Diamond Bar High School

Summer School — June 5 - July 13

Alex Morgan Named Top U.S. Player For 2012

Story By Gina Tenorio, Diamond Bar-Walnut Patch


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The honors keep coming for the player known as "Baby Horse."


Alex Morgan, a Diamond Bar High School graduate, was named the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year on Monday. The award was chosen based on votes from the general public on Facebook and votes from national media. It was Morgan's first time on the ballot for the award.


Morgan has scored 28 goals so far in 2012, including the game-winner in the Olympic semifinal game against Canada. The goal total is the third most in a single season by a U.S. player. She also has a team-leading 19 assists -- which is fourth most in a single season by a U.S. player.


The U.S. team has three games remaining as part of its Fan Tribute Tour, all against China -- Dec. 8 in Detroit, Dec. 12 in Houston and Dec. 15 in Boca Raton, Fla.


Morgan is also one of three finalists for the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year honor. Also nominated was teammate Abby Wambach and Brazil's Marta. The award will be announced at FIFA's FIFA Ballon d’Or gala Jan. 7, 2013, in Switzerland.