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Kyle Murphy
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Kyle Murphy 824209
Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 181
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Red Hook, N.Y.
Major: PRTM

In 2015 (Senior):

  • Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team
  • Awarded the Scout Team Player of the Year
  • Played a significant role for the Tigers off the bench in 2015, playing in 23 of 24 games, with two starts
  • Ranked second on the team in goals (8) and points (20), despite coming off the bench in all but two games
  • Scored the game-winning goal with just 51 seconds remaining in regulation in Clemson’s 1-0 win at Syracuse on Oct. 17
  • Netted the game winner in the NCAA Round of 16 against UC Santa Barbara, giving the Tigers a 3-2 victory and sending them to the NCAA Elite Eight
  • Also scored in ACC contests against Boston College, Louisville and NC State, and in nonconference matches against Brown, Furman and Gardner-Webb
  • Tied for fourth on the team with four assists
  • Took 24 shots, with 16 on goal, for a .667 SOG%, best on the team among players that took more than four shots on the season
  • Graduated from Clemson in May 2015 with a degree in Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management

In 2014 (Junior):

  • Played in 19 matches, starting one and playing more than 400 minutes.
  • Scored his only two goals of the season against Boston College on Sept. 12, including the game-winner.
  • His efforts against Boston College earned him ACC Player of the Week honors for Sept. 8-14.
  • Named to Clemson’s Dean’s List during the Fall 2014 semester for maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA.
  • Named to Clemson’s President’s List during the Spring 2015 semester for maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

In 2013 (Sophomore):

  • Saw action in two matches for the Tigers in 2013
  • Played in 18 contests for Clemson during his career

In 2012 (Freshman):

  • Had one goal and one assist for the Tigers
  • Scored the game-tying goal in the Tigers' 2-2 draw with #1 Maryland on October 27, at College Park, MD
  • Also assisted on Clemson's second goal in the Tigers' 2-0 victory over Virginia in Charlottesville, VA on September 28
  • Took 13 shots on the year
  • Played in 16 matches for the Tigers in 2012
  • Started the Alabama-Birmingham, Duke, and the N.C. State matches
  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

In 2011:

  • Red-shirted the 2011 season

Before Clemson:

  • Standout player from the State of New York
  • Played for the New York Soccer Club for Head Coach Ken Pollard along with Technical Advisor Claudio Reyna and Dr. Javier Perez
  • Ranked as the number one winger in the State of New York by topdrawersoccer.com
  • Ranked among the top 20 wingers nationally as one of the best in the US by topdrawersoccer.com
  • Led his U-19 club team to a US national ranking of #1 in the nation by soccerincollege.com
  • Led his club team to the 2010 New York State Cup finals
  • His club team also won the 2011 US Club National Cup X Regionals, the 2010 & 2009 CASL Raleigh Winter College Showcases, the 2010 Potomac Tournament and the 2010 Adidas Blue ChipTournament
  • In high school, named 2010 conference Player-of-the-Year
  • Named NSCAA All-State in New York
  • Named All League, All-Conference and All-State
  • Member of the New York ODP state team for six years
  • All-time leading career goal scorer for Red Hook High School with 52 goals
  • In high school captained his varsity soccer team for two years
  • Named to the honor roll all four years in high school
  • Finished the 2010 fall season with 16 goals after scoring 17 in both his sophomore and junior years
  • Led his team to his high school's first NYS Mid-Hudson Athletic League soccer championship
  • Brother Tom played soccer for Niagara
  • Born December 11, 1992
  • Majoring in parks, recreation, and tourism mgt.
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