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2007 (Junior): EIVA Championship Most Outstanding Player ... First Team All-EIVA ... EIVA Player of the Week (2/12) ... started at setter in 26 matches and 86 games ... averaged 0.42 kills per game, 12.64 assists per game, 0.12 service aces per game, 1.50 digs per game, 0.83 blocks per game and 1.03 points per game ... led the team in assists on 24 occasions ... dished out 35 or more assists in a match 19 times, including a career-high 66 at UC Santa Barbara (3/12) ... tied career high with four kills against Ohio State (2/1) ... posted at least one kill in 20 matches, including 10 multiple-kill contests ... recorded 10 service aces for the year ... recorded first collegiate double-double with 51 assists and a career-high 10 digs at George Mason (4/7) ... had at least one dig in every match, totaling 129 for the year ... produced five or more digs 13 times and seven or more digs six times ... recorded 71 total blocks, good for third on the team ... had a block in 23 matches, including 20 multiple block contests ... posted eight matches of four or more blocks ... tied career high with seven blocks in NCAA National Semifinal match against UC Irvine (5/3).
2006 (Sophomore): Saw action in 68 games and 27 matches as both a setter and a serving specialist ... averaged 0.19 kills per game, 8.13 assists per game, 0.19 service aces per game, 0.78 digs per game and 0.41 blocks per game ... led the team in assists 11 times ... dished out 40 or more assists in a match seven times, including a career-high 62 at Ohio State (4/4) ... provided 13 service aces for the season, including a career-best four at New York University (3/18) and two versus UCLA (1/19) at the Hawaii Outrigger Invitational ... posted 53 digs for the year, recording at least one dig in 18 matches ... tallied a career-high seven digs at NYU (3/18) and notched six at Ohio State (4/4) ... had at least one block in 12 contests, including eight multiple-block matches ... posted a career-best seven blocks versus Ohio State (3/22).
2005 (Freshman): Saw action in 26 matches and 42 games ... had 225 assists for the season, an average of 5.36 assists per game ... dished out a career-high 25 assists versus NYU (2/25) ... tallied double-digit assists on 11 occasions and had at least five assists in 14 matches ... had 24 blocks for the year, including a career-high four at UCLA (3/8) ... also recorded multiple-block contests versus Mount Olive College (2/11), Juniata (2/15), NYU (2/25), IPFW (3/12), Mercyhurst (3/18), NYU (3/26) and Princeton (4/9) ... posted a career-high four digs versus Brigham Young (1/6) in his first collegiate match, also posting one kill and one block in the match.
Led Hempfield (Pa.) High School to four straight Pennsylvania State Championships (2001-2004) with current teammates Jay Stauffer and Jon Sherrick, including defeating former teammate Kevin Wentzel and his Mt. Lebanon High School team in 2001 ... also led squad to four straight Lancaster Lebanon League Championships ... team was the 2001, 2003 and 2004 District III Champions ... member of the National Honor Society ... member of Damon's Volleyball Club in Lancaster, Pa.
Born Luke Joseph Murray on July 12, 1985 in Washington, Pa. ... parents are Don and Lisa Murray ... has two brothers, Reese (28) and Ben (25) ... brother Ben played volleyball at Concordia College ... names the Pittsburgh Steelers as favorite pro sports team, Michael Jordan as favorite athlete, "Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter" as favorite books, "Seinfeld" as favorite T.V. show and Egypt as favorite place to visit ... majoring in history.
Quoting Coach Pavlik
"Luke has matured very well into his position. This has been rewarded by the team electing him as a captain this year. He is someone who is easy to underestimate but all he has ever done in his career is win. He has a great handle on this offense and will be a solid blocker and defender. This team will go as far as Luke can take it. He will be fun to watch this year."
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