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Morgan Andrews Practicing With Boston Breakers

Morgan Andrews drilled with the Breakers last week and spoke about transferring from Notre Dame to USC.

Stephanie Yang

New Hampshire native Morgan Andrews practiced with the Boston Breakers last week.  The new USC transfer was seen working in the midfield and could be taking the pitch for the Breakers College Academy this summer.

"It's just really important to be in a team environment just because I have to keep my speed of play up," Andrews said. "I want to try and be one of the best college players out there. [The Breakers] are doing such a great job in practices, and they're really helping me out, and I hope I'm helping them out with keeping the speed of play up and working just as hard."

Andrews recently transferred from Notre Dame to USC after two years with the Fighting Irish, leaving behind the ACC for the Pac-12.  "For me, it wasn't the right school for me any more at Notre Dame," said Andrews. "Instead of waiting around and waiting for my dreams I'm deciding to chase after them, so I'm heading out to California."  Andrews was very complimentary of all aspects of USC's program, adding, "I think [the weather] appeals to everyone but at the same time it's a great team, it's a great school, it has my major there. I'm studying broadcast journalism. It's just a great school, great team, great coaching staff."

On why she chose to leave Notre Dame, Andrews had this to say: "Coach [Randy] Waldrum was the coach who recruited me, so it had factored into my decision, but nothing against the coaching staff that's already [at Notre Dame]. They're great coaches and it's a great team. I still have best friends there." Waldrum left Notre Dame's program early in January 2014 to coach newly formed NWSL expansion team the Houston Dash. Andrews announced her transfer in January this year.

Andrews will head to California in May for summer school.  "I'm expecting to go in and obviously have to earn my spot. I'm a transfer, I'm a new one coming in, but I'm going to fight for my starting position." While there, Andrews said she will be playing with the SoCal Blues.