7 - Drew Murphy
Drew Murphy
Height: 6-2
Weight: 175
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Palos Verdes, Calif.
High School: Palos Verdes HS
Position: Midfielder

UC Santa Barbara
Big West All-Freshman Team

2013: Murphy's eight assists were the most of any player on the team and the most by a UCSB freshman since Eric Price's 14 assist campaign in 1978 ... Was named the Big West Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 21 after recording a goal and assist in a 3-2 win over UC Davis the day prior ... His lone goal on the season came off a volley of a Reed McKenna cross ... Was atop the conference leaderboard for assists until the very end of the season, finishing the year in second place, one behind the leader ... Named to the Big West All-Freshman team ... Ranked No. 40 by Top Drawer Soccer in the website's final freshman player rankingsStarted in all 19 of his appearances ... Primary taker of UCSB's corner kicks and set pieces ... Picked up multiple assists against Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 4 and Westmont on Aug. 24.

Drew Murphy has played with the LA Galaxy Academy reserve team while also training with the MLS Champion first team ... He was a member of the 2011 U.S. Soccer Academy's National Championship Team.

Drew Murphy was born on Dec. 8, 1994 in Torrance, Calif. to parents John and Michelle ... Has two older siblings, Joe and Hillary ... Aspires to play soccer professionally ... When not playing soccer, is hanging out with family or friends ... Can't live without the beach ... His pregame ritual includes taking a 30-minute shower ... Can best be described as hardworking ... Most memorable sporting moment is winning the Academy National Championship with the LA Galaxy and practicing with former Galaxy midfielder David Beckham ... Would like people to know that he loves to win and hates to lose ... Would love to play with longtime Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane and against QPR's Joey Barton ... Roots for Manchester United ... Favorite athletes are David Beckham and Roger Federer ... Lists Sons of Anarchy as his favorite show.

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