|Full name||Casey Grace Murphy|
|Date of birth||April 25, 1996|
|Place of birth||Bridgewater, New Jersey|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|2015–2016||United States U20||12||(0)|
|2017–||United States U23|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of April 22, 2018|
Casey Murphy (born April 25, 1996) is an American professional soccer player who plays for Montpellier HSC (Women).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.
Montpellier Hérault Sport Club Féminines is a French women's football club based in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone, a commune in the arrondissement of Montpellier. The club was founded in 1990. Montpellier currently play in the Division 1 Féminine having finished in 4th place in the 2009–10 season. The club is currently managed Sarah M'Barek and was captained by goalkeeper and French women's international Céline Deville before she departed for club rivals Lyon in July 2011.
The United States U-20 women's national soccer team is a youth soccer team operated under the auspices of U.S. Soccer. Its primary role is the development of players in preparation for the senior women's national team. The team most recently appeared in the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in France, where they failed to progress from the group stage for the first time in the competition's history. The team competes in a variety of competitions, including the biennial FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, which is the top competition for this age group. The head coach since April 2017 is Jitka Klimková.
The 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup was the 8th edition of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, the biennial international women's youth football championship contested by the under-20 national teams of the member associations of FIFA. The tournament was held in Papua New Guinea from 13 November to 3 December 2016. This was the first FIFA tournament held in the country.
She signed with Montpellier in January 2018.
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 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.
Bridgewater-Raritan High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school. It is the lone secondary school of the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District serving students in ninth through twelfth grades from Bridgewater Township and Raritan in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. The school has been recognized by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, the highest award an American school can receive.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, commonly referred to as Rutgers University, Rutgers, or RU, is a public research university in New Jersey. It is the largest institution of higher education in New Jersey.
Murphy played for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights from 2014–2017.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. 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. Murphy was also named a 2017 Mac Hermann Trophy Semifinalist. With 45 clean sheets in her college career, Murphy is Rutgers' all-time leader for career shutouts and ranks second in Big Ten history.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are the athletic teams that represent Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus. In sports, Rutgers is chiefly known for being the "Birthplace of College Football", hosting the first ever intercollegiate football game on November 6, 1869 in which Rutgers defeated a team from the College of New Jersey with a score of 6 runs to 4.
Murphy was selected by Sky Blue FC as the second round third pick (13th overall) in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.The team currently retains her rights as she plays abroad.
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In January 2018, Murphy signed a professional contract with Montpellier HSC to play in France's Division 1 Féminine.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. 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. She also participated in both the Coupe de France Féminine and the UEFA Women's Champions League.
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The Coupe de France Féminine is a cup competition, exclusively for French women's football clubs. The competition is open to all professional and non-professional women's teams in France. The inaugural edition of the competition was held in 2001. The final match of the competition is normally held at the Stade de France, however other venues may be used. The defending champions are Lyon, who defeated Montpellier 2–1 on 15 May 2016. From the 2011–12 season onwards, the competition is played under the name Coupe de France Feminine after previously being played under the name Challenge de France.
The 2017–18 UEFA Women's Champions League was the 17th season of the European women's club football championship organised by UEFA, and the ninth since being rebranded as 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.
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.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.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.
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