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Tom Morr

School

Siena

Position
Goalie
Major
History
GB
33
SV%
.543
GAA
9.55

Classroom

Morr maintains a 3.41 GPA in History with a Business minor. He has been a MAAC All-Academic Team selection each of the past four years. Additionally, Morr has been named to Siena College’s Dean’s List three times and in March of 2011 was named the athletic department’s Leo Dufort Student Athlete of the Month. On April 16, 2012, Morr was named the MAAC’s Male Student Athlete of the Week.

Character

Morr has been a team captain each of the past two seasons. He has had to overcome two major health obstacles to be as successful as he has been on the field. During his freshman year of high school, Morr was diagnosed with a very rare disease called viral encephalitis. Morr could not walk, talk or move for more than a month. Gradually, the disease went away, but Morr had to learn how to walk and talk all over again. Read more here. Prior to his junior season, Morr blew out his right knee during a summer-league match in Cape Cod in July. Doctors said he wouldn’t be ready to go in game action until late February, but Morr beat the odds and was cleared for the first team practice in early January. He proved his durability and played in every game in 2011 en route to a huge season. “Tom Morr is a wonderful example of what it means to be a leader,” Siena coach John Svec said. “In 2011 he overcame a knee injury to get back on the field and start each game even though he was not 100 percent. To a man, all his teammates look to him to provide direction and leadership. His passion and love for the game and his teammates can be seen on the practice field, in the locker room and in the film room, as well as on game day.”

Community

Morr is highly active in the community and is an active participant in Siena Athletics’ “Saints in the Community” program. Along with his teammates, Morr and the Siena Lacrosse team made a significant contribution in helping the Siena Athletic Department win the 2011-12 MAAC Pepsi Refresh Goodworks Challenge for performing the most community service of any of the 10 MAAC schools. Morr has visited and cooked several meals at the Ronald McDonald House and along with his teammates participated in Center for Disability Services telethon in each of his four years at Siena. He and his teammates have made a donation to the event each year while also answering phone calls and taking pledges. Last year, the event raised $1.96 million. Morr has also spent time reading to local schoolchildren at Schoharie Middle School and last fall on Saturday’s spent time playing with special needs children at the Challenger Sports Camp. Morr has also been active in working at youth leagues and lacrosse camps both in and around Siena and at home.

Competition

Morr was named the MAAC Defensive Player of the Year and a MAAC All-Tournament Team selection this season. A four-time MAAC Defensive Player of the Week this season, Morr has been named to the All-MAAC First Team each of the past two seasons. Morr posted a career-high 20 saves in the Saints’ season-opening win at the Carrier Dome over Hobart. He ranks 11th nationally averaging 11.06 saves per game. Morr recently led the Saints to their fourth straight MAAC Regular Season Title and fourth straight MAAC Championship Game. Morr was named first-team All-MAAC following a junior season in which he led the conference with an 8.72 goals against average while ranking fifth nationally in save percentage (.594) and eighth in the nation in saves per game (11.61). In Morr’s first four years with the program, including his redshirt season, the Saints posted a 47-26 (.644) overall record including a pair of MAAC Championships and NCAA Tournament Appearances during his freshman and junior seasons. Last season he led the Saints to a program record 13 victories and a No. 20 national ranking in both the USILA Coaches’ Poll and Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll for the first time ever.