ON MORRIS: One of the nation's premiere players ... 2005 Finalist for the Tewaararton Trophy as the sport's top player ... 2005 ECAC Offensive Player of the Year ... 2005 New England Player of the Year ... 2005 Second Team USILA Second Team All-American ... 2006 Preseason First Team All-American ... has great speed, great quickness, great strength, great desire to play ... a tremendous athlete with an inner desire to excel ... not afraid of anyone ... according to Cannella, "is the go-to-guy who will be doubled, tripled and still perform at the highest level ... the mental part of his game has to be strong in his senior year.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2005: Tewaaraton Trophy Finalist as the sport's top player...NEILA New England Player of the Year ... named a Second Team USILA All-American ... invited to Team USA Tryout along with teammate Jack Reid... named ECAC Riddell Offensive Player of the Year, also named to ECAC First Team... finished fourth in the nation in scoring per game (4.32 ppg) and fourth in goals per game (2.75)...had a 22-game point scoring streak ended... led team and ECAC in goals (44) assists (25) and points (69)...point total (69) was most by a UMass player since 1993, when Mark Millon had 81... 44 goal total was tied for 12th-best season in UMass history and most since Millon had 58 in 1993... had nine hat tricks on the season, including in the first four games of the season and in four of the last seven games... tallied two goals, including fifth man-up goal at Hopkins (5/21) in NCAA Quarterfinals... scored the game winning goal with 72 seconds remaining in the NCAA first round win over Syracuse (5/15), tallied three goals and three assists on the afternoon and had game-winning goal featured on ESPN's SportsCenter... named ECAC Player of the Week four times this season, the last coming after the win at Rutgers... tied a career-best five goals and added an assist, including the game-winner on a man-up situation at Rutgers (5/7)... named to the Inside Lacrosse Weekly Honor Roll (5/2)... posted sixth five-plus point game of the season against Syracuse (4/30) when he tallied two goals and handed out three assists in the win and scored his 100th career point... dished out two assists and netted a goal in just 2:25 in the third quarter, as part of a 7-0 run, in the win over Harvard (4/26)... tabbed ECAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week (4/25)... tallied four goals, including three in the final 2:15 of the second period, in the victory over Georgetown (4/23)... named as UMass/Dinn Brothers Athlete of the Week and was the ECAC Offensive Player of the Week... set career-highs in points with eight and goals with five to lead the Minutemen to a win at Hobart (4/16)... piled up five points with two goals and three assists vs. St. John's (4/9)... dished out a career-best five assists and added a goal against Penn State (4/2), the most by a Minuteman since Kevin Leveille handed out six on March 18, 2003 against Albany... added to the Tewaaraton Watch List, midseason... registered a goal and an assist at Loyola (3/26)... buried fifth hat trick of the season at Sacred Heart (3/22)... scored a goal, dished an assist and snagged three groundballs in the win over Brown (3/19)... posted six points (4g, 2a), matched a career-best 11 shots, and scooped up four groundballs at Albany (3/15)... garnered ECAC Honor Roll accolades (3/7)... UMass/Dinn Brothers Athlete of the Week (3/7)... recorded hat-tricks vs. Yale (3/5) and Stony Brook (3/12), including the game-winners in each contest... named the ECAC Offensive Player of the Week (3/1)... tallied five points (4g, 1 a) to defeat Hofstra (2/26)... named to the Inside Lacrosse Anklebreakers, for being one of the quickest and agile players in the nation... Face Off Magazine Preseason All-American -Third Team... Face Off Magazine All-ECAC Team... Preseason All-ECAC Team - Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2004: A key component to the midfield who played in 10 games and started the final eight after missing time with mononucleous... tallied 24 points (7g, 17a)... led the team in assists (17), fourth in man-up goals (3) and shots (53), and fifth in shots on goal (23)... collected two goals and two assists, including the game-winner over Rutgers (5/8) in a game televised by CSTV... honored as ECAC Offensive Player of the Week and UMass Athlete of the Week for his efforts against Rutgers... dished out two assists at Syracuse (5/1)... registered a career-high five points on one goal and four assists with three groundballs at Georgetown (4/22)... passed three assists and picked up a groundball at Yale (4/17)... buried a goal and dished out three assists to propel a victory over Manhattan (4/9)... tallied a man-up goal, two assists, and two groundballs at Penn State (4/3)... registered a man-up goal after ripping a career-high 10 shots and snagging three groundballs vs. Brown (3/20).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2003: Morris played in the last 14 games of the season after sitting out the first two with an injury... opened his career against Navy (3/8) where he tallied a hat-trick... his performance earned him ECAC Rookie of the Week honors and led the Minutemen to a 10-9 victory over the No. 9 Midshipmen... he tallied his second career hat-trick in only his second career game in the victory over Brown (3/15) on a career-high 10 shots against the Bears... notched his third career three-point game with two goals and an assist in the victory over Hartford (3/21)... Morris tallied his fourth multi-point game of the season with a one-goal, one-assist performance against Hofstra (5/11)... scored a goal and assist in the victory over Harvard (4/16), then added a season-best four points on two goals and two assists in the victory over Georgetown (4/19)... he scored a goal and an assist against Yale (4/12)... dished out assists in victories over Syracuse (4/26) and Hofstra (5/11) in the NCAA Tournament... tallied a goal in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinal game against Maryland (5/17)... his 22 points as a freshman were more than five of the career top 16 scorers had in their respective freshman campaigns.
BEFORE UMASS: Sat out the 2002 season after transferring from Rutgers University where he did not play... played for five years under Coach Robby Robinson... is Marshfield's all-time-leading scorer with 324 points (182 g, 142 a)... tallied 91 points (49 g, 42 a) during his senior year... was named All-League four times, All-State twice and All-America once... was also selected as Massachusetts State Player of the Year in Division I... an accomplished prep football player, he won two state championships and rushed for over 3,000 career yards... was a two-time All-State selection as a running back in football.
PERSONAL: Sean Paul Morris... son of Paul and Elaine Morris... born Sept. 10, 1982... favorite athlete is former UMass lacrosse player and UMass Hall of Fame inductee Mark Millon... majoring in economics.
Career Statistics Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GWG GB Pen 2003 14/0 14 8 22 66 1 0 4 0/0:00 2004 10/8 7 17 24 53 3 1 10 1/1:00 2005 16/16 44 25 69 132 5 5 26 4/3:00 2006 18/18 33 39 72 117 2 3 26 0/0:00 Totals 58/42 98 89 187 368 11 9 66 5/4:00