The key to a successful pursuit for an opportunity to play college soccer is to root yourself in a community that is going to build you up to your highest potential. Morgan Jones, a senior at Bellingham High School, has done just that and her hard work has paid off. Jones recently made a verbal commitment to play soccer for George Fox University in the Fall of 2017 and is beyond thrilled to continue her soccer career at such a prestigious school.
Jones has spent the last eight years playing select soccer, three of which have been with Northwest United. “Northwest United is a quality club that provides players with the skills and passion to play in college,” Jones says. She extends a thanks to her coach of two years, Kristian Powell, for giving her such a positive experience as she first began her time with NWU. “His soccer expertise and dedication to development helped me get to the level I am at now,” Jones says of Coach Powell. She also pays credit to her current coach, Nathaniel White, for his own expertise in improving her as a Defensive Mid. Coach White has also provided her with exposure to colleges which ultimately helped her in the college recruitment process.
When asked why she chose George Fox, obviously the idea of a soccer team was exciting, but her studies and values are equally as important: “I love that George Fox is in a safe community and holds my same values.” She plans to study Biology, and the university has a very strong Biology program despite its small size.
Morgan, we wish you all the luck in the world as you pursue your passion of soccer in these next few years. Northwest United looks forward to watching your successes on and off the pitch!