2002: Excellent ball handler will provide reliable offense and leadership for the Minutemen as a tri-captain... Gifted passer needs just nine assists to set a school career record.
2001: Started first 15 games of season before injury sidelined him for last three regular-season games... Returned to field in A-10 Tournament and scored in his first game back... Finished season ranked seventh nationally with 0.63 assist-per-game average... Second-highest, single-season assist total in school history (12)... Stands seventh all-time at UMass with 18 career assists... Ranked ninth in conference in all games with 20 points on season... Scored game-winning goal against Saint Joseph's... Netted goals in back-to-back games on Sept. 19 and 21... Named WHMP/UMass Athlete of Week for efforts that weekend... Earned spot on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2000: Saw action in all 20 games, drawing starts in the last 15... Scored two goals and led the team with five assists... Nine points tied for second on the squad... Scored or assisted on a goal in each of his first four starts... Scored game-tying goal in the 73rd minute against Fresno State.
1999: Appeared in nine games... Scored first collegiate goal in 3-0 win over Siena... Had an assist in 7-0 win over Saint Joseph's.
BEFORE UMASS: Two-time letterwinner for Head Coach John Dunn at Harbor High School... Led team and league in scoring his senior season with 25 goals and six assists (56 points)... Earned all-league honors and was named Most Valuable Player... Helped team to a combined two-year record of 25-15.
PERSONAL: Son of Raul Morales and Helen Nunberg... Born September 30, 1981, in San Juan, Puerto Rico... Majoring in sport management.
Yuri Morales at UMass
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