- U.S. National Team: U-17 WNT
- Position: Goalkeeper
- Date Of Birth: Jan. 19, 1995
- Height: 5-10
- Hometown: Burke, Va.
- Previous National Teams: U-15 GNT
- Club: McLean MPS Power
U.S. National Teams: One of two players that was not on the 2012 CONCACAF Qualifying Team who made the Women’s World Cup roster, but has been in the national team programs since she was 13 … Attended the U.S. Soccer U-14 I.D. Camp as 12-year-old in 2008 and then again 2009 … Played up with the U.S. U-15s in almost every training camps in 2010 … Has been a consistent call-up for the U-17s over the past two years … Has one career U-17 cap heading into the Women’s World Cup.
College / High School: Has verbally committed to attend Virginia in the fall of 2013 … Attends Lady Bird Johnson High School in San Antonio, Texas … As freshman and sophomore she lived in Virginia where she attended Lake Braddock HS (the same high school as Mia Hamm), but only played basketball there … Has only played one year of high school soccer so far as a junior at Johnson … Named First-Team All-City for the Jaguars … An NSCAA All-American.
Club: Currently plays ECNL for the McLean MPS Power in Virginia, even though she lives in San Antonio … Also plays for Classics Elite in San Antonio … McLean won the “B” flight ECLN National Championship in 2012 … As a younger youth player she played for CYA Phoenix in Virginia and the Quest Cavaliers in Kansas.
Personal: Full name is Morgan Leigh Stearns … Nicknames are Stearnsy, Sternsanator, @DJSternsanator … Has moved around quite a bit as her mom Laurel is a doctor in the U.S. Army and her dad Chris coached American football in Germany … She speaks some German and can “get by” in a normal conversation … Her dad played football at UVA and also coached football for the Cavaliers … She was born in Virginia, moved to Charlottesville, Va. when she was a baby, then spent six months in Northern Virginia, then moved to Hamburg, Germany when she was three and lived in Europe until she was seven … The family then moved back to Virginia for six months, out to Mission, Kansas for four years, then back to Burke, Va. for five years and then to San Antonio for the past two years … Has a young sister Amber, 15, who is a member of the U.S. U-15 GNT Player Pool … The three words that best describe her off the field are “funny, helpful and outgoing” …The three words that best describe her on the field are “competitive, hard-working and a leader” … Her motto is “life is great as long as you don’t weaken” … The best present I ever received was “my sister, because she is my best friend” … Favorite class is history … She aspires to be a professional soccer player … Wants to one day work in sports marketing or foreign affairs … Favorite soccer players are Hope Solo and Iker Casillas … Best part of being a soccer player is getting to play with the most amazing people while have so much fun playing the beautiful game … Greatest soccer moment so far was making the U-17 Women’s World Cup Team … Favorite food is German food.