Kelly Murphy

Kelly Murphy

USA Women's Volleyball Team
United States
Birth Date
Birth Place
Illinois, USA
188 cm
79 kg

 Position: Opposite

Height: 6-2
Weight: 170
Hometown/Residence: Wilmington, Ill./Wilmington, Ill.
Birth Date: Oct. 20, 1989
College/Major/Grad Year: Florida/Elementary Education/Ongoing
Joined Team: May 2013

Most Notable

Named Most Valuable Player and Best Spiker of the 2013 NORCECA Women's Continental Championship after leading Team USA to gold medal
As a rookie, led U.S. Women in scoring during 2013 with 314 points and 3.53 scoring average was tops among players with 50 percent of sets played in 2013
Finished 2013 FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary round ranked second in Best Spiker with a 45.0 kill percent

2014 - USA Volleyball Cup vs. Brazil...FIVB World Grand Prix (5th in Preliminary)
2013 - Pan American Cup (Gold)...USA Volleyball Cup...FIVB World Grand Prix (6th)...NORCECA Championship (Gold-MVP)...FIVB Grand Champions Cup (Silver).

Did You Know

Led the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team to a fourth-place finish at the 2007 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Junior World Championship, earning the tournament’s Best Server award
Three-time AVCA All-America (first-team in 2010 and 2011, second-team in 2009) while playing at University of Florida
Finished seventh in University of Florida history in sets played (447), eighth in kills (1,306), eighth in assists (2,671), 10th in aces (126) and 10th in points (1,567.5) while registering 30 career triple-doubles
Selected Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist in 2011
AVCA National Freshman of the Year in 2008
Named 2007-2008 Gatorade National High School Volleyball Player of the Year (Article)
Ranked as nation's top recruit by PrepVolleyball.com after career at Joliet Catholic High School in Illinois
Played on Sports Performance club that went 84-0 over three years, earning MVP honors after team won the USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships 18 Open title in 2007 and 16 Open title in 2006
Started playing club volleyball at age 11 in 2000 with Club Uno.
Mother played volleyball at Illinois State University

The Big Blurb

University of Florida head volleyball coach Mary Wise on Kelly Murphy: "A unique talent. She has a picture-perfect arm swing coming from a 6-foot-2 left-hander. She has great court vision and great arm speed. That by itself would be enough to make her a special talent. But then she has one of the best deliveries and touches on the ball ... of any setter in the college game. She makes it look effortless." (from espnW article dated Dec. 7, 2011)


  • Position Opposite spiker
  • Selection Olympic (8) - W.C. (13) - Other (75)
  • Current Club Shanghai Volleyball Club
  • Spike 315
  • Block 307