On Murphy: A smart goalie who has continued to work hard to improve as a player ... had a great fall and will compete with Jason Carter for the back-up job ... served as the back-up to three All-America goalies, Danny McCormick as a freshman, Tim McGinnis as a sophomore and Harry Alford as a junior ... sees the field very well ... has good size ... "he was very impressive in the fall ... the way he's work speaks volume for the type of person he is ... he's going to be a success," according to Dave Cottle ... one of three Terps from Connecticut.
As a junior (2005): Played the last 2:56 in 14-10 win at No. 18 Bucknell (3/15) ... made two saves vs. the Bison ... made two saves in 21-6 drubbing of Penn (5/7) at Lincoln Financial Field ... made one save in 14-10 win over No. 11 Penn State (5/14) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... played the final 3:42 in 18-9 loss to No. 2 Duke (5/28) in the NCAA Semifinals ... named to the Maryland and ACC Honor Rolls.
As a sophomore: Played in one game ... made season debut in 19-4 win over Butler (3/23) ... played the fourth quarter, making three saves, giving up just two goals ... named to the Maryland and ACC Honor Rolls.
As a freshman (2003): Back-up goalie to senior All-American Danny McCormick ... played in four games, allowing just one goal, making seven saves for a 3.45 goals against average ... played the final 1:39 of NCAA Semifinals vs. Virginia (5/24) ... saw action for the final 0:21 of NCAA Quarterfinal win over UMass (5/17) ... played final 1:12, making two saves at Notre Dame (5/3) ... made collegiate debut at Stony Brook (3/15), playing 14:12, making five saves ... named to the Maryland and ACC Honor Rolls.
Before Maryland: Four-year letterwinner and two-year starting goalie at Glastonbury High School in Glastonbury, Conn., under coach Peter Pfeffer ... All-American as a senior ... played in the Connecticut North-South game in 2002 ... captained the Tomahawks to a 21-1 record as a senior and the state championship game ... team won the conference title his freshman and senior seasons ... selected all-state and all-conference as a senior and all-conference as a junior ... also lettered in football as a junior and senior.
Personal: Son of Nancy and Ted Murphy ... brother of Katie and Meredith ... lists his biggest athletic thrill as playing in the Connecticut State title game after his senior year ... chose Maryland because of its outstanding business school and is majoring in general business ... switched to No. 25 as a sophomore after wearing No. 37 as a freshman.