Class of 1997
Morgan Brady was a versatile three-sport athlete whose superior field hockey skills were the heart of her Green Wave sports career.
Honored for her excellence as an all-South-West Conference and all-state field hockey player, Morgan was the catalyst, veritable on-field coach and passing wizard for Green Wave field hockey for three seasons.
She built her legacy on exceptional stick skills, field vision and leadership. During her senior year, team needs necessitated Morgan’s transition from midfield anchor adept at setting up teammates to prolific scorer. She soon found the range for seven goals in a three-match stretch and added both Green Wave goals in the SWC playoffs.
As senior captain, Morgan scored an overtime goal to spark a 1-0 SWC semifinal victory over Joel Barlow and scored NMHS’ only goal during a 2-1 title-match defeat in overtime to Pomperaug. She then led the Green Wave with a goal and an assist during a 4-0 win over state tournament first-round rival Fairfield.
Morgan earned field hockey MVP recognition for two straight years and was honored as the program’s “Fran Zaloski Award” recipient as a senior.
Morgan contributed to the Green Wave basketball team through her junior year, earning two letters.
Her considerable athletic ability paid dividends in track & field. Morgan competed all four years during the spring season, competing in numerous events such as the long jump, relays and high jump. Highlighting her efforts was first place as a senior in the SWC high jump with a 5’2” leap.
By her departure from NMHS, Morgan had taken her place as one of the truly outstanding Green Wave field hockey players.
She then took her talents to Boston College and to the University of Maine, at both schools enjoying acclaimed success in field hockey.