Recent Rocky Mount High graduate Andrew Morales will represent the Gryphons next week at the 2011 N.C. Coaches Association's East-West All-Star Games.
Morales, a 5-foot-10, 155-pound midfielder, will be the second Gyphon ever to participate in the Boys' East-West All-Star Soccer Game which is being played Tuesday evening (8:30) at UNC-Greensboro's Soccer Stadium.
Kingsley McLeod was the first-ever Rocky Mount soccer player so selected back in 2008.
Morales will play for Duke University this fall where he'll major in economics. He plans to pursue a career in law.
As a senior, he was named All-State, All-Conference, All-Region and ESPN Rise All-American as he scored 38 goals and 40 assists. He closed out his career with 89 goals and 85 assists.
“I am very excited to be playing in the all-star game, and I expect it to be a very competitive game, ” Morales told game officials.
NCAA Men’s Soccer East-West All-Star Game
Venue: UNC-Greensboro Soccer Stadium, Greensboro
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 adults, $5 students. Group rates are available in advance – call 336-379-9095.
Parking: Parking deck on Walker Avenue and on lots at Walker Ave. and Aycock St.