Casey Murphy

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Casey Murphy
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Personal information
Full name Casey Grace Murphy
Date of birth (1996-04-25) April 25, 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Reign FC
Youth career
PDA Slammers
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Rutgers 67 (0)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2019 Montpellier 27 (0)
2019– Reign FC 0 (0)
National team
2015–2016 United States U20 12 (0)
2017– United States U23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 22, 2018

Casey Murphy (born April 25, 1996) is an American professional soccer player who plays goalkeeper for Reign FC of the National Women's Soccer League. She was a starter for the United States Under 20 Women's National Team during the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and has been a regular for the US U-23 WNT, she was also a standout GK at Rutgers University.[1][2]

She signed with Montpellier in January 2018.[3]

Early life[edit]

Murphy is the daughter of Michael and Jill Murphy and has a brother named Kyle. She first started playing soccer at the age of five. At around the age of 10, she started to play only as a goalkeeper. Murphy attended and played soccer and basketball for Bridgewater-Raritan High School. She also trained with the PDA Slammers, part of the Elite Clubs National League. Murphy was the No. 18 overall player in New Jersey and was a four-star recruit. In 2014, she chose to attend Rutgers University.[4]

Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 2014–2017[edit]

Murphy played for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights from 2014–2017.[2] She redshirted her final year to compete in the U-20 FIFA World Cup. Murphy earned the Female Big Ten Medal of Honor in May 2018.[5] Throughout her career, she earned several accolades and distinctions, including twice the Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year, twice an All-Big Ten First Team selection, and twice an All-Region First Team honoree.[6] Murphy was also named a 2017 Mac Hermann Trophy Semifinalist.[5] With 45 clean sheets in her college career, Murphy is Rutgers' all-time leader for career shutouts and ranks second in Big Ten history.[6]

Club career[edit]

Montpellier, 2018–2019[edit]

In January 2018, Murphy signed a professional contract with Montpellier HSC to play in France's Division 1 Féminine.[3] She was initially expected to return to the NWSL and Sky Blue FC in June, but extended her contract with the team in April 2018.[7] In her first season with Montpellier, Murphy started in 11 games. She also earned the Division 1 Best Keeper Award and was selected by French media as part of the league's Best XI.[8] She also participated in both the Coupe de France Féminine and the UEFA Women's Champions League.

On May 20, 2018, Murphy was selected as goalkeeper of the year in Division 1 Féminine by the French Football Federation.[9]

Reign FC, 2019–present[edit]

On May 15, 2019, Murphy signed for Reign FC.[10]

International career[edit]

Murphy has participated in several U.S. Youth National Teams. She played for the U-14 Girls' National Team in 2010, the U-15 Girls' National Team in 2011, the U-18 Women's National Team in 2013, and the U-20 Women's National Team starting in 2015.[11] Though not part of the 2015 CONCACAF championship team, Murphy played for the U.S. at the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea. She recently attended the U-23 Women's National Team's first training camp of the year in January 2018.

Following her move to France and her performances with Montpellier HSC in Division 1 Féminine, Murphy was called up with the US Women's National Team for a set of friendlies in June 2018 against China PR.[6] She wasn't part of the 18 for either game, and has yet to be capped by the senior team.

On August 23, 2018 Murphy was named to the United States U-23 team for the 2018 Nordic tournament.[12]


  1. ^ "Casey Murphy". Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "2017 Women's Soccer Roster". Scarlet Knights. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Murphy Signs with Montpellier Hérault Sport Club of France – Rutgers University". Rutgers University.
  4. ^ "Rutgers Women's Soccer Newcomer Series: GK Casey Murphy". Scarlet Knights. August 14, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Murphy & Rexrode Bestowed Big Ten Medal of Honor at RAwards". Scarlet Knights. May 1, 2018. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Murphy Drafted into National Women's Soccer League". Scarlet Knights. January 18, 2018. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "Casey Murphy Reste Montpelliéraine!" (in French). Montpellier Hérault Sport Club. April 3, 2018. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "Le MHSC mis à l'honneur lors des trophées de la D1 féminine" (in French). Montpellier Hérault Sport Club. May 20, 2018. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "Murphy Selected as Best D1 Female Goalkeeper by the French Football Federation". May 20, 2018. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  10. ^ "REIGN FC SIGNS GOALKEEPER CASEY MURPHY". Reign FC. May 15, 2019. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  11. ^ "Casey Murphy". U.S. Soccer. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  12. ^ "U-23 WNT HEADED TO NORWAY FOR 2018 NORDIC TOURNAMENT". August 23, 2018. Retrieved August 23, 2018.

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