For the last three seasons, the Woodland soccer team has had the same captain: Alex Morrison.
"He's just a natural leader," says Carl Ripley, Head Coach for Woodland soccer. "He's always willing to help out the younger guys coming through. He's always there."
Morrison is a leader all year long, representing the dragons in soccer and basketball, and in his favorite sport: baseball.
"The amount of love I have for that game is crazy," says Morrison. "It takes a lot of thinking and more mental preparing than actual physical ability. That's probably what I love the most about it."
Morrison's mental game is also strong in the classroom. He's grades have been in the top five percent of his class since third grade and he is currently ranked second in his in class. Morrison plans to study mechanical engineering in college. He's already been accepted to the University of Maine and Maine Maritime Academy, and he sent in an application to the Coast Guard Academy.
"No matter where I go, I'm going to be in a field with an engineering aspect. I'd like to be able to travel wherever I want to, work wherever I want," says Morrison.
For now, he calls Baileyville home. Between school, sports and work, Alex still finds time to give back to his community. He helps out with the Dribbling Dragons youth basketball team, he's an officer on the state board of the National Honors Society and he's a volunteer firefighter.
Morrison's advice for Maine high school students is simple:
"Be active. do everything you can in your community."
Congratulations to Alex Morrison, the newest member of the Varsity Club!