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Under The Helmet: Olympus Attackmen Madsen Murphy

Tribal West LacrosseIn the first installment of the Under The Helmet series, presented by Tribal West Lacrosse, we sat down with Olympus Senior Attackmen Madsen Murphy to talk about life, lax and pursuit of happiness. Murphy is currently leading the Titans in scoring with 20 goals in 5 games. Madsen has many favorite lacrosse memories but this season is special because his little brother, Sophomore Attackmen Walker Murphy is the team and the two are playing together again for the first time since Madsen was in 6th grade.
Madsen Murphy“We both play attack and when we’re working together on offense, we have a blast. These are the times I’ll always remember,” said Madsen.
Madsen has been playing for as long as he can remember. His dad, Klane, played for BYU in the 80’s and bought Madsen a stick when he was 3 years old.
“We spent a lot of time playing catch as I was growing up. I joined the youth league in California the first year it was offered, when I was in 6th grade. I loved it and have played every since,” said Madsen.
Utah Lacrosse News: What is your current stick of choice?
Madsen Murphy: Warrior Kryptolyte Element shaft with a Warrior Mojo head. I have been using this head for years and am very used to the way it holds and releases.
ULN: What is your favorite pre-game ritual?
MM: Our team does the Nebraskan Prayer before every game.
ULN: Besides your own home field, what is your favorite field to play lacrosse on?
MM: Judge Memorial HS field. It is a nice turf field that overlooks the city. Olympus always seems to have close, competitive games with Judge, which makes it a lot of fun.
ULN: How/Why did you pick your jersey number?
MM: I have always liked single digit numbers. Growing up, I always liked being #8 or #9, so I decided to stick with #9 for high school.
ULN: Who is on your iPod these days?
MM: I listen to a great variety of music so the artists are constantly changing. I usually prefer hip hop or pop.
ULN: What is your favorite, can’t miss TV show at the moment?
MM: I am currently watching the Prison Break series. It has a lot of action and suspense.
ULN: What movie could you watch 1,000 times and not get sick of it?
MM: The Blind Side
ULN: If you could only take 3 items with you to a deserted island for the rest of your life, what items would they be and why?
MM: A water purification bottle, my lacrosse stick, and a hot girl, all for obvious reasons.
ULN: Best Beach Spot? Hawaii, California or Mexico?
MM: Hawaii
ULN: What is your favorite fast food?
MM: Chick-Fil-A
ULN: What are your post high school plans?
MM: I will be serving an LDS mission in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine for 2 years and then attending BYU in Provo.
ULN: When not playing lacrosse, what are you doing in your free time?
MM: Playing basketball and hanging out with my friends.
ULN: M&M’s or Skittles?
MM: Skittles
ULN: Brine, STX, Warrior, Maverik, or another brand?
MM: Warrior
ULN: Sports Car or 4-wheel drive?
MM: 4 wheel drive
ULN: Sunset or sunrise?
MM: Sunset
ULN: Steak or lobster?
MM: Neither. I love Italian food
ULN: Favorite pizza place?
MM: The Pie Pizzeria
ULN: What is the first thing you would do if you win the Championship this year? Who would be the first person you would call or text?
MM: Celebrate with my teammates. My family would be there watching and cheering us on.
Thanks Madsen, best of luck to you and the Titans this season!

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