Heise earns third defensive award of the season
Mustangs open conference play at Houston Friday; At Tulane Sunday
Trio led SMU to program-record 26 wins last season
Giordano named to Player of the Week Honor Roll
SMU picked to finish second; Heise and Giordano named to preseason team
2013 (Fr.): Served as the libero for the Mustangs playing in 31 matches and all 112 sets...Led the team in digs with 406 and digs per set with 3.62 on the season...Earned "Best Libero" honor at SMU Invitational...Had at least 10 digs in 25 matches...Recorded a season-high 24 digs against Cincinnati (11/8)...Notched eight assists twice against San Francisco and UConn...Had six kills on the season...Served up three aces and no errors against Lamar (8/31)...Ended the year ranked 10th in The American in digs.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Kin Seiley at Waller High School...Named second team TSWA All-State Libero as a junior...Under Armor Watch List nominee as a senior...Twice named District Player of the Year...Three-time first team All-District selection...Earned All-District honorable mention as a freshman...Led Waller to the state tournament three times, advancing to the regional semifinals as a junior...Served as a team captain...Member of the National Honor Society...Four-time Academic All-District honoree...Earned Academic All-State accolades as a senior.
PERSONAL: Full name is Morgan Alane Heise...Born May 4, 1995 in Houston...Daughter of Robert and Susan Heise...Has two older brothers, Garrett and Clayton, who plays baseball at Sul Ross University...Favorite athlete is Misty May-Treanor...Favorite music is country and rock...Favorite artists are Luke Bryan and George Strait...Previously competed in rodeo...Major is undecided.