Cori Murray Selected To Play In IWLCA North/South All-Star Game
May 23, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - After enjoying a career-best year in 2013, UMass women's lacrosse senior attack Cori Murray has been selected to the annual IWLCA North/South All-Star Game as announced this week. The game will take place on Sunday, May 26 at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa. Murray finished the year as UMass' third leading scorer with 71 points (40 goals, 31 assists).
The Atlantic 10 is represented by Murray and Jess Hicks of George Washington on the North Team, while Sam Stevenson (Richmond), Stephany Parcell (Temple), Melanie Sarcinello (La Salle), Charlotte Swavola (Temple) and Tara Coyle (Richmond) will play for the South squad.
The native of Oceanport, N.J., was an integral part of one of the nation's top offensive units. Her 71 points marked a career high for a season as were her 40 goals and 31 assists. She finished her UMass career with 133 points on 85 goals and 48 assists in 74 contests.
Murray scored a goal in all 20-of-21 games this year with 12 multi-goal games. In the Atlantic 10 Tournament, she notched two goals and three assists in the semifinal vs. George Washington before adding four goals and two assists in the championship game vs. Duquesne.
In the NCAA Tournament, Murray helped UMass to its first NCAA Tournament win since 1984 with a goal and two assists against UConn. Despite her three goals in the NCAA Tournament Second Round, the Minutewomen's season ended witha 12-9 loss to seventh-seed Penn State.
In her career, Murray was twice named to the Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team earning Tournament MVP honors in 2012.
During her time at UMass, she led the Minutewomen to a 64-18 overall record and a 26-2 mark in the Atlantic 10. Murray and the 2013 Senior Class of Sarah Mullen, Kelsey Palmer and Lauren Terracciano guided the program to four consecutive Atlantic 10 Titles (part of a league-record five straight) and three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.