|Hometown:||San Jose, Calif.|
|High School:||Leland HS|
Attended Leland High School…Coached by Eric Rise…Named 2011 League MVP, 2011 Central Coast Section MVP, 2011 All-American NICSA/Speedo First Team…Helped her team to the 2011 CCS and BVAL Championship titles…Also competed in swimming…Received 2010 Academic All-American honors.
Played for San Jose Aquatics.
As a Freshman in 2013 Samantha earned Female Newcomer of the Year at the SB Awards...Big West Freshman of the Year...Athlete of the Week in the Big West Conference
Samantha Nicole Murphy was born on May 5, 1994 in San Jose, Calif.…Parents are Steve and Mae Murphy…Has two younger siblings, Cory and Connor…Enjoys reading, eating, and going to the beach…Lists her favorite sports team as the 49ers...Enjoys listening to Alt-J, Lorde, Haim, the nird and the bee, and grizzly bear...Favorite movie is Star Wars Episode 1...Favorites TV shows are "American Horror Story" "Law and Order: SVU" and "Parks and Recreation"...Most memorable athletic achievement was being a part of her high schools first women’s water polo CCS Championship team.