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  Rita Murphy

Rita  Murphy

Player Profile


Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Sacred Heart

Last College:
Saint Louis


2007: Started all 23 games of the season as a defender for the Bobcats ... Totaled 1,545 minutes, the fourth most on the team ... Made a defensive save against ACC powerhouse Wake Forest on Sept. 15 to become one of three Bobcats to record a defensive save on the season ... Made her first shot of the season in overtime against Michigan in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

2006: Appeared and started in all 22 games ... Named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I National Academic Squad ...

AT SAINT LOUIS: Played in 35 games with 30 starts for the Billikins ... Recorded three defensive saves, including two in a game against St. Joseph's in 2005 ... Had an assist against Indiana in 2004.

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-year starter and member of the 2001 state championship team ... Team finished as the state runner-up in 2003 ... A second-team All-Kentucky selection as a senior ... Named to the 2002 All-Apple Tournament Team ... Academic All-Kentucky in 2001 and 2002, Honorable Mention in 2003 ... Three-time letterwinner ... Participated in Futures and Festival three times.

PERSONAL: A history and pre-med major ... Daughter of Kevin and Donna Murphy ... Born Jan. 20, 1986.