PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 19, 2017) – Rising Rutgers women’s soccer junior Casey Murphy has been named the top collegiate goalkeeper by Top Drawer Soccer heading into the 2017 season.
The standout netminder returns to the Scarlet Knights’ lineup after she competed for the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team at the U-20 FIFA World Cup in Papua New Guinea last year. Murphy started all six matches for fourth-place Team USA and boasted the most saves (21) and highest save ratio (77.8) among all goalkeepers at the tournament.
A National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Second Team All-American as a sophomore in 2015, Murphy played every minute of all 26 matches, making 80 saves to help RU advance to its first-ever College Cup. The Bridgewater, New Jersey, native earned Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year honors for her efforts, as she finished the year with a program single-season record 19 shutouts.
Along with Murphy, Rutgers returns five starters from the 2016 squad that closed last season ranked No. 25 in the NSCAA Rankings for the third-straight year, advanced to its second consecutive Big Ten Championship, and punched its ticket to a fifth NCAA Tournament in a row.
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