"As captains, Casey and Samuel are going to bring a lot of experience, energy, and leadership to our team next year," stated head coach Brian Baise. "They're not only great athletes, but they are extremely dedicated to our program and to the Harvard volleyball tradition as a whole. They've had the opportunity to play for some great captains in the past few years, and I expect them to pick up right where those guys left off."
White concluded the 2016 season by being named to the All-EIVA second team, his first recognition, while also being tabbed EIVA Defensive Player of the Week on March 7. The Hermosa Beach, California, native averaged 2.36 kills per set, 0.54 blocks per set, and posted a .296 hitting percentage. For his career he ranks sixth in program history with 473 digs, and is closing in on the program's all-time top 10 in kills.
Murphy provided key contributions to the Crimson's defense in 2016 and averaged 1.67 digs per set, ranking 13th in the EIVA. Along with White, Murphy helped the Crimson reach the EIVA Tournament for a fifth-consecutive year.