niece of former New York Giants running back Joe Morris, Meagan has been a
mainstay on U.S. age-group soccer teams since she was invited to join the
under-15 squad as a 13-year-old; she currently is in the U-17 and U-20 player
pools. With Meagan as a stopper, Montclair High shut out 16 opponents in 21
Joy Fawcett. At 5'1" Meagan is four inches shorter than the former national
teamer but plays the same tenacious on-ball defense. "I make sure,"
says Meagan, "I know [my opponent's] next move before she does."
"There's something about Meagan's size or style of play that you
immediately [notice]," says Mounties coach Chris Johnson. "She's a tiny
gal, but she's so reckless and so rough. She almost has a football mentality.
She's been blessed with great speed and quickness, and despite her size she's
strong as an ox."
Next step Johnson
plans to play Meagan more up front to generate scoring chances. She'll continue
to be part of the national team program—she's one of five high schoolers in the
U-20 pool—and will have her choice of colleges.
Logan and Hunter
17 and 15 WRESTLERS
Logan, a junior, went 94--1 in his first two years at Monroeville High, winning
state championships at 103 and 119 pounds. He also won the 119-pound title at
the nation's top high school tournament, the Walsh Ironman, and is a two-time
national cadet champ. Hunter, a sophomore, went 51--0 last winter and won the
103-pound state title. He also won his weight class at the Ironman and at last
summer's cadet freestyle nationals.
Cael Sanderson and Joe Heskett. Logan, like Sanderson, attacks nonstop. Hunter,
like Heskett, can turn unfavorable positions into advantages.
Eagles coach Scott Bauer on Logan: "He comes straight at you. In the first
eight to 10 seconds he's got at least a takedown." On Hunter: "He likes
to lull you to sleep and wait for you to make a mistake."
Next step Logan
has committed to Ohio State and wants to win a Big Ten title before competing
in the Olympics. Hunter has the talent to do the same.