AOTW: Morghan Murphy, sophomore field hockey player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week Sept. 1 – Sept. 7 Why Morghan Murphy was selected: Murphy scored her second goal of the year when taking advantage of a pentalty corner in Wilkes’ 3-1 home-opener win against Keystone. She also assisted junior Ali Dunn’s solo goal in the Colonels 2-1 loss against Widener later in the week.


Female Athlete of the Week: Morgan Murphy, sophomore field hockey player

Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

Name: Morghan Murphy

Year: Sophomore

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Mountain Top, Pa.

High School: Crestwood HS

Position: Forward


Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because I had the opportunity to study in the exceptional nursing program while simultaneously being able to play the sport I love. An added bonus has been being so close to home.


Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

I plan to get a job as an emergency room nurse in a hospital.


Favorite building on campus? 

The library.


Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

I hope that my team and I bring our best attitudes and efforts to all our practices and games so we make it to the post-season MAC tournament.


When/Why did you first begin playing?

I began playing field hockey in the sixth grade after participating in a college clinic.


Favorite thing to do during practice?

My favorite thing to do is tipping in shooting drills.


If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?

I would improve our consistency as a team.


Other interests or hobbies off of the field? 

In my free time, I enjoy binge-watching Netflix and Hulu. 


Most influential person(s) in your life?

My two brothers, Connor and Sean. 


If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be? 

Meryl Streep.


What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The chicken. 


Favorite professor?

Professor Kris Cross.


Coke or Pepsi?



Favorite meal to eat on campus?

A Grilled Chicken Sandwich from Grille Works. 


A quote you live your life by?

“Live life with no regrets.”


What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To be a Colonel means to be a leader by setting a good example to everyone around you. 


Anyone to give a shout-out to?

I would like to give a shout-out to my family who always supports me; my favorite person/roommate Lauren Shiplett, who always wakes me up for our early morning lifts and practices; and, most importantly, to all my teammates!


-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor