Jersey Girl Casey Murphy of Rutgers Soccer Glad She Stayed Home

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers sophomore goalkeeper Casey Murphy was the star of the Scarlet Knights' shootout win over Virginia, and she now has eyes a Final Four rematch against Big Ten rival Penn State.

Not only is Casey Murphy the Big Ten Goalkeeper of the year but she is an offensive weapon of her own for Rutgers women’s soccer.

Murphy is the cornerstone of an elite Rutgers defense. The super sophomore’s save in penalty kicks will be one of the biggest images in Rutgers athletics this year and she scored her own attempt against Virginia in the upset.

“Our goal is to make it to the national championship and, for us, nothing is going to get in the way,” Murphy said.

From nearby Bridgewater, Murphy surrendered just 21 goals in her 45-game Rutgers career to date and passed former star Erin Guthrie after her 15th shutout this season for a school record.

Murphy shut out 19 opponents this season and wants two more in this weekend’s College Cup.

“I’m so proud to be a part of this university and program and on this team,” Murphy said. “I can’t imagine having gone anywhere else. I live 20 minutes away from Rutgers and having my family and friends there means the world to me. I think back now and this is the best decision I ever made to come to Rutgers.”

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