Last year, Murray was named Class AA forward of the year, along with being selected as a first-team all-state choice. She was also a member of a Sissonville squad that advanced to the state championship game last season before falling to Grafton 2-1.
"I felt really bad after the loss [to Grafton]," Murray said. "I thought we could have played a little better than we actually did. That's the past, though. My main focus is to win the state championship this year."
The Indians (15-2), ranked No. 2 in the state coaches association rankings, certainly have a great chance to make a return trip to the championship game spearheaded by Murray, who is just six goals shy of eclipsing the Kanawha Valley career record of 130 goals scored by former Sissonville standout Rebekah Kendall.
"I don't really feel any pressure breaking the record," Murray said. "I would love to do it, but that's not my main goal.
"We had a good team last year, but I think the difference this year is that our team has more scorers. We have some players that really make my job easy."
Freshman Madison Jones is second on the team with 20 goals behind Murray's 28.
"Lydia and I have great chemistry," Jones said. "What people don't know about her is she is one of the most unselfish people I've met. I think it's pretty impressive that she scores all those goals and still plays unselfishly.
"Coming in as a freshman, I expected to just pass a lot to her so she could break the record. But she has passed up goals on her own to assist some of my goals. You don't see that type of play a lot. I really want her to break the record. I wish I could play one more year with her and all the seniors."
There are five seniors on the Sissonville squad, including Murray.
"I think everything in life has made me a stronger person," Murray said. "Sometimes you have to endure some hard times to get to the good times."
"They say when a person faces adversity, then you see their true character," said Sissonville girls basketball coach Rich Skeen, who also coaches Murray. "She could have easily given up because some many people do when they face adversity. She didn't, and that's a testament to her character. We could all learn from her strength."