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Kay Murphy, 18, of Walpole, began training at Elite Sports Performance & Physical Therapy in Foxboro in the fall of 2022. Kay is a 4-year starter on Bishop Feehan’s varsity field hockey team and will be continuing her athletic and academic career at the University of New Hampshire this fall! 

Kay first arrived at Elite with the goal of getting stronger before playing at the collegiate level and to recover from a recent injury. She had strained her ACL last fall and after a stint of physical therapy, Kay learned how important strength training was for both her performance on the field as well as reducing her risk of injury. She chose Elite for the sport-specific, personalized training program and the small coach-to-athlete ratio to ensure she was getting the attention she needed. Kay continues to train at Elite because she loves the atmosphere and she has seen significant improvements in her strength and speed. Working with Coach Katie McCarthy, CSCS, she has seen improvements in the strength of her shot and she is faster than ever before! 

During her impressive high school career, Kay was a 4 year starter at Bishop Feehan, 3-time CCL All Star, 3-time Sun Chronicle and Boston Herald All-Scholastic, and 2-time Academic All Star! On top of all of those accomplishments, Kay was also named a team captain her senior year and has 2 CCL Championships! Kay is most proud of being named captain as she was able to demonstrate what it means to be a true athlete. Kay defines a true athlete as “someone who is dedicated, willing to put the work in, and is a team player.” She absolutely lives up to her definition! 

Kay tells us enjoys training at Elite because she loves the sense of community here and enjoys being able to have fun but still get after it. She also loves being able to train with friends and has set the bar high for many of Elite’s younger athletes by demonstrating the level of dedication and commitment it takes to become a collegiate athlete. When asked what advice she gives younger athletes, Kay says, “play as much as you can and put yourself out there, but be sure to take care of your body as well.” Great advice for all young athletes! As for herself, Kay says that the best advice she was given was from a coach who told her “no one else was going to believe in you if you don’t believe in yourself.” This advice stuck with her and she reminds herself of this when training gets tough. Kay looks forward to her training sessions at Elite, not only because she enjoys the coaches and the structure of her program, but because she knows she will be challenged every time she comes in and is excited to see the results of her hard work!

Elite is honored to announce Kay Murphy as the Athlete of the Month for February 2024! We are grateful to be part of your journey and are so excited to watch you excel at UNH! Congratulations, Kay, we are so proud of you! 

lite Sports Performance & Physical Therapy offers Sports Performance programs and Sports Physical Therapy  at both our Foxboro and Stoughton locations. To learn more about our programs and services for athletes of all ages and sports and how YOU or an athlete in your family can become our NEXT Athlete of the Month, click HERE !