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Murphy Smith

Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Wayne, Pa.

High School:
St. Joseph's Prep

Height:
5-10

Event:
Freestyle/Butterfly

Birthdate:
01/11/1994

01/17/2014

Wildcats Fall to Ranked Penn State Teams

Villanova places well in relays

11/09/2013

Villanova Men Drop in BIG EAST Matches

Team tallies top finishes in relays

10/23/2013

Wildcat Men Earn Six First Place Finishes in Loss to La Salle

Villanova falls to La Salle in season opener

11/18/2012

Wildcat Men Hold On for Third Place Finish at Frank Elm Invite

Villanova snags third place overall at invitational meet.

10/24/2012

Four First Place Finishes Highlight Season Opener Against La Salle

Wildcats come up short in 176-110 loss to the Explorers.

Top Times:
100 Backstroke - 54.03
200 Backstroke - 1:59.23
100 Butterfly - 54.24
200 Butterfly - 1:57.15
200 Freestyle - 1:44.93 (2013 BIG EAST Championships)
500 Freestyle - 4:50.56 (2013 BIG EAST Championships)

2013-14: Competed in one event at the BIG EAST Championship including the 200 butterfly in Sewell, N.J. for a fourth-place overall finish in the conference tournament ... Anchored the second-place 200 freestyle relay (1:27.34) finish in the Rutgers Quad Meet against Georgetown, Seton Hall and Rutgers ... Finished first in the 100 butterfly (51.54), second in the 200 butterfly (1:59.84), third in the 200 freestyle (1:49.21) for three top-three individual finishes at La Salle, while also anchoring the first-place 200 freestyle relay (1:30.01) finish.

2012-13: Competed in three events at the BIG EAST Championship, including 200 butterfly, 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle ... Placed second in the 100 butterfly against La Salle.

St. Joseph's: Earned four varsity letters in swimming and two in water polo ... Captain of swim team ... Two year All-Catholic ... First Honors ... National Honor Society.

Personal: Born 01/11/1994 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Youngest of four to Jack and Marilou Smith ... Three brothers, Sean (24), Chris (22) and Harry (20) ... Brother Sean played club lacrosse at Villanova ... Brother Chris swam for Ursinus ... Majoring in biochemistry ... Swam against fellow freshman Ryan Murtha in high school ... Chose Villanova for the swim team and the excellent academics.

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