Alex Murphy - 2013
JUNIOR (2012) - Played in all 23 games, earning a starting nod in the first five and last seven…Scored four goals on the season, posting the game-winning goal against Davidson (10/24)…Returning as the second-leading scorer for the Eagles…Second on the team in shots taken (44) and shots on goal (24)…Registered three assists on the year…Named to the Academic All-SoCon Team.
SOPHOMORE (2011) - Ranked as Georgia Southern’s No. 2 goalscorer, posting six goals on the year...Played all 20 matches, coming in off the bench...Scored a pair of game-winning goals against Appalachian State (10/9) and Chattanooga (10/21)...Goal against Appalachian State came with one second remaining in the match...Also scored against Winthrop (8/19), South Carolina State (9/2), Georgia State (9/9), and Wofford (9/23)...Recorded one assist, helping on Sara Oland’s game-winner against UNCG in the SoCon Tournament...Took 36 shots with 19 on frame.
FRESHMAN (2010) - Played in all 18 games, starting five contests... Scored two goals and made two assists...Ranked second on the team with six points...Scored first collegiate goal and GSU’s first goal of the season against USC Upstate (8/28) with the game winner... Also scored in the win over Elon (10/3)...Took 17 total shots to rank second on the team with 10 on goal...Played 856 total minutes for the season.
HIGH SCHOOL - Four-year letterwinner and varsity starter for Coach Ron Makstaller at Finneytown High School in Cincinnati, Ohio...Set school records for career goals (63), career assists (21) and goals in a season (24 as a senior), and tied the school record with four goals in a game...Named Hilltop Newspaper Sports Woman of the Year as a senior...Three-time Cincinnati Enquirer All-Star Team Honorable Mention...Named Varsity Forward of the Year as a junior and senior...Three-time All-Cincinnati Hills League First Team selection...Earned All-City/All-District (Southwest) honors as a junior and senior...CHL All-Academic selection as a freshman...Scored at least 10 goals all four seasons (14, 10, 15, 24)...Played club soccer with the Ohio Elite Soccer Academy and earned selections to the Ohio South Girls ODP state team in 2007 and the Ohio South Girls ODP England Tour squad in 2008.
PERSONAL - Born Alexandra Morgan Murphy in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 2, 1991...Daughter of Jim and Vicki Murphy...Hobbies include soccer, working out, Steelers football, watching ESPN, camping and community service...Would want Reese Witherspoon to play her in a movie...Craziest ambition is to kick field goals for the Pittsburgh Steelers...Would want to switch places with the football coach because “The feeling of winning games inside Paulson Stadium gives you such a rush.”...Favorites: Pro team - Pittsburgh Steelers; Sports figure - Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger; Non-sports figure - Mom and Dad; Sports announcer - Chris Berman...Majoring in child and family development.