12 Laura Murphy
12 Laura Murphy
Height: 5-8
Year: So
Hometown: Los Altos, Calif.
High School: Los Altos
Position: D

The Murphy File

2012: Started all 17 games … Did not record any points … Had a defensive save in a 1-0 loss at WPI (10/2) … NEWMAC Academic  All-Conference …

2011: Played in two games … Did not record any points … NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad …

Before Mount Holyoke: Member of the field hockey team all four years, including two on varsity … Coaches’ Award … Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Four-year member of the track & field team, including one on varsity …

Personal: Biology major … Daughter of Cynthia and Patrick Murphy.

Getting to Know Laura

  • Why did you choose to attend Mount Holyoke? - Mount Holyoke simply felt like the right place for me. The strong biology program, field hockey team, and beautiful campus are only three of the many things that I love about MHC. 
  • What do you like best about Mount Holyoke? - I love the feeling of community. It seems that everyone I meet here is willing to go out of their way to help other students in any way they can. 
  • Favorite Sports Movie - Rudy 
  • Hobbies – Backpacking and playing guitar
  • Place You'd Like to Visit - Costa Rica
  • First Memory of Your Sport - Working on defense skills -- learning how to jab! 
  • Most Memorable Moment in College Athletics - Winning ECACs
  • Best Advice From a Coach - It's not that you can't do it, it's just that you haven't done it yet. 
  • Career Aspirations - Scientist? Doctor?