My name is Morgan VanMeter, I will graduate from high school in 2023. My goal is to play competitive collegiate level soccer. I’ve been playing soccer since I was 7 years old, basically ever since I remember. I started playing soccer, as I suspect most kids do, at a local YMCA. After that, I quickly moved to a local recreational team. With prompting and advice from my coaches, I advanced to a select/premier travel club the next year, Canton United Soccer Club (now Canton Force). I tried other sports like dancing, softball, volleyball, and track, however, soccer just came naturally to me. I am proud of the person and player I am today. I give a lot of credit to my club, coaches, and parents. I’m excited for the personal challenges, opportunities, and experiences the future will bring me, shaping me into an even better player.
I have played with many great teammates. Some of the highlights of my club experience were winning the Nike Cup as a U10, among other local and regional tournaments. Unfortunately, some of my teammates have left our club, to explore different clubs. Even when some of my closest friends and teammates have moved on, I decided to stay. I have been committed, dedicated and loyal to Canton United for the past seven years. My dedication has allowed me to guest play with CSAIU (our sister club, now Cleveland Force). My hard work has also allowed me to play with the US Soccer Developmental Academy (DA) and the GLA through CSAIU. In the spring of 2019 I tried out and earned a full-time position with the Cleveland Force Girls DA team for the 2019/2020 season.
Academically my passion is architecture. I am somewhat of a perfectionist carrying a 4.0 GPA. I strive to be organized, punctual, and put school work above sports. I can’t play soccer forever. This work ethic spills over into my training routine for soccer. Obviously we have team practice, I train with a goalkeeper coach, and I also train at a performance center working on strength, speed, and agility.
After all these years, I still love the game as I did day one. I don’t play for trophies, accolades, or recognition. I play to be part of a team, and the feeling you get when you have one of those great games.
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