Selected by the Houston Dash with the No. 1 overall selection in the 2015 NWSL College Draft.
2017 Corporate Teammate: ABIP
2016 NWSL: Made 13 appearances (all starts) … Battled injuries throughout the season
2015 NWSL: Made ten appearances (all starts) in her rookie season ... Recorded the first of three assists this season on Jessica McDonald goal at Sky Blue FC on 4/18
INTERNATIONAL: United States international (66 caps, 6 goals) … 2016: Awarded the Golden Ball at the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship … 2015: Made first World Cup start on 7/12 against Sweden (youngest player on U.S. World Cup roster) … Started in the 2015 Women’s World Cup Final on 7/5 and assisted a 54th minute goal by Tobin Heath … Scored first goal of 2015 on 4/4 against New Zealand … 2014: U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year … Became a regular with the USWNT, making 16 appearances (11 starts) … Scored goals against Russia (2/13) and Haiti (10/20), added four assists … 2013: Earned first senior team cap as a sub vs. Korea Republic on 6/15 at the age of 20 … Scored first international goal in 7-0 win vs. Mexico on 9/3 … Three appearances, one goal with USWNT … U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year finalist … YOUTH: U-20: Started all six matches as U.S. won 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan, scoring one goal … Made four appearances, tallied one goal and one assist in 2012 CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship (U-20 World Cup qualifying) … Scored one goal against Switzerland at the La Manga tournament in Spain in February 2012 ... U-17: Captained the team from 2009-10 … Joined U-17s from U-15s in 2008, was the youngest player on the roster for 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup … Made one appearance at the tournament as the U.S. finished runners-up
COLLEGE: Four year letterwinner at the University of Virginia (81 appearances, 41 goals, 43 assists) … All-time Virginia assists leader, fourth-most goals … 2014: 10 goals, 14 assists in 18 games as Virginia reached National Championship match … MAC Hermann Trophy winner; fourth two-time winner in NCAA women's soccer history … TopDrawerSoccer.com Player of the Year … First Team NSCAA All-America … First Team NSCAA All-Southest Region … First Team All-ACC … ACC All-Tournament Team … 2013: 25 games played; 16 goals, 14 assists in reaching College Cup (ACC regular season champions) … MAC Hermann Trophy winner … Soccer America, TopDrawerSoccer.com Player of the Year … First Team NSCAA All-America … First Team All-ACC … First Team NSCAA All-Southeast Region … ACC All-Tournament Team … NCAA All-Tournament Team … 14 assists led ACC, tied school single-season record … Honda Sports Award Nominee … 2012: 15 appearances; 4 goals and 7 assists (missed beginning of season at U-20 WWC); ACC Tournament Champions … First Team NSCAA All-Southeast Region … First Team All-ACC … ACC Tournament MVP … 2011: Appeared in 23 matches; 11 goals and 8 assists … Soccer America Freshman of the Year … First Team NSCAA All-America … First Team NSCAA All-Southeast Region … MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist … ACC Freshman of the Year … First Team All-ACC … First Team ACC All-Freshman
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Attended Frederica Academy (St. Simons Island, GA) … Finished HS career with 186 goals and 95 assists … 2011 Gatorade National Female Athlete of the Year … 2011 Gatorade National Player of the Year … 2010 Parade National Player of the Year … 2010 NSCAA Youth Player of the Year … 2010 NSCAA High School and Youth All-American … 2010 ESPN Rise All-American … Parade All-American (x2) … Gatorade Georgia State Player of the Year (x2) … Also All-State basketball player … Played club soccer with Ponte Vedra Storm (U-17 and U-18 state champions, U-17 national runners-up, U-19 national champions
PERSONAL: Full name is Morgan Paige Brian … Parents are Steve and Vickie Brian … Has an older sister, Jennifer, who played soccer at Armstrong Atlantic University … Played with Dash teammate Kealia Ohai at 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup … Shares her birthplace with Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown