U.S. Soccer
Casey Murphy
U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team

Casey Murphy

Goalkeeper Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height

    6-1

  • Hometown

    Bridgewater, N.J.

  • Club

    PDA Slammers

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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