Amrozowicz earns athlete of the week

Emily Henderson, Contributing Writer

With GC soccer more than halfway done with their season, many of the soccer athletes have had time to show off all of the hard work that they put in during the off-season. One athlete in particular is sophomore midfielder Morgan Amrozowicz. 

Amrozowicz Won her first ever title of Bobcat Athlete of the Week on September 20. The sophomore midfielder won this title after scoring two goals during the week of September 12-18, both of which helped secure GC with the win.  

GC soccer played two important conference games the week of September 12-18. The first game GC played was against University of S.C. Beaufort, where Morgan snapped opposing goalie Alexis Bergamini’s five-game scoreless streak after halftime. GC soccer was back in action at home later that week playing Georgia Southwestern. Amrozowicz Was able to score later in the game to help secure the win for the bobcats. 

“Her confidence has improved tremendously since last season,” said Junior defender Taylor Salvaggio, “She scored last year but this year she is scoring more and the goals she has given us have won us games when we’re in tight positions.” 

While Amrozowiczis only a sophomore, she has already seen her own personal growth since her freshman year. 

“I think my confidence has helped me improve from last season,” Amrozowicz said.“Coming in as a freshman is obviously intimidating and so getting through with freshmen year made me more confident on and off the field.” 

Amrozowicz took everything she gained from her first season and was able to come back this season mentally and physically stronger.  

Even though Amrozowicz is only a sophomore, she has stepped into a leadership role on and off the field this season. Not only do the underclassmen see her as a leader but upperclassmen see this as well. 

“Even just being a sophomore, Morgan is definitely one of the top leaders on the team,” said senior defender Haley Titus, “On the field she is confident on the ball and composes those around her. Even as a senior I still look up to Morgan in many different ways.” 

Her recent move from outside winger to center midfielder also contributes to the skill and leadership she has been able to display so far this season. The position of center midfielder puts Amrozowicz into a more central role on the field. Because of this, she has more of an opportunity to be involved in the ball movement.  

“Morgan has stepped into a new role. She was normally a winger but now she plays center mid,” said sophomore defender Sydney Charles, “We are able to see her get the ball and switch the field. She is always constantly moving, which has been really helpful for her position.” 

As an athlete, the main goal is to keep improving to be able to perform to the best of their ability. College athletes cannot spend all of their time on improving while also focusing on school, but Amrozowicz still sees her long schedule as a way to improve. 

“Having 6 a.m. practices and waking up at 4:45 a.m. is my motivation to continue at this level and even improve my game,” Amrozowicz said, “Waking up that early is hard no matter how much sleep I get so I might as well put in 110% effort at practice and leave the field feeling good about all the effort I put in.” 

Amrozowicz’ hard work and dedication to GC soccer so far in her college career shows why she is a well deserving candidate for this title, with more to come in the future. Watch Morgan Amrozowicz and the rest of the GC soccer team back in action at their next home game on October 12 to celebrate Senior Day.