#16 Kecia Morway
One-year monogram winner … technically-sound defender who can play at either of the outside back positions … has athleticism and capability to attack from the flanks with pace and a dangerous service, making her ideal for Notre Dame[apos]s 4-3-3 system … possesses great ‘soccer brain’ with talent for understanding defensive positioning and recognize opportunities to push into the attacking third … expected to be a significant core player on the Fighting Irish back line throughout her career.
AS A FRESHMAN: Soccer America Freshman All-America Team … one of several rookies who were key contributors on Notre Dame[apos]s third national championship team … appeared in all 25 matches, starting 19 times as a left back … collected one assist and three shots (two of which ended up on frame) … ranked third among Irish freshmen with 1,722 minutes played … helped Notre Dame pitch 15 shutouts and post a 0.51 team goals-against average (GAA) … earned her first collegiate start in season[apos]s second match against Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3-0) … chalked up first college point with assist on Lauren Fowlkes[apos] goal in 56th minute of NCAA tournament opener vs. New Mexico (3-0) … started all six NCAA Championship matches, going the full 90 minutes in the national title contest against #1 Stanford (1-0).
ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Ranked fifth in the February 2010 Top Drawer Soccer club soccer player ratings … named to the 2008 NSCAA/adidas Youth Girls All-Region II team along with classmate Mandy Laddish … played her club soccer for Eclipse Select under head coach Rory Dames … helped Eclipse to four consecutive state championships in 2007-10 … reached the USYSA Region II finals in 2007 and followed with Region II championships and national finals appearances from 2008-10 … in 2008, she scored in the U-16 title match to cut the Dallas Texans[apos] lead to 2-1 (L, 4-2) … Eclipse rebounded to capture the USYSA U-17 National Championship in 2009, defeating PDA of New Jersey, 4-0 … during the four-game unbeaten stretch to claim the 2009 championship (3-0-1), she was part of a defense that yielded only three goals … in the 2010 USYSA U-18 national title game, Eclipse fell to Laguna Hills (Calif.) Eclipse White, 1-0 … also helped Eclipse to back-to-back U.S. Youth Soccer National League finals appearances in 2008 and 2009, earning the championship in 2008 … Eclipse Select program also produced Notre Dame senior Erica Iantorno, plus class of 2010 members Amanda Clark and Michele Weissenhofer and 2009 graduates Elise Weber and Brittany Bock (Weissenhofer, Weber and Bock all were later selected in the Women[apos]s Professional Soccer Draft).
PREP & PERSONAL: NSCAA Youth All-American (2009) … graduated from Lakes Community High School in Lake Villa, Ill. … did not play high school soccer at Lakes Community High School, but did compete for the track and field teams, claiming conference titles in 2008 and 2009 … qualified for the all-state track meet in 2008 and 2009 … holds the Lakes Community records for the 100m and 200m dashes … member of Athletes Committed to Excellence (A.C.E.) … born Aug. 25, 1991 … full name is Kecia Danielle Morway … first name is pronounced ‘KEE-shuh’ … daughter of Deidra and William Morway … third of five children … one of three Illinois residents on the 2010 Notre Dame roster, along with Iantorno and junior Ellen Bartindale (St. Charles) … enrolled in Notre Dame[apos]s unique First Year of Studies program.
MORWAY[apos]S CAREER STATISTICS
In the Postseason