IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa field hockey freshman Maddy Murphy has been selected to the Australia Indoor World Cup Team, Hockey Australia announced Aug. 29. The Indoor Hockey World Cup will be held in Berlin, Germany, in February, 2018. Murphy is the 26th Hawkeye in program history to represent her country on the national stage.
The world’s top-24 (12 men’s and 12 women’s) national indoor field hockey teams will take part in the event. The inaugural Indoor Hockey World Cup was held in 2003 and has been held every four years since.
“We are excited and extremely proud of Maddy’s selection to the Australian team for the upcoming Indoor World Cup,” said UI head coach Lisa Cellucci. “It is a great honor and one that she is very deserving of as she has done a fantastic job representing her country on the international stage in the past. We look forward to Maddy continuing to gain great experience and to representing both Australia and the Hawkeyes this winter.”
Murphy was named B1G Freshman of the Week on Monday. It marked the first honor of her career. She recorded two goals and two assists in Iowa’s 7-1 victory over New Hampshire on Sept. 10 for a total of six points. Sunday’s match marked Murphy’s first multi-goal game. The freshman is second on the team and tied for third in the Big Ten in goals (5). She also ranks second on the team and is tied for fifth in the Big Ten in points (13).
Murphy has represented Australia in both indoor and outdoor competitions. She was part of the Australia U21 team and National Futures Elite program. Murphy also represented Australia at the indoor senior international level and was recognized as the player of the tournament at the national championships at both the U18 and U21 level.