Awards & Honors
Morgan Marlborough earned the 17th NSCAA All-America award in school history in 2010, as she was named to the second team after ranking in the top five nationally in points (48, 2nd), points per game (2.29, 2nd), goals (18, 4th) and goals per game (0.86, 4th). The sophomore became the first player in Big 12 Conference history to lead the league in goals, assists and points en route to earning her second straight Big 12 Offensive Player-of-the-Year award.
Marlborough's 18-goal, 12-assist campaign continued to place her name in the NU record books. From Sept. 17 to Oct. 8, she scored at least one goal in eight consecutive games to break Christine Latham's school record of seven, set in 1999. During the stretch, Marlborough had five of her 12 assists in 2010, which ranked 10th on the NU single-season assist list.
An NSCAA first-team All-Central Region selection for the second straight season, Marlborough had at least one point in 18-of-21 games, as she led NU to a 13-7-1 season and a third-place conference finish. She scored 11 of her 18 goals in conference action and was twice named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week.
On Sept. 24, Marlborough accounted for both goals in Nebraska's 2-1 win over Texas. She then added a goal in Nebraska's 2-1 loss to No. 6 Texas A&M. Marlborough exploded to lead Nebraska to three-straight Big 12 wins over Texas Tech, Iowa State and Missouri by producing four goals and five assists during those games. The victory over Missouri was a 4-1 come-from-behind win after NU trailed 2-0 at halftime. Marlborough contributed two assists and a goal in the second half, which completed her school-record-breaking eighth straight game with a goal. It also earned her league player-of-the-week honors for the second time in 2010.
The Huskers and Tigers squared off again in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament, as NU defeated MU, 4-1, with the assistance of Marlborough's game-winning goal in the 26th minute. Nebraska matched up with No. 10 Oklahoma State in the semifinals and Marlborough gave the Huskers an early 1-0 lead on a penalty kick before the Cowgirls escaped with a 3-2 overtime win. Following the tournament, Marlborough was named the tournament's Offensive Most Valuable Player, NU's first recipient of the postseason award since Christine Latham in 2002.
Marlborough had four game-winning goals on the year, including a pair in back-to-back victories over Loyola Maryland and Indiana to highlight the non-conference season. She tied her season high with five points (2 goals, 1 assist) in the 3-1 win over the Hoosiers and had six goals overall in the non-conference season as NU went 7-2-0.
Marlborough's 48 points on the year were the sixth-most on NU's single-season list, just one behind her freshman total of 49. The sophomore's 18 goals ranked No. 7, as she joined Kim Engesser and Christine Latham as the only Huskers to appear twice on the single-season top-10 goal chart.
Against Oklahoma on Oct. 11, Marlborough broke the freshman school record for single-season goals, as she turned in her second hat trick of the year and became one of seven players in school history to produce multiple three-goal games in a career. On Sept. 13 - just her sixth career game - she tied the single-game school record with four goals against Akron.
The shining moment of Marlborough's freshman season came on Oct. 18, as she led the Huskers to a 2-1 upset of No. 14 Texas A&M in Lincoln. The freshman scored both Husker goals in the match, including the game-winner from the left side of the penalty box in the 82nd minute, shooting across her body left-to-right from 15 yards out.
Marlborough had seven multiple-goal games, which ranked seventh on the school's all-time career chart. She scored a goal in 11 of the first 15 matches of the season and held the national scoring lead until early November.
A well-rounded offensive threat, Marlborough tied Molly Thomas for the second-most assists on the team with seven, including two in the Huskers' road win at Kansas (7-4 on Oct. 23) and one in the home finale victory over Iowa State (2-1 on Oct. 30). Marlborough did not play in Nebraska's season-ending Big 12 Tournament loss to Oklahoma State due to sickness.
The Huskers were unbeaten when Marlborough scored a goal, recording an 8-0-3 mark in those matches. She was especially strong in Big 12 play, averaging 1.7 points per conference contest.
Marlborough's 69 goals and 13 assists led her team to a 25-3 record as a senior. The Broncos won conference and district titles before falling in the state championship on penalty kicks. She was named Missouri's Gatorade Player of the Year for her efforts.
Marlborough posted 63 goals her junior season. She tied her own state record with eight goals in one half while leading Lee’s Summit to an 18-4 record and second-place finishes in the conference and district. She also earned 12 assists during the year, and for her efforts was named to the NSCAA All-America team.
As a sophomore, Marlborough and the Broncos finished fourth at the Missouri state championships after earning conference and district titles. She finished with 57 goals and 13 assists to lead the team to a 22-4-1 record and earned NSCAA All-Region V accolades. She was also invited to the U.S. U-17 National Team camp in 2007.
Marlborough had an instant impact as a freshman in 2006, posting 43 goals and eight assists and setting a state record with eight goals in one half, a mark she matched as a junior. Her team notched an 18-3-1 mark to finish as conference and district champions.
Marlborough was a four-time first-team all-state selection, while being named the all-state offensive player of the year in 2007 and 2008. She was named the all-state player of the year in 2009. The Kansas City Star selected her to its all-metro first-team four straight seasons and named her the all-metro player of the year in 2007, 2008 and 2009. She also earned frequent honors at the conference and district level. In the classroom, she was on the honor roll all four years.
Marlborough's Career Highs
Points-8 vs. Akron (9/13/09)
Goals-4 vs. Akron (9/13/09)
Assists-2 five times, last vs. Kansas (10/22/10)