Glencoe, Sports

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Morgan Fagan, New Trier soccer

Morgan Fagan, a Glencoe resident, is a senior forward in her first year with the Trevians. The Boston University commit has 4 goals and 3 assists during the Trevs 5-1-3 start.

1. Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions?

I do. Before every single game, the last thing I eat before I play … is something unhealthy, like a piece of cake if that’s in the house. If not, a quick piece of candy or a bar of chocolate. Something sugary.

2. What is your favorite thing to do off the field?

When I’m not playing soccer, I have a twin sister (Hadley) andI like spending time with her and hanging out, chilling with each other. We’re twins, but we’re really different. She doesn’t play soccer and sports aren’t really her thing. It’s nice to hang out with someone who isn’t about soccer all the time.

3. Why Boston University?

I always knew I wanted to go out east. I knew I wanted to leave the Midwest, and I didn’t really want to go to the West Coast. My dad went to school in Boston, at Harvard, so I grew up visiting there. I knew I already loved the city. I’m going to be a business major there as well, and they have a great business school. They have an all-female coaching staff, which is something I really love. … It’s a great fit for me all around, academics- and athletics-wise.

4. What do you have to do to get ready for college soccer?

Having this season is kind of perfect, because I leave for college on July 30 and this condensed high school season takes me all the way to that. Just continue with my training and I have a few other club teammates who are committed to schools like Wisconsin and Purdue, so we’re all going to try to train together and see each other as much as possible before we all have to go. And I get my college preseason packet from my college coaches soon, so do that as well.

5. What is your favorite moment on a soccer field?

My sophomore year was the year that the BU coaches came to watch the first time. And I remember the exact game because I scored a goal in front of them. I was thinking, ‘They definitely just saw that and that’s pretty good for me.” That was one of my favorite moments.

6. Who is your favorite athlete?

I really like Rose Lavelle (midfielder), who plays on the women’s national team. She played at Wisconsin in her college years. She’s just a really technical player and it’s fun to watch her.

7. What is your dream job?

I think I’d like to be like a travel blogger or a travel photographer and travel around the world and take really cool pictures. Or, actually, a food critic. Just travel around the world and try a bunch of cool foods, because I’ll pretty much eat anything. I think that would be a fun, adventurous job.

8. If you’re in Walgreens with a couple bucks, what are you buying?

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Cool Ranch Doritos and a lemonade.

9. What is something people don’t know about you?

I’ve never been injured — never like a big soccer injury. When I was 7, I broke my pinky. Besides that, I’ve been really lucky and healthy with everything.

10. How is this season going and what do you hope to accomplish?

So far I think it’s going the best it could be. We had a short preseason this year that we had to work really hard to get to know each other and how each other plays. Each game we continue to learn more and more about how we can all play together to make it the best game possible. And the main goal for this year is I want to win the state tournament. I want to win a state championship, and I think we can get there.

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