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#11 Danielle Murphy
Position: Forward/Midfielder
Height: 5'6"
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: Lafayette, La.
High School: St. Thomas More HS
Major: Kinesiology
Born: 09/23/1992
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Release: 11/08/2013

2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

CAREER CAPSULE
A four-year letterwinner with the Tigers from 2010-13 … Made 46 appearances with six starts during her collegiate career in Baton Rouge … Scored three goals and three assists for nine points … Scored one goal in each season in 2010, 2012 and 2013 … Recorded a career-high two assists during the 2011 season … Attempted 16 shots with nine shots on goal in four seasons … A standout in the classroom who was a two-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2011 and 2012 … Was also named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2011 after her rookie season.

SENIOR SEASON (2013)
Made 15 appearances with one start for the Tigers during her senior season in 2013 … Appeared in 10 of LSU’s 11 matches during the SEC season … Cracked the starting 11 for the first time on the season in a home match against Georgia on Oct. 25 … Scored the second goal of the game in the 44th minute to help lead the Tigers to a 5-3 victory at Arkansas on Oct. 4 … Scored two points on the season with her goal at Arkansas … Fired five shots with two shots on goal during the year … Attempted a season-high two shots in a 1-0 home win over Missouri … Earned her fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2012)
Played primarily a reserve role on the front line during her junior season in 2012 … Saw action in 11 matches on the year while making five starts late in the season … Scored one goal and tallied one assist for three points on the campaign … Scored the game-tying goal in the 59th minute to help lead LSU to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory at Ole Miss after trailing the Rebels by a 2-0 margin at halftime … Was the second goal of her collegiate career … Delivered the primary assist on Fernanda Pina’s game-winning goal in the 86th minute in a 3-2 triumph over Arkansas in LSU’s regular-season finale … Tigers also trailed the Razorbacks by a score of 2-0 in the first half before coming back to claim a 3-2 victory … All five starts were against SEC competition … Cracked the starting 11 against 16th-ranked Missouri, 18th-ranked Kentucky, 23rd-ranked Tennessee and Arkansas during the regular season and Ole Miss in the first round of the SEC Tournament … Came off the bench in matches NC State in the non-conference season and Auburn, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt in SEC play … Attempted 10 total shots with six shots on goal on the season … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second year in a row … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)
Made eight appearances for the Tigers as a reserve midfielder during her sophomore season in 2011 … 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 league play … Dished out two assists for two points on the campaign … Provided the primary assist on the game-winning goal by Kaley Blades in the 41st minute in a 2-0 shutout of the Alabama Crimson Tide on the road in Tuscaloosa … Also assisted the second goal of the match by Addie Eggleston in the 67th minute in LSU’s 3-0 shutout of the Arkansas Razorbacks in the regular-season finale in Fayetteville … Honored for her performance in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned her second varsity letter with the Tigers.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Played in 12 games as a reserve forward and midfielder during her rookie campaign … Saw action in seven matches against SEC competition … Scored her first career goal in a dominating 6-2 win over Mississippi State on Oct. 17 … Finished the season with two points … Scored a goal on her only shot of the season … Honored with her effort in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Ranked among the top recruits in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2010 … A two-year veteran of the Louisiana State Olympic Development Program team in 2008 and 2009 … Joined the Baton Rouge Soccer Club in 2009 … Coached with the BRSC by Jennifer Kennedy … Played club soccer with CSC Rage from 2003-09 prior to her arrival with the BRSC … Coached with the CSC Rage by Katie Breaux, Dave Lappeyrous and Correy Talley … Helped lead the CSC Rage to the premier state championship in her age group in 2004 and 2005 … Was a standout performer as a member of the varsity soccer team at St. Thomas More High School … Coached in high school by John Fell and Jason Foreman … Helped guide her high school team to the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Division I state championship in 2008 … Honored as the Most Valuable Player of the state finals in 2008 … Set a new school record for goals scored in a single season with 49 goals scored in 2009 … A first-team all-state, all-district and All-Acadiana selection in 2008 and 2009 … Was named the District 3-5A Offensive MVP in 2009 after scoring 49 goals on the season … Also ran cross country and track at St. Thomas More High School … Was the state runner-up in cross country in 2009 … Also finished as the state runner-up in the 3,200 meters during the 2009 season … Earned all-state honors with a sixth-place finish in cross country at the state meet in 2008 … A four-time all-district performer from 2006-09 … A two-time All-Acadiana MVP in 2008 and 2009 … Held four school records in cross country and track and field during her high school career … Had posted school records in the 800 meters (2:20), 1,600 meters (5:07), 3,200 meters (11:22) and three-mile (18:25).

PERSONAL
Full name is Danielle Jordan Murphy … Born on Sept. 23, 1992 … Parents are Daniel and Charlene Murphy … The sister of Lauren, Kellie and the late Nicole Murphy … Also has two brothers, Lucas and Brian … Sister, Kellie, was a four-year letterwinner with the LSU Soccer program from 2008-11 … Sister, Nicole, played college soccer at the University of Tampa … Brother, Lucas, played college football at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette … Sister, Lauren, graduated from LSU and is now enrolled at LSU Medical School in New Orleans … An honor student at St. Thomas More High School … Was an active member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club during her prep career … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

 

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