Crosse Checks with Jessy Morgan
Feb. 15, 2007
Jessy Morgan helped Virginia to the ACC Championship in 2006 and was named the National Player of the Week on March 27, 2006. One of Virginia’s starting line defenders, Morgan helped the Cavaliers hold William & Mary and Princeton to a combined eight goals, including blanking the Tigers in the second half of the game while allowing the Tribe only one goal in the opening stanza of that contest. Morgan shut down the top attacker in both games, allowing only one goal to the opposition’s top scorer. In August she was named to the US National squad.
She answers some questions for the fans of virginiasports.com.
My primary inspiration in sports is: Michael Jordan
My advice to players is: Never stop believe in yourself and to always be positive.
The best thing about the University is: It’s in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
My dream vacation would be: An African Safari
The best advice I ever received is: Always be organized and neat- My grandma
My favorite moment in my own sporting history: Beating Duke in the ACC championship at M&T Bank Stadium in 2006.
My favorite overall moment in sports history: Watching Maryland beat Duke in the women’s NCAA basketball final in 2006.
Best lacrosse game in which I participated: Being down 2 goals to UNC in the 2006 ACC semifinals with a little over three minutes to go and rallying to win.
Best lacrosse game I have ever seen: UVa men vs. Johns Hopkins at Homewood Field (JHU campus) in 2004.
Why I play lacrosse….: Because its exciting, fast, and intense.
A brief summary of my early lacrosse history: I started playing in 9th grade because softball was boring and lacrosse looked like more fun.
If I could invite someone to dinner, it would be: Muhammad Ali, because he’s one of the greatest athletes ever and he was never afraid to stand up for what he believed in.
Why Virginia?: Because its not too far away from home. I get to watch ACC basketball. It’s beautiful here and every year I get to compete for a national championship.
The most important thing I learned while playing is…: That if you don’t push yourself, you will never know what you are capable of.
Quicksticks: Jessy’s favorite . . .:
…movie: As Good As It Gets
…Disney movie: Lion King
…musician/band: Janet Jackson
…food: Peanut Butter
…song: “All Along the Watchtower”- JH
…UVA class: Poetry Writing
…vacation spot: Hawaii, North Shore
…dance move: Chicken Noodle Soup
…day of the week: Saturday
…Dr. Seuss book: Green Eggs and Ham
…Crayon color: Black
…sport (other than lacrosse): BASKETBALL
…TV show: House
…cartoon character: Pepper Ann
…Sportscenter anchor: Robin Roberts
…actor/actress: Anthony Hopkins
…sports figure: Ray Lewis
…book: The Waste Land