2  Kate Murphy
Kate Murphy


Anchorage, Alaska

High School:
West HS




Kate Murphy

2007 (Junior)-- Played in every match ... One of three Lady Tigers (all defenders) to start every match ... Scored a goal against Marshall, tallied an assist against SMU and assisted on the game-winning goal against East Carolina ... Headlined the academics as she became the first female in school history to earn a CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America first team selection and only the second athlete in the history of the University of Memphis ... Was also honored with a CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV team accolade and a C-USA All-Academic team honor, for her 4.0 cumulative grade point average ... Was one of three co-captains during the 2007 campaign.

2006 (Sophomore)-- Memphis' most consistent defender ... Named Memphis' 2006 Defender of the Year ... Played in 19 of 20 matches ... Was named second team All-Conference USA ... Was named honorable mention All-C-USA Academic Team ... Named to Lady Tiger All-Tournament team ... Had an assist against SEMO.

2005 (Freshman)-- Played in 18 games while starting 17 on the left side of the defensive backfield ... Started the first 14 games of the year ... Missed the C-USA Tournament game with an injury ... Eighth on the team in points (5) and tied for fifth in assists (3) ... Scored the game-winning goal vs. UT-Martin (9-7) ... Recorded assists vs. Tennessee Tech (8-28), Missouri State (9-11) and Tulane (9-30) ... The team won every game in which she recorded a point ... Part of a defense that tied the school record for goals against average (1.19) ... Helped Memphis hold the opposition to 1.41 fewer goals per game than the Tigers.

Prior to Memphis-- A four-year member of the soccer team at West High School in Anchorage under coach Bree Jolin ... A three-time first team Region IV All-Conference selection ... Led West High to a conference runner-up finish in the 2003 season ... Was nominated for the Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year in 2003 ... A member of the Olympic Development Program state team in Alaska and the Alaska Goldstrikers Soccer Club team ... Helped lead the Goldstrikers to three state championships ... Also earned two varsity letters in tennis ... A member of the honor roll, National Honor Society, and a recipient of an Academic Gold Star.

Personal-- Born August 3, 1987, in Anchorage, Alaska ... Is the daughter of Harvey and Janet Murphy.

|------------SHOTS------------| GP-GS G A Pts Sh Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-ATT 2005 18-17 1 3 5 19 .053 9 .474 1 0-0 2006 19-17 0 1 1 2 .000 1 .500 0 0-0 2007 22-22 1 2 4 4 .250 4 1.00 0 0-0 Total 59-56 2 6 10 25 .080 14 .560 1 0-0

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