Halley Morell ‘12 Recruiting Profile

  • Brecksville High School
  • , OH
  • Women's Golf
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Halley Morell Women's Golf Recruiting Profile
North Coast Junior Tour OH
Prim. Position:
18 Hole Average
  • January 2014

Personal Statement

My name is Halley Morell and I am a five-foot three, 130 pound 19 year old sophomore playing Division I College Golf for Robert Morris University.  I am saddened and excited to be thrust back in the recruiting arena as I just learned that our University cut 7 Division I programs, including Women's golf, effective the end of the 2013-2014 academic year.  While the University has guaranteed our scholarships for four years, my love and passion is golf and I want to continue to challenge myself and extend my college golf career while finishing my education.  I will dearly miss my teammates and numerous friends I made in my first year and a half of college.

I have worked hard over the past year and a half to improve my golf game striving to become a dominant player and a role model for my teammates.  My goal is to win the conference championship and advance to the NCAA Regionals and hopefully Finals.  As a freshman, I set the Robert Morris single season scoring record for freshmen and had the third lowest season scoring average of all time.  I had 2 top 10 finishes in 9 events and finished 14th at the Conference Championship earning Honorable Mention status.  During my last round at the Conference Championship I recorded an "albatross" hole in one on a 234 yard par 4.  During my sophomore year fall golf campaign, I recorded 3 top ten finishes in 4 events, including my first college tournament win and a 4th place finish at our last tournament, the Dayton Fall Invitational, featuring 18 Division I teams and 96 Division I players.  I currently hold the single season and career scoring average records at Robert Morris University.

This past summer I really set a goal to take my game to the next level, so I sought out and hired LPGA tour player/Junior Solheim Cup Team Captain Janice Moodie and worked with her diligently throughout the year to improve my game in all facets.  I was honored and privileged to qualify for and earn a trip to the 2013 USGA Women's Amateur Pub Links National Championship held in Norman, OK in June.  Playing alongside 150 of the best women amateur golfers in the world, including Curtis Cup team members and members of the NCAA Women's National Championship team, was a tremendous learning experience and really set a fire inside of me to strive to achieve that high level of consistent expertise.

In addition to playing in the qualifying tournaments for the USGA Women's Open, the USGA Women's Amateur Pub Links and USGA Women's Amateur this past summer, I also played on the TaylorMade - Adidas Collegiate tour, the Northern Ohio Junior PGA tour, and the North Coast Junior tour, competing in over 30 tournaments.  In 10 events on the Northern Ohio Junior PGA Tour, I won 8 times and finished 2nd in the other two events, leading the tour with a 77.4 scoring average.  In 14 events on the North Coast Junior Tour I won 9 times, finished 2nd three times and 3rd on two occasions, leading the tour with a 76.28 scoring average.  Over Memorial Day, I participated in one of the TaylorMade-Adidas Collegiate Tour events at Firestone Country Club, where I shot a first round score of 72, finishing day 2 with a round of 79, taking 6th place overall in an impressive field of 34 collegiate players.  On June 25th I shot my career low round 34-33=67 in the North Coast Junior Tour event @ Pleasant Hill Golf Club breaking the competitive course record at the course.  This past October, on my 19th birthday, I was honored by the Northern Ohio PGA by being selected as the 2013 Northern Ohio Junior Player of the Year.

High School golf was a lot of fun, but now it seems so long ago. We became the 1st team in school history to finish the season with a perfect record 16-0 in 2010 and finished 16-1 in 2011 (28-0 in conference play).  Over our last 2 high school seasons we won 7 out of 10 regular season tournaments, and in both 2010 and 2011 our team advanced to the state tournament for the first time in almost a decade.  In my Senior year I shot my previous career low round of 35-35=70 at the State District Championship in a 96 girl field leading my team back to the State Tournament.  I was selected as 1st Team All Conference and Team MVP for 4 straight years, and was also selected to the Northeast Ohio Golf Coaches All District 1st Team, and the SUN Newspaper Greater Cleveland ALL-SUN South/Central 1st Team.  I was also selected as the Cleveland Plain Dealer High School Player of the Week, in the 2010 & 2011 seasons in Northeast Ohio.

I had the good fortune and privilege to qualify for and compete in both the 2010 & 2012 Optimist International Junior World Golf Championship at the PGA National resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. This experience, coupled with playing the summer of 2013 at the USGA Women's Amateur Pub Links National Championship at the University of Oklahoma Golf Club in Norman, Oklahoma, afforded me the unique opportunity to play on large National and International stages, which I thoroughly enjoy. 

I am certainly looking for a new college with some diversity in their educational programs as I continue to search for my path in life. My athletic goals are to play golf for a good University and to be an asset to their team, which I know I will be. I believe I can offer a team leadership by example and a drive to accomplish not only my goals, but team goals as well.  I am pretty open minded as to geographic regions to attend school, as the quality of the college, the opportunities it will open for me, and my education is foremost in my decision making as to where to attend school.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 5 years
  • 2013 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    Honorable Mention All-Conference
  • Team Awards:
    Robert Morris University College Team
  • 2011 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-County, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-Area
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs, Sectional Champs, Regional 3rd Place, 10th Place State Championship
  • 2010 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-County, 2nd Team All-Region, 2nd Team All-Area
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs, Sectional 2nd Place, Regional 3rd Place, 11th Place State Finish
  • 2009 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 2nd Team All-County, Honorable Mention All-Region, Honorable Mention All-Area
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 3rd Place
  • 2008 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, Honorable Mention All-County, Honorable Mention All-Region, Honorable Mention All-Area

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 4 seasons
  • 2013 North Coast Junior Tour OH (19 & Under Female Division)
  • Notes: Match Play & Medal Play Tour Champion & Player of the Year; In 14 events, recorded 9 wins, finished 2nd three times and 3rd on two occasions, leading the tour with a 76.28 scoring average. Also led the tour in "Par Breakers" (13.64%), "Greens in Regulation" (58.59%), and "Putts Per Round" (31.909).
  • Season Schedule
  • 2013 D-I Sophomore Transfer (Women's Golf Program Cut)
  • Notes: Robert Morris University announced on 12-3-13 it was cutting 7 Division I Programs including Women's Golf effective the end of the 2013-14 Academic year. The University Release/Permission to Speak letter and University Announcement is attached hereto under Season Schedule.
  • Season Schedule
  • 2013 Robert Morris University Golf Team (Division I)
  • Notes: Played # 1 on team and had lowest score in every event in the fall; Recorded 1 win and 3 top 10 finishes in 4 events with a 78.1 scoring average. Currently 2nd ranked player in Conference and holds both Season & Career scoring average records for University.
  • Season Schedule
  • 2013 Northern Ohio Junior PGA (16 to 19 year Old Female Division)
  • Notes: Won Player of the Year - In 10 events on the Tour, won 8 times and finished 2nd the other two times, leading the tour with a 77.4 scoring average.
  • Season Schedule

Coach References

  • Other
  • Jerry Stone - Robert Morris University College Coach
  • High School Head Coach
  • Greg Roderick
  • Private Coach
  • Janice Moodie - LPGA Tour Professional

Additional Sports

  • Women's Basketball
  • F
  • 4 Years
  • Junior Varsity Team
  • also played 2 years of High School CYO Basketball and 1 year AAU Basketball



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High School Information

High School:
Brecksville High School

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors Economics; Honors English III; Honors Chemistry; Honors Pre-calculus; Honors Biology; Honors Algebra II; Honors English II; Honors Science Foundations; Honors American History; Honors Geometry; Honors English I.
AP Classes:
Yes. AP Physics; AP Calculus; AP Chemistry; AP U.S. History; AP World History;
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • College Cumulative GPA: 3.94 (through 1st semester sophomore year); recipient of Women’s Golf Coach Association (WGCA) All American Scholar Award (2012-13 Season) High School Cumulative GPA: 4.1; Honor Roll throughout High School; National Honor Society; Honor Roll every grading period throughout High School; Academic All-Ohio
  • Activity
    • Volunteer H.S. Tutor; Certified Hospice Trained Teen Volunteer; High School Choir; Safety Town Volunteer; ; Selected by High School to participate in inaugural Students Organized for Academic Results (S.O.A.R.)program designed to provide academic assistance to middle school students. High school students were selected to participate based on their grades and their goal is to help motivate and inspire middle school students regarding their academics. SOAR students may assist middle school students in getting organized
  • Activity
    • helping with a particular subject area or assist students in getting homework completed.

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