Murphy chosen by Denver Outlaws in MLL Supplemental Draft

Cutout image of aaron murphy playing lacrosse on red background. Text: Aaron Murphy 2018 draft pick. Denver Outlaws and MLL logos in corner.

Boston, Mass. -- University of Lynchburg assistant men's lacrosse coach Aaron Murphy became the fourth Hornets player to be drafted by a Major League Lacrosse team last week, when the Denver Outlaws selected him in the October 24 MLL Supplemental Draft.

Murphy, a 2016 Lynchburg alumnus, was one of roughly 150 players selected in the draft, the first of two the MLL will hold prior to the 2019 season.

"I am very grateful for the opportunity to play professional lacrosse for the Denver Outlaws," Murphy said. "Getting that phone call is something I have dreamed about since I was a little kid. I'm beyond excited to continue my career and to put in the work to be great!"

Murphy holds Lynchburg's records for assists in a season (50) and in a career (130) and is third on Lynchburg's career goals leaderboard with 165 over his four seasons.

He was a three-time All-ODAC, All-State, and All-America selection and helped the Hornets reach the NCAA Division III national championship game in his junior season. Murphy has been on Lynchburg's staff as a graduate assistant since he graduated.

"Aaron was one of, if not, the best offensive lacrosse players we have had at Lynchburg," Hornets head coach Steve Koudelka said. "What gets lost a lot with all of his unbelievable statistics and accolades is the fact that Aaron was an incredible competitor. He made all of those around him better."

He was one of 17 players taken by Denver, the league's champion last season, according to a list of draftees released by Inside Lacrosse. The order of the draft was not included in the release.

Murphy joins 2006 alumnus Chad Clark, 2008 alumnus Ryan Cranston, and 2013 alumnus Joe Lisicky as the fourth MLL draftee in program history. Cranston was the only one of those to play in the league, appearing for the San Francisco Dragons.

He will continue to coach Lynchburg's team for the 2019 season before reporting to camp with Denver late next spring.

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