Athlete of the Month: Morgan Frye


Morgan Frye

Having dispersed her energy across a multitude of interests, Morgan Frye eventually settled on one true love. Over the course of her high school career, the Warrenton senior has progressively shifted her efforts more toward becoming a standout on the volleyball court.

Frye’s devotion to the sport resulted in being named the GAC North Player of the Year following the Warriors’ 20-5 milestone season. During the campaign, she served 295 times, recording 39 aces. She made 661 attacks, resulting in 346 kills. She also contributed 374 serve receives, 17 blocks and nine assists through 80 matches played.

Frye had previously played basketball and participated in track through middle school and her freshman year. But it was volleyball that had long been a part of her life, since first taking the court in elementary school and developing under the tutelage of her mother’s coaching.

Frye also spent time as a member of the FFA and 4-H, showing cattle.

She plans to continue playing volleyball at the collegiate level, attending Lindenwood University in pursuit of a career in sports psychology.

Q: How did you become interested in volleyball?

“I started in third grade and have always loved the game and have liked my coaches. My mom came up and coached when I was little. It was always a part of my family, so I fell in love with it and went from there. I decided to take it seriously once I reached high school.”

Q: What is your greatest memory from volleyball?

“Definitely winning conference this year. It was the first year we had been undefeated, but being able to do it with this group of girls is really special with it being my senior year. We have always been rivals with Winfield in our conference, so it was really exciting to beat them.”

Q: What do you feel your strengths are as a player?

“I’m very focused on the court. Being able to hone in on getting one play done at a time has really helped me.”

Q: What part of your game improved the most?

“My leadership. Last year we had a lot of younger girls, so just being able to lead and calm them down in big moments was important.”

Q: What did it mean to be named GAC North Player of Year?

“There are some really good players in our conference, and I’m going to play with one of them next year (at Lindenwood), so just being able to show I can compete with those girls is really good.”

Q: Who has had the greatest influence on you overall?

“My mother. I’ve always been able to tell her anything, or if I have an issue with school or volleyball. She and my dad both allow me to make the decisions I need to make, and they’ll support me either way.”

Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

“My mom always tells me, ‘You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.’ She allows me to make my own decisions and helps me learn.”

Q: What piqued your interest in psychology?

“I’ve always had an interest and loved the investigation and discovery shows. Through playing sports my entire life, I thought it would be fun to have a career in that, since it’s something I can relate to.”

Q: If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

“I’d like to travel to Italy and play volleyball over there. It would be a whole different level of competition and style of play.”

Favorite Food: Steak

Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden

Favorite TV Show: Schitt’s Creek

Favorite Movie: The Last Song

Favorite Song: Anything by Blake Shelton

Favorite Musician: Blake Shelton

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