Cougar of the Week: Erin Murphy

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by Mai Hayashi
Scarlet Staff

Photo by Mai Hayashi.

Name: Erin Murphy
Year: Senior
Home: Boxborough, Mass
Sport: Softball
Position: 3rd Base

Q. How long have you been playing softball?

A. Since I was 6 years old.

Q. What made you start playing softball?

A. My dad influenced me a lot. He used to play baseball.

Q. You were named captain of the softball team at Clark. How is it going so far?

A. This is my second year as a captain. So this year is about communication a lot.

Q. What do you think about this season so far?

A. We did really well in Florida, but are slumping in the NEWMAC now. But I am sure we will definitely improve.

Q. Do you have any memorable moments?

A. Yes. I hit 6 homeruns last year.

Q. What is softball for you?

A. Softball is my outlet. It gets my mind off of things and lets me me release stress. I also do it for fun.

Q. How has softball changed your life plans?

A. I want to be a softball coach and teach my students someday.

Q. What is the best thing about softball?

A. It’s about teammates and a relationship with them.

Q. What is your motivation?

A. I play softball for myself. I am very competitive, and I am motivated to do it well.

Q. How is the condition of your team?

A. I think we are more together and getting better. Communication strung between us is also good now.