|Title:||Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach|
Maura Murphy, a former standout with the SNHU women’s lacrosse program, is entering her third season as an assistant coach.
A five-year member of the Penmen (she redshirted the 2008 season due to injury), Murphy wrapped up her career in 2010 ranked fourth in career points (197), third in career goals (141) and fifth in career assists (56). A two-year captain, Murphy led SNHU in scoring in each of her first two seasons and helped lead the Penmen to four Northeast-10 semifinal appearances and a championship game appearance in 2009 while twice earning NE-10 All-Tournament honors. In her final year she won the SNHU Athletic Department’s Female Sportsmanship Award and was named to the Northeast-10 All-Academic Team.
A native of Candia, N.H., Murphy was a lacrosse standout at Pinkerton Academy. In four seasons with the Astros, she scored a school-record 229 goals and was a three-year captain. A four-time All-State selection, Murphy was also a two-time high school All-American. She led Pinkerton to a Division I state title in 2004.
Murphy served as an assistant coach at Pinkerton in 2008 alongside her father, Bryon Murphy, and also coached the Average Janes club team that year. She has also worked at summer camps at SNHU.
Murphy graduated with a bachelors' degree in Child Development in 2009 and wrapped up her master's in General Special Education at SNHU in December, 2011.