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Stephen Morrissey

  • position Midfield
  • height 6-1
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Franklin, Tenn.
  • High school Battle Ground Academy
  • position Midfield
  • height 6-1
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Franklin, Tenn.
  • High school Battle Ground Academy

Stephen Morrissey Bio

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2010
Started all 22 games … Named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team, the C-USA All-Tournament Team and the Gamecock Classic All-Tournament Team … Enjoyed best season in Garnet and Black, scoring three goals, including two game winners, while adding five assists for 11 points on the year … Posted 25 shots, including eight on goal … Scored game-winning penalty kick to propel South Carolina to 2010 Conference USA Tournament title … First assist of the season came in 2-2 tie vs. Iona (Sept. 17) … Tallied two shots and one assist in 1-1 tie vs. UCF (Oct. 16) … Posted three goals and three assists in final eight games of the season … Scored first goal of the year in 1-0 win over FIU (Oct. 27) … Followed with assist in 3-0 win over Memphis (Oct. 31) … Tallied goal vs. UAB in quarterfinal round of C-USA Tournament (Nov. 10) … Followed with assist on Will Traynor[apos]s game winner vs. SMU (Nov. 12) to advance to C-USA Tournament title game … Connected on penalty kick in 107th minute vs. Tulsa in Conference USA Tournament finals to secure 1-0 win for South Carolina … Along with JP Rafferty, earned assist on game winner vs. Duke in second round of NCAA Tournament … Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll … Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2009
Saw action in all 18 contests with 17 starts … Collected one assist on the season, while adding 14 shots … Lone assist came on game-winning tally in 1-0 victory over archrival Clemson (Sept. 4) … Posted a season-high three shots in 0-0 tie vs. No. 25 Northwestern (Sept. 18) … Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll … Also received the C-USA Commissioner[apos]s Academic Medal, which is awarded to student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and above … Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2008
Saw action in all 19 contests with 16 starts as a true freshman … Selected to the Conference USA All-Freshman squad … Tallied one goal and one assist, while posting 11 shots … Recorded his lone goal of the year in 3-1 loss to No. 15 North Carolina (Sept. 5) during the Wake Forest Deacon Classic … Made first start of his career against defending national champion Wake Forest … Recorded one assist in 4-0 win versus Davidson (Sept. 27) … Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll … Also received the C-USA Commissioner[apos]s Academic Medal, which is awarded to student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and above … Member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Pre-College
Named the 2008 Gatorade State of Tennessee Player of the Year … 2007 NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) adidas High School All-South Region … Tennessean All-Midstate First Team, TWSA All-State Team for division III … Played club soccer for the Tennessee Futbol Club and coach Ajit Korgaokar … Helped lead team to five state championships in club soccer … Played for coach Rob Mitchell at Battle Ground Academy … Team earned 2006 Division II state high school soccer championship … Selected to all-state team, 2006-07 … Also played basketball and ran track during prep career.

Personal
Son of Steve and Laura Morrissey … Sister, Katie Morrissey, played soccer at Tennessee Tech … An accounting major.

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