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Morgan Stephens

Defense
Position
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Height
Senior
Class
Olney, Md.
Hometown
Good Counsel
High School

2015 Stephens Web Feature

WORTH NOTING
– Member of the 2014-15 U.S. Women’s National Team
– Member of the 2015-16 U.S. Women’s National Team

2015
– All-ACC First Team
-IWLCA All-America Second Team
– IWLCA All-South Region First Team
– Tewaaraton Watch List
– Preseason All-ACC
– VaSid All-State First Team
– Started all 19 games
– Assisted on goals against Harvard, Virginia Tech and Winthrop
– Won 31 draw controls, including a career-high nine in the win over Navy
– 25 ground balls including four in the NCAA Tournament second-round game against Penn State
– Caused 17 turnovers
– Finished her career with 49 goals, 20 assists, 102 ground balls, 63 caused turnovers and 114 draw controls
– ACC Academic Honor Roll

2014
– IWLCA Second Team All-American
– IWLCA All-South Region First Team
– Second Team All-ACC
– NCAA All-Tournament Team
– Tewaaraton Watch List
– VaSID All-State First Team
– Earned a spot on the 2014-15 U.S. Women’s National Team
– Played midfield to start the season before switching to defense
– 18 goals, 10 assists
– Leads the team with 20 caused turnovers
– Ranks 10th in the ACC in caused turnovers (0.95 per game)
– 33 ground balls, 24 draw controls

2013
– IWLCA All-South Region second team
– 2013 Virginia Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Award of Excellence (MVP)
– VaSID All-State first team
– Ranks sixth in the ACC in draw controls per game (2.55)
– Her 52 draw controls were the seventh-highest single-season total in Virginia program history
– Led the team with 29 ground balls
– Second on the team with 52 draw controls
– Played midfield most of the season, but switched to defense for the final games of the year
– Fifth on the team in points (30- 24 goals, six assists)
– Began the season scoring in nine consecutive games
– Has managed to score three goals since changing over to play defense instead of midfield
– Caused four turnovers with three ground balls in the NCAA Tournament second round game against Georgetown
– Scored hat tricks at Syracuse, James Madison and American
– Had at least one point in every single game prior to moving from midfield to defense
– Picked up at least one ground ball in each of the last 11 games of the season
– Won at least one draw control in all but two games

2012
– Appeared in all 19 games with 13 starts
– Scored seven goals with an assist for eight points
– 15 ground balls, seven draw controls, and nine caused turnovers
– Scored her first collegiate goal on February 26 in the home victory over Syracuse
– Had the first multi-goal game of her career with a pair of goals in the NCAA Tournament game at Duke

HIGH SCHOOL
– Team captain and high school All-American
– ESPN Rise Player of the Week
– Set records for most ground balls and draw controls in one game
– First team All-Gazette (’11)
– All-Met second team (’11)
– Second-team All-Gazette (’10)
– All-Met honorable mention (’10)
– Washington Catholic Athletic Conference first team (’10, ’11)
– Washington Catholic Athletic Conference second team (’09)
– Washington Catholic Athletic Conference honorable mention (’08)

PERSONAL
– Parents are Bill and Tish Stephens
– Has a brother, Michael, who was a swimmer at Boston College and now is a coach there
– Her major is Sociology

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