Sowry On Murphy: "Kara has the talent and versatility to play in a number of different positions on the field. We are looking for this quiet leader to step up ad play at a high and consistent level everytime she takes the field."
As A Senior In 2007: Played in 23 games, starting in 15 ... Finished with nine points on three goals and three assists and took 17 shots ... Scored the first goal in the NCAA play-in game against Princeton (11/6) ... Scored an unassisted goal at Rhode Island (10/27) ... Picked up an assist on a goal off a penalty corner vs. La Salle (10/7) ... Scored her first goal of the season and assisted on another in a 4-0 win vs. West Chester (10/5) ... Made a defensive save at UConn (9/22) ... Assisted on a goal, for her first point of the season, at Siena (9/16).
As A Junior In 2006: Played in all 20 games, starting in 19 ... Finished with one goal and five assists for seven points ... Took 21 shots, 11 of which were on goal ... Was third on the team in assists ... Totaled four defensive stops to lead the team ... Had one assist against West Chester (10/20) ... Had one defensive stop against Richmond (10/15) ... Assisted on a goal against Vermont (10/11) ... Had an assist against Siena (9/26) ... Scored a goal and dished out two assists versus Dartmouth (9/20) ... Had one shot and one defensive stop against Boston University (9/17).
As A Sophomore In 2005: Played and started in 20 games ... Sixth on the team with eight points on two goals and four assists ... Took 14 shots, 10 of which were on goal for a .714 shot on goal percentage ... Tallied goals against Boston College (8/30) and West Chester (10/16) ... Dished out assists vs. Boston College (8/30), at New Hampshire (9/17), vs. West Chester (10/16) and vs. Richmond (11/5) in the A-10 Championship game.
As A Freshman In 2004: Played in 18 games, making 14 starts ... Had two goals and an assist for five points ... Attempted 15 shots, 10 of which were on goal ... Scored the game-winning goal in back-to-back games against New Hampshire (10/13) and Temple (10/16) to earn A-10 and Women'sFieldHockey.com Rookie of the Week honors ... Also dished out an assist against the Wildcats for a career-high three points.
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner for Frank Barbuto at Dedham (Mass.) High School ... Team was 23-0-1 her senior season and won the state championship ... Two-time All-Star ... Recipient of teams' Most Improved Player Award in 2002 ... Was also a five-year forward on the ice hockey team ... Team won the state title in both 2001 and 2002 ... She was a two-time All-Star and recipient of teams' Unsung Hero Award in 2004 ... School homeroom representative.
Personal: Kara Burgess Murphy ... Born May 13, 1986 ... Daughter of John and Kathleen Murphy ... Sister of Matt and Mark ... A Journalism major.
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