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D&E honors athletes

School also inducts two into Hall of Fame

April 13, 2013
The Inter-Mountain

More than 350 people attended the 41st annual Davis & Elkins College Athletic Awards Banquet Friday at the McDonnell Center.

The event honored the 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees and student athletes.

Selected for induction into the Hall of Fame were Elizabeth S. "Betsy" Moscicki '81 and Tim Murphy '78.

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Women’s basketball coach Jason Asbell introduces his team during the Davis &?Elkins College Athletic Awards Banquet Friday at the McDonnell Center.

Moscicki was the first woman at Davis & Elkins College to achieve All-American status when she was named to the All-American Mitchell & Ness Second Team Field Hockey in 1980. A 1981 D&E graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education, Moscicki was a member of the Lady Senators field hockey and basketball teams from 1978 to 1981. In her senior year, she was chosen as New Jersey Courier-Post College Player of the Year in field hockey.

Moscicki earned a master's degree in human sexuality from Trenton State College in 1988. She played club field hockey from 1982 to 2000, and is a certified middle and high school lacrosse official. In 2008, Moscicki was inducted into the Collingswood High School (NJ) Athletic Hall of Fame.

She currently teaches health and physical education, and provides conflict resolution and crisis intervention training at the New Jersey Juvenile Female Secure Care and Intake Facility in Bordentown, NJ. Moscicki is the recipient of the New Jersey Child Assault Prevention Award. She is a member of the New Jersey Crisis Response Team and responded to the September 11, 2001, tragedy.

Murphy was a four-year varsity soccer starter and was named to the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference first team from 1973-1976. He was the D&E varsity soccer co-captain in 1975 and 1976.

He was an Olympic trial finalist in 1974, and was named to the NIAA National Tournament Men's Soccer First Team, as well as the Soccer Senior Bowl Selection, in 1976.

Murphy served as D&E's assistant soccer coach in 1977, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science in 1978. From there, Murphy went on to play professional soccer for the Portland Timbers in 1977 and 1978, and the Cleveland Force and Columbus Magic in 1979. He earned his master's degree in sports administration in 1981 from Ohio University, where he was the head soccer coach in 1980 and named Alumni of the Year in the Sports Administration Program in 1991.

Murphy is a member of Friends of Senator Soccer. He is currently regional vice president for Global Spectrum in Philadelphia and resides in Jamison, Pa.

Winners of student athlete awards were also announced. Honors were presented to a male and female Freshman Athlete of the Year, Joe Carroll Leadership Award, Academic Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the Year.



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