Women's Lacrosse | 1/7/2019 2:08:00 PM
FAIRFAX, Va. – George Mason women's lacrosse head coach Jessy Morgan
will be inducted into the Greater Baltimore Lacrosse Foundation's Hall of Fame.
Morgan, who begins her fifth season as the Patriots' head coach this spring, will be enshrined during a ceremony for the 2019 class that begins at 6 p.m. on Jan. 19 at Martin's Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, Md.
A native of Baltimore and graduate of McDonogh School, Morgan is just one of four black female coaches on the Division I level. An All-American defender at the University of Virginia, she was voted the eighth-best African-American lacrosse player of all-time by US Lacrosse Magazine in 2010.
In each of her first four seasons at Mason, the Patriots have won 10 or more games and reached the Atlantic 10 tournament every year. In her second season at the helm in 2016, she helped lead the Patriots to a school-record tying 12 wins. She also guided the Patriots to back-to-back second-place finishes and consecutive seven-win seasons (a program record) in A-10 play in 2016 and 2017.
Morgan arrived at Mason after four seasons as an assistant coach at her alma mater. She served as the recruiting and defensive coordinator at UVA, coaching two All-American defenders and helping the Cavaliers reach the 2014 NCAA semifinal.
Prior to UVA, she received her first college coaching job as the head coach of the Howard women's lacrosse team. She led the Bison in 2009 and 2010, coaching and recruiting 2010 National Lacrosse Conference Attacker of the Year Desiree Cox.
As a student-athlete, she was an anchor on defense for Virginia, earning All-America honors and helping the Cavaliers win the 2004 national championship and three ACC titles. She played high school lacrosse at McDonogh and was inducted into the school's athletics hall of fame in 2014.