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Golden Knight Spotlight: Morgan Burchhardt

Golden Knight Spotlight is a student-athlete profile series run by Alexander Lawrence ’18 in coordination with Golden Knights Athletics staff.

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Morgan Burchhardt

Sport: Women’s Soccer
Burnt Hills, NY
Class Year:
Major: Childhood Education
Favorite study spot:
My apartment
Favorite food: Seafood
One interesting fact about yourself: I’m a snowboarder


What set SR apart from other schools: “It was a small campus and the class sizes were small.”

Why SR Women’s Soccer:
“I was recruited here and really wanted to go to a good DI or DII school and be able to compete at a high level and Saint Rose gave me that. I also wanted to go somewhere where my parents could go to my games.”


Most memorable moment or game: “I broke records at my high school junior and senior year. I broke records in goals scored, assists, and totals points.”

How you got involved:
“I was probably in 2nd grade when I played in the rec soccer league and the local Burnt Hills league. My dad and brother both wrestled in high school as well.”


Do you have a saying or motto you live by: “When I’m out on the field I just play with the most heart and passion I can.”


Where you draw your inspiration from: “I draw my inspiration from watching professional soccer players on TV. Watching them be successful and get to their goals is what I want to do.”


How do you prepare before a game: “I always listen to music and get mentally ready in the locker room before games.”


What are you looking to accomplish this year: “I wanted to accomplish personal goals such as scoring and making All-Conference.”


Morgan (center) with her parents Shelly (left) and Bruce Burchhardt (right)

Morgan (center) with her parents Shelly (left) and Bruce Burchhardt (right)

My Comments/ takeaway from the interview: Morgan Burchhardt is a second-year childhood education major at The College of Saint Rose. She is a very well-educated and decorated athlete to say the least after talking with her. Here’s what she had to say during our interview. “The dynamic of the team has changed since my first year. We had girls last year who were national champions. This year we had a lot of new personalities on the team. The experience and leadership was still there and we had to have a lot of underclassman step up. Going forward a lot of new faces will be on the team next year,” Burchhardt said. “I’ve learned a lot from my teammates such as maturity and how to handle myself in a more adult way. We are all pretty close with each other,” Burchhardt said about her teammates. Morgan is a very talented person and has helped Saint Rose soccer immensely both on and off the field. She is one of the most humble people I’ve ever met in my life. With personalities and talents such as her on the team, I see no reason why Saint Rose women’s soccer can’t come back and dominate in the NE-10 next year and going forward. She is a very outgoing young woman who is passionate about soccer and I felt her enjoyment for the love of the game. Just a quick shout out to the Saint Rose soccer teams for their achievements this past season!

Morgan with her friends (from left to right) Kristen Carr, Jourdan Thompson, Morgan Burchhardt, Sydney Oshaughnessy, Nicole Shively, and Amanda Vasquez

Morgan with her friends (from left to right) Kristen Carr, Jourdan Thompson, Morgan Burchhardt, Sydney Oshaughnessy, Nicole Shively, and Amanda Vasquez

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