Born September 5, 1979, in Bellevue, Wash. ... Parents are Robert and Amy ... Graduated from high school with a 3.8 grade point average ... Also recruited by Loyola Marymount, Utah and Montana among other schools ... A member of the National Honor Society during high school ... Currently serves in the role of president for the University's Washington Student Athlete Advisory Coucil (WSAAC) ... Majoring in psychology and business.
Three-year letterwinner and two-time all-conference performer (1999 & 2000) ... One of the premier defenders in the country ... Missed the entire 2001 campaign due to an injury ... Tore the ACL in her left knee during the summer of 2001 while playing with the Seattle Sounders Select Team ... The 1999 Pac-10's Defender of the Year and a three-year starter on the Husky defense ... A member of the National "B" Team ... Played on the 2000 Washington state Select Team ... A member of the under-23 West Region select team from 1998-2000 ... Played with the Seattle Sounders Select Team during the summer of 2000 and began playing in 2001 before suffering a knee injury. 2001 (Red-shirt) -- Sat out last season while rehabilitating her left knee after tearing her anterior cruciate ligament during the off-season ... Utilized a red-shirt season, enabling her to return for a fifth year ... Received the team's Top Dawg Award. 2000 (Junior) -- Started all 21 games on the UW defense which surrendered only 17 goals ... A second-team All-America selection by Soccer Buzz ... Garnered first-team All-Pac-10 acclaim for the second straight season ... Anchored a defense that registered nine shutouts and limited 19 of 21 opponents to one goal or less ... A first-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... Received the team's Top Dawg Award. 1999 (Sophomore) -- Voted the Pacific-10 Conference Defender of the Year by the league's coaches ... Also honored as Washington's lone first-team All-Pac-10 selection ... One of only three players to start all 18 games, joining Malia Arrant and Theresa Wagner ... Anchored a defense that posted five shutouts and yielded just 28 goals ... Scored her only collegiate goal, the second tally in Washington's 3-3 tie against 12th-ranked UCLA ... Voted to the Husky Nike Invitational All-Tournament Team by the coaches ... A first-team All-Pac-10 Academic Team honoree ... Named the team's Defensive MVP by her teammates. 1998 (Freshman) -- Started the season's final 18 games, including the NCAA Tournament contest at USC ... One of nine players to participate in all 20 games ... Came off the bench in the first two games before becoming a permanent starter in game No. 3 against Santa Clara ... Voted UW's Rookie of the Year by her teammates.
EASTSIDE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered three seasons as a center midfielder and defender for coach Scott Newman ... Sat out her senior season of high school soccer in order to concentrate on the Olympic Development Program ... A first team All-Metro selection as a junior ... Named second-team All-Metro her freshman and sophomore seasons ... Also lettered three years in track & field.
COACH GALLIMORE ON MORELLI
"It's really impressive how she has come back from her knee injury. She is 100 percent. We just look to see the old Morelli back on the field. She clearly is as fired up as anyone after having sat out a year. I feel sorry for the people that she plays against. The good news is that she got hurt in June and it will be a year-plus since the injury. She has worked so hard to come back and she really is the same player again. We always knew she was good, but she really has put so much time and effort into taking her game to a higher level. She is as tough a tackler as I've ever seen. She is very difficult for anyone to beat with the combination of her speed and tenacity."
Year G/GS Shots Goals Assists Points GWG GWA
1998 20/18 9 0 0 0 0 0
1999 18/18 6 1 0 2 0 0
2000 21/21 1 0 0 0 0 0
2001 0 / 0 Red-shirt: Injured and did not play
Totals 59 / 57 16 1 0 2 0 0