Versatile Murray stands out for M-M athletics
If you’ve been to a Rochester Red Wings game in the past six years, you’ve seen Michael Murray coming in and out of the batter’s box — time and time again.
The Mount Morris senior, and three sport student-athlete, has been the Red Wings bat boy since he was 12-years-old back in 2006. His responsibilities have since increased as he currently assists the clubhouse manager with issues such as clubhouse packing, loading, cleaning, and doing whatever is needed.
His versatility within the Red Wings organization is similar to what he has done for the M-M sports program over the years.
Playing nearly every position on the soccer field last fall, as well as the baseball field this spring, Michael is a player who coaches have the confidence to put anywhere on the surface. He also played guard on the basketball squad.
Michael is the poster boy for what a student-athlete exemplifies.
Not only is he a high honor roll student, ranked No. 7 in his class, who will graduate with a 92 average this June, but upon his graduation he will have completed 16 college credits through GCC. Those credits are in courses such as Physics, Pre-Calculus, Algebra, and Astronomy.
This week Michael enters the Hot Corner.
What colleges are you looking at? “MCC and St. Bonaventure University.”
What was your greatest memory about playing sports at Mount Morris? “Going to the Blue Cross Arena for the sectional finals in basketball my junior year.”
What is your favorite subject? “Chemistry.”
What is your favorite TV show? “Tosh.O, South Park, and Family Guy.”
What coaches have had the most influence on you? “Mr. Connolly for dragging me into soccer. I never was too fond of soccer but I ended up loving it. I started out pretty bad at it I think but got the hang of it quick and it was one of my favorite sports to play. Also, Mr. Hamilton for being my basketball and baseball coach. We have shared tons of memories with those teams that I will never forget.”
What is your favorite food or restaurant? “Dinosaur BBQ.”
Who is your favorite teacher? “Mr. Sells – Science is my favorite subject and he has taught me a lot.”
What type of music do you enjoy? “Pretty much everything.”
What team do you enjoy competing against the most? “York. I went to York until ninth grade so I get to play against my friends and usually the games are pretty close.”
If you could have dinner with any three people, past or present, who would it be? “My Great Grandma Davies, Daniel Tosh, and Joe Mauer.”
If you could pick any girl — which one would you like to take to dinner? “Megan Fox.”
What do you plan on doing in 10 years? “Having a family and a job that I enjoy.”
What will you miss most about high school sports? “All the dumb jokes and crazy stuff we did in practice, competing against our rival schools, and the friendships I have made with all of my teammates.”