Hats off to Hall

Morgan Hall’s quiet style has at some points this season made her play on the court go almost unnoticed. She shows little emotion either way during the course of a game, always carrying that same face up and down the floor. This silent assassin made some noise last week, though, as she became only the 11th Catamount ever to reach the 1,000-point plateau. The six-foot-one junior brings a silky-smooth game like few others, with the ability to turn it on with the flick of a switch. The ball just glides out of Hall’s hands every jumper she takes, making onlookers believe that it is going to fall. In case you haven’t noticed, this isn’t something new. Coming to UVM from nearby Hanover, New Hampshire, it didn’t take Hall long to establish herself as a local favorite. After a rookie campaign that saw her not only take home the honors of America East Rookie of the Year, she also set the UVM record for most points scored by a freshman with 430. The 13.9 points a game to go along with 5.1 rebounds landed Hall a spot on the America East All-Conference Third Team. There would be no sophomore slump to follow, though, as Hall was just getting her feet wet. Try 14.6 points a game, first team all conference and a slot on the America East All-Tournament team on for size.Coming into this season, only 161 points were needed to put a grand in the record books. The question wasn’t would she get it, but when. That when was just a little over a week ago, as Boston University saw Hall become the fourth quickest (in just 74 games) Cat to reach the mark. If her senior year ends up being anything like her first two seasons, Hall will crack the top four in career scoring at UVM, bumping current assistant coach Jen Niebling to fifth.