Spotlight on Athletes

Welcome to a Spotlight page on athletes at the Morgan Sports Center! Here you will find the athletes that deserve an honorable mention.

Boy’s Soccer:


Calvin Jackson

Calvin Jackson is a junior who plays on the Morgan soccer team. He wears #2 on the field as a starting varsity defender. He has been playing soccer for 12 years and has been playing the Morgan team since he was a freshman. Calvin’s favorite part of the sport is how all his teammates are there for him on and off the field. He loves knowing that “whether it be in school or as friends I can count on my brothers to have my back.” Calvin stated the Morgan boys soccer team has not just a team but a family. A funny story Calvin has from soccer is “one night on the way home from a night game in Cromwell our team sang along to “Crazy Rap” by Colt .45 and it was just a ride full of laughs and smiles; a nice way to cap off a night of victory. There’s never a dull moment with the Morgan Boys Soccer team.”

#2 Calvin Jackson

Quotes from teammates: 

  • “He is insanely fast and hardworking. Calvin is also a great leader on and off the field.” -Sophomore Josh Kennedy
  • “Calvin is a valuable player to the team and is very aggressive.” -Junior Ford Pender
  • “Calvin may not have been a captain this season but he is still one of the best leaders on the team.” -Freshman Ryan Nguyen

Field Hockey:


Chelsea Piccirillo

Chelsea Piccirillo is a junior who plays on the Morgan field hockey team. She wears #16 on the field as a starting varsity defender. She has been playing the sport ever since it was first offered in Clinton which was sixth grade. Chelsea’s favorite part of the sport that she has been playing now for 6 years is her teammates. A funny memory she has from the field hockey team is when she was playing defense and the ball had hit her finger and it exploded with blood. This has occurred to Chelsea twice, once during freshman year and once during sophomore year and all she can remember is how blood was all over her stick, uniform, and hand.

Chelsea Piccirillo waiting for the ball

Quotes from teammates:

  • “Chelsea is such a strong defender and very passionate about the sport. She constantly stays positive and never gives up.” -Junior Kitty Shortt
  • “She is loving, caring and a great player on the field.” -Freshman Nori Lopez
  • “Chelly is very aggressive and sometimes literally flies under the radar as she is never afraid to get take one for the team.” -Sophomore Emma Farrell

Football:


Mike Savage

Mike Savage taking the ball

Mike Savage is a junior who plays on the Morgan football team. He wears #11 on the football field as both a player and a captain. Mike is currently a captain for the 2017 season and plays and starts middle linebacker as well as running back on varsity. Mike has been playing football ever since he was 5 years old and really admires the sport. His favorite part of football is playing defense since he is allowed to be “physical and hit people.” A funny memory he has from Morgan football is when Ryan Caldwell was a freshman and kicked the ball and instantly got double cramps.

Quotes from teammates:

  • “Mike is a phenomenal football player.” -Sophomore Mike Zing
  • “He is an aggressive and great player.” -Sophomore Ben Lichack
  • “Mike is very hardworking and a great captain.” -Junior Bryce Thomas

Girl’s Soccer:


Maura Kelly

Maura Kelly (in white) running after the ball

Maura Kelly is a sophomore who plays on the Morgan girls soccer team. She wears #36 on the soccer field as a left midfielder who is double rostered. She has been playing soccer for roughly 10 years and loves it. Maura enjoys MGS because of how involved her teammates are and how close they all are. A funny story she has from this year’s season was during a practice when Halle Dicrosta had run through the middle of a three-man weave drill and “got nailed with the soccer ball three times”.

Quotes from teammates:

  • “Maura is really hardworking and has great foot skills.” -Sophomore Alena Curis
  • “She is my entire heart.” -Junior Alyssa Lemary
  • “Maura is the most genuine person I know.” -Junior Grace Roman