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#7 Danielle Murphy
  • 5-5 Senior / Defender
  • Riverhead Sevenoaks, England (Beaverwood School)
  • 2001 All-American
  • 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2002 All-SEC

2002: Gator co-captain...Played every minute of the season, averaging 93.9 minutes per match...SoccerBuzz.com All-America third-team selection...National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Region first team member...Also named to the SoccerBuzz.com All-Southeast Region first team...Hit first goal since freshman season on a free kick vs. then No. 8 Connecticut...Also successfully hit a penalty kick at Vanderbilt...Hit UF's first goal in Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinal win vs. LSU...Named to the All-SEC first team at defender, becoming the third Gator to earn All-SEC honors each season of collegiate career...Tied for second among the Gators with nine points (three goals, three assists)...Member of the SEC All-Tournament and Academic SEC Honor Roll teams.

2001: National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America third-team selection at defender... All-Southeastern Conference second-team selection at defender...Starter in the Gator backline for 21 matches, averaging more than 75 minutes per match...Missed matches vs. then No. 23 Virginia and the regular-season finale vs. then No. 10 Clemson to return to Europe to play for the English National Team in Women's World Cup qualifying action...Played 12 complete matches for Florida in 2001...Tied for third on the team with 10 assists...Added an assist in the second round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Georgia...Also assisted on Monica Hoyles' game-winning goal at No. 3 UCLA in the NCAA Quarterfinal...SoccerBuzz.com All-Southeast Region second team member...Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2000: Started every match she played in for the Gators as a sophomore...Named to the All-SEC first team at midfield...Missed the last two matches of the regular season as she played for the English National Team in a Euro 2001 play-off match vs. Ukraine (England won 2-1)...Four-year member of the English National Team...Owns 22 caps for the England Senior National Team...All-Southeast Region selection by NSCAA second team and Soccer Buzz third team selection...Led UF in average minutes per match with 84.2...Turned in three assists in 2000...Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

1999: Started all but two matches at central midfield for the Gators...Averaged 81.4 minutes per match, hitting one goal and 11 assists for 13 points ...NSCAA All-Southeast Region second team member...Soccer Buzz Freshman All-America third-team selection...All-SEC second-team selection... Hit game-winner at Southern California...Missed the Tennessee and Georgia matches as she returned home to play for the English National Team in a European Cup qualifier vs. Switzerland.

Prior to Florida: Became the youngest player ever on the English National Team at age 16...England's U-18 national team captain...Belongs to the Millwall Lionessess club team, a member of the English premiere league for women...Member of the 1999 London Cup championship squad...Also a member of the 1997 FA Cup and League Cup championship teams...Coached by Jim Hicks.

Major: Sociology


Murphy's Collegiate Statistics
Year GP/GS Min. Shots G (GW) A Pts.
1999 21 / 21 1709 42 1 (1) 11 13
2000 17 / 17 1432 15 0 (0) 3 3
2001 23 / 21 1746 4 0 (0) 10 10
2002 22/22 2066 14 3(1) 3 9
Totals 83 / 81 6953 75 4 (2) 27 35
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