FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 1, 2013

 

SARAH FAGAN RECEIVES
HELEN M. MURPHY AWARD

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College senior defender Sarah Fagan (West Kingston, RI) received Rhode Island Collegeís Helen M. Murphy Award at the Collegeís annual Cap and Gown ceremony on Wednesday, May 1. The award is based not only on athletic prowess, but also values community and campus involvement and honors an outstanding Rhode Island College senior woman athlete.

 

Fagan closed out her career having played in 58 games, starting all of them. A two-time captain, she totaled three goals for six points in four seasons with the Anchorwomen.

 

 

 

As a senior in 2012, she played in 14 games as both a midfielder and a defender, starting all of them. One of the teamís two captains, Fagan was one of four Anchorwomen to start every game of the 2012 season. She tallied one goal for two points on the year, scoring on a penalty kick in the clubís, 5-1, loss to Keene State on Oct. 13.

 

As a junior in 2011, she played in 17 games, starting all of them. Fagan notched a pair of goals, including the game-winner on a penalty kick in the season opener against Wheelock on Sept. 2. One of the teamís two captains, she finished the season with four points.

 

As a sophomore in 2010, she played in 12 games, starting all of them. After being sidelined by injury for five games, Fagan helped the Anchorwomen make a late run and finish the season with a winning record.

 

As a freshman in 2009, she played in 15 games, starting all of them.

 

She is a nursing major and a 2009 graduate of South Kingstown High School.

 

ABOUT THE HELEN M. MURPHY AWARD

The Murphy Award was established in 1979 and sponsored by the faculty of the Henry Barnard School to honor an outstanding Rhode Island College senior woman athlete. The award is named for Helen M. Murphy, a graduate of Rhode Island College in 1939, who was a member of the faculty for 38 years and taught at the Henry Barnard School, beginning in 1941, until her retirement in 1979.

 

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