Cally Morrill was hired as the Lynn University head women’s soccer coach on June 6, 2014. She became just the fourth head coach, and first female, in the program’s illustrious history, one that includes four national championships and has seen 52 All-America selections take the field for the Fighting Knights.
In seven years as a head coach, Morrill has compiled a 67-51-11 (.562) overall record. Her teams have advanced to the NCAA tournament three times and won three regular season and two conference tournament titles.
In 2016, Morrill's squad played its way to a 3-11-2 record, with Georgia Robert making an appearance on the Sunshine State Conference's Second Team after starting in all 16 games as a defender.
The 2015 season saw Morrill lead the Fighting Knights to a 3-12-2 record, while she coached Donish Cole to SSC Second Team honors.
Although her first season with the Blue & White was not wildly successful (4-11, 1-8 SSC), she did oversee the resurgence of forward Kirstie Schults, who was honored as a NSCAA Third Team All-South Region selection after leading Lynn with six goals, two assists and 14 points.
She arrived in Boca Raton after two highly successful years at Lenoir-Rhyne where she guided the Bears to a 30-6-4 overall record, 18-1-1 South Atlantic Conference mark, two regular season conference titles, one conference tournament championship and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. Her first season as head coach in Hickory, N.C., was one to remember as she helped guide L-R to a 16-2-2 record, the No. 1 seed in the SAC Tournament, the second SAC Tournament Championship in program history and a NCAA Tournament bid. Morrill also claimed SAC Coach of the Year recognition and saw eight players garner All-SAC accolades, including a Freshman of the Year honor.
The Bears continued their success in year two with higher expectations. Under the SAC Coach of the Year, they finished 14-4-2 overall and 9-1-1 in league play, once again earning a No. 1 seed in the conference tournament before falling in the semifinals. Lenoir-Rhyne collected another No. 1 seed, this time in the NCAA Tournament, but fell to Belmont Abbey in penalty kicks.
In both seasons L-R earned national-rankings and collected 13 All-SAC honors.
Morrill began her head coaching career at Lees-McRae and guided the Bobcats to a 27-11-3 mark. In her final season in Banner Elk, N.C., she led her squad to a 13-5-3 record, won the program’s first Conference Carolinas Championship since 2000 and earned a berth to the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time in school history. Morrill was named the league’s 2011 Coach of the Year for her efforts.
Lenoir-Rhyne was the start of Morrill’s overall coaching career as she served as the assistant coach from 2007-09. The Bears had just one winning season in the three years prior to her arriving with new head coach Adrian Blewitt and seven in total since the program’s inception in 1990. While the first year proved challenging, a 7-10-2 overall mark, she helped develop a winning culture to a program that has posted six consecutive winning seasons and averaged 15.5 wins per year.
Morrill was a four-year starter for the University of Alabama (2002-05), where she served as team captain and was named the squad's MVP as a senior. She started 55 of a possible 58 games with the Crimson Tide, recording nine goals, nine assists and 27 points as a midfielder. Morrill earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Alabama as well.
|2013||Lenoir-Rhyne||14-4-2||9-1-1||NCAA Division II Regional Finalist|
|2012||Lenoir-Rhyne||16-2-2||9-0-0||NCAA Division II Regional|
|2011||Lees-McRae||13-5-3||11-1-0||NCAA Division II Regional|
|Totals||Five Years||67-51-11 (.672)||Three postseason appearances|