Sep 3, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan men's soccer player James Murphy (Oxford, England/Henry Boxx School) has been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his two-goal and one-assist performance in the opening week of action.
Murphy scored two goals, one in each half, against Loyola-Chicago in U-M's season-opening 5-2 victory over the Ramblers on Friday (Aug. 30). He followed up his stellar performance with an assist on a Fabio Pereira (Sao Paulo, Brazil/South Kent School (Conn.)) score in the 42nd minute in a 1-1 draw against Bowling Green on Monday (Sept. 2). He totaled four shots, all on goal, in the two-match span that resulted in U-M coming away with a 1-0-1 overall record.
The accolade is the first conference Offensive Player of the Week for a Wolverine attacker since Soony Saad took home the plaudit on Nov. 8, 2010.
Michigan returns to action Friday (Sept. 6) against the South Florida Bulls in a match that is slated for an 8 p.m. start at U-M Soccer Stadium.
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