James Murphy 9
James  Murphy


Oxford, England

High School:
Henry Box School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 165



Gambling Man: Murphy Rejects Redshirt for Stretch Run

Gambling Man: Men's Soccer Senior Murphy Rejects Redshirt for Stretch Run


U-M Treats Itself to Big Bear Trophy Win for Second Straight Season

Men's Soccer Treats Itself to Big Bear Trophy Triumph


U-M Rallies in Second Half to Down Niagara in Double OT

Men's Soccer Rallies in Second Half to Down Niagara in 2OT


McAtee, Murphy Named Captains; U-M Wraps up Spring Season

McAtee, Murphy Named Captains; Men's Soccer Wraps up Spring Season


Woods' Golden Goal Lifts Wolverines over Wisconsin

Woods' Golden Goal Lifts Men's Soccer over Wisconsin


Men's Soccer Profile: James Murphy


September Plays of the Month

MGoBlue.com counts down the top plays in Michigan Athletics during the month of September.

Goal vs. Ohio State (10/6/13)
Gambling Man; Murphy Rejects Redshirt for Stretch Run (11/6/15)

At Michigan
• Big Ten Player of the Week (Sept. 2, 2013)
• Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2012)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2013-14)

Senior (2015)
• Started 7 of the 8 matches he played in after missing 10 matches due to knee injury
• Finished fourth on the team in goals (4) and points (8)
• Picked up his fourth goal of the season in the 5-2 B1G Quarterfinals loss to Maryland (Nov. 8)
• Had Michigan's only goal in the 3-1 loss to Ohio State (Nov. 4), which was hailed as the most important goal of the 2015 season
• Scored the lone goal in the 1-0 win over Michigan State (Oct. 31)
• Tallied the game-winning goal in the 2-1 win over Niagara (Sept. 6)

Junior (2014)
• Appeared in 17 matches with 15 starts
• Tied for the team lead in assists with three
• Fired one shot against Ohio State (Nov. 9) Missed the Michigan State (Nov. 2) match due to yellow card accumulation Picked up an assist in the win over Oakland (Oct. 29) on a Ahinga Selemani score in the 80th minute
• Had two shots against Akron (Oct. 14)
• Assisted William Mellors-Blair's goal in the 3-0 victory over Rutgers (Oct. 11)
• Had two shots, one on goal in the 3-2 upset win over Notre Dame (Oct. 7)
• Had three shots on goal in three attempts and scored in the 2-1 overtime win against Wisconsin (Oct. 4)
• Recorded one shot on goal against Bowling Green (Sept. 16) and Northwestern (Sept. 21)
• Struck two shots and scored one goal in the 1-1 draw against Maryland (Sept. 12)
• Assisted on a Colin McAtee goal and took two shots in the 3-0 win over SMU (Aug. 31)

Sophomore (2013)
• Started all 18 matches at forward
• Tied for team lead in goals (four) and led team in points (11)
• No. 2 on team in shots with 52
• Took four shots and had one assist to Ezekiel Harris against Indiana (Nov. 13)
• Fired three shots against Michigan State (Nov. 9), two shots against Akron (Oct. 30), and three shots against Indiana (Oct. 26)
• Scored one goal in the 2-1 win over Wisconsin (Oct. 20)
• Had three shots against Penn State (Oct. 11)
• Scored the winning goal against Ohio State (Oct. 6) that amassed nearly 300,000 interview views
• Assisted Marcos Ugarte and also had six shots in the 3-1 win over Western Michigan (Oct. 2)
• Had five shots against Northwestern (Sept. 28) and Notre Dame (Sept. 17)
• Had four shots in the 1-1 tie against USF (Sept. 6)
• Collected two goals helping the Wolverines defeat Loyola-Chicago 5-2 (Aug. 30)
• Earned Big Ten Player of the Week for his matches against Bowling Green (Sept. 2) and Loyola-Chicago (Aug. 30)

Freshman (2012)
• Started 21 of 22 matches as a freshman, missing only the Cleveland State (Sept. 2) match due to injury
• Tied for team lead in shots with 46 (Tyler Arnone) and shots on goal with 21 (Fabio Pereira)
• Tied for third on team in goals with four, three of which were game-winners
• Scored lone U-M goal on a free-kick in a 2-1 defeat against Akron (Nov. 18) on assist from Tyler Arnone and fired four shots against Niagara (Nov. 15) in NCAA Tournament
• Had one assist on a T.J. Roehn score against Michigan State (Nov. 11) and scored the lone goal in the 1-0 win over Wisconsin off of an assist from T.J. Roehn (Nov. 7)
• Scored one goal off of an assist from Tyler Arnone in the 2-1 win over Detroit (Oct. 30)
• Scored first collegiate goal off of an assist from T.J. Roehn in the 2-1 win against No. 11 Indiana (Oct. 19)
• Had three shots on goal against Oakland (Oct. 9)
• Notched first collegiate assist against Northeastern (Sept. 9) on a Kofi Opare goal in the 71st minute of action

• Henry Box School (2010)

Club/Junior Team
• Republic of Ireland National Team member (U-16, 17, 2010-11)
• Played for Reading F.C. for five seasons
• Also spent time with Oxford United Football Club

• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, majoring in history

Career Stats

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