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Madison Morris
Madison  Morris

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hampton, Va.

High School:
Kecoughtan

Height:
5-9

Position:
P

As a sophomore in 2017:  Found herself leading six categories for the BIG EAST pitching stats following her sophomore season … Pitched in 19 games, making 10 starts … Totaled a 2.61 ERA in 79.2 innings, for the best in the BIG EAST… Struck out 60 batters ... Allowed just 25 earned runs for the fewest amount  in the BIG EAST …  Recorded five complete games ... Leads the conference with the fewest doubles allowed (2), fewest hits (40) ... Held opposing batters to a .172 batting average, for the best in the BIG EAST … Had eight wins and just two losses on the season, placing her in the top ten for conference wins  … Morris had her first season win against Tulsa (Feb. 19) with a three-hit performance, allowing just one run in her complete game … Named twice to the 2017 BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll … Tabbed as BIG EAST pitcher of the week following back-to-back wins against Creighton (April 1 and 2).

As a freshman in 2016:
Pitched in 19 games, making nine starts ... to earn BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week honors (Feb. 15) ... went 4-0 and tossed 57.0 innings ... posted a 3.19 ERA, which ranked sixth in the conference ... held opposing hitters to a .227 batting average, the third-best in the BIG EAST ... recorded four complete games and two shutouts ... struck out 41 batters... allowed the fewest earned runs (26) and hits (46) in the conference ... tossed a no-hitter in her first-collegiate start, striking out three in a win over Valparaiso to earn BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 15 ... struck out a seven batters and picked up the win after 7.0 innings of one run ball against Stony Brook (March 16) ... threw a complete-game shutout with six strikeouts in a win over Fairleigh Dickinson (March 18) ... fanned a career-high eight batters and allowed one run on two hits in a complete-game victory against Howard (March 19) ... named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week on March 21 after after striking out 23 and going 3-0 with a 1.46 ERA in 24.0 innings ... member of the 2015-16 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

Before St. John's: Played four years of varsity softball and volleyball at Kecoughton High School ... served as the softball team captain all four years of high school ... named Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year (2014-15) after going 17-5 with a 1.03 ERA as a senior, leading the Warriors to the Class 6A South Regional Tournament ... excelled as a two-way player during senior campaign, posting 270 strikeouts in 149.2 innings and batting .415 with three home runs and 23 RBI ... named Monitor-Merrimac Conference Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference as a junior and senior ... regarded as the Best Softball Player in 2014 by the Virginia Athletic Council ... first team All-State Pitcher in 2014 ... registered 24 strikeouts in a single game in 2013, the third most in state-history.

Personal: Full name is Madison Morris ... daughter of Cheryl Lynn and Thomas William Morris III ... has two siblings, Jackson (13) and Harrison (20) ... Majoring in sociology ... Likes drawing and photography ... Spends free time volunteering at homeless shelters ... Hopes to travel the world.

Career Highs:
Innings Pitched: 7.0, two times, last vs. Howard (5/19/16)
Strikeouts: 8, vs. Howard (3/19/16)
Fewest Earned Runs (CG): 0, two times, last vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (3/18/16)
Fewest Hits (CG): 0, vs. Valparaiso (2/13/16)

Morris Up Close...
Age you Started Playing Softball:
 11 years old
Favorite TV Show: Black Mirror
Favorite Pregame Song: "Don't Tread On Me" - Metallica
Favorite Food: Pizza and Sushi
Most Memorable Softball Moment: "Receiving the Gatorade Softball Player of the Year Award for the stat of Virginia in 2015"
Piece of Softball Advice you Ever Received: "In a fortune cookie I opened in high school, it read: It's not about the size of the dog in the fight, it's about the size of the fight in the dog. - I think of that regardless of who we play against" 

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