Congratulations to U.S. Soccer star and AYSO alum Alex Morgan for being named U.S. Soccer’s Female Athlete of the Year!
Morgan has had a great year of soccer – including helping the U.S. bring home a gold medal from this summer’s Olympic Games. She also currently leads all U.S. scorers with 28 goals on the year – not to mention an impressive of 19 assists.
Morgan joined her local AYSO Region in Diamond Bar, Calif., as a young girl. She regularly speaks fondly of the time she spent in AYSO, the friends she made and the impact her parents had when they coached her teams.
See a video of Alex’s 2012 highlights here.
Watch AYSO’s interview with Alex here.
And learn more about Alex’s hometown here.
It's also worthwhile to note that Julie Johnston - a member of U.S. Soccer's U-20 Women's team and another AYSO alum - was named the Young Female Athlete of the Year.