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Morgan Paige Brian// 24 years old


Individual Awards-

High school:

×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: 2010
×Gatorade Georgia State Player of the Year: 2010, 2011

College:

×Soccer America National Freshman of the Year: 2011
×NSCAA All-American First Team: 2011, 2013, 2014
×Soccer America First Team MVP: 2011
×MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist: 2011
×NSCAA All-Southeast Region First Team: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
×ACC Freshman of the Year: 2011
×All-ACC First Team: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
×VaSID State Freshman of the Year: 2011
×ACC Tournament MVP: 2012
×Soccer America Second Team MVP: 2012
×TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Season, Second Team: 2012
×VaSID All-Sate First Team: 2012
×MAC Hermann Trophy Winner: 2013, 2014
×Soccer America Player of the Year: 2013
×TopDrawerSoccer.com Player of the Year: 2013
×Honda Award Nominee: 2013, 2014
×Soccer America First Team MVP: 2013, 2014
×TopDrawer Soccer.com Best XI First Team: 2013
×College Soccer Madness All-American First Team: 2013
×VaSID State Player of the Year: 2013, 2014
×All-NCAA Tournament Team: 2013, 2014
×ACC All-Tournament Team: 2013, 2014
×Virginia Nike Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team: 2013
×TopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason Best XI First Team: 2013, 2014
×TopDrawerSoccer.com National Player of the Year: 2014

International:

×U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year Finalist: 2013
×2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship Golden Ball Winner

Team:

×2012 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship
×2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup
×2014 CONCACAF Women’s Qualifying

Tournament:

×2015 Algarve Cup
×2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup
×2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying
×2016 SheBelieves Cup

AARON CRAFT

I AM YELLING EVERYTHING I SAY BECAUSE I CAN’T CALM DOWN. 

That was so stressful, then so awesome. A bit like this:

OSU went up by 13

ISU tied it at 69

Missed free throws and layups from Aaron Craft

Game-winner from Aaron Craft

Yeah, it was awesome.

An actual breakdown of the game will come later today. For now, that was amazing. Go Buckeyes.

-bigdaddychriso

Your Indispensable Guide to That Giant NCAA Basketball Tournament

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I wasn’t born into a sports-fan family. Earlier generations did not instill my devotion to the University of Connecticut Huskies, my antagonistic feelings toward Duke and Syracuse, or my idea of a perfect evening: NCAA tournament opening weekend, all-you-can-watch buffet of games on multiple TVs at a sports bar, preferably with a big platter of wings and an IPA in front of me. Back in the late 1980s, a friend and I watched as UCONN made an improbable run in the tourney, and that was it: I was hooked for life. And although you might find me on any given day in January or February quite happily watching any given regular-season game between any given opponents, the madness that is March represents the pinnacle of the year. The best thing? You don’t need to be a die-hard fan to enjoy it. (Case in point: our tournament-inspired topknot throwdown.) Here’s your guide to making the most of the most wonderful sports event ever. 

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