Former Lacrosse star inducted into Baltimore's Lacrosse Hall of Fame | Youth1

Former Lacrosse star inducted into Baltimore's Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Source: Baltimore Sun

Jessica “Jessy” Morgan’s list of contributions to women’s lacrosse is long and prominent: a highly touted prospect at McDonogh, a three-year starter at Virginia and a member of the 2004 NCAA championship team, a two-time member of the United States developmental squad, and coach at Howard and now George Mason.

But in her typical humble manner, Morgan, 33, is self-deprecating about her induction into the Greater Baltimore Lacrosse Foundation’s Hall of Fame on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Martin’s Valley Mansion in Cockeysville.

“I’m a defender. I can’t do anything successfully without the people who put the ball in the net,” she said Wednesday. “I’m just a low man on the totem pole, just a happy-to-be-here kind of thing. But I’m so thankful that people acknowledge my hard work. I wasn’t even a lacrosse player in high school. So to have come this far and played for the U.S. and have a career in lacrosse now, I feel like it’s an accomplishment, but it’s not my own accomplishment. It’s because other people have believed in me and gotten me here and given me an opportunity. I’m just fortunate.”

Morgan is part of a nine-member class to be recognized Saturday. She will be joined by Joseph L. Fowlkes II, a three-time All-American attackman at Morgan State; Joanna Lignelli, national sales director for STX Lacrosse; Kevin Mahon, a Johns Hopkins goalkeeper who helped the program capture its first NCAA championship in 1974; Mary Key Parme, a four-time All-American attack at Johns Hopkins; Jacqueline Seboda Pfeiler, a Hall of Fame attacker at UMBC; Wick Sollers, a three-time All-American attackman at Princeton; Mitchell Whiteley, a former boys lacrosse head coach at St. Paul’s; and Gail Decker-Wittman, a two-time All-American attack at James Madison.

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