One local athlete has transcended the high school game and succeeded in colle. Erin Murphy, a Roxborough resident and alumni of Merion Mercy Academy, helped the Muhlenberg College volleyball team to a winning season in 2012.
In her 18 games, Murphy was fourth on the team with 17 blocks. She also recorded 41 kills and 10 service aces. She had a high of six kills four times and recorded five blocks in a four-set win vs. NYU-Poly.
The Mule team is certainly young and Murphy plays a large part in the success from the freshman. The team ended the year 17-11—that's after a combinded total of 15 wins the previous two seasons. The 17 wins were the most for Muhlenberg since 2008.