Corey Morrell | Head Coach
Corey Morrell has been in charge of the Southern Wesleyan women’s soccer program for six seasons.
The 2018 season was one that saw the Warriors play in six overtime games, finishing 3-3 in those games. They were second in the conference in goals scored and goals per game, first in the conference in shot percentage, a sign of taking a lot of good, quality shots and t-third in assists. Individually, Ashley Romanowski was third in the conference in goals, second in assists and first overall in points. Rachel Curtis was fifth in goals, thirteenth in assists and t-seventh overall in points. Joy Namyst, a true freshman, was t-first among freshman in goals and t-first in assists, while being first overall among freshman in points. Ashley Romanowski made Conference Carolinas first team, and Rachel Curtis and Helen Schweiger made third team. Ashley also was nominated to the NCAA D2 All Region second team and Helen made the NCAA D2 All Region Scholar third team. In addition, Ashley was named the NCCAA All Region Player of the Year. Despite some disappointing results and finish in 2018, there were many positives that the team will hope to build upon for 2019.
During Morrell’s time here at SWU, the program has had numerous Academic Scholar Athletes for NCAA, Conference Carolinas and NCCAA. They have had five straight SWU Female Scholar Athletes of the Year (Leah Moorefield in 2015, Courtney McNeil in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and Emily Corriher in 2019) and the team has a cumulative GPA around a 3.3.
In August of 2016, six players along with Coach Morrell went on a mission trip to Costa Rica and had a tremendous experience. They were able to bring food to families in a nearby village, help a small church with their feeding project and some light construction work, and spend some time at an orphanage, among other activities.
Coach Morrell is married to Summer and they have three children, a daughter named Maeve (14) and two sons, Caden (10) and Xander (8). He graduated from Clemson University in May of 2000 with a Business Management degree.