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Morgan Sarver:

Slippery Rock soccer

Name: Morgan Sarver

High school: Altoona Area

Hometown: Altoona

Sports: Soccer

Position: Forward

College choice: Slippery Rock

Other colleges considered: University of Central Florida, Saint Francis, Mercyhurst, West Virginia

Why I picked Slippery Rock: “I thought it was a good fit academically and athletically.”

Greatest high school achievement: “Being the only person at Altoona to score 100 goals in their high school career.”

Coach Derek Winterburn’s quote: “It has been an absolute privilege to coach Morgan for the last four years at AAHS. She is the embodiment of what it means to be a student athlete going above and beyond both on and off the field. From the high level conversations breaking down opponents to conversations about upcoming projects and ambitions for life off the field, she has been a leader and role model for players in our program throughout her career and without a doubt will be extremely successful in her journey at Slippery Rock and beyond.”

How I got my start playing soccer: “My sister was playing AYSO, and I decided it looked like fun and wanted to play.”

Favorite college growing up: Penn State

Other interests: Scuba diving, skiing, hiking, jet skiing

What getting to play in college means to me: “It is an accomplishment that I have worked for. It means all the games, practices and extra time have been worth it.”

Probable college major: Physician’s assistant

Parents: Ayren and Daryl Sarver

Madison Cabell:

Mount Aloysius Soccer

Name: Madison Cabell

High school: Altoona Area

Hometown: Altoona

Sports: Soccer

Position: Goalkeeper

College choice: Mount Aloysius

Other colleges considered: Penn State, IUP

Why I picked Mount Aloysius: “I chose Mount Aloysius because of their excellent nursing program. I will have the opportunity to get a great education with the benefits that come with a smaller college such as smaller class sizes and more individualized instructor time. In addition to this, I will get the opportunity to continue to play soccer at the collegiate level.”

Greatest high school achievement: “Winning the District 6 soccer championship three years in a row and being accepted into the UPMC Heroes’ Scholarship Program.”

Travel coach Mike Metrik’s quote: “Madi has always excelled at physical play. She uses her body well to create space and opportunities for herself and teammates. At the same time, she has the skill to cash in on those opportunities. A combination like that will be an asset to any program at the next level.”

How I got my start playing soccer: “My parents signed me up for AYSO when I was 8 as a way for me to burn off some energy. A year later, I started playing goalkeeper for my club team. I realized soccer was the sport for me. It has been a big part of my life ever since.”

Favorite college growing up: Penn State

Other interests: “I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and pets.”

What getting to play in college means to me: “I get to continue to play and be part of a team. I’m excited that I was given this chance, and I’m eager to improve and see what I am able to do at the next level.”

Probable college major: Nursing

Parents: Shannon and Nicole Cabell

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