G-C grad Murphy earns multiple honors from MIAA

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Trine senior standout soccer player Tyler Murphy is a graduate of Greenfield-Central High School.

Photo courtesy Trine University Sports Information

Tyler Murphy, a senior forward on the Trine University men’s soccer team, was one of five members of his team to earn All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) honors.

Murphy was a first-team selection and was also selected to receive the Dr. Marvin A. Zuidema Award. It is presented annually to an MIAA men’s soccer senior for contributions to team play, leadership qualities, demonstration of ethical virtues and excellence in athletics and academics.

Murphy is team captain for the Thunder and holds a grade point average of 3.957 in Trine’s Design, Engineering and Technology program. He is the program’s leading scorer in the NCAA D-III era with 44 goals and 97 points in his career and holds the Trine men’s soccer record for game-winning goals with 15. His career accolades include 2022 CSC First Team Academic All-American, 2021 USC All-Region, 2021 First Team All-MIAA, 2020 Second Team All-MIAA, and seven-time MIAA Athlete of the Week.

On the field, Murphy has scored a team-high nine goals in 2023, highlighted by a hat trick in the 4-3 victory against Kenyon College and a game-winning goal versus Hope College to help clinch the two-seed in the MIAA standings. He is three points away from becoming just the second Trine men’s soccer player to reach 100 career points and he is five goals away from tying the program’s all-time record in goals scored dating back to the NAIA days.

College Football

Roudebush is Newcomer of the Year

Hanover freshman quarterback Eian Roudebush was named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year.

A New Palestine High School grad, Roudebush was one of 16 accolades claimed by the Panthers football team.

Teammate and fellow New Pal grad Brody Luker was a first-team choice. Eian’s older brother Eric Roudebush was a second team selection.

Eian Roudebush threw for 1,344 yards, finishing the season 115-for-169 with just one interception. He added a team-high 20 touchdowns playing in seven games. His 20 touchdowns rank him fourth among the HCAC.

Luker, a defensive back, controlled the air ways adding five pass breakups with three interceptions, ranking fifth in the league. Luker added 54 total tackles.

Eric Roudebush, a wide receiver, finished the 2023 campaign with 461 yards through the air on 37 catches. The senior added six endzone visits.

Roland helps lead DePauw to historic win

Joey Roland, a linebacker at DePauw University, had four tackles and a sack in last week’s 33-30 double-overtime win over Wabash in the Monon Bell Classic.

It was the first overtime game in the long history of the rivalry game. Last Saturday’s game was the 129th in the series. The programs have been meeting on the football field since 1890 and have competed for the Monon Bell since 1932.

David Guhl, of McCordsville who played high school football at Cathedral, had seven tackles and a sack for the victorious Tigers.

The win for DePauw completed the school’s first-ever unbeaten season (10-0). With the win, the Tigers qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament and are scheduled to play Alma College (Mich.) today at noon.

College Volleyball

Hornaday part of record-setting team

Gardner-Webb setter Morgan Hornaday is a graduate of Greenfield-Central High School. Photo courtesy Gardner-Webb Athletics.

Greenfield-Central High School graduate Morgan Hornaday, a member of the Gardner-Webb University volleyball team was part of the Runnin’ Bulldogs most decorated team in the Big South Conference.

Hornaday was one of five players from the team to earn all-conference honors, the most in the school’s history.

A sophomore setter Hornaday was named to the All-Academic Team after posting a 3.97 GPA pursing a degree in exercise science. Hornaday ranks 1st on the team in assists per set with 5.25 and 2nd on the team in total assists with 310.

Campbell earns specialist honor

Rachel Campbell of the Trine University women’s volleyball team, from Greenfield, was named Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Women’s Volleyball Specialist of the Week for the first time in her career on Sept. 18.

The junior defensive specialist dominated in the back row in four wins for the Thunder. Trine was able to sweep Defiance College in non-conference action and went 3-0 over a weekend in upstate New York. The Thunder topped Oswego State University, the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Grove City College 3-0, 3-0 and 3-1.

In total, Campbell dug out 60 opposing attacks, good for 15 digs per match and 4.62 digs per set. She set a new career-high with 25 digs in the four-set victory over Grove City. She was also able to tally 17 assists, including eight against the Wolverines and had a pair of service aces.