No girls' lacrosse player in the country scored more goals in her high school career than Kennard-Dale's Morgan Day, who found the back of the net 469 times in her four years. Her record-breaking senior season, in which she totaled 126 goals and 33 assists, earned Day a spot on the U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American Team. One of the most dominating players to ever play in the YAIAA, Day will play college lacrosse at St. Francis University.
Before she heads off to start her college career, Day took some time to speak with GameTimePA.com about a range of topics including her favorite things to do off the field and who she considers her funniest teammate.
Looking back on your four years, what was your best memory and why?
Going to the district championship game my sophomore year because it was an unforgettable experience that not many teams get to be a part of. And going to state quarterfinals that year was awesome knowing we were one of the top eight teams in the state still playing.
What are you going to miss the most about high school lacrosse?
I'm going to miss how involved my family is in my high school lacrosse career. I'm definitely going to miss my dad coaching me and playing with my sister every day.
Is there one specific goal or assist from this year that really stands out in your mind as your favorite play?
When I broke the national record is the goal that stands out as my favorite play because it was amazing that my sister assisted me on that goal. It was special to share that with her since it wasn't planned.
When you're not on the lacrosse field, what's your favorite non-lacrosse thing to do?
Go to the beach. There is nothing better than spending a relaxing day on the beach.
What's going through your head when you have the ball on your stick?
There isn't really much time to think. All I know is that I have to do something productive that will help my team, and then instincts take over.
You led the country in goals, but what would happen if they let you play goalie for a day? How many goals are you giving up?
If I was goalie for a day, I'd let in more balls than I stopped, most likely from jumping out of the way. It takes a special person to stand in there!
Do you have any goals for your college career?
My goal is just to do the best that I can and make an impact on the field.
Okay, a few rapid fire questions now. Any gameday superstitions?
I always wear black Nike socks and a black headband.
Who's the toughest goalie in the league to score on?
Amber Orner from Susquehannock is a great goalie and definitely the toughest to score on.
Favorite field or stadium in the league to play in?
Favorite college lacrosse team?
Who's the funniest girl on your team?
Hands down, Lyndsey Duty. She never fails to give everyone a good laugh.
Favorite sports movie?
"Remember the Titans."