Humboldt Lacrosse Alumni Spotlight: Sky Murphy

Name: Sky Murphy
Year Graduated: 2004
Major: Environmental Science (Policy)
Years Played at Humboldt: 5+
Position: Midfield, EMO
Hometown: Kodiak, AK
High School: St. Ignatius / @simlacrosse

What are you up to now?
Steph (an HSU alum) and I got our hands full with two great kids and lovin’ life in the South Bay (SJC)! Been flexing my skills as environmental coordinator for US Department of Interior since graduation and keeping my DJ set ready for the first Friday each month at @s27alehouse.

How did you end up at Humboldt and joining the team?
Will Yavorsky and I played together in high school and both arrived at Humboldt in 1995. We were great friends and both passionate about lacrosse. We went from the bottom to the top of the league thanks to scrappy teammates, coaches, and fans supporting us all the way! RIP Yavo #51

What’s your favorite lacrosse moment at Humboldt? On or off the field
So many great moments shared, but maybe the best lax satisfaction happened when our underdog squad would face off and quickly score the first goal of the game! We came out firing and it became so frequent it was dubbed the “Humboldt Sting.”

Do you ever get a chance to get back to Humboldt County at all? What places would you visit or where would you go to eat/drink?
What’s the name of that donut shop on G Street that had the bomb bahn mi sandwiches at 2 am? Those were good times! (Editor’s note: Don’s Donut Bar 🍩🤣)

What does lacrosse mean to you?
It’s the fastest game on two feet! It reminds me of my privilege and to keep my head up cause you never know what life will throw at you!

What would you tell someone if they were thinking about going to Humboldt?
If you do, great! The most important thing to remember is your goal to get a college degree! Make sure you finish and graduate, even if it takes a while… it worked for me!

Is there anything you want to add or want people to know?
Tony S. and Magnus deserve endless flowers 💐 and spot on top tier of Humboldt Lacrosse Hall of Fame! I know there’s many others (including Will Yavorsky) that helped carry the program, so thank you and I am forever grateful to my lax brethren!