Elm City Express forward Tavoy “Bull” Morgan has been selected as the National Premier Soccer League player of the week, it was announced Thursday.
Morgan earned his first starting spot on the team in the June 17 home game against Greater Lowell NPSL FC. He made quite an impact by scoring four goals within 40 minutes.
“I feel great about the season, we’re working hard, I feel we deserve the results we’ve seen so far and it is a great feeling to have been named Mitre National Player of the Week, I’m very proud and thankful for that,” Morgan said after a 3-0 win over the Brooklyn Italians Tuesday night. “I feel like my style has changed since the start of the season, and that’s all about my teammates, playing with this great bunch of guys. We teach each other, we learn, we work hard, and we have been getting the results.”
In his second start against the Italians, Morgan found the net once.
“Bull has been fantastic,” Elm City head coach Teddy Haley said. “Like a true pro he learned from his early appearances and used our training sessions to get sharper. His energy and spirit has driven him to evolve as an attacking player in our system. He is a student of the game and I love working with such a true raw talent, who in my opinion has the ability to play at a very high level.”
Hailing from Saint Catherine, Jamaica, Morgan played competitive ball for the Under-13 team in the Saint Catherine Parish League. He was recruited to play for the U-17 Jamaica Reggae squad, where he was the youngest player on the team. He later represented Saint Catherine in the First Division as he was named league 2013 MVP, best junior player, and was the leading scorer.
Morgan played high school soccer in the U.S. Early this season he was a regular at Elm City Express tryouts. He hopes to further his professional soccer career.
“Bull’s a great personality to have on the squad,” Express captain Sean O’Brien concluded. “We always knew he had goals in him, we see it in practice every week. He had to be patient to get his chance to start because of the other talent we have, but when his chance came he grabbed it with both hands and put four in.”
The winner of this national honor is determined by a vote of media members from across the country. It is awarded every week during the regular season.