Cloud North FC Player Spotlight – Samantha Murphy, Woodbridge Strikers

Samantha Murphy, Woodbridge Strikers


We want to highlight a few of the players that are representing @cloudnorthfc this summer and wearing our CNFC Mini Shins during their games ‼️

Our first interview was with Woodbridge L1OW player Samantha Murphy, who just won her second consecutive Team of the Week award, after her back to back hat tricks against Simcoe and Oakville Blue Devils.

Check out the interview below 👇

What motivates you to play?

Sam: The passion I have for the sport and the competition that comes with it. I love the feeling I get stepping onto the field with my teammates whether it’s a game or practice, knowing we’re all working towards a common goal.

Soccer has given me a sense of belonging since I was a young girl and has given me a confidence to believe I can do anything I want to do. Now I play, as well as coach to be a role model for young girls in soccer so they can feel the same way.

What do you do to prepare for matchday?

Sam: 8 hours of sleep the night before match day is important for me and I try to fit in a short jog and stretch the morning of, so my legs aren’t heavy.

I once had a coach tell me to visualize myself succeeding on the field before a game, whether that’s completing my passes, winning my 1v1’s or my shot hitting the back of the net – I’ll do this in the change room before going out for warm up.

What’s your goal for this season?

Sam: I’m on a new team this season, so my personal goal is to contribute to the team’s success in any way I can.  I’m an attacking player so I’m looking to put the ball in the back of the net and help create as many goals as I can for Woodbridge.

I’ve never won the League1 regular season or cup, so winning one (OR BOTH) of those is a goal of mine and I think we have a team that can do it this 2024 season.

Thank you to Samantha for taking the time to chat with us! Buy your own pair of the mini shin pads at the link in our bio!

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