Isabelle

Morneau

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Midfielder
Height: 5'4"
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Longueuil, Quebec
High School: Gerard Filion
Other College: Edouard-Montpetit
Experience: 1 Letter

Bio

Honors and Awards

  • NSCAA Second-Team All-American (1998, 1999)
  • Women's World Cup Participant (Canada, 1995, 1999)
  • First-Team All-Big 12 Conference ( 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)
  • NSCAA First-Team All-Central Region (1996, 1998, 1999)
  • Big 12 Conference All-Tournament Team (1998, 1999)
  • Big 12 Tournament Defensive MVP (1998)
  • Big 12 Conference Postgraduate Scholar ($5,000, 2000)
  • First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Conference (1997, 1998, 1999)

1999 Season
One of the most talented and versatile soccer players in Husker history, Isabelle Morneau (pronounced MORE-no) put the fnishing touches on a brilliant career by earning NSCAA Second-Team All-America honors as a defender in 1999. A four-time first-team All-Big 12 Conference pick, Morneau is the only player in league history to earn first-team all-conference honors at three-different positions.

She finished her career ranked in the top 10 in Husker history in points scored (70), goals (24) and assists (22), despite playing as a defendeer her junior and senior seasons. Her 91 games started rank No. 1 in Huskers history, and her 91 games played trail only Sharolta Nonen in the NU record book.

Morneau also joined Lindsay Eddleman, Sharlota Nonen and Amy Walsh in the Umbro Select All-Star Classic.

In addition to her accomplishments on the field, the bilingual speaker of French and English graduated from Nebraska in just 3 1/2 years with a degree in psychology. She was a three-time first-team academic All-Big 12 selection, and was chosen as one of 11 winners of a $5,000 Big 12 Conference Postgraduate Scholarship at the close of the 1999-2000 academic year.

1998 Season
Morneau earned NSCAA Second-Team All-America honors in her first season as a starting defender. She started 20 games and scored eight points on two goals and four assists to claim first-team All-Central Region honors and her third consecutive first-team All-Big 12 award.

She earned Big 12 Tournament Defensive MVP honors and first-team all-tournament accolades while leading Nebraska to its second Big 12 Tournament title in three years. Seven of Morneau's eight points came in the postseason. She notched an assist in the final weekend of the regular season at Texas Tech, before adding her second assist in Nebraska's Big 12 Tournament win over Texas A&M. She scored her first goal and added an assist in the Huskers' win over Missouri in the Big 12 title game and added another goal and an assist in Nebraska's 7-0 pounding of Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament.

Morneau was honored as Nebraska's Top All-Around Player with Sharolta Nonen and was named the team's Most Improved Player. She also excelled in the classroom, earning first-team academic All-Big 12 honors for the second time.

She missed the first start of her career in the Huskers' season-opening loss to Wisconsin-Milwaukee while playing for the Canadian National Team in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Tournament. She also sat out the Huskers' regular-season win over Missouri after suffering a concussion at Kansas on Oct. 16.

1997 Season
Morneau underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on July 31, which limited her speed and attacking ability early in the season, forcing her to see more action as a midfielder. She finished the season with nine points on two goals and five assists and captured first-team All-Big 12 honors.

Both of her goals were game winners, with the first coming in a 2-0 win over No. 14 Vanderbilt, and the second in a 2-0 win over Baylor. She posted two assists against Kansas, one against DePaul, one against No. 4 Duke and the game-winning assist against Arkansas. An excellent student, Morneau claimed first-team academic All-Big 12 honors.

1996 Season
Morneau claimed NSCAA First-Team All-Central Region honors, while finishing the season as the Huskers' third-leading point-getter. She scored 39 points on 16 goals and seven assists. She captured third-team freshman All-America honors from Soccer Buzz and first-team All-Big 12 Tournament recognition. She also earned a spot on the Big 12 Academic Honor Roll.

Morneau recorded the first hat trick of her Husker career with three goals in an 8-2 win at Missouri. She also scored two goals four times (Loyola Marymount, Colorado, Baylor and TCU). She posted three game-winning goals (Oral Roberts, Baylor and Texas Tech) and three game-winning assists (Loyola Marymount, Colorado and TCU). She recorded career highs with six points against Loyola Marymount, Colorado and Missouri.

High School
At Edouard-Montpetit, Morneau was named the league's best player in 1994. She led the league in scoring with 22 goals in 12 games, while leading Edouard-Montpetit to the indoor league title.

Other Information
As a starting defender, Morneau joined fellow Huskers Sharolta None, Amy Walsh, Karina LeBlanc, Tanya Franck and Coach John Walker on the 1999 Canadian Women's World Cup Team. Morneau has spent six years on the Canadian National Team.

In 1998, Morneau joined LeBlanc, Walsh, Franck and Walker on Canada's World Cup Qualifying Team. Morneau was also a member of Canada's World Cup team in 1995 and a former Quebec provincial player.

Personal Information
The daughter of Claude Morneau and Raymonde Desmarais, Isabelle has one brother, Benoit, 32, and a sister, Marie-Josee, 30. Isabelle graduated in 3 1/2 years with a degree in psychology. She was born April 18, 1976.

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