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Murray piles up the goals for Stanford lacrosse
April 20, 2017
Growing up in the Chicago area, Kelsey Murray was able to watch the great Northwestern teams that won seven NCAA women’s lacrosse championships in eight years. [...] a redshirt junior at Stanford, Murray easily leads the Cardinal in goals (45) and assists (21) going into Friday’s home game against No. 8 USC in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation showdown. Since Murray still has a full year left, she figures to have every significant school scoring record by the time she leaves after five years on campus, with a degree in psychology and a master’s in communications. Had she played a single minute of a fifth game she wouldn’t have been eligible for a medical hardship season. “After she was injured, she was still our leading scorer for another four or five games,” head coach Amy Bokker said. Next year, the Pac-12 will embrace women’s lacrosse for the first time, taking five teams from the MPSF, including Stanford and Cal, and adding Arizona State. No West Coast lacrosse team has won the national title or even reached the Final Four. USC made the Elite Eight last year by knocking off Stanford in the first round of the NCAA tournament.