#3 • Amanda Murphy
Sophomore • IF • 5-4
Manteno, Ill. • Manteno H.S.
Freshman (2011): Started all 28 games at first base in her first season of collegiate softball ... Finished the season with a .264 batting average, a home run and 11 RBI ... Added two doubles and 10 runs scored ... Perfect on two stolen base attempts ... Hit .387 (12-for-31) with runners in scoring position ... Recorded her first career hit, run and RBI against Rust on March 15 ...Hit her first career home run and drove in a career-high three runs at MacMurray on March 30 ... Went 3-for-4 with a double in a win at Principia on April 2 ... Her 12 putouts at Knox on April 13 were a career-high ... Closed the season with a four-game hit streak.
Manteno High School: An All-Interstate Eight Conference selection in 2010 ... A four-year varsity starter, Murphy hit .417 as a senior with 34 RBI and a .994 fielding percentage ... Ranks 10th all-time at Manteno with a .320 career batting average.
Personal: The daughter of Joe and Dawn Murphy, Amanda was born April 2, 1992 in Kankakee, Ill. ... Has two siblings, Krystal (26) and Joey (21).