Sean Paul Morris (born September 10, 1982 in Marshfield, Massachusetts) is a professional lacrosse player with the Boston Cannons of the Major League Lacrosse, and the Boston Blazers in the National Lacrosse League. He founded Laxachusetts, Legacy Lacrosse, BostonLax.net and has recently launched TheLocker.com.
|Born||September 10, 1982|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||190 pounds (86 kg)|
|NLL draft||77th overall, 2006|
San Jose Stealth
|NCAA team||University of Massachusetts|
Morris played collegiate lacrosse at University of Massachusetts. Morris initially enrolled at Rutgers University, but transferred and played his four years of eligibility at UMass. Morris lead the Minuteman to the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship game in 2006. He was awarded with back to back Eastern College Athletic Conference Player of the Year, and named New England Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006. Morris was also named as one of the five finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy, awarded to the awarded "Most Outstanding" collegiate lacrosse player in the United States, in 2005 & 2006. In his Senior year, Sean was chosen for Faces in the Crowd by Sports Illustrated for leading the country in points per game.
In high school, Morris was a star running back. Morris was also recognized with the "Al Bundy Award" in 1999 Scoring 5 Touchdowns in one High School Game.
Major League LacrosseEdit
Morris was drafted in the First Round (3rd overall) in the 2006 MLL Collegiate Draft by the Major League Lacrosse's Chicago Machine. He played with the Machine during the 2006 and 2007 seasons. He was selected to the MLL All Star Team in 2006. In 2008, Morris was traded to his hometown Boston Cannons.
National Lacrosse LeagueEdit
Morris was selected by the Colorado Mammoth in the 2007 National Lacrosse League entry draft. Following the 2008 NLL expansion draft, Morris was traded with Casey Cittadino to the Boston Blazers for Brian Langtry. However, before the 2008 NLL season began, the Blazers announced that they would not play in the 2008 season. A dispersal draft was held, and Morris was chosen in the second round by the San Jose Stealth. In his Stealth debut, Morris recorded four points (2 goals, 2 assists), and was awarded "Rookie of the Week" honors.
Morris was selected by the Team USA Indoor in the 2011 for World Games in Prague, Czech Republic. Finished 3rd on the Team in points while earning a Bronze Medal. Morris was selected by the Team USA Outdoor in the 2007 to play reigning National Champion Duke Blue Devils at Disney Wild World of Sports.
University of MassachusettsEdit
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- "Sean Morris Chicago Machine Player Bio". ChicagoMachine.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-08-03.
- "Morris, No. 1 pick in draft heading to Boston for three first-rounders". InsideLacrosse.com. May 28, 2008. Archived from the original on May 30, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
- Philly, R.A. (September 13, 2006). "Stealth doubles up with Benesch, Sorensen atop draft". The Outsider's Guide to the NLL. Archived from the original on November 21, 2008. Retrieved 2007-11-23.
- "Boston Deals Langtry Back To Colorado". NLL.com. July 31, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-23.
- "League Releases New 2008 Schedule". NLL.com. November 2, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-23.
- "Dawson selected first overall by Portland". NLL.com. November 5, 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2007-11-23.
- "Calgary v. San Jose Boxscore". NLL.com. March 22, 2008. Archived from the original on April 4, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
- "Watson named Player of the Week". NLL.com. March 26, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-26.