Murdock receives top NWC honor, five Loggers earn All-NWC nods

Murdock receives top NWC honor, five Loggers earn All-NWC nods

TACOMA, Washington – Puget Sound junior Luke Murdock was named the Northwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year, and four more Loggers earned All-NWC honors, the conference announced Tuesday.

NWC release

Murdock finished the 2018 season as the NWC's leading scorer with 11 goals and 25 points. He's the first Logger since 2013 (Carson Swope, 14 goals) to lead the NWC in scoring. Murdock had a strong finish to the season. He scored in each of the last four games, including two goals at Willamette (Oct. 27).

Murdock's other multi-goal game was at home against Brooklyn (Sept. 8), when he netted two scores. 

Senior defender Skye Guegan was named to the All-NWC First Team, along with Murdock. Guegan's lock-down defense is honored by the NWC for the second consecutive year. He was named an All-NWC Honorable Mention in 2017.

Senior midfielder Stefan Jensen also earns an All-NWC nod for the second consecutive season. He makes the All-NWC Second Team in 2018 after being named an honorable mention in 2017. Jensen is joined on the All-NWC Second Team by sophomore forward Cale Spence. This fall he was the Loggers' second-leading scorer with six goals, and ranked second on the team in assists with four.

Senior goalkeeper Wren Norwood was named an All-NWC Honorable Mention. He earned two NWC Student-Athlete of the Week (defense) honors during the course of the 2018 season, and he held opponents scoreless in five different games.