U.S. Soccer
Casey Murphy
U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team

Casey Murphy

Goalkeeper Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height

    6-0

  • Hometown

    Bridgewater, N.J.

  • Club

    Rutgers

Has played in the most games in goal for the USA in 2016, playing eight matches while starting seven and has given up just 0.67 goals per game … Has an overall international record of 9-2-1 and 12 U-20 caps heading into the Women’s World Cup … As six-foot-one, she and teammate Brooke Heinsohn are the tallest goalkeepers ever to represent the USA in a World Cup … Played for the U-14 Girls’ National Team in 2010 and the U-15 Girls’ National Team in 2011 … Played for the U-18 WNT in 2013 … Played her first match for the U-20s on March 5, 2015 in La Manga, Spain in a shutout against Norway … Also played at the La Manga Tournament this year, earning a start in and a 1-0 clean sheet against England and split time split time in the 2-0 shutout win against Norway … Traveled to Papua New Guinea with the USA for a World Cup test run from May 21-June 1 of this year …  Started all three matches of the 2015 U-20 Women's NTC Invitational in Carson, Calif., earning wins against Mexico (1-0 and Brazil (2-1) … One of eight players to make the 2016 Women’s World Cup Team who was not a part of the team that won the CONCACAF championship at the end of 2015 and earned a berth to PNG.

College / High School: Plays at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. … Named a team captain … Redshirted her junior season to play in the World Cup … As a sophomore in 2015, she was named a NSCAA Second-Team All-American … Earned NSCAA First-Team All-Great Lakes Region honors … Played every minute of all 26 matches for the Scarlett Knights, making 80 saves, while going 19-4-3 with a 0.37 goals against average … Ended the season with the Rutgers record in shutouts (19) and had second best season in goals-against average (0.37) … Was named Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year and First Team All-Big Ten … Earned her 19th shutout of the year at No. 1 Virginia in the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals, stopping a pair of penalty shootout attempts and converting one herself to quality RU for the College Cup … Made seven saves against No. 18 UConn in the third round of the NCAA Tournament for her 18th shutout of the season … Passed Erin Guthrie (2006) for the most clean sheets in a single season by a Rutgers keeper with her 15th shutout of the year vs. Ohio State  … Also shutout No. 9 Penn State in a 1-0 win, making three saves … Recorded eight consecutive clean sheets to open the season, helping RU to a program record 770:16 minutes of shutout soccer through the team’s first nine matches … As a freshman in 2014, she started all 20 games she played in and had a 0.64 goals against average going 13-6-1 with 10 shutouts … Named to the All-Big 10 Freshman Team … Attended Bridgewater-Raritan High School helping the Panthers to the NJSIAA Group IV state title in 2013 … Faced 143 shots and made 131 saved during her senior year … Allowed just 12 goals and posted 16 shutouts ... Won Bridgewater-Raritan HS team MVP award in her senior season ... In 2013, she was named a First-Team selection and Player of the Year by the Courier News and First Team All-State and Somerset County Player of the Year by the Star-Ledger ... Also named Second Team All-State by the Star-Ledger in 2011 and 2012.

Club: Started playing soccer at age five and played until she was seven with the Bridgewater Minnows … Played U-18 through U-13 with The Beat in the Bridgewater Soccer Association and played from U-14 through U-18 with the PDA Slammers … Helped PDA win the 2013 U-17 ECNL National Championship and the 2014 U-18 ECNL National Championship … In 2012, she was a ECNL/Nike The Chance Finalist, traveling to Manchester, England to train and play against three women’s professional teams … In 2001, she helped PDA to the U-15 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship.

Full name is Casey Grace Murphy … Nicknames is Murph … Major is Communications … An honor roll student in high school, she was also a student teacher aide at Hillside Intermediate School … Enjoys coaching youth soccer, spending time with her family, watching movies, going to the beach and amusement parks, being outside and working out … Mom played basketball Ramapo College … Dad played football at William Peterson University and was also a talented wrestler … Young brother wrestles at Bloomsburg University … Says three words that describe her off the field are “positive, friendly and caring” …  Three words that describe her on the field are “competitive, learner and leader” … Few people know that “cleaning relaxes me” … Her motto is “everything happens for a reason” … Wants to sing well enough that people would want to listen to her … Favorite foods are steak and sushi … Favorite snack is cereal … Her favorite women’s soccer player is Heather O’Reilly and her favorite men’s player is Tim Howard … Lists her former club coach and current college coach Mike O’Neill as one of her biggest athletic inspirations … Says the best part about being a soccer player is “the team, the coaches and the people for sure!” … List her greatest soccer moment as TBD … She is the proud sister to a beautiful Pug named Miley … Some of her favorite TV shows are Scandal, Little People Big World, Sons of Anarchy, Prison Break and New Jersey Housewives … When it comes to music, she says she “usually likes whatever’s on the Top Ten of iTunes” … Favorite desert is anything chocolate.
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