Michele Murphy Athlete Profile

Elena MedeirosMichele Murphy VasconcelosMarissa Nimmer Linehan

#7 Michele Murphy Vasconcelos

Positions: Midfielder, Forward Height: 5-5 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2012-2015 Hometown: Sandy, UT Last School: Alta High School


  • Parents are Jack and Ranae Murphy 
  • Has two brothers and one sister
  • Sister played soccer at Notre Dame and Weber State 

Before BYU

  • 2011-12 Gatorade Utah Girls Soccer Player of the Year 
  • Second Team All-State in 2009 and 2010
  • 2011 Ms. Soccer from Deseret News
  • 5A MVP in 2011 from the Salt Lake Tribune
  • Outstanding striker for Region III in 2011
  • Outstanding midfielder for Region III in 2011
  • School record for most goals and assists in a single season with 37 goals and 22 assists
  • Team captain for 2010-11 seasons
  • Blaze Ironman prep award
  • HS state champion 2008-11
  • Honor Roll 2009-12
  • National Junior Honor Societey 
  • Member of Utah's FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)


  • Olympique Montreux 
  • Coaches Matt Bain and Nate Murphy  
  • State finalists in 2010 and 2012


Year Games Played Shots Goals Assists Points
2012 24 45 8 7 23
Career 24 45 8 7 23



2012 | Freshman Year

  • Played and started in all 24 games for BYU 
  • Named the WCC Freshman of the Year after tying for 4th in the conference for total goals and 7th for her .40 goals per game 
  • Named to the All-WCC Freshman Team 
  • Named to the Soccer America All-Freshman Second Team 
  • Named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com's Freshman First Team
  • Named the CollegeSportsMaddness.com Freshman of the Year
  • Named the CollegeSportsMadness.com's Freshman of the Year and All-American Freshman of the Year 
  • Also named to the CollegeSportsMadness.com's All-WCC First Team
  • Named to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll Bronze Honors

2013 | Medical Redshirt Year

  • Named to the Preseason All-WCC Team
  • Started in two games and recorded an assist against LSU

2014 | Sophomore Year

  • Named WCC Player of the Week for Oct. 27
  • Named CollegeSportsMadness.com's National Offensive Player of the Week and WCC Player of the Week on Oct. 28
  • Named a CollegeSoccer360.com Prime Time Performer on Oct. 29
  • Played in all 21 games, starting in 20
  • Scored six goals and made six assists
  • Finished tied for second in the WCC in assists and tied for fifth in goals
  • Finished fourth in the WCC in points and shots
  • Named to NSCAA All-West Region Third Team
  • Named to All-WCC First Team
  • Earned WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention
  • Named to CSM.com's WCC First Team
  • Ranked 11th in TopDrawerSoccer.com's Postseason WCC Top 20
  • Named to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll Bronze Honors for the second time

2015 | Junior Year

  • Named to the All-WCC Preseason Team
  • Ranked 8th out of WCC players by TopDrawerSoccer.com
  • Named WCC Player of the Week for Sept. 28