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Morgan takes over Women's Soccer Program, Burnham named assistant coach

Courtney Morgan, who was an assistant coach for the GMC soccer program for the past two seasons, has taken over the head coaching duties for the Georgia Military College women’s soccer program for the 2014 season according to an announcement by GMC Director of Athletics Bert Williams. Morgan will head up the women’s varsity program and will also begin a women’s junior varsity team for the first time in school history. “Courtney has been an integral part of the GMC soccer program and is excited about taking on this opportunity,” said Coach Williams. “I look forward to watching her lead our team this coming season.” Morgan holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Emmanuel College (Ga.) in Kinesiology and served as team captain while earning first-team all-region honors for the Lady Lions. Morgan has coached numerous club teams and came to GMC from Heritage High School in Conyers, Ga. She also served as a student assistant with the Emmanuel program. “I am really excited for this opportunity to take over such a great group of girls,” said Morgan. “I am really looking forward to the future of the women’s soccer program at Georgia Military College and the direction it is headed. We have a lot of talented players and we are ready to show that hard work and determination always pays off.” Morgan will also be joined on the GMC women’s coaching staff by Allison Burnham, who will serve as an assistant coach for the Lady Bulldogs. Burnham holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Young Harris College where she played four years on the women’s soccer team as a center midfielder. She was instrumental in leading the program as the college made the transition from a two-year school to a four-year school and joining the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference. While at Young Harris, Burnham was team captain her senior year and was named to the Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-District III First Team. She also earned a place on the 2012 Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team and PBC Presidential Honor Roll as a Gold Scholar in 2013. Burnham is currently working on a master’s degree in art therapy at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville. GMC’s women’s team gets started with a scrimmage on August 20 at Faulkner University (Ala.) and then opens the regular season on August 22 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Ga.) in a GCAA contest. GMC’s first home game will be played on September 10 against GCAA rival Gordon College (Ga.) at Robertson Field with a 7 p.m. ET start time. “We are thrilled to announce the start of our women’s JV program this fall,” said Morgan. “We have a lot of dedicated girls joining the JV program and I am excited to start this new phase with them. This is just the beginning of great things to come from the soccer program here at GMC.” GMC posted a 6-9-2 overall record in 2013 and advanced to the semifinals of the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) tournament.