Corey Morrell has been in charge of the Southern Wesleyan women’s soccer program for five seasons.
In 2017 they had their best season yet, qualifying for the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the second straight season – the only two seasons in which SWU has been eligible for post season play. The team also made it to the NCCAA South Region final where they lost 1-0 to Emmanuel.
Ashley Romanowski T-2nd in the conference with 11 goals and Rachel Curtis T-8th with 8 goals. Ashley finished T-3rd with 6 assists and Rachel T-12th with 4 assists, while Charlie Brown recorded 3 assists, T-18th in conference. In all, 9 Warriors scored goals on the season and 11 had assists. Courtney McNeill was 4th in saves as the goal keeper for the Warriors, while also recording 5 shutouts. Ashley was named to Conference Carolinas All Conference 3rd team. Ashley, Rachel, Courtney, Aline Troyano and Marla Burgos were named to the NCCAA South Region Team and Ashley was named the NCCAA South Region Player of the Year. Courtney received the NCCAA GP4L (Game Plan 4 Life) Award, which recognizes an athlete for their performance on the field, but also off the field, in the classroom and their spiritual leadership.
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 four SWU Female Scholar Athletes of the Year (Leah Moorefield in 2015 and Courtney McNeil in 2016, 2017 and 2018) 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 families in a nearby village, help a small 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 (13) and two sons, Caden (9) and Xander (6). 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