SMU picked to finish second; Heise and Giordano named to preseason team
Sophomore libero becomes second Mustang selected in as many years
Acker, Giordano, Hegarty and Heise will attend tryout in Colorado Springs
Acker, Young and Heise take home team awards
Heise, Young and Acker named to First Team; Giordano selected to Second Team
2014 (So.): American Athletic Conference Libero of the Year…All-American Athletic Conference First Team…Set an SMU single-season record with 626 digs…Ranked 25th in the NCAA with 5.13 digs per set…Recorded a career-high 38 digs at Arkansas (9/13), third most in a match at SMU…Also posted the fourth most digs in a match at SMU with 36 in four sets at Connecticut…Eclipsed 20 digs 14 times, including four matches with at least 30 digs…Second on the team with 101 assists…Also had 22 aces and three kills…Named American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week a league-high four times (9/15, 10/27, 11/3, and 12/1).
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.