Morton boys soccer standout Clayton Anderson is headed to Illinois Wesleyan University.
The four-year player signed to play for the Titans after scoring 12 goals and dishing out nine assists last fall in his senior season.
“I’ll always remember Clayton as fun loving and a very hard worker,” said Morton coach Tory DeLong. “Illinois Wesleyan is getting a great player.”
Anderson had 18 goals and 14 assists in his Morton career.
“Clayton played primarily as an outside midfielder in his first three years,” DeLong said. “We moved him up top to forward in his senior year and he shined.”
Anderson was one of Morton’s captains last season and he helped lead the Potters into the sectional finals against eventual state finalist Peoria Notre Dame.
In addition to playing for Morton, Anderson played in the Morton Premier and Central Illinois Soccer Academy club programs.
THEY’RE WINNERS: It was a historic and dominating night Tuesday for the Pekin girls soccer team.
The Dragons defeated East Peoria 7-0 at EastSide Centre in a Mid-Illini Conference game, guaranteeing the program’s 11th winning season in the last 12 years. It also was the program’s 199th all-time victory.
Tyranie Cox contributed to all seven goals. She scored three, assisted on three, and caused an own goal when an East Peoria defender tried to clear Cox’s shot with a header but put the ball into her own net.
Cox now has 68 career goals. The senior is nine behind Pekin leader Sarah Zuercher (2009-12) with at least four games to go.
Gracie Kiser, Bailey Bassen and Morgan Haynes also scored Tuesday for Pekin (10-4-2, 3-1-1). Allie Scally had two assists and Amara Howell had an assist.
Pekin outshot East Peoria 21-0. Dragons goalie Paige Smith did not need to make a save against the Raiders (2-9-1, 0-6).
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