Rebecca Morse Returns to Riveters for 2020-21 Season
BROOKLYN - The fan favorite, NWHL All-Star, four-year pro, and New Jersey native Rebecca Morse has re-signed to play the 2020-21 season for the Metropolitan Riveters.
"This season was so much fun and it reinvigorated my passion for hockey," said Morse. "That's a testament to everyone involved with the Riveters - my teammates, the staff, our incredible fans. I was inspired by these individuals and their level of commitment on a daily basis. It's been a privilege to be part of something so special, and I'm eager to continue building on the progress that we've made in growing the Rivs organization, the NWHL, and the sport. I'm very excited to be returning to the Riveters for a fifth season!"
An Isobel Cup winner with the Riveters in 2018, the popular player known to teammates and fans as "Moose" is coming off her best season in the pros. In 2019-20, Morse scored four goals and earned seven assists in 24 games to lead all Riveters' defenders in scoring. She became the fifth defender in franchise history to score 10 or more points in a season. She also led all NWHL defenders in game-winning goals (2).
On Oct. 13, 2019, Morse scored an overtime goal against the defending Isobel Cup champion Minnesota Whitecaps to lead the Riveters to their first win of the season. Morse had two assists for Team Dempsey in the 2020 NWHL All-Star Game in Boston and registered a 73 MPH slap shot in the Franklin Hardest Shot event in the Skills Challenge.
Deeply committed to advancing hockey as a game for everyone, Morse was one of the recipients of the 2020 NWHL Foundation Award for her service to the game.
Prior to her NWHL career, Morse had a standout collegiate career at Providence. She was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team after scoring 16 points in 33 games as a freshman in 2010-11. In her junior year in 2012-13, Morse earned an All-Hockey East Honorable Mention for defenders. That year, she led the Friars in blocked shots (52), shots on goal (69) and points (21). She finished her NCAA career with 60 points in 136 games.
Besides playing for the Riveters, Morse is a Content Marketing Manager at LeagueApps, the youth sports technology company. "I love my job because it gives me the opportunity to positively impact youth sports in an alternative way as a business professional," said Morse.
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