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Just a day after reports surfaced that the Maryland Terrapins had landed a trio of grad transfers in former Cornell midfielder Jonathan Donville and former Villanova attackman Keegan Khan, as well as defenseman Owen Prybylski, former Johns Hopkins attackman Owen Murphy announced that he will be joining the Terrapins next season.
Murphy left the Johns Hopkins program and subsequently entered the NCAA Transfer Portal back in early January. An Avon Old Farms (Conn.) product, Murphy came into Hopkins as the No. 43 ranked recruit in the 2019 class by Inside Lacrosse.
As a freshman during the shortened 2020 season in which the Blue Jays went 2-4, Murphy started the final three games and ended the season as the team’s second-leading scorer with 13 points off eight goals and five assists. Murphy had three assists and scored the overtime game-winner against Mount St. Mary’s to cap off the 2020 season and the Dave Pietramala era for the Blue Jays.
Now heading to College Park, Murphy will join a Terrapins program that is coming off a NCAA championship game appearance and returns second-leading scorer Logan Wisnauskas for a fifth season, in addition to a pair of highly-talented grad transfers in Donville and Khan. The Terrapins will also return attackman Daniel Maltz and midfielder Kyle Long for their junior and senior seasons after being top-five scorers in 2021.