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Warrior Memories: Kristin Murray: A special Warrior

Last week I started articles on the Murray sisters, Jessica and Kristin. These two young ladies were outstanding Warriors during the late 1990s and early 2000s. Last week I wrote about Jessica. This week I have the pleasure of writing about the younger of the two, Kristin.

Kristin is a 2003 graduate of Del Norte. While a Warrior she was an important part of keeping the amazing Warrior volleyball win streak alive. Kristin was a true multi-talented athlete.

 During her four years at Del Norte she played four years of volleyball, four years of basketball, three years of softball and ran track her freshman year. During both her junior and senior years Kristin was voted the Humboldt-Del Norte league most valuable volleyball player. This was an honor that was justly deserved. I had the privilege of watching both Jessica and Kristin when they were in high school.

When I talked to Debbie Lorenzi, who was Kristin’s coach, she had nothing but praise for this young lady. She said “I had Kristin on the team from her freshman year on. During that time she never missed a practice or summer workout, in fact she was never late to either. She was totally dedicated to the program.”

She said it was really a pleasure to coach both Kristin and Jessica. Kristin was always a real team leader.

After graduation from high school she received a full ride scholarship to Oregon State University to play volleyball. Oregon State plays in one of the top athletic conferences in the nation. She had four great years with the Beavers and graduated in 2008. She now lives in Portland and works in marketing for the Teen Company.

It is always fun to write about two classy young girls, like Kristin and Jessica that took their athletic talents to the collegiate level with great success, graduated and continued to pursue their dreams.

Dick Trone writes on his reflections and the history of Del Norte High Warrior sports. Trone, who played football for the Warriors, had an illustrious  career on the gridiron at Humboldt State University. Trone was head football coach at Del Norte High for a number of years before retiring.

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