Corey Morrell has been in charge of the Southern Wesleyan women’s soccer program for five seasons.
In the 2016 season, they had their best season yet, qualifying for the Conference Carolinas Tournament in SWU’s first year of eligibility for postseason play. They traveled to #1 seed Limestone and lost a hard fought game on a goal with 6 minutes left, 1-0.
Seven different players scored goals on the season with Rachel Curtis leading the way with 8 goals (T-7th in conference) and eight players had assists with Kayla Doyle as the leader with 8 assists (2nd in conference). Rachel and Kayla finished T-8th and T-11th in Conference Carolinas for points with 19 and 18, respectively. Goalkeeper Courtney McNeil was 2nd in the conference with 120 saves. Lily Troyano was named to Conference Carolinas All Conference 3rd team.
During Morrell’s time here at SWU, the program has had numerous Academic Scholar Athletes for NCAA, Conference Carolinas and NCCAA. They have had the last two SWU Female Scholar Athletes of the Year (Leah Moorefield, 2015 and Courtney McNeil, 2016) and the team has a cumulative GPA around a 3.3.
In August of 2016, six players along with Coach Morrell went on a mission trip to Costa Rica and had a tremendous experience. They were able to bring food to many families in a local village, help a local church with their feeding project and some light construction work, and spend some time at an orphanage, among other activities.
Coach Morrell is married to Summer and they have three children, a daughter named Maeve (12) and two sons, Caden (8) and Xander (5). He graduated from Clemson University in May of 2000 with a Business Management degree.
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Year by Year at Southern Wesleyan University