As a military brat, Morgan Bogue has played soccer in some exotic places like Hawaii during her lifetime.
The 16-year old Sacred Heart junior was born in Lubbock, Texas, moved from there to South Dakota, then moved to Sedalia, then to the “Fiore Island” of Hawaii, then finally back to Missouri where her family lives in Warrensburg.
Bogue’s father, Brian, flies B-2 bombers for the United States Air Force.
“Soccer is my favorite sport,” said Bogue. “I’ve played it so long. I think I started playing in kindergarten. I played on club teams and traveling teams in Hawaii, Kansas City, Columbia and for the Sedalia Select when I was in eighth grade (coached by Tony Crank).”
Bogue has played two years of varsity at Sacred Heart. Her credentials speak for themselves. She is a two-time Second Team All Stater, two-time All Central Region pick, two-time All District and two-time All Kaysinger Conference selection.
Bogue scored 11 goals as a freshman midfielder for the Lady Gremlins and was not sure how many she had her sophomore season, but did score the go-ahead goal against Springfield Catholic in the Class 1 state quarterfinals this past spring. That goal put Sacred Heart up 1-0 but Catholic advanced to the Final Four with a 5-1 win.
“Gabbi (Evers) was playing midfielder and I was at forward,” said Bogue of her goal. “She (Ebers) sent a through pass, I went by one defender and hit the ball into the lower left corner of the net.”
Bogue tore her ACL in her left knee this past spring but kept playing with the injury. She is scheduled to have an MRI in Columbia July 17 and plans for surgery will be made then.
Not only is Bogue a good soccer player but is an excellent student as well. She has a 3.9 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, scored a 23 on the ACT the first time she took it and plans to take it again the next time it is offered. Sacred Heart does not tabulate academic class rankings.
In junior high, Bogue was in the National Junior Honor Society and is in the National Honor Society.
She is undetermined about a college or major area of study. However, she does want to play soccer in college. She plans to to take weighted courses in Public Speaking and English Composition this coming school year.
Bogue has also played a year of junior high volleyball and two years of varsity at Sacred Heart.
“Academics are more important,” said Bogue. “But sports are a lot more fun.”
In her spare time, Bogue enjoys spending time with her friends, reading and watching movies.
Bogue has four sisters: Ashley Ritzo, 24, Columbia; Sydney Bogue, 14, a freshman at Sacred Heart; Elyssa Bogue, 13, an eighth grader at Sacred Heart and Genevieve Bogue, 11, a sixth grader at Sacred Heart.
She is the daugterof Hollie and Brian Bogue, Warrensburg.