Portland Thorn Morgan Weaver represents WSU on ESPN College GameDay

Morgan Weaver may no longer be a soccer star at Washington State University, but her time in the Palouse will always be a part of who she is.

“Once a Coug, always a Coug,” as the WSU motto says.

Weaver, the Portland Thorns’ No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NWSL Draft, showed some pride for her alma mater on ESPN’s College GameDay this week.

The highest-ranked soccer player in program history waived her Cougar flag high on the 248th consecutive GameDay appearance.


Weaver finished her four years in Pullman with 43 goals, 98 points, nine multi-goal games and 85 matches– all good for second in school history. The Cougar legend also finished first in post-season goals with six and first in shots with 363. She led WSU to its first-ever College Cup.

Looks like first-year Cougar head football coach Nick Rolovich is a fan of Weaver’s as well:

It didn’t take long for Weaver to make an impact as a pro on the Portland Thorns. The rookie forward scored her first-career goal the 68th minute of the Portland’s 1-0 win over the North Carolina Courage to send the Thorns to the semifinals in July. 

As the Thorns faced off against the OL Reign in the NWSL Fall Series, Weaver entered as a substitution in the 75th minute and had two shots on goal in the Thorns 2-1 win over OL Reign.

Portland claimed the Verizon Community Shield crown in the in-season competition and won a $25,000 prize for their partner, Mimi’s Fresh Tees.


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