Rutgers goalkeeper Casey Murphy has been chosen as the United Soccer Coaches National Player of the Week, according to an announcement late Tuesday. Murphy was also named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Murphy, a junior from Bridgewater, N.J., posted two shutouts and made 10 saves last week to help Rutgers (6-0-1) remain one of two schools in the nation that has not allowed a goal this season. Murphy made a season-high six saves in the Scarlet Knights’ 0-0 double-overtime draw at No. 15 Georgetown last Sunday after registering four stops in Rutgers’ 2-0 win at George Mason on Sept. 8.
Murphy is the third Big Ten student in four weeks to earn the United Soccer Coaches National Player of the Week award. Nebraska’s Elyse Huber received the honor on Aug. 22, while Minnesota’s Sydney Squires was chosen for the accolade on Aug. 29.
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