Murphy named OVC Offensive Player of the Week


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Soccer freshman midfielder Peyton Murphy (Bargersville, Indiana) has been named the Ohio Valley Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week. The OVC’s weekly accolades are voted upon by the league’s communications directors.
In earning the honor, Murphy collected three goals, one assist, seven points, and four shots on goal in the Screaming Eagles’ two matches last week against Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Northern Illinois.
All three of Murphy’s goals came in USI’s home opener against Rose-Hulman, her first career hat trick. She has four goals in 2022, which is good for first in the OVC.
Murphy’s assist, her first of the season, led to USI’s goal at Northern Illinois which was scored by senior forward Taylor Hall (Grayson, Kentucky). The assist pushed Murphy’s season points total to nine, first in the OVC.
In the two matches last week, Murphy placed four of five shots on goal. She has now put a shot on target in three straight contests, the team’s second-best active streak. Her shooting numbers are top five in the OVC.
Murphy and Southern Indiana (2-1-1) will next travel south to take on the North Alabama Lions Thursday for a 7 p.m. match before hosting IUPUI next Monday for a 1 p.m. start on Labor Day from Strassweg Field. Thursday’s road match will be available for live video coverage with an ESPN+ subscription