Favorite pregame meal: Subway.
Favorite musical group or artist: Eminem.
Favorite movie: Hercules.
Favorite athlete: Cat Osterman
Favorite and least favorite class: My favorite is English and least favorite is math.
Favorite team: Boston Celtics.
Dream Vacation: Florida
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Plans after graduating from high school: To go to Texas Tech and be a veterinarian.
AZTEC — The Aztec Lady Tigers soccer came into the 2013 season with aspirations of winning a state championship.
So far, the Lady Tigers haven't disappointed, winning their first 12 matches by a combined score of 91-2.
A big part of the Aztec success has been junior forward Hailey Morris.
Morris is currently the top goal scorer in the state, regardless of classification, with 25 goals. She is also tied for the most assists with 13.
Head coach Stephen Parks said his top scorer's dedication to her team and determination on the field is what allows her to be so effective.
"It's not just her ability to score, it's her passion and drive," Parks said of Morris. "She goes after everything nonstop, and that's really valuable. Sometimes, you'll have players who if they don't think they'll get to (the ball), they'll just stop. She just never gives up."
Morris said that when she was growing up, she wanted to be one best players in the state and that is what motivates her.
"I've been playing soccer ever since I was little and I've always wanted to be one of the top players," she said.
Morris along with Jessica Kresl and Lacy Garcia, who rank third and fourth in goals scored in 4A, give the Lady Tigers a dynamic scoring punch that has been difficult for any team to slow down this season.
"It's nice to have so many people who can finish. People can't just key on one player on our team. We have a lot of finishers and don't have to rely on one player," Parks said. "All three are right up front, and they compliment each other really well. They make good runs and nice passes. As a coach, it's extremely exciting."
Morris enjoys playing with her Lady Tiger teammates, and they have been a big part of her success this year.
"We've really worked hard," she said. "You have other players to back you up, and you can work as a team."
As good as the goal scoring for the Lady Tigers has been, their defense is equally impressive. The two goals allowed by Aztec is the fewest in 4A to this point in the season.
"Our defense provides great support for the offense. The offense gets the glory for putting the goals in, but it's not just one part of the team," Parks said. "They are a complete team. When they play well as a complete team, they're pretty unstoppable."
The Lady Tigers are hoping that offensive and defensive balance will lead them back to the state title game, where they fell last season to Albuquerque Academy.
Morris thinks this year will be different with the experience the team gained in the title match last year.
"We need to stay focused and work hard in practice and we should do pretty good," She said. "We've been there and experienced it once and that makes us want it more."
Joshua Perry covers sports for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @jperrysuu.