Panthers enter match with 5-10-2 overall record; Senior Day is on Sunday vs. Providence.
QUOTING MILLER: "As one of our co-captains, we're counting on Morgan to once again be one of the stalwarts in the center of our defense. We also anticipate her leadership abilities will impact all of our young players. We hope she can continue to be dangerous on set pieces."
CAREER: Emerged as a defensive leader in the Pitt backline...Has appeared in 49 career games with 47 starts...Defender who has played a role in 10 shutout wins...Recorded four goals off corner kicks during her junior year...Tallied three assists and 22 shots, including 13 on goal...Three-time Big East Academic All-Star.
2012: One of just two players to start all 19 games...Led team in minutes played (1,737)...Ranked second on team in goals scored (four) and third in points (10)...All four goals were on corner kicks...Also tallied two assists, eight shots with six on goal and recorded a .750 shots on goal percentage...Notched a goal in a 2-1 win over St. Bonaventure (Aug. 24)...Recorded a goal in a 3-1 win over Duquesne (Aug. 26)...Tallied Pitt's only goal in a 5-1 loss to Marquette (Sept. 13)...Scored the game winning goal against Eastern Michigan to give the Panthers the 2-1 win (Aug. 17)...Played a key role in all three of Pitt's shutout wins.
2011: Started in 10 games, including Panthers' lone shutout of the season, a 1-0 win over Delaware (Aug. 28)...Recorded three shots, including one on goal...Named a Big East Academic All-Star.
2010: As a freshman, made an immediate impact, appearing in all 20 games and starting 18 contests...A strong defender that helped lead the Panthers to six shutout victories...Registered her first career point with an assist in a 3-0 victory over Villanova (10/17)...Registered 11 shots this year including four on goal ...Named a Big East Academic All-Star.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Burrell High School in Lower Burrell, Pa...Four-year varsity soccer letterwinner...Three-time All-Section performer...Named Valley News Dispatch All-Star First Team following her senior season...Led her team to the Ambridge Tournament playoffs...Led Burrell HS team to the WPIAL playoffs during her freshman and sophomore seasons...Member of the Pennsylvania State Cup champion team and regional qualifiers in 2009...As a central defender in State Cup, led her team to five shutouts in five games...Also competed in varsity basketball and track and field at Burrell...Member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born June 10, 1992...Daughter of Brian and Stacie Sharick...Has two siblings, Jacob and Alexandra...Nickname is "Joe"...Chemical engineering major.
Minutes: 110, six times- at St. John's 10/7/12; at South Florida, 9/16/12; Rutgers, 9/23/11; South Florida, 9/18/11; at Syracuse, 10/10/10; Kent State, 9/12/10.
Goals: 1, four times- Marquette, 9/13/12; Duquesne, 8/26/12; at St. Bonaventure, 8/24/12; at Eastern Michigan, 8/17/12.
Assists: 1, four times- Connecticut, 10/11/12; at St. Bonaventure, 8/24/12; Eastern Michigan, 8/19/11; Villanova, 10/17/10.
Points: 3, at St. Bonaventure, 8/24/12.
Shots: 3, two times- Villanova, 10/17/10; Oakland, 8/29/10.