Laura Murphy

#2 Laura Murphy

Pos. MF/F
Ht. 5'5"
Yr. Sr.
Hometown Aurora, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Waubonsie Valley

Tied for ninth on Valpo's career assist list with seven helpers.

2007: Came off of the bench to appear in 12 contests for the Crusaders on defense ... tallied lone shot attempt on the season against IUPUI ... named to both the Horizon League Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls.

2006: Played in all 19 matches for the Brown and Gold, drawing 18 starting assignments ... tied Valpo's single season assist record with six helpers ... registered two assists in the season opener at Indiana State ... scored the match-winning goal and added an assist in the win over IUPUI on October 20 ... also dished out a helper against Western Illinois in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament semifinals ... scored in back-to-back matches against Evansville and Youngstown State ... tied for third on the team with 12 points on the year ... six assists tied for third in the Mid-Con on the season ... fired 24 shots total on the year ... had five shot attempts against Evansville and four more against IUPUI ... a member of the Mid-Con All-Academic Team ... named to the Mid-Con Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence.

2005: Started all 21 matches for Valparaiso as a freshman ... drew first career assist in the Brown and Gold's victory at Oral Roberts on October 1 ... registered 13 shot attempts on the season ... six shots were on goal ... tallied three shots at Loyola (Chicago) and two against both Lipscomb and Centenary ... named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Academic Team.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Warriors ... an All-Upstate Eight Conference selection as a senior ... earned All-Conference Honorable Mention accolades as a freshman and sophomore ... an All-Area Team pick in 2003 ... missed junior season with an injury.

Personal: Laura is the daughter of Keith and Julie Murphy ... major is exercise science ... born October 17, 1986.