|Major:||Anthropology & Human Biology|
|Parents:||Charles & Lori Morell|
Morell played 16 games, making 13 starts for the Eagles during her senior season. She tied for second on the team with three goals and added an assist to finish with seven points, third-most on the squad. Morell netted her first goal of the season, a game-winner in the 87th minute to help Emory post a 2-1 win over Bridgewater College on September 13th. She scored another game-winner for the Eagles in the very next game, scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Birmingham Southern on September 18th. She finished with 27 shots including 14 on goal including season-highs of seven and three on goal against BSC.
Morell proved to be a versatile player for the Eagles during her junior campaign, seeing time both at forward and with the defense during her junior season. She was one of just five players on the team to appear in all 19 games during the season, including seven in a starting role. Morell finished the year with three assists, two coming in back-to-back wins against the University of the South on September 14th and Berry College on September 20th. Her third assist of the year came on the game-winning goal against Covenant College on October 7th. The Eagles shifted Morell to center back for the second half of the season, where she started six of the team’s final seven games, and helped to anchor the back line. With her help, Emory’s defense recorded a 0.438 goals-against average (the 13th-lowest mark in Division III in 2014) and 11 shutouts, while limiting opponents to averages of 7.6 shots and 3.4 shots on goal per game. She was named the University Athletic Association Defensive Athlete of the Week on October 27th, after helping Emory hold LaGrange College to just one off-target shot during a 9-0 win. Morell finished the season with 23 shots and 15 shots on goal, including seven shots and five on goal against Transylvania on September 27th, both season highs.
Morell emerged as a key contributor to the Eagles’ offense during her sophomore season, making 18 starts and playing in all 21 games, one of just eight players on the team to do so. She was tied for second on the team with five goals during the campaign, adding on a pair of assists for 12 total points, tied for the fourth-best total among all Eagles in 2013. The forward scored the game-winning goal (the first of her career) during Emory’s 2-0 win at Rochester on November 1st. In the game prior, Morell registered a career-best five points in an 8-0 win over Agnes Scott, scoring two goals and assisting on another. She added an assist on the game-winning goal against Rhodes on September 28th, while also scoring goals of her own against Centre on September 29th and at Chicago on October 12th. Morell totaled 991 minutes played during the campaign, taking 35 shots, 20 of which were on goal.
Morell was one of 12 Eagles, and the only freshman, to appear in all 24 of Emory's games during the season. Of her four starts, two came during the NCAA Championships, against Centre College in the second round, and Wheaton College (Ill.) in the semifinals. The midfielder finished the campaign with two goals and two assists for a total of six points. Both of her assists came during conference play, including one on the game-winning goal against the University of Rochester on October 14th. Morell scored her first collegiate goal during the Eagles' 9-0 win over the University of the South on September 15th. She also notched a goal against Covenant College on October 22nd, helping the team to a 3-0 win. Morell finished the year with 10 shots, six of which were on goal.
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Prior to Emory:
Played for the Centennial High School soccer team for four years... Was named to the All-Region team in 2011 and 2012, and earned her team's Offensive Most Valuable Player award in 2011... Was coached by Jeff Burch in high school... Also played club soccer for the United Futbol Academy, where she was coached by Iggy Moleka... Helped her club team to state championships in 2009, 2011 and 2012, Region 3 Premier League Championships in 2010 and 2011, and to the regional finals in 2010... Also ran cross country in high school.
Born May 23, 1994... Worked as a camp counselor over the summer... Was her high school's student council president and winner of the Principal's Leadership Award.
Why she chose Emory:
"I chose Emory for its great academics and competitive soccer program."
|Oct 16||at Case Western Reserve||T, 0-0|
|Oct 18||at Carnegie Mellon||L, 1-0|
|Oct 27||at Kennesaw St.||T, 1-1|
|Oct 30||Brandeis||T, 0-0|
|Nov 1||New York U.||T, 1-1|
|Nov 7||Rochester (N.Y.)||W, 3-1|
|Sep 1||at Sewanee||W, 1-0||1||0||0||0||1||.000||0-0||0|
|Sep 4||vs. Puget Sound||L, 1-0||1||0||0||0||0||-||0-0||0|
|Sep 5||vs. William Smith||L, 1-0||1||0||0||0||1||.000||0-0||0|
|Sep 12||at Wash. & Lee||W, 1-0||1||0||0||0||3||.000||0-0||0|
|Sep 13||vs. Bridgewater (Va.)||W, 2-1||1||1||0||2||6||.167||0-0||1|
|Sep 16||LaGrange||W, 4-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Sep 18||Birmingham Southern||W, 1-0||1||1||0||2||7||.143||0-0||1|
|Sep 20||at Berry||W, 3-1||1||0||0||0||0||-||0-0||0|
|Sep 25||Brooklyn||W, 9-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Sep 27||Lynchburg||L, 3-0||1||0||0||0||1||.000||0-0||0|
|Oct 3||at Chicago||L, 1-0||1||0||0||0||2||.000||0-0||0|
|Oct 10||Washington (Mo.)||L, 2-0||1||0||0||0||0||-||0-0||0|
|Oct 16||at Case Western Reserve||T, 0-0||1||0||0||0||1||.000||0-0||0|
|Oct 18||at Carnegie Mellon||L, 1-0||1||0||0||0||2||.000||0-0||0|
|Oct 27||at Kennesaw St.||T, 1-1||-||0||0||0||0||-||0-0||0|
|Oct 30||Brandeis||T, 0-0||-||0||0||0||0||-||0-0||0|
|Nov 1||New York U.||T, 1-1||1||0||1||1||2||.000||0-0||0|
|Nov 7||Rochester (N.Y.)||W, 3-1||1||1||0||2||1||1.000||0-0||0|