Meet the 'Jackets: Cyrus Murray

LDR photo/Jake Flanders
Lebanon senior Cyrus Murray will be relied upon to play both in the midfield and defense this season for the Lebanon boys’ soccer team according to head soccer coach Matt Jernigan.


Lebanon senior Cyrus Murray will be looking to make the most out of his senior season with the LHS boys’ soccer team.

Murray, known as the “quiet giant,” according to his coaches and teammates, plays midfield and a little bit of defense for the ‘Jackets and will be relied upon for leadership this upcoming season.

“He is very versatile,” Lebanon head soccer coach Matt Jernigan said. “He can play that defensive mid and can play in the back.

“He is a very aggressive kid. He is laid back and enjoys the game.”

Murray has a younger brother, Ethan, who saw varsity time as a freshman last season.

Murray has seen lots of time and has looked impressive throughout the summer during friendly matches.

The Daily Record recently caught up with Murray to ask him about the upcoming soccer season.

LDR – Talk about what your strengths are on the soccer field.

Murray – I think I’m an overall well-rounded player that can play any spot on the field beside goalkeeper. I can do a little bit of everything and will do anything I can to help my team win.

LDR – What are some things you have been working on in the offseason to prepare for this year?

Murray – During the offseason, I have been working on getting into shape and have been doing a lot of conditioning to make that happen. It is my last season, so I want to make it as good as possible.

LDR – Who has been the biggest influence on your soccer career and why?

Murray – I would say my dad is my biggest influence on my soccer career. My dad is the the person that showed me the game, and after every game, he won’t just tell me that I did good, but he’ll tell me what I did wrong and how I could fix it. It is always nice to hear positive things, but you always want things you can improve on too.

LDR – What is your favorite soccer memory?

Murray – My favorite memory during soccer is when we were in Kansas City, and we went to eat at Golden Corral and told the waiter that it was Coach Jernigan’s birthday, so they sang him happy birthday to him even though it wasn’t his birthday.

LDR – Which game are you looking forward to most this season and why?

Murray – Just like most people on the team I always look forward to playing Camdenton. I think we have a chance to beat them this season, so I am really looking forward to that matchup with our rivals.


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