The Demon Deacons fell to the Tar Heels in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship
Made 19 starts for the Demon Deacons while playing in 20 games ... Recorded a total of two goals and one assist on the season ... Proved to be a solid contributor for Wake Forest in her senior season ... Notched her first goal of the season in the win over Appalachian State (Oct. 1) ... Tallied the Deacs' only goal of the game against No. 7 Duke (Oct. 6) ... Recorded an assist in Wake Forest's 3-2 win over No. 6 Old Dominion in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Started all 20 contests for the Demon Deacons ... Tallied a new career-high with four goals in 2012 ... Also recorded new career-highs in points (eight) and shots on goal (13) ... Scored the game-winning goal against William & Mary (Oct. 12) ... Notched goals in back-to-back games early in the season against Northwestern (Sep. 11) and Appalachian State (Sep. 14) ... Also scored against Radford (Oct. 17) ... Played a pivotal role on attacking penalty corners, often acting as the striker.
2011 (Sophomore) Was named to the U-21 Junior National Squad following the season ... Started every game as a defender for Wake Forest ... Was used extensively on attack penalty corners, and recorded seven shots on goal ... Her first assist of the year came at North Carolina on Sept. 18 ... Also picked up an assist against Davidson on Oct. 11 ... Scored the first goal of the game against Virginia on Oct 22, with what proved to be the game-winner in the 5-0 victory for the Deacs.
2010 (Freshman) Started 19 and played in all 20 games this year ... Named to the Second Team NFHCA All-South Region ... Scored her first-career goal off of a penalty corner against Lafayette on Sept. 4, the game winner for the Deacs in a 3-2 contest ... Took a career-high three shots against Stanford on Sept. 27 ... Dished out her first-career assist on Oct. 10 at Michigan State ... Recorded her second assist of the season in a 9-1 win over Appalachian State on Oct. 29 ... Recorded a defensive save against Maryland in the ACC Tournament Semifinals on Nov. 5.
Background Played four years of field hockey at Villa Maria Academy ... Helped her team reach the state tournament all four years and guided the Hurricanes to the state semifinals during her junior and senior seasons ... Won three consecutive PIAA District I-AA Championships from 2007-09 ... Villa Maria was a Catholic Academies finalist all four years and won the championship in 2008 ... Earned Second Team High School All-America honors as a junior in 2008 and as a senior in 2009 ... Selected PIAA First Team All-State as a junior and senior ... Member of the U19 National Team ... Played club field hockey for X-Calibur under head coach Brian Hope ... Was a member of the National Societs of High School Scholars ... Active participant in SADD, March for Life, Reindeer Romp for Special Olympics and Giving Tree.
Personal Full name is Molly Shannon Murphy ... Born on July 3, 1992 ... Daughter of Mark and Amy Murphy ... Has a sister, Meghan (15), and a brother, Jack (12) ... Both of her parents played sports at Villanova, as Mark played soccer and Amy played field hockey ... Health and exercise science major.