Seton Hill to retire number of late volleyball teammate, Maggie Murray
An annual homecoming weekend match will be particularly special for the Seton Hill women’s volleyball team in the fall.
On Oct. 12, when the Griffins host Bloomsburg at 1 p.m., the school will retire the No. 9 jersey of fallen teammate Maggie Murray.
Murray, a 2018 graduate, died as a result of a boating accident in Florida last September. She was 22.
— SHU VOLLEYBALL (@SHUvball) July 9, 2019
Two vigils were held for Murray at Seton Hill and the Griffins rallied around her memory, putting together an incredible run and dedicating their season to her, the hashtag “Play4Mags” the familiar refrain.
The team played in Erie the weekend after Murray’s death and attended a memorial service for Murray, an Erie native. The Griffins won eight of nine matches to finish the regular season and clinched the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference title.
Seton Hill won its PSAC playoff opener, upset Shippensburg in the semifinals and overcame an early deficit to knock off Gannon to claim the first conference title in program history.
After a win over Cal in the NCAA Atlantic Regional, they rallied past Gannon again to reach the regional finals, where they lost to Wheeling Jesuit in five sets.
Seton Hill earned the YWCA’s Sports Team of the Year, further dedicating their accomplishments to Murray.
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .