Versatile team player who begins her fourth season with the Irish ... came back in 2006 after missing final 12 games of 2005 season due to knee surgery ... moved from midfield to attack and had career highs in goals, assists and points ... still adjusting to her role on attack as she is a midfielder at heart ... one of the team's leaders who leads by example ... had an outstanding fall season and will be a key contributor in 2007 ... smart, intelligent player who knows how to get open and work for a good shot ... catches well in tight spaces ... gifted scorer and playmaker ... has strong, accurate shot ... winner of Notre Dame's Christopher Zorich Award for her community service efforts ... serves as vice-president of Notre Dame's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) ... outstanding student-athlete ... third team ESPN The Magazine/CoSida Academic All-American on the spring at-large team ... was selected to the IWLCA academic honor roll with a 3.70 grade-point average ... team's winner of the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley's Rockne Scholar-Athlete Award ... lone native of Colorado on the Irish roster ... selected to the Dean's List in the fall of `03 ... has played in 37 games in her career, scoring 31 goals with 13 assists for 44 points ... also has 41 ground balls, 22 draw controls and 22 caused turnovers.
AS A JUNIOR: Saw action in 17 games, making eight starts ... had career highs in goals (14), assists (9) and points (23) ... finished fifth on the team with 23 points ... scored 14 goals on 28 shots for a .500 shooting percentage ... had four ground balls, four draw controls and added two caused turnovers ... recorded four games with two or more goals and five games with two or more points ... opened the season with one goal in each of the games at California and Stanford, both Irish wins ... had all four of her draw controls for the season against Stanford ... scored twice and assisted on a third in the 18-6 home-opening win versus Ohio at the Loftus Center ... had back-to-back two-goal games versus Lehigh and James Madison ... scored two and assisted on a third in 20-4 win over Lehigh ... picked up season-high four-point game (2g, 2a), including the game-winning goal against James Madison in a 12-11 victory ... scored once in a 21-12 loss at Northwestern ... followed that with a season-high three goals in the 18-2 win against Canisius ... scored a goal and added an assist in the 13-6 win at Ohio State ... saved her biggest goal for the last one, scoring with 2.3 seconds left on the clock to give the Irish an 11-10 win over Syracuse ... had one assist versus Cornell in the NCAA opening-round win ... winner of Notre Dame's prestigious Christopher Zorich Award for community service work ... was a third-team ESPN The Magazine/CoSida Academic All-American on the spring at-large team ... selected to the IWLCA academic honor roll and was the team's winner of the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley's Rockne Scholar-Athlete Award following the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played and started the first three games of the season before going down with a major knee injury ... got off to a fast start with six goals and one assist for seven points ... scored the six goals on just 10 shots for a .600 shooting percentage ... grabbed six ground balls, had five draw controls and caused five turnovers in those games ... opened the season with a career-best four-goal and four-draw-control game in a 16-10 win at Ohio University ... followed with a goal and an assist in an 18-11 home loss versus Northwestern ... caused a career-high four turnovers in that game at the Loftus Center ... scored one goal at Cornell on March 6 before suffering an injury to her right knee ... had surgery on the knee and missed the remainder of the season.
AS A FRESHMAN: Was eighth on the team in scoring with 11 goals and three assists for 14 points ... converted 11 of 26 shots for a .423 shooting percentage ... had 13 draw controls and 15 caused turnovers on the year ... scored goals in her first two games versus California and Stanford ... had career-high four-point game (3g, 1a) in 20-7 win over Cornell ... second multiple-goal game came with two goals in 13-8 win over Ohio University ... had 11 games with two or more ground balls, including career-high four versus Virginia Tech ... had career-best three caused turnovers versus Stanford and Virginia Tech ... recorded three draw controls versus Stanford and Ohio State.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Two-sport standout at Cherry Creek High School ... two-year letter winner in field hockey and four-year letter winner in lacrosse ... team captain of field hockey team that won Colorado State championship in 2003 ... helped Cherry Creek to four conference titles in lacrosse during her career ... member of two state-championship teams ... team captain as a senior of undefeated state-championship team ... had 74 goals and 26 assists as a senior ... selected Rocky Mountain News girls lacrosse player of the year in 2003 ... selected to Rocky Mountain News all-Colorado team ... honorable mention All-American in 2001 and 2002 ... first-team All-American in 2003 ... four-time all-conference selection ... three-time all-state selection ... finalist for the Rocky Mountain News' prestigious Fred Steinmark Award for excellence in athletics, academics and citizenship ... ranked first in her class ... female honor athlete at Cherry Creek ... winner of the Pam Bent Memorial Award for Colorado Students for Leadership ... selected to the all-tournament team at the Under-19 Vail Shootout ... full name is Meghan Elizabeth Murphy ... daughter of Tom and Mary Ann Murphy ... has one brother and one sister ... sister Katie graduated from Notre Dame in 2004 ... born July 6, 1984, in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... double major in anthropology and pre-professional studies in the College of Arts and Letters.