Elm City Express forward Tavoy “Bull” Morgan has been selected as the fifteenth Mitre National Player of the Week for the 2017 NPSL season.
“I feel great about the season, we’re working hard, I feel we deserve the results we’ve seen so far and it is a great feeling to have been named Mitre National Player of the Week, I’m very proud and thankful for that,” Morgan said after a 3-0 win against the Brooklyn Italians on Tuesday night. “I feel like my style has changed since the start of the season, and that’s all about my teammates, playing with this great bunch of guys. We teach each other, we learn, we work hard, and we have been getting the results.”
The Elm City Express striker earned his first starting spot on the squad in the June 17th home match against Greater Lowell NPSL FC. He made quite an impact by scoring four goals within forty minutes. In his second start, this time against the Brooklyn Italians on June 20th, Morgan found the net once.
“Bull has been fantastic,” Elm City Express head coach Teddy Haley added. “Like a true pro he learned from his early appearances and used our training sessions to get sharper. His energy and spirit has driven him to evolve as an attacking player in our system. He is a student of the game and I love working with such a true raw talent, who in my opinion has the ability to play at a very high level.”
Hailing from Saint Catherine, Jamaica, Morgan played competitive ball for the U-13s in the Saint Catherine Parish League. From there, he was recruited to play for the U-17 Jamaica Reggae squad, where he was the youngest player on the team. He would later represent Saint Catherine in the First Division, where in 2013 he was named league MVP, best junior player, and was the leading scorer. Morgan played high school soccer in the U.S., and in early 2017 was a regular at Elm City Express tryouts. He hopes to further his professional soccer career.
“Bull’s a great personality to have on the squad,” Elm City Express captain Sean O’Brien concluded. “We always knew he had goals in him, we see it in practice every week. He had to be patient to get his chance to start because of the other talent we have, but when his chance came he grabbed it with both hands and put four in.”
The winner of this national honor is determined by a vote of media members from across the country. It is awarded every week during the regular season.