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Milford's Andrews headed to Seattle after Boston Breakers fold

Staff report
January 31. 2018 2:49AM
Morgan Andrews is shown while playing for the Boston Breakers last year. (COURTESY)

Around this time last year, Morgan Andrews could not wait to play in her first National Women’s Soccer League game for the Boston Breakers.

The Breakers selected Andrews, of Milford, with the No. 3 overall pick in the league’s college draft last year.

Now, after the team that drafted her folded, Andrews finds herself preparing for the next chapter of her professional career as a member of the Seattle Reign.

The NWSL announced that the Breakers ceased operations on Sunday, marking the end for the nation’s longest-running professional women’s soccer team. The Reign selected Andrews with the No. 11 overall pick in the dispersal draft of Boston’s roster, which the league held on Tuesday.

The University of Southern California product played in 18 games for the Breakers last season, 10 of which she started, serving primarily as a defensive midfielder.

Andrews recorded 88 points (35 goals, 18 assists) in college between her time at USC and Notre Dame. The former Milford High School standout helped the Trojans win the NCAA Division I title her senior season in 2016.

Andrews was named the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 2016 Jenny Thompson Female Athlete of the Year after registering 10 goals and four assists in her senior campaign with the Trojans.

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