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#1 David Morton
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
City/State: Salinas, CA
High School: Salinas HS
College: Roosevelt
Major: International Studies - Economics
Experience: 3 Letters
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AS A SENIOR IN 2011: ACWPC Division II Player of the Year  ... Broke UCSD's all-time saves record with his ninth save in a 15-6 win over Cal Lutheran on September 4 ... Finished his four-year career with 1,106 total stops- the only UCSD goalie in school history to break 1,000 saves- and a .552 save percentage ... Tallied 286 saves, third-most in a single-season in UCSD annals ... Named  ACWPC All-American in addition to Player of the Year, WWPA Tournament Most Valuable Player, All-WWPA Tournament First Team and All-WWPA First Team ... Recorded double-digit save totals in 17 contests this season ... Had a season-high 16 saves on November 20 vs. Santa Clara ... Stopped 15 shots in the NCAA third-place game against Princeton on December 4 ... Stopped two penalty shots and forced UC Davis to go 0-for-3 from five meters in the Tritons' 8-7 win over the Aggies in the WWPA title game on November 20 ... Team captain along with Chris Barton. 

AS A JUNIOR IN 2010:
Saved 216 shots and added 18 assists as the regular starter ... Named ACWPC All-American and All-WWPA Second Team ... Has accounted for 771 saves over his career, currently the fourth-most career saves in program history ... Averaged 8.3 saves per match ... Registered eight double-digit save performances ... Tallied a school single-game record with 21 saves against Concordia at the So Cal Tournament on October 2 ... Had 16 saves against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on November 2 ... 11 saves in a 7-6 victory over conference-rival Loyola Marymount on October 3 ... Named WWPA Player of the Week on October 6 after helping UCSD capture ninth place at the SoCal Tournament with a 3-1 record.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009: Saved 296 shots as UCSD's goalkeeper throughout the season ... Save total was the second highest in program history ... Blocked crucial shots in wins over Redlands, Santa Clara, Concordia and UC Davis ... Earned Division II All-American honors ... Matched single-season saves record with 19 against Concordia.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008: Started in goal as a freshman with 259 saves ... Save total was the seventh highest total in school history ... Broke single-game saves record with 19 against UC Santa Barbara ... Earned All-WWPA honorable mention and named to the All-Freshman team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Salinas High School where he was two-time all-league ... Also earned CIF honors, league MVP honors and a three-time team MVP ... Also a CCS senior all-star ... Team had top finishes of first place in league and third place in CIF playoffs ... Career water polo numbers included 812 saves, 62 steals and 34 assists ... Varsity swimming times included a 50.32 in the 100 free and a 22.4 in the 50 yard free.

PERSONAL: Born June 13, 1990 ... Parents are Mitchell and Vicki Morton ... Father played NCAA tennis while mother was ranked in the top eight in the mation and seventh at olympic qualifiers ... Has a younger brother named Brian ... An International Studies-Economics major in Roosevelt College ... Hobbies include surfing and reading.


CAREER STATISTICS
Season Svs
5v6 Svs
Total Svs Stl Ast
Pen Blk
GA
5v6 GA
Save %
TO Total
2008 220 38 259 26 13 1 145 98 .516 5 242
2009 237 55 296 46 24 4 148 78 .567 4 461
2010 216 45 265 26 18 4 134 74 .560 14 323
2011 246 37 286 29 14 3 158 64 .563 6 306
Totals 919
175 1,106 127 69 12 585 314 .552 29 1,241
Homecoming 2014 (Mid AD)