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Basketball Coaches Association of New York honors Alfred University’s Murphy

ALFRED, NY — Lyndsay Murphy (Almond, NY/Hornell) a point guard on the Alfred University women’s basketball team, has been named a Basketball Coaches Association of New York all-star.

Murphy, a senior-to-be, was named to the BCANY All-College Women’s Team for her play during the 2009-10 season. She was among eight players named to the team and the only representative from the Empire 8 Conference.

A two-year starter for the Saxons, Murphy is the daughter of AU head women’s basketball coach Jay Murphy and transferred from St. John Fisher to Alfred before the 2008-09 season. In two years at Alfred, she has twice been named an Empire 8 Conference First Team all-star. This season she averaged 15 points per game (tops on her team and third in the conference) to go with 2.6 assists per contest (10th in the league). Her 2.44 three-point shots made per game led the Empire 8 and her .812 free throw percentage ranked fourth.

Murphy scored in double figures in 19 of 25 contests overall and 13 of 16 Empire 8 games. Her 15.6 points per game in Empire 8 games ranked second in the conference and her .839 free-throw percentage in league games was third.

Other players selected to the BCANY All-College Team for 2009-10 were: Jessica Laing (Player of the Year) and Mick Volpini of SUNY Cortland; Courtney Poirier of SUNY Potsdam; Whitney Smith of SUNY Brockport; Khadija Campbell of SUNY Geneseo; Staci McElroy of Buffalo State; and Taylor Amarando of SUNY Plattsburgh.

The Basketball Coaches Association of New York is a service organization that aims to promote the sport of basketball statewide at all levels, and seeks to improve the quality of coaching and foster friendship and statewide interaction among basketball coaches.