Sean Murphy of Mattapoisett was one of 29 student-athletes to earn a major award at WPI Athletics’ annual banquet. The Poly Club Award, presented to the top male athlete in the junior class who has outstanding academic records along with campus involvement of a non-athletic nature, was awarded to Murphy.
Murphy was a human highlight reel as a defensive back for the Engineers this past season. He was a finalist for the GEICO Play of the Year with his 95-yard interception return for a TD against Curry. Then, not to be out done the following week, he returned the opening kickoff 75 yards for a TD against Worcester State. Sean was named All-Liberty League Player of the Week and led the Engineers in interceptions and passes defensed. In the classroom, he maintains a 3.12 GPA with a major in biomedical engineering and just completed his IQP project down under in Australia. Sean is visible in the community as well, as he is a major component of the WPI football’s community service initiative with Burncoat Prep and is a member of Team IMPACT.