October 7, 2009
Morgan Receives ECAC Offensive Player of the Week Accolades
CCSU freshman Taylor Morgan was named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his three goal, two assist outing in the last three games for the Blue Devils. Morgan led Central to an overall record of 2-0-1 and Northeast Conference record of 1-0-1 this week.
The forward came into this week with only one goal and one assist and more than doubled that season point total in CCSU's three games this week. Morgan led Central with a goal and an assist in a 3-0 non-conference match with Hartford on Tuesday. He scored the first goal of the game after only 47 seconds had passed and then assisted on sophomore Eduardo Ortiz's goal to give CCSU a 2-0 lead.
He went on to record the game-tying assist in a 1-1 double overtime tie with NEC opponent St. Francis (PA) on Friday. With only 13 seconds remaining in regulation he found a streaking Jared Spieker to tie the game for the Blue Devils.
On Sunday Morgan recorded the first multi-goal game of his career, tallying two in a 3-2 NEC win over Robert Morris. CCSU trailed the Colonials, 2-0 before Morgan scored his first goal of the game. He then came up with the late-game heroics and scored the game-winner with just over three minutes remaining in regulation.
Morgan leads the Blue Devils and is tied for second in the NEC with 11 points on the season. His four goals this year are tops for CCSU and tied for third in the conference ranks. Central will next play at Bryant on Sunday October 11 at 3:30 p.m.
The ECAC is the nation's largest athletic and the only multi-divisional conference in the country with approximately 300 Divisions I, II, and III colleges and universities. The ECAC stretches from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Illinois. Established in 1938, the ECAC, a non-profit service organization, sponsors nearly 100 championships in 37 men's and women's sports and assigns more than 4,400 officials in 12 sports.
The ECAC also administers nine affiliate sports organizations and six playing leagues, and through the public relations arm of the conference, more than 2,000 student-athletes are recognized annually. Finally, the ECAC serves as the primary conference for select members in the sports of men's and women's ice hockey and men's lacrosse.