Read Michelle's Triton Q&A here. (Aug. 25, 2014)
Earned her UCSD degree in June of 2015 and opted not to use her final season of college eligibility.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2014
All-CCAA Second Team ... Started all 18 matches in her second year as the Tritons' center back ... Led team in minutes, playing all but five and coming out only for the very end vs. No. 7 Cal State Stanislaus (10/10) ... Anchored a defense that posted seven shutouts, including five in a row to conclude the regular season ... Scored the 13th-minute equalizer with her left-footed shot from a direct free kick finding the bottom left corner in 1-1 tie vs. Cal State L.A. (9/22) ... Both shot attempts on year were on goal ... Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) team representative.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013
Moved from right back to starting center back for her third year in the program ... Appeared in all but one match, missing just the home draw vs. SF State (10/25) ... Started all 17 games in which she played ... First collegiate goal was 81st-minute winner in 1-0 decision at Cal Poly Pomona (11/1) that kept UCSD's season alive going into final match.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2012
Appeared in all 24 matches at right back, starting all but one ... Drew the start at right back and played all 90 minutes to mark her college debut in season opener vs. Central Washington (9/1) ... Produced her first collegiate point vs. Cal State L.A. (10/12), assisting on the lone game-winner ... Was fourth on the team in minutes.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011
Redshirted the season.
Competed for Diablo Valley Soccer Club (2008-11).
A 2011 graduate of College Park High School in Pleasant Hill ... Diablo Valley Athletic League (DVAL) Defensive MVP for 2008-09 ... All-DVAL First Team in 2009-10 ... All-Diablo Foothill Athletic League First Team as a freshman in 2007-08 ... Also played softball for the Falcons.
Born Jan. 12, 1993 in Concord ... Parents are Darrel Yasutake and Cheryl Murphey ... Has two brothers named Justin and Dylan ... Environmental systems (ecology, behavior and evolution) major with a business minor at Marshall College ... Interested in working in coastal preservation ... Counts going to Georgia and advancing to the 2012 NCAA Championship final as her favorite UCSD moment ... Enjoys ceramics ... Roots for the San Francisco Giants ... Favorite athlete is U.S. national team standout Megan Rapinoe ... Listens to Tom Petty.