Stanford, U.S. forward Jordan Morris named Pac-12 Player of the Year
Stanford junior forward Jordan Morris was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year on Tuesday afternoon.
Morris is suited up for the USMNT's qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday night.
The junior has scored eight goals in 13 games for Stanford in 2015. Morris is the first Stanford player to win Player of the Year honors since 2001, when former Seattle Sounder Roger Levesque brought home the award.
Last year, he spent time in the fall playing for the USMNT. He was first called up to join the national squad for a friendly in the Czech Republic last fall and became the first active college player to play with the full national team in 20 years. He was the first collegiate to score in a game since Mike Sorber in 1992.
Morris was unable to play during the USMNT's run in the CONCACAF Gold Cup after having surgery in late June to repair a stress fracture in his left leg, but he returned to help the U.S. Under-23 national team to a third-place finish in Olympic qualifying. The U-23s will face Colombia in a two-match playoff for a final place in Rio in March.
Morris joined Matt Miazga, Darlington Nagbe, Tim Ream, Bobby Wood, DeAndre Yedlin and Gyasi Zardes as players making their World Cup qualifying debuts when they played in the 6–1 USMNT victory over St. Vincent and the Grenadines last Friday.