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#11 Sara Murphy
Position: Defender
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
City/State: Mendham, N.J.
High School: Pingry School
Experience: High School
Sara Murphy bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 10/29/2009

One of four captains in 2009 .

Junior (2008):
Was sidelined with an ankle injury and did not play.

Sophomore (2007): Played in 21 contests for Duke, starting 20 of them on the defensive end ... helped anchor a defense that recorded nine shutouts on the year ... had an assist against Maryland ... took seven shots in 1,681 minutes.

Freshman (2006): Played in 20 matches, while starting 18 ... tallied first career assist and point in a 3-0 shutout against N.C. State ... helped the Blue Devil defense to nine shutouts for the season ... named the Duke Defensive MVP of the North/South Challenge ... took 15 shots, six of which were on goal ... garnered 1,737 minutes, the most of any freshman on Duke's squad.

Prep:
  Soccer Buzz top-25 recruit ... member of Under-16 and Under-17 National Teams ... 2005 NSCAA and Parade All-America ... as a senior, totaled 11 goals and 11 assists ... as a captain, led Pingry to a 19-1-1 overall record ... 2005 U.S. adidas Cup Champion ... led her Pingry team to the 2004 and 2005 conference, county and state championships ... New Jersey first team All-State ... NSCAA/adidas H.S. Girls All-Region II in 2005 .. 2005 Conference and County Player of the Year ... led her club team, PDA Wildcats, to the national championship in 2003, third place in 2004 and runner-up in 2005 and 2006 ... PDA Wildcats were the regional champions in 2001 and from 2003-06, and state champions in 2000 and from 2002-06.

Personal:  Sara Christine Murphy was born on March 4, 1988, in Morristown, N.J. ... daughter of Jay and Marcy Murphy ... has two sisters, Erin (18) and Melissa (15) ... a two-time ACC Honor Roll selection ... majoring in history.


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