Award: Lacrosse, High School
Location/Affiliation: Green Mountain High School
- 1st Team All-State
- Scored 8 goals in Championship game
- 4A State Champion
Playmakers make plays, and they excel in timely ways. In the Spring of 2022, Green Mountain midfielder Shea Murphy finished an impressive high school career with fantastic & unprecedented success. After losing six of eight games, Murphy led her team on a 3-week undefeated march all the way through the postseason. In the semifinals against the defending champs, Shea scored five goals in the final nine minutes to surge G.M. out of a one-goal deficit into a 3-goal victory. Four nights later, she scored 8 of her team’s 16 goals and claimed the Class 4A championship. That’s the first title for any Green Mountain Rams lacrosse program.
Along with the lacrosse crown, Murphy’s impressive 2022 resume included 93 goals, 112 points reported, 73% of the draws, a 1st Team All-State selection, and signing to play for Division 2 power Regis University. Oh, and earlier in the year, she completed her four-year varsity basketball career with a third Class 4A Final Four appearance. So tonight is another marquee moment that will last for a winner like Shea Murphy from Green Mountain. Congratulations.
by Marty Cesario, freelance broadcast talent & content director, Colorado State Sports Network, Stream It Sports Productions, ESPN Radio, Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association, National Lacrosse League