Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Morgan Hawkins
PARENTS: Lonnie Hawkins and Michelle Harper
SIBLINGS: Madison Hawkins, Mary Claire Harper and Alex Harper. Mary Claire is 6, Madi is 16 and Alex is 17.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Right now it’s Human Anatomy and Physiology.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? I like to spend time with my family and hang out with my friends.
FAVORITE FOOD: Spaghetti
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: The band Parachute and John[more] Mayer
FAVORITE MOVIE: A Walk To Remember
FAVORITE TV SHOW: The Vampire Diaries
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? I’m going to go with my Easy Bake Oven, I guess.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? I plan on going to either UCA or ASU and I plan to study Psychology.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? Probably my eighth grade English teacher, Ms. Clark. She was just a fantastic role model and she’s always been a big support for me and I know I can talk to her about anything.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT SOCCER: My teammates and know that they’re going to have my back when I need them.
POSITION: I play wing.
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY ON THE FIELD? Basically, to get the ball to the forwards so they can score, to cross the ball whenever possible.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? I think it’s going pretty great. I’m really excited to see what’s in store for our team.
WHEN THE TEAM’S PLAYING WELL, WHAT’S IT DOING? We’re communicating well with each and we’re passing the ball well and getting it up the field.
WHAT’S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SEASON SO FAR? One of my favorite highlights was in our first game, that moment of the first goal and the excitement that you get from it. That was a big highlight. And we ended up winning it and it was against a really hard team.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? Communication, I would say, is one of our weaknesses so if we keep up our communication on the field then we’re going to be successful.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? To get the ball to my teammates so we can push up the field to score and my crossing.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? What I have to work hard on is my crossing because that’s really important as a wing, to be able to make sure you get your hips around the ball and cross it to your teammates. It’s something that I have to work on every day.
AFTER YOU'RE THROUGH PLAYING SOCCER AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? Probably the memories I’m going to have with my teammates and that friendship that we build with each other.