Murphy Selected as GNAC Player of the Week

Murphy Selected as GNAC Player of the Week

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STANDISH, Maine – The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) weekly accolades have been released and Saint Joseph's College senior shortstop Joey Murphy (Derry, N.H.) has been selected as the GNAC Player of the Week.

In a doubleheader sweep over Clark University on Sunday, Murphy hit .625 (5-8) with three runs, two doubles, a home run, three RBI, and three stolen bases. He led off the lid-lifter with a solo homer and was 2-for-4 with a steal and went 3-for-4 with two runs, two doubles, two RBI, and a pair of stolen bases in the nightcap. For the day, he posted a 1.250 slugging percentage with a .667 OBP and fielded all eight chances without an error.

In 11 games this season, Murphy is hitting .486 (18-37) with 14 runs, five doubles, a triple, a home run, 12 stolen bases (in as many attempts), and 10 RBI. He currently leads the team in batting average and doubles and is tied for the lead in stolen bases.

In 118 career games, Murphy owns a .348 (140-402) batting average with 102 runs, 21 doubles, three triples, three home runs, and 49 stolen bases. The Player of the Week honor is a career-first for the four-year starter.

Saint Joseph's (11-0) will play at UMass.-Boston tomorrow at 3:00 PM.




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at