Jacksonville Armada FC Youth Academy would like to welcome Meg Morris to our 2019/2020 coaching staff. Meg brings years of collegiate, professional, and national team experience to our club where she will be a positive influence within our girl’s competitive program. Meg will be instrumental in our club’s continued growth and will contribute to our ongoing success with our girl’s program.
She was a four-year starter at North Carolina, and was part of the Tar Heels team that beat BYU for the NCAA championship in 2012, her junior year. Along the way Meg earned multiple conference and national honors with recognitions like ACC All-Freshman Team and All-Tournament Team in the ACC 2010 Women’s Soccer Tournament.
Meg also excelled within our country’s ODP and National Team programs. Meg was a part of the U18 National Team pool where she worked tirelessly earning her a roster spot on the U20 National World Cup team that competed in Germany in 2010. Meg and her teammates won their group but ended up losing in the Quartfinals to Nigeria. Nigeria would go on to lose in the final to Germany. Morris was a member of the U15, U17, U18 and U20 National Team pools.
Meg started her professional soccer career by signing with National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) side Sky Blue FC in April 2014 before signing with the Portland Thorns. She scored her first professional goal on May 21, 2016, against the Washington Spirit while coming on as a subsitute for the Thorns.
Morris is the daughter of Jackie and Larry Morris and was born in Montclair, N.J.. Meg was an exercise and sports science major and has volunteered with Special Olympics over the last five years while also coaching youth soccer athletes and mentally disabled soccer athletes.
The Armada FC Youth Academy is proud to have Meg Morris added as our newest member to our soccer family.