NCAA Lacrosse: Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Freshman Attacker Kelsey Murray (New Trier HS, IL) Brings High-Scoring (72 Goals) And Academic Achievement (4.96 GPA) Resume To The Cardinal

Stanford Women's Lacrosse BannerKelsey Murray falls into the ahead-of-the-curve category. Going from a decorated high school career in Illinois to a promising college career on the West Coast at Stanford qualifies as much.

Stanford Women's Lacrosse Kelsey Murray 2013

Illinois standout Kelsey Murray is taking her talents to Stanford. Photo by © Scott McCall for Lacrosse Magazine

But her goals are familiar.

“I loved that the athletics were so important there. It’s definitely a big part of the culture,” Murray said. “You walk around and there are these banners that say ‘Home of Champions’ everywhere. It’s not something that’s necessarily on the side. It’s something that’s really important to them, and I like that aspect.”

Murray scored 72 goals in her senior season at New Trier (Ill.), where she already owned the school’s single-season and career scoring records as a junior. She was Lacrosse Magazine’s Midwest Player of the Year in 2012 and a US Lacrosse All-American this year.

Academically, Murray compiled a 32 ACT and possessed a 4.96 GPA on New Trier’s 4.0 scale.

By Corey McLaughlin

By Corey McLaughlin

Stanford returns all but two players from the team that won the MPSF title and a first-round NCAA tournament game, but Murray will compete for time with a group of 10 incoming freshmen.

“I’m going to go and work and play where they tell me to play,” she said.

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