By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/2/12
Hatboro-Horsham junior midfielder Jimmy Murphy has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Marist College.
Jimmy Murphy log:
High School: Hatboro-Horsham
Graduation Year: 2013
College Choice: Marist College
Club Affiliation: Duke’s L.C., Wet Bandits
Major lacrosse honors: ESPNHS Watch List, EPSLA Showcase, 2011; Philly Showcase, 2010; Dukes captain
Academic honors: Takes honors classes
What will you major in/study? Business or Communications
Why did you choose school? “It was the perfect fit for me academically, athletically and socially. It’s a beautiful campus and when I visited a player’s practice they worked really hard. Coach (Keegan) Wilkinson and the rest of the staff is great. It felt like family when I went up there.”
Other info: Murphy played one season with popular Hatboro-Horsham grad Eddie Coombs, who played regularly as a freshman at Marist in 2011 but passed away in a car accident last August.
What is your HS team’s outlook for the season? “We have a lot of guys putting time in the off-season, and with the seniors we have along with a lot of talented sophomores and juniors we’re hoping to be a highly competitive team.”
Other comments: “I give huge thanks to my mom, dad and sisters; they have supported me throughout all this. I have a lot of coaches to thank: Coaches Helm, Christmas, Vetrone, Baker, Fallon and Mackrides from the Dukes; Coaches Bob Ambler, Colin Ambler, Lomady, and Rama from the Wet Bandits; and Coaches Sowers, Kurek, Kerrigan, Swezey, Wilcox, Vogel, Walker and Banks from Hatboro-Horsham.”