Liam Murphy,Lacrosse,Senior,Dover NH, (Final-2016)

Liam Murphy,Lacrosse,Senior,Dover NH, (Final-2016)

Senior midfielder Liam Murphy of Dover, NH capped his four-year career by earning a Little East Conference post-season honor for the first time as a first-team All-LEC selection. In addition to the conference recognition, the 2016 captain also achieved recognition from the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) by earning a spot on its Senior All-Academic Team and being voted to the NEILA Senior All-Star Game (where he scored a go-ahead goal for the West on his first shot in the first half) in his team’s eventual 14-12 victory. Murphy proved to be one of Eastern’s top offensive threats over the second half of the season. After scoring eight goals in the first eight matches of the season, he struck for 22 over the final nine – the most by an Eastern player in that span. He had two or more goals in eight of those final nine games, setting personal career-highs with four in a key 13-9 LEC win over UMass Dartmouth April 16 and four in the regular-season finale against Keene State College April 29. Murphy had at least one goal in all but two matches, including at least one in the final 11 of his career. He ranked among the LEC Top 15 in goals (30) and shots (101) and among the Top 20 in points (38). In a 15-14 LEC semifinal win over Plymouth, he tied the game late in the first half and assisted on the go-ahead goal – giving Eastern the lead for good – 1:30 later. He finished second on the team in goals and fourth in points. He brought 12 goals in his first 42 career games into his final season.