Morgan joins VWC athletic staff as field hockey assistant coach

Morgan joins VWC athletic staff as field hockey assistant coach

VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Wesleyan College head field hockey coach Christina Restivo has announced the addition of Virginia Beach native Nicole Morgan as an assistant coach for the Marlins in 2013.

Morgan,who played for the USA National Indoor team that competed in the PanAm Games in 2012,  is a 2011 graduate of Division I Appalachian State University, where she received a Bachelors of Science degree in Health Psychology.  She minored in Exercise Science. 

Morgan was also a four-year member of the Mountaineers' field hockey team as a forward/midfielder.  She ranked fourth on the team in scoring as a sophomore, third as a junior, and first as a senior. 

A two-time All-NorPac honoree, including first team as a junior, she was named the East Coast All-NorPac Offensive Player of the Year as a senior.  Morgan ranks seventh among ASU's all-time leaders in assists (9)and 10th in career points (51).

Since graduation from ASU, Morgan has coached field hockey with the Tcoyo field hockey program in Virginia Beach, as well as the Virginia Beach Field Hockey League.  She is a former varsity field hockey coach at Norfolk Collegiate School and  former substitute physical education teacher and junior varsity field hockey coach at Norfolk Academy.

As a field hockey player at Salem High, Morgan earned varsity letters in field hockey, soccer, track and field and swimming.  She was named field hockey's most valuable player and offensive player of the year as a junior and senior.  Morgan also competed for the Spartan Elite Club's U16 and U19 teams that competed at National Indoor tournaments for three years.

Morgan, Restivo and the Marlins open the 2013 season on Saturday, Aug. 31, when they travel to Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania, to take on Maryland's Stevenson University in a non-conference game at 2 p.m.  On Sunday, Sept. 1, the Marlins will tangle with the host Neumann Knights at 1 p.m.  VWC opens it's home season at Marlins Field on the VWC campus on Saturday, Sept. 21, hosting Old Dominion Athletic Conference foe Washington and Lee University at 2 p.m.