BOSTON, Mass. – The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston announced today that senior goaltender Jamie Murray (Scituate, Mass.) of Babson College is the winner of the 16th annual Joe Concannon Award, which recognizes New England's best American-born hockey player in Divisions II and III. This is the second-straight Concannon nod for Murray who also took home the accolades in 2015.
The award puts a cherry on top of an impressive senior campaign and illustrious career for Murray. He led the Beavers to their fourth straight conference championship after posting a 14-5-3 record with a 1.61 goals against average and a .940 save percentage. The Scituate, Mass. native was also named the 2016 Sid Watson Award winner on Thursday evening as the Division III Player of the Year while also being named a first-team All-American selection for the third consecutive year.
"This is a great honor for Jamie who had a great season and career here at Babson. His time here has been special and to be the first to repeat for the Concannon says much about his consistently high level of performance throughout his career," said Babson Head Coach Jamie Rice. "Jamie is just a great kid and really focused on his game. He never missed a practice or game and always had that level of intensity and preparation required to be successful against the high caliber opponents we play in our league and our non-conference schedule. He is the first Babson player to win the award among many worthy nominees we have had considered in the past. He is a very worthy winner for what he does on the ice and even more so, off the ice."
On top of Murray's impressive career on the ice he has made his mark off the ice as an exemplary citizen as well, being one of five finalists (and the only from Division III) for the prestigious BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award for the second consecutive year. The Hockey Humanitarian Award recognizes college hockey's finest citizen and will be presented for the 21ststraight year to a Division I, II or III student-athlete who has made significant contributions to his or her team, as well as the community through leadership and volunteerism.