Murphy Kicks, Skates and Swings His Way into Owatonna Hall of Fame
2005 Owatonna High School graduate Sean Murphy earned ten letters while playing soccer, hockey and tennis for the Huskies. He then continued his local athletic career for two winters while playing with the new Southern Minnesota Express junior hockey team, helping them reach the league's championship weekend. Murphy is one of the five latest inductees into the OHS Athletic Hall of Fame.
Murphy lettered four times in soccer and hockey and twice in tennis. He was a three-time soccer All-Big Nine player and twice in hockey. He won the Huskies Hobey Baker hockey award for character and sportsmanship and Lee Harra Award as the most valuable senior. Murphy played Division I college hockey with Rochester (NY) Institute of Technology, making an appearance in the Frozen Four.
Murphy was named the OHS junior and senior athlete of the year. He was a National Honor Society member, earned two Minnesota State High School Distinguished Academic Awards and four Atlantic Conference All-Academic Awards.
The public is invited to a reception in the high school commons at 3 pm Friday, September 14. The inductees will also be recognized during halftime of the football game versus Austin Friday night.