Montreat College

Montreat College Athletics
310 Gaither Circle Black Mountain, NC, NC
NAIA North Carolina Southeast
Private Very Small Competitive team


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Tina Murphy

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Coach Tina Murphy began her first season at Montreat in February 2018. The 2018 season saw successes both on the field and in the classroom for the Lady Cavaliers as the squad finished the season with a total of 18 points, 11 more than the previous year. Four of their seven losses were decided by just one goal or less, with six of those matches going into double overtime.

The 2018 team was also able to accomplish a 60% reduction in goals against compared to the previous three years, while doubling their amount of goals for.

In the classroom, the Lady Cavs had two players named to the Academic All-American team with perfect 4.0 GPAs. In total, 12 of the squad's 19 players earned GPAs of 3.4 or higher.

Prior to Montreat, Murphy was head coach in the Brazilian Professional league from 2008-2009, assistant coach at Division I Liberty University from 2011-2013, and head coach at NCFC Youth from 2015-2017.

Murphy holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National "C" coaching license, as well as an NCYSA Goalkeeper Certificate.

As a professional player, Murphy enjoyed a long career overseas, competing for the Brazilian 1st Division team, Santos Futebol Clube. Murphy also spent time playing professionally in England for the 1st Division Bristol Academy Football Club. When not playing soccer abroad, Murphy was in the States competing for the Charlotte Lady Eagles of the W-League from 2001-2008. She was named Charlotte's captain in her second year with the club and retained the role until retirement, while twice being named to the All W-League team and 3x to the All-Conference team. She is the Eagles' all-time leading goal scorer and points leader.

As a collegiate player, Murphy competed for the Univeristy of North Carolina Tarheels, and was a Parade All-American coming out of high school. During her time at UNC, the Tarheels won four National Championships and five ACC Championships. Murphy was also named to the ACC Honor Roll and Dean's List.

"I'm thrilled to welcome someone of Coach Murphy's caliber to our Cavalier family," said Montreat athletic director Jose Larios. "Tina brings with her a remarkable playing history and head coaching experience at the highest level. Her leadership qualities, life experiences, pursuit of championship-caliber soccer, enveloped by her heart for our Christ-centered mission made Coach Murphy stand out above our other candidates. And her recruiting ties to some of the nation's most robust and competitive soccer clubs will undoubtedly serve our future Cavalier teams well."

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Kristin Eggert

Kristin Eggert joined Montreat College as assistant women’s soccer coach in January 2019 from Liberty University where she formerly served as the goalkeeper coach since June 2015.

“I am extremely grateful to welcome a coach of Kristin’s stature to the program. Kristin has proven her abilities to positively impact the teams she is a part of, both as a player and as a coach. She operates with integrity, faith, and the highest of character. Her relational strengths enhance her skills in whole-person player development,” said Coach Murphy.

While at Liberty, Eggert helped guide goalkeeper Holly Van Noord to multiple honors including All-Conference 1st Team, Big South Conference Player of the Year, All-Region 2nd team, and BSC and Liberty record holder for shutouts (41).

Eggert served as an assistant coach of the Haitian Women's National Team for three years prior to Liberty. During that time, she was instrumental in helping the U-17 team earn its first ever CONCACAF Championship point with a 1-1 draw against tournament champion Mexico. The following year, the squad snagged third place in the Caribbean Cup, going 2-0 in the Caribbean qualifiers and winning its respective group without allowing a single goal.

Eggert began her coaching career as an assistant women's soccer coach at Carthage during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. The Lady Reds reached the championship game of the 2013 CCIW tournament after advancing past No. 20 Illinois Wesleyan on penalty kicks in the semifinals.

In addition to her coaching experience, Eggert holds prestigious credentials such as a USSF B license, NSCAA Premier Diploma, and NSCAA Professional Development Certificate alongside being named in the NSCAA’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2015.

Before she began her coaching career, Eggert played professionally in Norway in 2010 and 2011. She competed on the 2010 Donn Toppfotball team in Norway's Toppserien, which is the highest level of women's soccer in Norway. The following year, Eggert joined Amazon Grimstad FK and helped the team achieve its best Toppserien finish in club history.

The Glen Ellyn, Ill. native attended Wheaton College where she was a goalkeeper for the Thunder's 2004-07 soccer teams. While there, Eggert played on three NCAA Division III national-championship squads, including back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007. She was twice named to the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship all-tournament team, and she also set a postseason record for not allowing a single goal in NCAA tournament play. Eggert graduated from Wheaton in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in biblical studies.

"I would like to thank President Maurer, Athletic Director Larios, and Coach Murphy for the opportunity to serve with the women's soccer program. It is extremely exciting to hear about the Kingdom work already underway, and I cannot wait to join in,” said Coach Eggert.

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