By Alondra Hernandez
LOS ANGELES - SoCal FC is excited to welcome midfielder and US Soccer Youth National Team standout Morgan Andrews. Andrews is an incoming junior at USC, where she transferred from Notre Dame, and will play her first season for the Trojans in the fall following the WPSL season.
"Morgan Andrews is a dynamic attacking minded player I feel fortunate to have on my roster," said SoCal FC head coach Dido. "She has been extremely hard working and coachable and those are traits that are a credit to her. Morgan will undoubtedly provide us with an attacking arsenal that is flexible and varied in deployment."
Andrews, a 5-foot-9 Milford, N.H. native, began her college career at Notre Dame where she led the team in points for two seasons.
As a freshman, she started all 22 matches, and earned seven goals and five assists for a total of team-high 19 points. She was named the ACC Freshman of the Year, and earned Soccer America All-Freshman First Team and Top Drawer Soccer Freshman Best XI First Team honors.
As a sophomore in 2014, she led the team in points once again with six goals and five assists. With her 17 points, she earned All-ACC Second Team honors. She also helped lead the Irish to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
Andrews began representing the United States at the age of 13 with the U-14 Girls National Team in 2008. She remained in the youth national system with the U-15, U-17, U-20, and U-23 national teams. In 2014, she helped the USA qualify for the U-20 FIFA Women's World Cup starting all five matches and assisting three goals.
In addition to her college and national team experience, she has made appearances for the New England Mutiny over three seasons, helping them to an Eastern Conference Championship in 2013.
Andrews is also the 2012 and 2013 Gatorade National High School Soccer Player of the Year, and the overall Gatorade High School Female Athlete of the Year in 2013. At Milford High, she set school and conference records, scoring 114 goals and earning 53 assists over four years, and lead the team to its first state title in 2012.
SoCal FC kicks off its 2015 campaign on Sat., May 30 vs FC Tucson. The game is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. PT at Cal State Northridge's Student Recreation Center Soccer Field, adjacent to Zelzah Avenue.
About SoCal FC
SoCal FC, founded in January 2015, is an amateur developmental team that will represent Southern California in the WPSL starting May 2015. SoCal FC's mission is to foster the development of future domestic and international soccer stars on and off the field while providing soccer fans in Southern California a unique opportunity to support the growth of the beautiful game.