Morgan Brian NWSL Draft Profile

Morgan Brian NWSL Draft Profile

Morgan Brian, Senior, M, Virginia



Morgan Brian came to the University of Virginia as the No. 1 ranked recruit by and was also 2011 Gatorade National Player of the Year. Brian didn’t disappoint, as she immediately made an impact for the Cavaliers during the 2011 season by registering 30 points (11G, 8A) and starting in 22 of the 23 games she played. Brian was second on the team in scoring and won ACC Freshman of the Year, Soccer America National Freshman of the Year, and NSCAA First-Team All-American accolades as a result of her impressive debut. Though international duty at the U-20 World Cup forced her to miss the start of the 2012 season, Brian still managed to collect 15 points (4G, 7A) in 15 games played, 13 of which she started. The 2013 season proved to be even better, as Brian led the Cavaliers to the College Cup and tallied an amazing 46 points (16G, 14A) in 25 games. Her 46 points were tied for first in the ACC, and Brian’s league-high 14 assists tied a UVA single-season record. Brian has refused to let up in the 2014 season. Her playing time has been limited due to participation with the U.S. Women’s National Team, but Brian continues to be an integral part of Virginia’s national title hopes.

Brian is a premier midfielder who can do it all. Her poise on the ball, nifty footwork in tight spaces, and ability to elude opponents make her difficult to contain. Even though she can score with the best of them, it’s the distribution game where Brian excels, as she’s a quality playmaker first and foremost.


Final Projection:

Brian was the only collegiate player named to the U.S. Women’s National Team 20-player roster for CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying, which should be a good indication of her draft status. She’ll likely be the first pick in the 2015 NWSL draft.


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