Jordan Morris to be inducted into MIHS Hall of Fame

April 23, 2019 | by Erin Sirianni

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The Mercer Island High School (MIHS) and the Mercer Island community are proud to announce that professional soccer player Jordan Morris will be inducted into the Mercer Island High School Athletic Hall of Fame for Boys Soccer on Tuesday, April 23rd, prior to the MI vs Lake Washington match that evening at Islander Stadium. The ceremony will begin at about 7:15 pm. Former varsity head coach Colin Rigby, who was Morris’s coach, will present the honor along with current varsity head coach Forrest Marowitz.

A forward and mid-fielder for the US Men’s National Soccer team and for the Seattle Sounders FC, Morris is the most decorated soccer player to graduate from Mercer Island High School. A 2013 MIHS graduate, Morris only played for the MIHS varsity boys soccer team (playing JV his freshman year) for two years and still holds the record for most points in a season with 65. He ended his career at MIHS with 32 goals and 26 assists. Morris was the award recipient of the Gatorade Washington State Player of the Year and NSCAA high school All-American in 2012. He led the Islanders to a state runner-up finish in 2012. 

Morris went on to play for the prestigious Seattle Sounders FC Academy team for his senior year, where he scored 27 goals in 28 regular-season games and was named National Academy Player of the Year. 

He played club soccer for eight years with Eastside FC, where he won the state championship six times and was named US Youth Soccer Best 11 and US National Championships Golden Ball winner.

After high school, Morris set his sights on college and led his Stanford Cardinal team to the Pac-12 championship twice and won the NCAA championship his junior year. Again, he was named the winner of the most well-known award for his field – the MAC Hermann Trophy winner. 

Jordan has now moved on to play soccer professionally for Seattle Sounders FC and for the US Men’s National (USMNT) teams, where he has played over 70 games for Seattle and 27 caps for the USMNT. 

Morris’s achievements only a part of why he has been selected to the Mercer Island high school Hall of Fame. Morris represents himself, his hometown, his alma maters, and his community of fans and supporters with class, honor, and respect. 

Growing up with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), Jordan started the Jordan Morris Foundation, which he and his family created to educate, inspire, and support the lives of children with diabetes and toward finding a cure for the disease. He shares his own story of being diagnosed at the age of 9 and his determination to succeed at his dream of becoming a professional soccer player, despite having T1D.  Learn more about the Jordan Morris Foundation at: www.jordanmorrisfoundation.com

The MIHS stadium is located on the school property at 9100 SE 42nd St.

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