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#22 Kellie Murphy
Position: Midfielder/Defender
Height: 5'5"
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Lafayette, La.
High School: St. Thomas More HS
Major: Undecided
Born: 11/30/1989
Kellie Murphy Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 03/13/2012

2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll

CAREER CAPSULE
Made 54 starts in 87 appearances during her four-year career with the Tigers from 2008-11 ... Ended her career with 13 goals and five assists for 31 points in four seasons ... Played as both an attacking midfielder and central defender during her time with the program ... Helped the Tigers capture three SEC West titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances in 2008, 2009 and 2011 ... Also helped LSU finish in second place in the final SEC regular season standings in each of those three seasons ... Received a trio of SEC Academic Honor Roll selections from 2009-11 ... Earned four varsity letters with the Tigers.

SENIOR SEASON (2011)
One of five Tigers to start all 22 matches during the 2011 season ... Scored three goals and recorded one assist for seven points on the campaign ... Scored one goal and one assist for three points in 11 SEC matches during the regular season ... Helped the Tigers claim their fourth SEC Western Division championship and at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament in five seasons ... Also helped the Tigers earn a runner-up finish in the final SEC standings for the third time in four seasons with a 13-8-1 overall record and 8-3 mark for 24 points in SEC play ... Scored two game-winning goals for the Tigers during her senior season in a 2-1 win at Houston on Sept. 6 and a 1-0 shutout of McNeese State at home on Sept. 16 during the non-conference season ... Also scored a goal in LSU's 5-1 rout of Mississippi State in its Southeastern Conference opener on Sept. 23 ... Assisted Taryne Boudreau's game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Georgia on Oct. 2 ... Attempted 20 total shots with 10 shots on goal on the season ... Honored for her outstanding performance in the classroom with her third career selection to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll ... Earned her fourth varsity letter with the Tigers.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010)
Started all 21 games for the Tigers during her junior season in 2010 ... Helped anchor one of the SEC's leading back lines as a starting center back ... Moved to the back line after opening the season as LSU's starting attacking midfielder ... Made her first appearance as a central defender in a road match against 10th-ranked BYU on Sept. 9 ... Helped the Tigers play to a 0-0 draw against BYU ... Started a total of 17 games on the back line ... A leader of LSU's defensive unit that finished the season with a 0.72 goals against average while tying the school's single-season record by allowing just 16 goals in 21 matches ... LSU finished the 2010 season ranked No. 1 in goals allowed and No. 3 in goals against average in the SEC ... Also joined in the attack by scoring two goals and recording two assists for six points on the season ... Scored the game-winning goal in LSU's 1-0 shutout of Arkansas in the regular season finale on Oct. 29 ... Headed home a corner kick by Taryne Boudreau in the 67th minute ... Also scored the first goal of the match in a 2-1 win over SEC West rival Auburn on Oct. 3 ... Recorded a career high two assists in an 8-0 shutout of South Alabama in LSU's season opener on Aug. 22 ... Attempted 13 shots with six shots on goal on the season ... Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
Enjoyed a breakout sophomore season as one of the Tigers' top attacking midfielders ... Saw action in all 24 matches during the 2009 season ... Cracked the starting lineup in eight of the last nine games to end the season, including seven-straight starts to end the year ... Scored five goals and one assist for 11 points during her sophomore campaign ... Scored two goals and one assist for five points in SEC play ... Recorded the first multi-goal game of her collegiate career with a pair of goals in a 7-0 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 13 ... Also earned a start in LSU's second-round match against Texas A&M on Nov. 15 ... Helped the Tigers clinch their third-straight SEC Western Division championship by scoring a goal in a dominating 4-1 win over Arkansas in their regular season finale on Oct. 30 ... Set a new career high with four shots and matched her career high with two shots on goal against the Razorbacks ... Also scored goals in a 5-1 win over Tennessee and a 4-2 win over Vanderbilt in the first round of the SEC Tournament ... Credited with an assist in LSU's 3-0 blanking of Alabama ... Finished the season with 26 total shots and 14 shots on goal ... Honored for her outstanding performance in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Enjoyed an outstanding freshman season as one of LSU's top reserves ... Played in all 20 matches during the 2008 season while making three starts ... Cracked the starting lineup against Loyola-Chicago on Sept. 1, Centenary on Sept. 14 and Georgia on Oct. 5 ... Played a key role in the Tigers winning their second-straight SEC West crown and earning their second-straight at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament ... Finished the season with three goals and one assist for seven points on the offensive end ... Scored her first career goal in a 4-0 shutout of Oklahoma in LSU's non-conference finale on Sept. 19 ... Also scored goals against Tennessee on Oct. 3 and Ole Miss on Nov. 5 in the first round of the SEC Tournament ... Credited with an assist in LSU's dominating 7-0 shutout of Centenary ... Attempted 13 total shots on the season with five shots on goal ... Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Signed with LSU following an outstanding career at St. Thomas More High School in which she established herself as one of the state's top recruits for the Class of 2008 ... Led the Cougars to the Class 5A state title and an undefeated 27-0-2 record in 2008, marking the first time that any athletic team had finished a season undefeated in school history ... One of the most decorated recruits in Louisiana as she finished her high school career as a three-time first-team all-state, all-district and all-Acadiana selection ... Was also a two-time District 3-5A Offensive MVP and was named the Class 5A MVP following her team's championship run in 2008 ... Set the school's single-season scoring record with 43 goals as a sophomore as she also led her team to a state championship in 2006 ... Enjoyed great success at the club level as she led Cajun Soccer Club Rage to four state titles in seven seasons ... Was also a member of the Louisiana State Olympic Development Program Team for four years.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kellie Alexis Murphy ... Born on Nov. 30, 1989 ... Parents are Daniel and Charlene Murphy ... Has three sisters named Lauren, Nicole and Danielle ... Has two brothers named Lucas and Brian ... Also lettered in volleyball, cross country and track and field at St. Thomas More High School ... A member her school's honor roll ... Currently undecided on a major.

 

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