Falmouth's Murry commits to Hartford

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Falmouth senior Andrew Murry (joined by clockwise from his right, father Chris Murry Sr., athletic director Cooper Higgins, brother Chris Murry Jr., boys’ soccer coach Dave Halligan and mother Lisa Murry) signs his National Letter of Intent Friday afternoon to attend and play soccer at the University of Hartford.

Murry helped lead the Yachtsmen to the 2011 Class B state championship and was named The Forecaster’s Falmouth Fall Male Athlete of the Year. He plans to study business at Hartford.

“I had a lot of options,” said Murry, who expects to play on the flank. “It was in my top five. They had a coaching switch, but it worked out. It’s a perfect fit. My academics, I fit in really well. On the field, I think it’s a school where I can play.”

Halligan praised Murry’s work ethic and thinks he’ll be a factor in college.

“Andy worked really hard,” Halligan said. “He deserves the opportunity. He’s looking forward to it and we’re looking forward to watching him. He’s from a long line of dedicated soccer players. He’s put a lot of extra time into it. A lot of people see the product on the field, but they don’t see what goes behind it and how hard he works. He’s passionate about soccer. I think he has the tools to play at the next level. I think he’s going to be very successful.”

Murry won two state titles during his time at Falmouth and feels his Yachtsmen experience helped pave the way for him to become a Hartford Hawk.

“A lot of Division I players come from (Falmouth),” said Murry. “Growing up, you see those guys come through. Coach always prepares us. I think I’m ready.”