is also a captain on the girls flag football team, Morgan has also done incredible work to help create a league for high school flag football players in Parkland.
She also helped create the flag football Turkey Bowl, a game held for fifth-ninth graders on Thanksgiving Day. Morgan is the SGA president at MSD, a member of the National Honor Society, and grew up attending Eagles Landing Camp and the Night Owls before becoming a counselor.
“I wanted to get involved because I wanted everyone to have a chance to do what they love since each day I get to do what I love, which is play soccer,” Morgan added.
When looking at where to play in college, Morgan wanted to experience life outside of South Florida but not be too far away from home and quickly fell in love with the team, coaching staff, and campus. She has also received tremendous support from her family. While her mother, Michelle, attends all of her games, Morgan’s dad, Adam, films all of them to help make highlight clips.
Morgan is also thankful for her trainer, Sekani.
“He has been by my side since I was ten,” Morgan said. “He saw something in me and gave me a chance. He has shaped me into the player I am today, and I am forever grateful for him.”
Whether on or off the field, Morgan plans to continue to be a leader and set an example for those to follow.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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