Morgan Andrews, tops in soccer and as placekicker

[FOUR THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ...] Morgan Andrews, who captained the USA to the Concacaf under-17 women's championship last month in Guatemala City, is the 2011-12 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year, the first student-athlete from New Hampshire to earn the national award. For four things to know about Andrews ...

AZERBAIJAN-BOUND. Andrews played every minute of every game as a midfielder as the USA qualified for the 2012 Under-17 Women's World Cup Sept. 22-Oct. 13 in Azerbaijan. The FC Stars of Massachusetts product scored her lone goal of the tournament on a free kick in the 7-0 win over Panama in the semifinals of the Concacaf tournament.

PLAYING UP. Andrews has played in the girls national team program since she was 12 years old. She was the youngest player called into the under-23 national team training camp last fall, playing with and against college and pro players. She is playing this summer for the New England Mutiny of the new WPSL Elite.

ALL-STATE PLACEKICKER. Andrews, who has one year of high school left, is a three-sport athlete at Milford. She plays soccer, runs track and kicks on the football team. She's such a good placekicker that she was selected to the all-state first team. In soccer, she is a three-time all-state selection with 83 goals and added 35 assists.

FUTURE EAGLE. Andrews is verbally committed to Boston College. She's rated the No. 1 player in the Class of 2013 that also includes two other future Eagles in the top 20: Stars of Massachusetts teammate Hayley Dowd and Rosie DiMartino.

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