Missouri Statee Jennifer Portell
Field Hockey Womenâ€™s Soccer
2010 Missouri State Field Hockey
This is OUR Time
Date Opponent Location Sat, Aug. 28 Lindenwood Springfield Sat, Sept. 4 Fairfield at Hanover, N.H. Sun, Sept. 5 Dartmouth at Hanover, N.H. Fri, Sept. 10 Saint Louis at St. Louis, Mo. Sat, Sept. 11 Northwestern at St. Louis, Mo. Wed, Sept. 15 UC Davis Springfield Sun, Sept. 19 Indiana at Bloomington, Ind. Sun, Sept. 26 Pacific at St. Louis, Mo. Wed, Sept. 29 Saint Louis Springfield Sat, Oct. 2 Ball State * at Muncie, Ind. Sun, Oct. 3 Miami (Ohio) * at Oxford, Ohio Sat, Oct. 9 Ohio University * at Athens, Ohio Sun, Oct. 10 Kent State * at Kent, Ohio Sat, Oct. 16 Central Michigan * Springfield Sun, Oct. 17 Central Michigan * Springfield Fri, Oct. 22 Ball State * Springfield Sun, Oct. 24 Miami (Ohio) * Springfield Fri, Oct. 29 Ohio University * Springfield Sun, Oct. 31 Kent State * Springfield Thu, Nov 04 MAC Tournament * at Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Bears Field Hockey Bold indicates home game; * indicates Mid-American Conference game
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2010 Missouri State Field Hockey Guide
TABLE OF CONTENTS 2010 Field Hockey Schedule . . . . . . . . IFC Quick Facts/Staff Directory . . . . . . . . . . 1 Season Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY University Section. . . . . . . . . 6-26 Administration. . . . . . . . . . 28-36 THE BEARS Head Coach Dawn Callahan. . . . . . . 38-39 Assistant Coach Gabby Gomez Sosa. . . 40 2010 Returners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-53 2010 Newcomers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-55 2010 MAC Composite Schedule . . . . . . 56 FIELD HOCKEY SEASON REVIEW 2009 Season in Review. . . . . . . . . . 58-59 2009 Game-By-Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 2009 Final Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 2009 MAC Standings/Awards. . . . . . . . 60 2009 MAC Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 2009 MAC Statistical Leaders. . . . . . . . 61 BEARS HISTORY All-Time Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Honors and Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-65 Records vs. All Opponents. . . . . . . . . . 66 Year-By-Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67-69 All-Time Roster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
The 2010 Missouri State Field Hockey Guide was designed and edited by Brian Lynch, with assistance from Ben Adamson, Tim Bohn Eric Doennig, Rick Kindhart, Jake Gossage and student intern Megan Hartzell. Photos were provided by Missouri State Photo Services, John Wall, director; and Kevin White, senior photographer. Additional photos reprinted courtesy of the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chris Aukley, Jerome Nakagawa and Mike Scott.
Missouri State Quick Facts Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65897 University Switchboard: (417) 836-5000 Year Founded........................................... 1905 Enrollment..............................................22,938 School Colors.........................Maroon and White Athletic Nickname.................................... Bears Affiliation...................................NCAA Division I .............................. Mid-American Conference Field.................. Plaster Sports Complex; 16,300 Surface............................................... Field Turf Built......................................................... 1941
Athletics Site................... www.MissouriStateBears.com Facebook.............. www.Facebook.com/MissouriStBears Twitter...................... www.Twitter.com/MissouriStBears Director of Athletics.....................................Kyle Moats Phone............................................. (417) 836-5244 Fax................................................. (417) 836-6344 Associate Directors of Athletics.................................... .......................................... Casey Comoroski (SWA) ......... Brian Hicks (Academics/Student Development) ................................. Tiffany Akre (Business Affairs) Assistant Directors of Athletics .............................. Rick Kindhart (Communications) ............................. Padraic McMeel (External Affairs) .......................................... Kyle Yates (Compliance) Faculty Athletics Representative........ Dr. Bruce Johnson Ticket Office....................................... (417) 836-7678 Tickets On Line................... www.MissouriStateTix.com
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Head Coach.......... Dawn Callahan (Maine, 1997) Career Record......................... 82-152 (.350) .................................12 Seasons, all at MSU Office Phone.........................(417) 836-6968 Fax.......................................(417) 836-8475 2009 Record.............................................. 4-16 Mid-American Conference:.............. 1-9 (6th) Home.....................................................3-4 Away.................................................... 1-10 Neutral...................................................0-2 Starters Returning/Lost.................................7/5 Letterwinners Returning/Lost......................13/9 Returning Squad Members...............................2 Newcomers.....................................................6
Athletics Communications Graduate Assistant & Field Hockey Liaison............................Brian Lynch Email................Lynch1213@live.missouristate.edu Office Phone................................(417) 836-5402 Fax..............................................(417) 836-4868 Director of Athletics Communications........Rick Kindhart Email........................... email@example.com Office Location.............. Hammons Student Center, 138 Shipping.......................MSU Athletics Communications 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO 65897 Assistant Ath. Comm. Dir......................... Eric Doennig Assistant Ath. Comm. Dir........................Ben Adamson Asst. Ath. Comm. Dir./Web & New Media.......Tim Bohn Sports Information Assistant.......................Kevin Kane Graduate Assistant................................. Jake Gossage Student Intern..................................... Megan Hartzell Student Intern..................................Meredith Pearson
Athletic Trainer............................................Tim Brazeal Asst. Dir. for Student-Athlete Development... Dan Raines Strength & Conditioning Coach.............. Terry Sauerbry Equipment Manager..........................Cory Starr, E.M.,C
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2010 Missouri State Field Hockey Outlook Head coach Dawn Callahan’s 2010 edition of the Missouri State Field Hockey Bears will be a young squad bent on forging its way to the top half of the MAC. The Bears will feature 13 members with fewer than two years experience, including six newcomers, and only eight returners who played in more than half the team’s 2009 games. Throw in the fact that the Bears will have to replace departed seniors Alyssa Hile and Melissa Lantz who either assisted on or scored 33 of the team’s 44 goals for the season, and this can be deemed a team in transition. But Callahan will be well-armed for the 2010 endeavor. The recruiting class is perhaps the most talented in the Callahan era; the team is welcoming back a previous all-MAC performer from a redshirt season; and last season’s thirdand fourth-leading goal scorers and assist specialists, as well as two top defenders and a versatile midfielder, are among those returning to build on solid 2009 seasons. As for replacing the production of Hile and Lantz, scarcity begets opportunity. And Callahan is ready to see which players will step up and seize those leadership and scoring opportunities now available. “Those (Hile and Lantz) are big holes
to fill, but I feel that we have the kids to fill them,” Callahan said. “I think we are going to be exciting to watch, offensively, because of that. We will have different weapons. It is not just going to be one player. We are going to have three or four girls who could be deadly up there.” With all the turnover and potential, the 2010 Field Hockey Bears will be anything but boring. And maybe that is the key to a needed turnaround for this proud program.
The Newcomers “We are very excited about our incoming class,” Callahan said. “We have an eclectic group. It is a very athletic group. The key to our success this year will be how quickly they make that transition from high school to college hockey, or international to American style.” The Bears will welcome six new faces to the fold in 2010 with the addition of forwards Catrina Schmidt, Hillary Lawless and Casey Bayliss; midfielders Laura Tavares and Meagen Good, who can also be a defender; and goalie Andrea Bain. It is a solid mix of offense and defense that Callahan hopes will blend well. The major impact from this class will most likely come on the scoreboard, with the forwards promised to get a healthy dose of action. In addition to Schmidt and Lawless, Bayliss could be a top offensive threat. “I think Casey Bayliss is going to be someone to watch,” Callahan Stoute and the Bears will try to trip up the rest of the MAC. said. “She is coming in as a junior so she
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will be a more mature player. She has great skills and I think she is going to be dangerous in the circle.” The Forwards The newcomers will be put to the test from the opening game, with Lawless, Schmidt and Bayliss all being counted on to contribute big minutes and big offensive output from the forward positions. The freshmen will not be alone in what Callahan calls her most talented position group. The Bears bring back their 2009 third-leading, and top returning, goal scorer in junior Kristen Pettey. In only 13 games last year, she scored five goals to finish third behind Lantz and Hile, and totaled 12 points putting her fourth after the senior duo and fellow forward Kristi O’Connor. Pettey scored two goals in the Bears’ double-overtime loss against St. Joseph’s. She also has the most career goals of any returner, with 12 in 34 games. O’Connor showed plenty of promise as a freshman and made an impression on the coaching staff. “We saw some good things from O’Connor early in the season, but then she struggled with injury,” Callahan said. “It will be interesting to see what she can bring in a full season.” What they saw was a streak four
2010 Missouri State Field Hockey Outlook consecutive games with a goal, a streak that started in only her second collegiate game. She had the most assists, five, and points, 13, last year of any returner despite playing in only 13 games with 12 starts. She finished eighth in the MAC in assists per game at 0.36. Junior Sarah Cusick will be a valuable commodity in that she can play both the forward and midfield positions. Callahan and assistant coach Gabby Gomez Sosa like the improvement they have seen from the junior, and would like to give her more opportunities on the offensive end, especially as a distributor. She had three assists last season, fourth on the team, to go with a goal. She played in all 20 games, starting 18 of them. Rounding out the forward line is the veteran of the group, senior Kelly Irwin. Irwin played in only three games last season, but should see an increased role, especially as a leader for the incoming freshmen. The Midfielders The midfield is the most unsettled of the position groups. Eight different Bears could see time as midfielders, including junior Lori Sinclair who is making the transition from a standout defender and senior Jennifer Portell who has started 35 games in her career.
Sinclair’s 32 starts in 40 career games show she can handle the change, while the Bears will look for Portell to be more aggressive on the offensive end. This group will have the biggest battles for playing time because of its depth, and Callahan thinks the competition among the midfielders will benefit them come MAC play. The depth in 2010 comes courtesy of something many Bears did not have in 2009: health. Sophomores Ramie Masters and Taylor Stellern and freshman Emily Brcic are returning from injuries that sidelined them all of last season. Masters, in particular, is a big addition because of her ability to play both midfielder and defender. As a freshman in 2008, she earned eight starts in 14 games played. Stellern and Brcic hope to showcase their talents that made them promising recruits out of Lafayette High in St. Louis. Just like with the forwards, the Bears will count on freshmen in the midfield. Meagen Good can play both in the midfield and as a defender and was voted the best midfielder in the Sunset League and All-Sunset League First Team as a senior at Huntington Beach High. Laura Tavares could be a difference maker. As a two-year captain at St. Thomas Aquinas High, Tavares led her teams to a 21-2-1 combined
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record with one conference title. She was named the team’s most valuable player in 2009 and played in her division’s high school all-star game. Tavares has the pedigree to be a standout. Her brother, John, was the first overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, going to the New York Islanders. Cusick can drop into the midfield when not playing forward. Last year
“I think we are going to be exciting to watch, offensively ... We are going to have three or four girls who could be deadly.” -Head Coach Dawn Callahan she flashed her skills on the defensive end by notching a defensive save, the only by a non-defender, to tie for the team lead and seventh in the MAC. The Defenders This year the defensive line will be marked by the return of 2008 Second Team All-MAC honoree Amanda Miyashita, coming back from a redshirt in 2009. The senior has started 60 of the 61 games she has played for the Bears, scoring eight goals and notching five assists during that time. Her ability to counter and start an offensive break makes her a dangerous facilitator from the back end. Not to mention the influence she will have on the younger players. “She is very vocal leader,” Callahan said. “She is very skilled at directing (other players). It is good to have her back.” Miyashita will lead a talented position group that returns two starters. Junior Reiann Stoute and sophomore Chelsey Medlock will flank Miyashita and should be ready to make the next step in their second year with the program. Stoute is the only returner to start all 20 games last season. She scored a goal and had two assists, but showed she could be more of a threat on the offensive end after firing five shots on goal, most coming from set penalty corners. Medlock earned a starting role as the
2010 Missouri State Field Hockey Outlook team headed into conference play last season, and never relinquished it. She finished with 12 starts in 19 games. Callahan said Medlock solidified her position after a strong run of spring practices. Two upperclassmen will provide depth and compete for time. Senior Liz Grasso returns for her final season, and junior Kelsey Lomax will try to overcome injuries that limited her to nine games the last two seasons. The Goalkeepers Sophomore Steph Anderson is the incumbent starter in goal, but freshman Andrea Bain could push her for serious minutes. Anderson had an upand-down freshman year in 2009, but when she was up she was tough to score on. She tied for second in the MAC in shutouts (2) and saves per game (6.33), and was third in saves (114). She was fourth in the nation among freshmen in saves per game, and her 19 saves against St. Joseph’s were the 11th-highest single-game total of any keeper in the country, the second highest of any freshman and the most of any MAC keeper. Anderson also recorded double-digit saves against Stanford (14), No. 16 Louisville (15), Ohio (12) and Miami (10). Bain has an impressive resume of her own. She started every game in her four years at Oak Bay High and was named team captain and most valuable player both her junior and senior seasons. As a senior, she helped lead Oak Bay High to an Island Championship, dethroning 16-time defending champion Cowachain Secondary in the title game decided by a penalty stroke off. “She has played at a high level; she
played on a provincial team in British Columbia, she has played mixed (coed) hockey,” Callahan said. “She will have an easier transition from high school to college because she has seen the speed.” The Schedule The Bears’ 2010 schedule features nine home games, the most in head coach Dawn Callahan’s 13 seasons, as they try to claw their way to the top half of the Mid-American Conference. “I am extremely excited about our schedule this year,” Callahan said. “Having rematches against Pacific and UC Davis in Missouri will be big for us, as will playing the majority of our MAC games at home. We have the opportunity, now we have the take care of business at home.” The Bears were 3-4 last season at the friendly confines of Plaster Field, including a 3-2 overtime stunner of eventual MAC regular season and tournament champion, Ohio University. Callahan’s squad will open that home slate, and the regular season, with an Aug. 28 visit from Lindenwood. The Bears last faced the Lions in 2008 and came out on the winning end of an 8-0 decision. MSU leads the all-time series, 6-1. From there, the team travels to Hanover, N.H., for two weekend games against Fairfield and Dartmouth, Sept. 4-5. They are back in the Show-Me State but away from home for Sept. 10-11 games against in-state rival Saint Louis and Big Ten power Northwestern on the Billikens’ campus. Two midweek home games against UC Davis (Sept. 15) and Saint Louis (Sept. 29) sandwich road games at Indiana (Sept. 19) and against Pacific in St. Louis, Mo., (Sept. 26) to close out
Player Kristen Pettey Kristina O’Connor Reiann Stoute Sarah Cusick Jennifer Portell Lori Sinclair Kelsey Lomax Chelsey Medlock Kelly Irwin
2010 R eturner’s 2009 Statistics MP-MS Goals Assists Points 13-6 5 2 12 13-12 4 5 13 20-20 1 2 4 20-18 1 3 5 20-15 0 2 2 19-18 0 0 0 8-0 0 0 0 19-12 0 0 0 3-0 0 0 0
Shots 10 12 10 3 2 1 1 0 0
DS 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
Goalkeeping Steph Anderson
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Returning Letterwinners: 13 (Steph Anderson, Sarah Cusick, Liz Grasso, Kelly Irwin, Kelsey Lomax, Ramie Masters, Chelsey Medlock, Amanda Miyashita, Kristi O’Connor, Kristen Pettey, Jennifer Portell, Lori Sinclair, Reiann Stoute) Departed Letterwinners: 9 (Katherine Aslin, Grace Baker, Molly Busch, Stephanie Chase, Mackenzie Crawford, Alyssa Hile, Melissa Lantz, Chelsea Overwater, Megan Shamleffer) Returning Squad Members: 2 (Taylor Stellern, Emily Brcic)
Returning Starters: 7 (Anderson, Cusick, Medlock, O’Connor, Portell, Sinclair, Stoute) Departed Starters: 5 (Busch, Chase, Hile, Lantz, Shamleffer) September, and the non-conference season. Callahan said two Big Ten opponents are always a highlight on the non-conference schedule. “Northwestern and Indiana will be good tests for us,” she said. “It will show us how far we have come and how far we still need to go.” A trip to Muncie, Ind., and Ball State the first weekend of October brings conference play and the first of four road MAC games. That same weekend, they will face Miami in Oxford, Ohio. The following weekend is a two-game swing at Ohio and Kent State. Then it is back home for the final six regular season games. The Bears will welcome all five MAC teams to Springfield, with two games against Central Michigan for travel purposes. A Halloween game against Kent State will serve as the regular-season finale. Mt. Pleasant, Mich., and Central Michigan will host the 2010 MAC Tournament, Nov. 4-6. And just like it is every year, Callahan expects a battle throughout the MAC, especially at the top where Miami, Ohio and Kent State have established themselves as the class of the conference. Ohio and Kent State shared the regular season crown last year, with Ohio winning the MAC Tournament and advancing to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the play-in game. The 2010 season is a new field hockey year, and the Bears hope it will be their turn to enjoy life in the MAC’s top tier.
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Traditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Strength & Conditioning . . 10-11 University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Academics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 Spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 In the Community . . . . . . . . . . 19 Springfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 In the Pros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 In the Spotlight . . . . . . . . . 24-25 Media Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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TRADITION Going to the Big Dance Since moving to NCAA Division I in 1982-83, MSU teams have made 47 NCAA championship appearances. In addition, numerous individuals have represented the University at NCAA championship events. MSU Division I team appearances: Women’s Basketball (13) 1991 1992 (Final Four) 1993 (Sweet 16) 1994 1995 1996 1998 1999 2000 2001 (Final Four) 2003 2004 2006 Volleyball (8) 1982 1990 1993 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 Baseball (7) 1987 1995 1996 1997 1999 2002 2003 (CWS)
The Missouri State Lady Bears have been one of the nation’s most-successful women’s basketball programs over the last two decades, racking up 20 Missouri Valley Conference titles, thirteen 20+ win seasons, and 13 NCAA Tournament berths, including three Sweet 16 appearances and trips to the Final Four in 1992 (above) and 2001.
Men’s Basketball (6) 1987 1988 1989 1990 1992 1999 (Sweet 16) Softball (5) 1983 1996 1997 1998 2006 Football (2) 1989 1990 Men’s Soccer (3) 1997 1999 2009 Women’s Golf (1) 2001 Men’s Golf (1) 1993 Women’s Soccer (1) 2000
Winston Wi t G Garland l d led l d the th Bears B to t their th i firstt ttwo Division I postseason appearances, including a 65-60 win over fourth-seeded Clemson in MSU’s first-ever NCAA Tournament contest in 1987. As a senior, Garland set a school single-season record for scoring (720) that still stands today en route to earning All-America honors from the UPI, Sporting News and Basketball Weekly.
Under U d the h guidance id offNSCAA/MONDOMid NSCAA/MONDO Midwest Region Coach of the Year Jon Leamy, the 2009 Missouri State Men’s Soccer team earned its first MVC championship in 10 years and the third NCAA Tournament bid in program history. The Bears posted a 12-5-2 record en route to a No. 19 national ranking in the NSCAA’s final regular-season poll.
National Championships Eight Missouri State teams have been crowned national champions at all levels of competition during the first 104 years of intercollegiate athletics at MSU. The 2009-10 men’s basketball team became the most recent to claim a postseason national title, winning the College Insider Tournament (CIT). MSU national championship teams include:
JJackie ki Stil Stiles sett th the NCAA record d for f career points (3,393) as well as the single-season scoring (1,062) record as a senior at Missouri State. Stiles garnered the Honda Awards Program Broderick Cup and was the Wade Trophy recipient as the nation’s top women’s college basketball player in 2001, when she led MSU to its second Final Four in nine years.
The 2009-10 Th 2009 10 Missouri Mi i State S B Bears off secondd year head coach Cuonzo Martin posted the fifthbest turnaround in the nation, capping the year by sweeping the Collegiate Insider’s Tournament field for the eighth national tournament title in MSU history. The Bears’ 24-12 record came just one year after an 11-20 campaign in Martin’s first year at the helm.
2010 Men’s Basketball College Insider Tournament (CIT) 2005 Women’s Basketball National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) 1979 Women’s Field Hockey AIAW Division II 1974 Softball AIAW Division I 1974 Men’s Cross Country NCAA Division II 1963 Men’s Golf NCAA Division II 1953 Men’s Basketball NAIA National Tournament 1952 Men’s Basketball NAIA National Tournament MSU Athletics Highlights Head baseball coach Keith Guttin wrapped up his 28th year leading the Missouri State program with a 959 607 (.612) career record. A 10-time conference coach of the year honoree, Guttin has led the Bears to seven NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2003 College World Series. Under Guttin, 11 Bears have earned AllAmerica honors, while 97 MSU standouts have gone on to sign professional contracts.
The 2003 Baseball Th B b ll Bears B shocked h k d Nebraska N b k and d Ohio Ohi State S iin NCAA regional i l play l to advance d to the h College World Series for the first time as a Division I program. Led by future Major Leaguers Shaun Marcum and Brad Ziegler, the Bears captured the MVC regular-season crown and finished the campaign with a 40-26 overall record.
Under third-year head coach Nyla Milleson, the Missouri State Lady Bears returned to postseason play for the first time in four years with a 22-11 campaign. The MSU women posted their highest regular-season conference finish (third) in five seasons, and ran their WNIT win streak to seven games with victories over Oral Roberts and Samford, before falling to Illinois in the third round of the event.
JQH Arena has been the home of the Missouri State Bears basketball teams since its official opening in November 2008. The world-class arena seats more than 11,000 and has a state-of-the-art video scoreboard. Hotel developer John Q. Hammons made JQH Arena possible with a donation of $30 million.
John Q. Hammons Student Center is the home of the MSU volleyball and swimming teams, which has a main arena capacity of 4,646 permanent reserved seats.
Turner Family Practice Court, located in the east gym of Hammons Student Center, provides the Missouri State men’s and women’s basketball programs expanded options for practice schedules. The hardwood floor brings with it the history of the Bear’s program, as it was in use in HSC’s main arena from 1985 until February of 2006.
Plaster Strength Center is one of the largest of its kind in the Missouri Valley Conference. Strength Coach Terry Sauerbry and his staff supervise the free weight based facility.
The Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex is the home of Missouri State football, track and field, soccer and field hockey teams. The 16,600-seat complex includes a synthetic grass football field and an eight-lane synthetic all-weather track surface. Its jumbotron scoreboard adds to any athletics experience with replays, graphics and live statistics. The complex also includes indoor amenities such as racquetball courts, locker rooms, five classrooms and a fitness center.
Bears Golf Facilities include many of the area’s premier courses, including Hickory Hills Country Club, Highland Springs Country Club, Millwood Golf and Racquet Club, Rivercut Golf Course (pictured above), Twin Oaks Country Club and Branson Creek Golf Club.
Hammons Field is located just blocks from the Missouri State campus. The 8,000 seat, natural grass stadium includes 28 luxury suites, five party decks, six food and beverage outlets, a souvenir shop and a club lounge. Financed by MSU alumnus John Q. Hammons, the facility is home to the Missouri State Bears and the Double-A Springfield Cardinals.
Killian Softball Stadium opened in March 2009 as the new home to the Missouri State softball team. Operated by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, the East Springfield venue offers seating for up to 1,200 spectators and will serve as host to the 2011 MVC Softball Championship this coming May.
The Missouri State Cross Country Facility was unveiled as the new home course for MSU at Springfield Underground in 2007. The MSU Cross Country Facility hosted the 2008 MVC Championship, as well as the 2009 NCAA Midwest Regional Championship last November.
SPORTS MEDICINE Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services The Missouri State Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services staff has more than 90 years combined experience in athletic training. Included are director Jim Penkalski; Robin Meeks, assistant director; and athletic trainers Shannon Derricks, Tyler Landgraf, Amy Luke and Steve Sawchak. All are certified by the National Athletic Trainerâ€™s Association and licensed by the Missouri State Board of Healing Arts. Three intern athletic trainers join the full-time staff, along with a host of athletic training students who work with studentathletes under the supervision of staff members. A great asset is the involvement of physicians and medical personnel from the community and Missouri Stateâ€™s Taylor Health and Wellness Center. Located adjacent to the Turner Family Practice Court inside Hammons Student Center, the Jim D. Morris Family Strength and Conditioning Center is the primary strength and conditioning facility of both Missouri State basketball programs. Under the direction of Prevention, Rehabilitation and Physical Performance Coordinator Mitch Hauschildt, the Bears and Lady Bears have access to state-of-the-art training programs and equipment.
Strength and Conditioning Physical development of more than 500 student-athletes to increase athletic performance, decrease the chance or severity of injury and enhance sport-specific athletics development are the goals of MSU Strength and Conditioning. Head strength coach Terry Sauerbry supervises the 7,200-square-foot Plaster Strength Center that is utilized by all 16 sports. Sauerbry and his staff guide the student-athletes through programs designed to improve individual skills and overall team per formance. The programs integrate all phases of development, including free weights, multi-joint exercises, plyometrics, conditioning, flexibility, speed and nutrition. The strength and conditioning staff works with coaches and Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services to develop programs suited for each sport and its student-athletes. Areas of concern in each participant are identified and a strength program is put in place to address all items with the ultimate goal of improving competitive performance.
The strength and conditioning staff works with coaches and Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services to develop programs suited for each sport and its student-athletes. Areas of concern in each participant are identified and a strength program is put in place to address all items with the ultimate goal of improving competitive performance.
UNIVERSITY Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons. The Universityâ€™s identity is distinguished by its statewide mission in public affairs, requiring a campus-wide commitment to foster competence and responsibility in the common vocation of citizenship. The academic experience is grounded in a general education curriculum which draws heavily from the liberal arts and sciences. This foundation provides the basis for mastery of disciplinary and professional studies. It also provides essential forums in which students develop the capacity to make wellinformed, independent critical judgments about the cultures, values and institutions in society. The task of developing educated persons obligates the University to expand the store of human understanding through research, scholarship and creative endeavor, and drawing from that store of understanding, to provide service to the communities that support it. In all of its programs, the University uses the most effective methods of discovering and imparting knowledge and the appropriate use of technology in support of these activities. The University functions through a multi-campus system that is integrated to address the needs of its constituents.
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Campus Overview Missouri State has more than 60 buildings on the Springfield campus. Academics Classes take place in many buildings on the Springfield campus. A few highlights: Craig Hall – Home of the College of Arts and Letters and the Coger Theatre Ellis Hall – Home of the Music Department; has a 250-seat recital hall Glass Hall – Home of the College of Business Administration Hill Hall – Home of the College of Education Karls Hall – Home of the William H. Darr School of Agriculture McDonald Hall and Arena – Home of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department Professional Building – Home of the College of Health and Human Services Siceluff Hall – Home of the English Department and the Modern and Classical Languages Department Strong Hall – Home of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs Temple Hall – Home of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences
Libraries The Missouri State University Library System is composed of four libraries: the Duane G. Meyer Library, the Music Library and the Greenwood Laboratory School Library (all in Springfield), and the Paul G. Evens Library of Fruit Science (Mountain Grove). The Meyer Library offers more than 2 million books and printed materials. The library contains more than 926,000 state and federal government documents and is the only United Nations document depository in the state. Downtown presence TheSpringfieldcampushasseveralbuildings located in the city’s historic downtown. They include the Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center, the Park Central Office Building, the Jim D. Morris Center for Continuing Education and the Great Southern Building. The University also leases the Levy/Wolf Building on Park Central Square for some offices and outreach programs. IDEA Commons The Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship and Art Commons is a geographic area in downtown Springfield that includes several Missouri State facilities: Brick City (an Art and Design department building) and the Roy Blunt Jordan Valley Innovation Center (a scientific research center). The IDEA Commons is an urban research park that will also include privately owned residential, retail and entertainment facilities. It creates an environment that generates creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship for the benefit of the Springfield region.
Missouri State University is one of the 13 four-year, public supported institutions of higher education in Missouri. Located in the state’s third largest city, Missouri State is within a 500mile radius of nearly 50 percent of the U.S. population. In addition to the main campus in Springfield, the Missouri State system is comprised of a two-year branch campus in West Plains, a research campus in Mountain Grove and an extended campus that coordinates telecommunicationbased delivery of distance education among and by the three campuses. More than half of the freshmen entering in fall 2009 were in the top 25 percent of their high school classes. About 23 percent were in the top 10 percent.
STUDENT LIFE Missouri State Campus The Missouri State campus is located on 225 acres in the heart of Springfield. The campus is compact - students easily walk from one class to the next in just a few minutes. MSU students experience college life at its best, with more than 250 student organizations from which to choose. During the fall 2009 semester, Missouri State Universityâ€™s enrollment on Springfield campus was 20,842. Where Students are From Missouri State students in fall 2009 are from all of Missouriâ€™s 114 counties and from 48 other states, 2 United States territories and 84 countries. 2009 Freshmen Class - Springfield Campus Total first-time freshmen enrollment: 2,588 Female: 1,533 (59.2 percent) Male: 1,055 (40.8 percent)
Residence Halls More than 4,000 students live in 10 University residence halls and apartment complexes. Missouri Stateâ€™s nationally recognized residence halls are among the finest in the country.
Missouri State Bookstore Serving Missouri State University since 1905, the Missouri State Bookstore provides a full line of textbooks, official apparel, academic supplies, convenience items, study aids and a complete line of computer hardware and software, available at academic prices.
Taylor Health and Wellness Center Located on campus adjacent to Plaster Student Union, Taylor Health and Wellness Center consists of a full-time professional staff of board-certified physicians, RNs, LPNs, registered pharmacists and lab and X-ray technicians. All students are eligible for care at the Center.
Robert W. Plaster Student Union The PSU is the hub of the campus community. It has a post office, bank, convenience store, movie theater, bowling alley, study areas and many dining options. PSU is home to many student groups and University organizations.
Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts This 2,200-seat, multipurpose performance facility brings to campus touring Broadway musical productions, entertainment performances and an emerging concert artistâ€™s recital series. It is the home of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.
Maroon Madness The largest student group on campus, Maroon Madness, is increasing school spirit and student attendance at athletic events. Students in Maroon Madness enjoy reserved seating in JQH Arena and Plaster Sports Complex.
ACADEMICS The University offers more than 150 undergraduate programs and nearly 50 graduate programs, as well as select certificate and doctorate degrees. Many of these programs are the stateâ€™s strongest and largest of their kind. Participate in Public Affairs Missouri State is proud of its mission in public affairs. The components of the public affairs mission are ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. Through this mission, students develop understanding of issues that affect the local community, the world at large and the environment. The courses they take challenge them to become informed and active citizens. On top of that, opportunities for volunteering and service-learning put students in realworld situations. Missouri State holds a Public Affairs Week and Public Affairs Conference each year to further express the components of the mission. Speakers address topics such as citizenship, democracy, diversity, the economy and sustainability.
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Honors College The Honors College provides a program of enhanced, advanced study and recognition for students of unusually strong academic achievement and motivation. The College exists to provide these students with intellectual opportunities beyond those generally found in traditional programs, including smaller and enriched classes and the option to pursue their own research and creative interests.
The Competitive Edge Missouri State students gain a competitive edge through the stateâ€™s largest internship program. Students have the opportunities to experience cuttingedge research and interact with nationally recognized faculty and private-industry partners, paving the way for graduates to succeed at top graduate and professional schools across the nation.
Missouri State is one of only 81 institutions - and the only school in Missouri - to be honored by The Princeton Review in its book, Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement.
ACT Scores The average ACT score for Missouri Stateâ€™s incoming freshmen in fall 2009 was 24.0, higher than the 21.6 average for Missouri high-school graduates. Student-to-Faculty Ratio Missouri State has a total of 826 fulltime faculty members and 397 part-time faculty members on the Springfield campus. The student-to-faculty ratio is approximately 20:1. Studying Around the Globe About 200 Missouri State students participate in study-away programs each year. Many programs allow students to immerse themselves in a foreign culture, which helps them learn both inside and outside of the classroom. Missouri State has an International Center that promotes international education and creates more international opportunities for students and faculty. Our students have the opportunity to study almost anywhere.
SPIRIT Spirit Groups The Missouri State Pride Bands, Cheer Squad and Sugar Bears Dance Team provide key elements to the total gameday package. The Missouri State Band program is comprised of 18 different bands, including the 300-member Pride Marching Band, which performs at each Missouri State home football game.
Missouri State Fight Song Bear Mascot The Bear has been a part of Missouri State athletics since a joint committee of MSU students and faculty members chose it as mascot during the 1906-07 school year. The committee also picked maroon and white as the official school
Missouri State Alma Mater Sing we praises Now to our Alma Mater, All hail Maroon and White Missouri State, we pledge devotion May you live ever in truth and right, May you live ever in truth and right
Uphold tradition, our school we hold so dear, We will be loyal throughout our college years, Fight for victory as we stand up and cheer, Letâ€™s hear it for the Bears, B-E-A-R-S-Bears, M-I-S-S-O-U-R-I-State
IN THE COMMUNITY Bears’ Community Service Projects Adopt-A-Family Adopt-A-Street American Cancer Society Relay for Life American Heart Association Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Ozarks Boys and Girls Club Dance Bear-a-Thon benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Friends of the Library Healing Garden at Cox Hulston Center Hickory Hills Elementary Sports Spectacular Day Horace Mann Elementary Read Across America and Book Exchange Light the Night benefitting Leukemia Foundation of the Ozarks McBride Elementary Food Drive Ozarks Literacy Council PortlandElementaryCharacterEducation Rotary Clubs of Springfield Rockin’ Ribs Shoe Bank benefitting Springfield Public Schools Weaver Elementary School Just Read! Program The Kitchen Special Olympics
Missouri State student-athletes are active in a wide variety of community service and outreach programs, including Habitat for Humanity (top left), Just Read! and Read Across America (right and lower left) and The Kitchen (middle left).
SPRINGFIELD Missouri State University calls Springfield home. The hub of the Ozarks and the third-largest city in the state of Missouri, Springfield is known across the region as “The Queen City of the Ozarks.” The Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area is one of the country’s fastest growing and most scenic regions, covering five counties in southwest Missouri with a total population of 390,986.
What to do in Springfield Here is a sample of the great things going on in Springfield. Almost everything in town is within 20 minutes of the Missouri State campus. Movie theaters (including a multiplex and an independent cinema both in walking distance from campus) Hammons Field (home to our Baseball Bears and the Springfield Cardinals minor league team) Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Battlefield Mall Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World (one of Missouri’s largest tourist attractions) Dickerson Park Zoo Mediacom Ice Park (skating and hockey) Springfield Symphony Orchestra Springfield Ballet Springfield Art Museum Springfield Regional Opera Springfield Conservation Nature Center Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Springfield has a strong commitment to the arts. First Friday Art Walk is held downtown every month. Venues display photography, pottery, painting, blown glass and more. The annual Artsfest is held on historic Walnut Street, just a short walk from campus. The beautiful Ozarks can be experienced in so many ways. Springfield has many parks, each with a different personality. There’s a Japanese stroll garden, bike trails, a dog park and more.
IN THE PROS
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Former Bears in Major Sport Leagues NFL Steve Ache Bob Dees Clay Harbor* (Philadelphia Eagles) Charlie Mitchell Tom Mullen Mike Murphy Brad St. Louis Jason Whittle
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J ki Stiles Jackie S il Fourth Overall Pick, 2001 WNBA Draft 2001 WNBA Rookie of the Year
NBA Blake Ahearn Don Anielak Winston Garland Curtis Perry MLS Chris Brunt Matt Caution Justin Douglass Doug Lascody Lance Parker Matt Pickens* (Colorado Rapids) Jamal Sutton Burch Wylie
MLB Scott Bailes Mark Bailey Matt Cepicky Ross Detwiler* (Washington Nationals) Bart Evans Bill Mueller Jeff Gray* (Chicago Cubs) 2003 A.L. Batting Champion Jason Hart Ryan Howard* (Philadelphia Phillies) Shaun Marcum* (Toronto Blue Jays) Bill Mueller Matt Palmer* (Los Angeles Angels) John Rheinecker Brad Ziegler* (Oakland Athletics) Brad Ziegler Oakland Athletics MLB record-holder for consecutivescorelessinnings at the start of a career
*includes players active on major league rosters (current team)
IN THE SPOTLIGHT Missouri State is covered by a wide variety of media in Springfield and the surrounding area. Missouri State athletes are routinely featured on all four local television networks, as well as on the pages of local publications the Springfield News-Leader and 417 Magazine. Now in its third decade broadcasting Missouri State Athletics, Springfieldbased Meyer Communications will once again carry the Bears and Lady Bears on its radio airwaves in 2010-11. All MSU football and men’s and women’s basketball games, home and away, will be carried live on Meyer’s network of stations. Flagship station, KTXR (101.3 FM), serves as the primary home for MSU athletics, with “The Jock” 98.7 FM, and KBFL 99.9 FM/1060 AM also providing platforms for the Bears and Lady Bears in the event of programming conflicts. Meyer also broadcasts select Bears’ volleyball, baseball and softball contests, as well as MSU coaches’ shows for football and men’s and women’s basketball. All MSU games carried by Meyer can also be heard online at www.RadioSpringfield.com.
Bears on the Web The Missouri State Athletics website provides the latest information on Missouri State Athletics and is maintained by the MSU Athletics Communications office. Follow Bears online at www.MissouriStateBears.com, where you will find the most recent news, game results, schedules and rosters for all 16 Missouri State varsity athletic programs. The official website of Missouri State Athletics is hosted by JumpTV. Live stats for select Missouri State athletic events are accessible on the MSU Athletics site. Additionally, streaming video for select Bears and Lady Bears home games, as well as road games when possible, will be available via Bears Live, a subscription-based multimedia service, which can be accessed on MissouriStateBears.com.
Bears on Twitter and Facebook Also, check out Missouri State Athletics on Twitter and Facebook. To keep up with the all things Maroon and White, visit www.Twitter.com/MissouriStBears andwww.Facebook.com/MissouriStBears. Collegiate Licensing Company In May 2009, Missouri State University reached an agreement with Collegiate Licensing Company to manage the Universityâ€™s trademark licensing program. A division of IMG Worldwide, CLC is the oldest and largest collegiate licensing agency in the U.S., providing fullservice capabilities in brand protection, management and development. Nelligan Sports Marketing
In an effort to maximize its athletics exposure and marketing potential, Missouri State University has entered into a long-term contract with Nelligan Sports Marketing to exclusively represent the Universityâ€™s corporate sponsorship program. The long-term partnership will focus heavily on intercollegiate athletics initiatives, such as broadcast media rights, marketing and sponsorship programs, but will also benefit the entire University by maximizing business-to-business opportunities and revenue potential. NSM is based in Little Falls, N.J., and represents some of the elite college properties in the country, including such institutions as Brown University, UC Santa Barbara, Colorado State University, Eastern Michigan University, Florida Atlantic University, the University of Louisville, Marquette University, Middle Tennessee State University, Princeton University, Providence College, Rutgers University and West Virginia University. It also represents many athletic organizations, such as the Colonial Athletic Association and its 12-member institutions, Horizon League, Pac-10 Conference, Patriot League, Champs Sports Bowl and Capital One Bowl.
MEDIA MISSOURI SOUTLETS TATE
Springfield News-Leader (daily) 651 Boonville, Springfield, MO 65801 (417) 837-1347; Fax: (417) 864-6677 Sports Editor: Pam Clark MSU Beat Writer: Lyndal Scranton
KTXR (101.3 FM) KWTO (560 AM, 98.7 FM) 3000 E. Chestnut, Springfield, MO 65802 (417) 862-3751 (KTXR); 862-5600 (KWTO) Fax: (417) 869-7275 Sports Director: Rob Evans Tom Ladd
Mediacom (MCC-22) 1533 S. Enterprise, Springfield, MO 65804 (417) 875-7557; Fax: (417) 883-0265 Program Director: Randy Hollis Production Manager: Corey Riggs
The Standard (Tue./Thu.) 901 S. National, Springfield, MO 65897 (417) 836-5272; Fax: (417) 836-6738 Sports Editor: Jon Poorman St. Louis Post-Dispatch (daily) 900 N. Tucker, St. Louis, MO 63101 (314) 340-8170; Fax: (314) 340-3070 Sports Editor: Reid Laymance Kansas City Star (daily) 1729 Grand, Kansas City, MO 64018 (816) 234-4355; Fax: (816) 234-4360 Sports Editor: Mike Fannin Associated Press -Mo./Kan. Bureau 215 W. Pershing Rd. Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 421-4844 or (800) 852-4844 Fax: (816) 421-4844 News Editor: Chris Clark Sports Reporter: Doug Tucker Springfield Correspondent: Marcus Kabel Big O Sports 211 E. Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806 (417) 869-4848; Fax: (417) 869-6201 Editor: Tom Mast
KADI (1340 AM, 99.5 FM) 5431 W. Sunshine, Brookline, MO 65619 (417) 831-0995; Fax: (417)831-4026 Sports Director: Steve Largent KOSP (105.1 FM), KKLH (104.7 FM) KOMG (92.9 FM) 319 B E. Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65807 (417) 886-5677; Fax: (417) 886-2155 News Director: TBA KGBX (105.9 FM), KTOZ (95.5 FM), KGMY (1400 AM, 100.5 FM), KXUS (97.3 FM) 1856 E. Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65804 Phone: 890-5555; Fax: (417) 890-5050 Sports: Kevin Howard KTTS (1260 AM, 94.7 FM) 2330 W. Grand, Springfield, MO 65801 Phone: 869-2153; Fax: (417) 866-8537 Sports Director: Don Louzader KSMU (91.1 FM) 901 S. National, Springfield, MO 65897 Phone: 836-5878; Fax: (417) 836-5889 News Director: Missy Shelton
KOLR (Channel 10, CBS) KSFX (Channel 27, Fox) 2650 E. Division, Springfield, MO 65803 (417) 862-6397; Fax: (417) 866-6397 Sports Director: Dan Lucy Charlie Hannema KSPR (Channel 33, ABC) 1359 E. St. Louis, Springfield, MO 65802 (417) 864-3352; Fax: (417) 831-4125 Sports Director: Mike Scott KYTV (Channel 3, NBC) 999 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807 Phone: 268-3000; Fax: 268-3364 Sports Director: Ned Reynolds Joe Hickman, Cliff Erwin Fox Sports Midwest 700 St. Louis Union Station, Suite 300 St. Louis, MO 63103 (314) 206-7000; Fax: (314) 206-7070 News Contact: Geoff Goldman Metro Sports - Kansas City TWC, 8221 W. 119th Street Overland Park, KS 66213 (816) 222-5618 News Contact: John Denison
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Missouri State Vice Presidents & Faculty Representative
President First Year at Missouri State
Dr. James E. Cofer, Sr., began his first year as president of Missouri State University on August 2. He was introduced to the campus and Springfield community as the school’s 10th president on May 14, following a nationwide search. Cofer came to Springfield after serving as president of the University of Louisiana at Monroe since 2002. He replaced Dr. Michael T. Nietzel, who had been MSU’s president since July 2005. Additionally, Cofer will be a tenured professor in MSU’s College of Business Administration. “I am deeply honored by the Board’s decision and its confidence in me,” Cofer said on May 14. “I have been a fan of Missouri State University for many years and I look forward to continuing the good work that has been done here. Working with the faculty, staff, students, community, governmental leaders and all other constituent groups, I think we can create and achieve a shared vision for the university.” Cofer earned a reputation as the leader of an “extraordinary renaissance” at the University of Louisiana at Monroe over his eight years as president. When he and his wife, Deborah, arrived at ULM in 2002, they immediately began the “Reclaiming Our Campus” campaign, which involved more than 2,000 students, faculty, staff, community leaders, and area citizens who cleaned, planted flowers and repainted the campus. Shortly thereafter, Cofer developed an ambitious visionary plan that included more than $80 million in new construction and renovations on campus. Students, whose academic achievements continue to proliferate every year, now enjoy the newest, up-to-date residence halls, state-of-the-art “smart classrooms,” a completely-renovated Student Union Building and multiple campus security improvements. In 2007, students rated ULM higher than ever before – breaking a record for student satisfaction at the institution and surpassing student satisfaction at the national level. With the help of engaged faculty, ULM also patterned its mathematics and English course redesigns after the National Center for Academic Transformation’s Roadmap to Redesign philosophy, utilizing sound methodology, student-centered learning, clear assessment criteria and effective technology incorporation in 2007. To further encourage student success, ULM implemented living-learning communities, peer and faculty mentoring programs, extensive undergraduate research initiatives and advanced technological modalities. Cognizant of adult learners and today’s busy student, Cofer advocated “anytime, anywhere, anyplace instruction,” resulting in additional online courses and degree programs at ULM. Cofer earned his Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in December 1998. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1971 and his MBA in 1975, both from Mississippi State University. Prior to becoming president of the University of Louisiana at Monroe in March of 2002, Cofer served as vice president for finance and administration for the University of Missouri System from 1998-2002. Prior to that, he was vice president for finance and administration for the University of Arkansas System from 1995-98; Eisenhower Fellow in Budapest, Hungary, in 1995-96; and vice chancellor for fiscal affairs and treasurer of the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia from 1991-95. He also has held positions in finance and administration with the Mississippi Power and Light Company; Murray State University; the State of Mississippi; and the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. Cofer and his wife, Deborah, have two children and two grandchildren.
Dr. Belinda McCarthy Provost
Vice President for Administrative and Information Services
Dr. Jim Baker
Dr. Earle Doman
Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Vice President for University Advancement
Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Bruce Johnson
Chairman, Faculty Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics
University Administrative Council Dr. James E. Cofer President
Dr. Carey Adams
Dean, College of Arts and Letters
Dr. Jim Baker
V.P. for Research and Economic Development
Dr. Drew Bennett
Chancellor, Missouri State-West Plains
Dr. Earle Doman
V.P. for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
V.P. for University Advancement
Chief Financial Officer
Chief of Staff/Asst. to President for Univ. Relations
Secretary to the Board of Governors
Dr. Belinda McCarthy Provost
V.P. for Administrative and Information Services
Director, Internal Audit
Director of Athletics
Dr. Helen Reid
Dean, College of Health and Human Services
Moats Director of Athletics Second Year at Missouri State
Missouri State University’s search for its new director of athletics concluded May 28, 2009, with the introduction of Kyle Moats as the University’s 10th A.D. Moats came to the University after serving as associate athletics director for national marketing at the University of Louisville since 2005. Moats began his duties at Missouri State in July 2009, replacing Bill Rowe, who retired after spending 27 years as Missouri State’s top athletics administrator and more than a half century at the university as a student, coach and administrator. In a busy first year on the job, Moats wasted little time in laying groundwork for the future of Missouri State Athletics. From day one he emphasized the importance of fostering a strategic vision in the current landscape of intercollegiate athletics by involving all corners of the campus community in developoing a long-range plan for the MSU Athletics. Moats played a key role in Missouri State’s new partnership with Nelligan Sports Marketing (NSM), announced in February 2010. The agreement will result in the outsourcing of the departments’ marketing and corporate sales operations while maximizing revenue potential for MSU Athletics. Additionally, Moats was instrumental in MSU’s negotiations for a new television contract this past summer. Prior to his arrival in Springfield, Moats spent four years as associate athletics director for national marketing at Louisville. In that capacity, he coordinated the Cardinals’ efforts in national awareness, marketing, branding and group ticket sales. He also worked closely with Nelligan, which manages the exclusive marketing rights for Cardinal Athletics. Moats oversaw the Louisville band and spirit squads as the liaison with student government and student spirit groups. Prior to joining the Louisville staff, Moats served as senior associate athletic director for two years at Marquette University, where oversaw the Golden Eagles’ Blue and Gold Fund, media relations, ticket operations, special events, licensing, radio, television, marketing and promotions and sponsorships with NSM. He also worked 14 years in the University of Kentucky athletics department, including his last three there as associate athletics director for marketing (2000-02). Moats joined the UK staff as a graduate assistant in the athletics office in 1989, and in 1991 was promoted to coordinator of promotions and special events. He became the Wildcats’ director of marketing, promotions and licensing in 1993 before being named assistant athletics director for marketing in 1996. He served as tournament manager for the 1993 NCAA Golf Championships and the 1996 and 1998 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament events in Lexington. A native of Dixon, Ill., Moats is a 1988 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. While at SIUE, Moats was a three-year letterwinner in golf and was a student assistant basketball coach for the Cougars from 1985-1988. He earned a master’s degree in sports management from the University of Kentucky in 2001. Moats and his wife, Leeann, have two children, Kirk and Lauren.
Kyle Moats was introduced as Missouri State University’s 10th director of athletics on May 28, 2009.
Moats Resume Summary Professional Background Years School Position 1985-88 SIUE Student-Athlete (Golf) Student Assistant Coach (MBB) 1989-91 Kentucky Graduate Assistant 1991-93 Kentucky Coordinator of Promotions and Special Events 1993-96 Kentucky Director of Marketing, Promotions and Licensing 1996-2004 Kentucky Assistant AD for Marketing 2004-06 Marquette Senior Associate AD 2006-09 Louisville Associate AD for National Marketing 2009-present Missouri State Director of Athletics Education Southern Illinois University Edwardsville B.S. in Physical Education, 1988
University of Kentucky M.S. in Sports Management, 2001
Associate Director of Athletics/SWA
Associate Director of Athletics for Student Development
Eighth Year at Missouri State
Casey Comoroski enters her third full year as associate director of athletics and her eighth year overall at Missouri State. Comoroski oversees the operations of several of the institution’s 16 men’s and women’s sports programs. In addition, she has oversight of the Bears’ compliance, athletic training and strength and conditioning programs and serves as the primary personnel administrator for intercollegiate athletics. Comoroski joined the MSU staff in March 2003 as assistant director of athletics for compliance, a post in which she served until succeeding Darlene Bailey as associate athletics director in September of 2006. A native of Nanticoke, Pa., Comoroski came to MSU from Coastal Carolina University, where she had been assistant athletics director for compliance since 1998. At Coastal Carolina, Comoroski’s responsibilities included overseeing budgets for some of the school’s 17 sports, working in game operations, supervising the hosting of conference championships and directing summer sports camps. She was honored as the Big South Compliance Director of the Year in 2000. Comoroski graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1994 and earned a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut in 1996. She served one year as an intern in the Syracuse University athletics compliance office and spent two years in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference compliance section. A four-year starter in women’s basketball at St. Bonaventure, Comoroski was inducted into the school’s athletics hall of fame in February of 2007. Additionally, she will be inducted into the Luzerne County (Pa.) Sports Hall of Fame in August.
Second Year at Missouri State Bryan Hicks begins his second year as Missouri State’s associate athletics director for student development. Prior to his arrival in Springfield in August 2009, Hicks spent 12 years at the University of Louisville and five as assistant athletic director for academics, overseeing the academic responsibilities for the Cardinal football team and stadium computer lab. The Huntsville, Ala., native also served on the University’s Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality, the Directors Council for University Wide Advising and coordinated U of L’s Student-Athletes of Color Combining Opportunity and Responsibility for Excellence. A college basketball and baseball standout at Tuskegee University, he received his bachelors degree in marketing from Alabama A&M in 1992 and earned his master’s degree in public administration (MPA) from Portland State in 1996. He had served as a compliance coordinator, associate director for academic services, and an academic advisor prior to taking on his current role at Louisville in 2003. He also has coaching and multicultural admissions experience at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Ore. He and his wife, Kellie, are the parents of three children, Hailey, Sydney and Garrett.
Akre Associate Director of Athletics for Business Administration Second Year at Missouri State
Intercollegiate Athletics Committee Bruce Johnson (Chair), Faculty Athletics Representative Stan Adamson, College of Business Administration Charlotte Hardin, Multicultural Student Services James Hutter, College of Natural and Applied Sciences Jeanne Phelps, College of Health and Human Services Emmett Sawyer, College of Education Lorene Stone, College of Humanities and Public Affairs Roger Stoner, College of Arts and Letters Emily Matthews, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Ex-Officio: Tiffany Akre, Casey Comoroski, Rachelle Darabi, Kyle Moats, Kyle Yates
Tiffany (Wilson) Akre will begin her second year on the Missouri State Athletics staff, after joining the department as associate director of athletics for business affairs last September. Akre is a native of Farmington, Mo., and has an extensive background in accounting, payroll, and business affairs for a number of organizations. Most recently, she spent eight years as vice president of finance for McQueary Brothers Drug Company in Springfield. In 2008, she was named senior team leader for McQueary’s finance acquisition team. As the associate athletic director for business administration, Akre is responsible for all phases of the business operation for the athletic department, which includes development and management of the annual budget and the supervision of daily business operations. She also serves as sport administrator for men’s and women’s golf. A 1997 graduate of Missouri State, Akre is also an on-line instructor for the University of Phoenix. She also holds an MBA from Regis University in Denver.
Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications
Assistant Director of Athletics for External Affairs
Third Year at Missouri State
Fourth Year at Missouri State
Missouri State alumnus Rick Kindhart is in his third year directing MSU’s athletics communications efforts and his second as assistant director of athletics. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department, he is the primary contact for Bears’ football and men’s basketball and serves on the University Marketing Council and the NCAA Self-Study Committee. Kindhart came to Missouri State in July 2008 after serving as assistant executive director for communications for the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) for a total of 11 years. Kindhart began his stint at MSHSAA in 1996 as communications and publications director and filled that role until 2000, when he accepted the job of statistics coordinator for the NCAA in Indianapolis. He returned to MSHSAA in 2001 and was promoted to assistant executive director on July 1, 2005. Kindhart graduated cum laude from Missouri State University in 1991,and received his master’s degree in 1993 from Southeast Missouri State, where he served as assistant sports information director from 1991-93. From 1993-96, he was sports information director at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. He is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America, Society for American Baseball Research, and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and is the recipient of numerous regional and national writing and publication awards. He and his wife, Christy, have two children, Matt and Shelby.
Padraic McMeel enters his third full year at Missouri State after assuming the post of assistant director of athletics for external affairs in February 2008. In his first two-plus years at MSU, McMeel has directed the implementation of the seat selection program for JQH Arena, the Bears’ and Lady Bears’ new state-of-the-art $67 million basketball facility which opened in November 2008. McMeel is also charged with overseeing the efforts of the Missouri State athletics marketing staff. McMeel came to Missouri State after serving as associate director of the Golden Knights Club (GKC) and director of premium seating at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. In that position, he was responsible for suite and club seat sales and assisted with GKC annual giving. He spent a year as assistant director of GKC before becoming associate director in 2006. Prior to his stint at UCF, McMeel spent time in the athletic departments at Illinois State and Central Michigan. He earned his undergraduate degree in sport administration from Central Michigan in 1994 and received his master’s degree from CMU in athletic administration in 2005. McMeel lives in Springfield with his wife, Ashley, and daughter, Logan.
Yates Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance Third Year at Missouri State
Faculty Athletics Representative 33rd Year at Missouri State
Dr. Bruce Johnson is in his 15th year as the chairman of the MSU faculty committee on intercollegiate athletics and the university’s voting representative to the annual NCAA convention. Johnson, a 1962 graduate of the University of MissouriColumbia, retired from his faculty position in the MSU Department of Agriculture in July 2009 after 31 years at the school. He continues to teach on a part-time basis. Johnson earned his master’s degree in 1965 from Iowa State and his doctorate from Missouri in 1970. Johnson, whose son, Phil, was MSU’s starting quarterback in 1993, has served on the MSU faculty senate and the faculty relations committee and has won a number of awards during his teaching career.
Kyle Yates begins his third year as assistant director of athletics for compliance after joining the Missouri State athletics staff in July 2008. Yates came to MSU after spending three years as assistant director of athletics compliance at TCU. His duties included monitoring the activity of coaches and staff for NCAA rules compliance, as well as the oversight of maintenance on the TCU athletics compliance web site. At Missouri State, Yates is responsible for the organization and overall administration of the MSU athletic department’s NCAA compliance program, including the certification of eligibility and coordination of financial aid for student-athletes. He is also charged with monitoring coaches’ activities relative to rules compliance, and administering educational measures for athletics staff members. A 2004 graduate of Texas A&M, Yates completed his MBA from TCU in 2007.
Blackwood Executive Director of Athletic and Entertainment Facilities 27th Year at Missouri State Springfield native Randy Blackwood is entering his 27th year at Missouri State and his sixth as executive director of athletic and entertainment facilities. Blackwood earned his bachelor’s degree in speech and theatre from Missouri State in 1980. He has been involved in public assembly venue management since 1981, serving as the Fine Arts Auditorium Manager at the University of Georgia for four years before returning to his alma mater in 1984. During his tenure at MSU, Blackwood has been involved in the administration of Hammons Student Center and Plaster Sports Complex, including the last nine years as director of the two facilities. On July 1, 2005, he was named executive director of the University’s three top public venues, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, Hammons Student Center, and Plaster Sports Complex. In 2008, Blackwood added another on-campus facility to the list of venues he oversees with the opening of JQH Arena. Blackwood is a graduate of Leadership Springfield and a member of the International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM). He is also a member of the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. Blackwood resides in Springfield with his wife, Joyce OwenBlackwood.
Penkalski Director of Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services 21st Year at Missouri State
Jim Penkalski enters his second full year as director of Missouri State Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services and his 21st year overall at MSU. Penkalski took over as head of the MSU athletic training program in March 2009 following the retirement of Ivan Milton. Penkalski oversees a staff of six full-time certified athletic trainers, three intern athletic trainers and a host of student trainers. A Broadview Heights, Ohio, native, Penkalski also fills the role of primary athletic trainer for baseball and has worked with a number of MSU athletic programs throughout his tenure. Penkalski competed in football and wrestling at Brecksville High before completing his undergraduate degree in physical education from Kent State in 1987. He then moved on to Northern Michigan for his graduate studies, completing his master’s degree in 1989. Penkalski and his wife, Missy, have three children, Amanda, Katelyn and Russell.
The Bears Fund The Bears Fund is the annual fund-raising program for Missouri State intercollegiate athletics that was established in 1981 in conjunction with the move of MSU athletics to NCAA Division I status. The fund’s name stands for “Building Excellence in Athletics through Recruiting and Scholarships,” and its impact on Missouri State Athletics has grown substantially throughout the 29 years of its existence. The 2009-10 drive netted over $2.75 million, marking the 22nd year in a row in which total contributions to The Bears Fund have gone beyond $1 million. The fund is administered by the Missouri State University Foundation with additional input from coaching and administrative staff members in intercollegiate athletics. Contributors of $50 or more during each year are recognized as members at various giving levels in The Bears Fund, and, as such, receive benefits within the athletic program, including game program recognition, online athletics newsletter, and parking and postseason ticket considerations. Bears Fund gifts may be earmarked for specific sports or general use and the money is used to enhance MSU athletics, particularly in the areas of scholarships and recruiting. Contributions may be cash, gifts in kind of goods or services, matching gifts from employers, bequests or life income trusts and honorary or memorial gifts. An additional fund-raising event that’s a popular latesummer social event for MSU fans is the Missouri State Auction Benefiting Athletics. Held in August for each of the past 23 years, the auction has generated additional income for athletic uses with an evening of food, fun and entertainment. Individuals and businesses donate goods or services for sale at the auction, and the income derived from that sale goes to intercollegiate athletics. Items available for purchase at the auction since it began in 1987 have included automobiles, a thoroughbred racehorse, country club memberships, advertising packages, travel opportunities including road trips with MSU athletic teams, furs, jewelry, sports memorabilia, and unique items such as the chance to join MSU coaches on the sidelines during varsity contests. Fifteen of the last sixteen auctions have netted more than $100,000 for MSU Athletics, and the 2009 auction raised more than $110,000.
Missouri State University Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. In addition, the University does not discriminate on any basis not related to the applicable educational requirements for students or the applicable job requirements for employees. The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to Jana Estergard, Equal Opportunity Officer, Siceluff Hall 296, 901 South National, Springfield, Missouri 65897, (417) 836-4252.
Intercollegiate Athletics Mission Statement
(Approved by the Board of Governors October 1995, revised November 1999, December 2001, October 2003)
Sauerbry Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Fifth Year at Missouri State
Terry Sauerbry enters his fifth year as head strength and conditioning coach for the 16 MSU intercollegiate sports in 201011. Sauerbry began his current role at MSU in 2006 after serving in a similar capacity at the University of Rhode Island. He established the Rhode Island athletics strength and conditioning program where none had previously existed. Like MSU, Rhode Island is an NCAA FCS school. Prior to his tenure at Rhode Island, Sauerbry was associate strength coach at Temple University from 1998 to 2005. Previously, he was an assistant strength coach at the University of Maryland from 1997 through 1998. A native of Langhome, Pa., Sauerbry competed as a studentathlete on the football team at Maryland before graduating from the school in 1998 with a degree in kinesiological sciences. He also earned a masterâ€™s degree in sports administration from Temple in 2000.
Missouri State University (MSU) is committed to an intercollegiate athletics program which complements the mission of the University and operates in accordance with the principles and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. As a member of various athletics conferences, MSU is committed to academic and athletics excellence, sound fiscal management practices, enhancement of the physical and educational welfare of student-athletes, equal opportunity, character development, principles of amateurism, as well as the fundamental values of sportsmanship, civility, and the common virtue of good citizenship.
Boaz Director of JQH Arena/HSC/PSC Eighth Year at Missouri State
Keith Boaz enters his fifth year as director of JQH Arena/ Hammons Student Center/Plaster Sports Complex and his eighth year overall as a member of the Missouri State athletics staff. Boaz began his work at MSU in a dual role as assistant director of athletics development and marketing and assistant director of Hammons Student Center/Plaster Sports Complex in August 2003. A 2002 graduate of Missouri State, Boaz served as assistant director of operations at Jordan Valley Ice Park before joining the Universityâ€™s staff. Boaz lives in Springfield with his wife, Bethany, their daughter, Averie, and son, Bradie.
Assistant Director, Athletics Communications
Keith Boaz Director, HSC/PSC
Assistant Director, Athletics Communications
Associate A.D., Business Administration
Director of Track & Field and Cross Country
Head Coach, Women’s Soccer
Assistant Coach, Baseball
Assistant Coach, Football
Associate Head Coach, Softball
Head Coach, Softball
Associate A.D., StudentAthlete Development
Head Coach, Women’s Golf
Assistant A.D., Communcations
Head Coach, Football
Head Coach, Field Hockey
Director of Operations, Women’s Basketball
Director of Operations, Men’s Basketball
Head Coach, Cross Country
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Executive Director, Athletics Facilities
Assistant Coach, Football
Assistant Coach, Football
Assistant Coach, Football
Director of Marketing and Promotions
Assistant Coach, Women’s Soccer
Assistant Coach, Track & Field
Assistant Coach, Football
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Head Coach, Baseball
Assistant Coach, Men’s Basketball
Dr. Bruce Johnson
Assistant Coach, Swimming & Diving
Assistant Coach, Volleyball
Faculty Athletics Representative
Head Coach, Men’s Soccer
Assistant Coach, Football
Associate Head Coach, Swimming & Diving
Assistant Director, Athletics Communications
Rehabilitation Specialist and Performance Enhancement Coordinator
Associate Head Coach, Volleyball
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Dr. Brian Mahaffey Team Physician
Bob Montgomery Assistant Coach, Football
Terry Sauerbry Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Associate Head Coach, Women’s Basketball
Assistant Director, HSC/PSC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Cuonzo Martin Head Coach, Men’s Basketball
Padraic McMeel Assistant A.D., External Affairs
Director of Athletics
Associate Head Coach, Softball
Director of Athletics Relations and Fundraising
Assistant Director, ACIA
Dr. Richard Seagrave
Gabby Gomez Sosa
Head Coach, Women’s Basketball
Director, Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services
Associate Head Coach, Men’s Soccer
Assistant Director, Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services
Assistant Coach, Field Hockey
Head Coach, Men’s Golf
Assistant Coach, Football
Athletics Ticket Manager
Assistant Coach Men’s & Women’s Soccer
Assistant Coach, Baseball
Associate Head Coach, Football
Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball
Head Coach Swimming & Diving
Assistant Coach, Men’s Basketball
Assistant A.D., Compliance
Dr. Victor Wilson
Head Coach, Volleyball
Assistant Coach, Men’s Basketball
Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball
Achievement Center (ACIA) (FORA -- 836-6829)
Bryan Hicks (Alabama A&M, ’92) Associate A.D. for Student-Athlete Development Dan Raines (Northwestern, ’98) Assistant Director Marcus Brown (Indiana, ’09) Graduate Assistant Brant Combs (Missouri St., ’09) Graduate Assistant Nikki Vandepopulier (Missouri St., ’09) Graduate Assistant Joan Newman Administrative Assistant
Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services (FORA -- 836-5461)
Jim Penkalski (Kent St., ’87) Director Robin Meeks (Memphis, ’79) Assistant Director Shannon Derricks (West Virginia, ’93) Assistant Athletic Trainer Tyler Landgraf (Iowa St., ’00) Assistant Athletic Trainer Amy Luke (Missouri St., ’06) Assistant Athletic Trainer Steve Sawchak (Missouri St., ’90) Assistant Athletic Trainer Mitch Hauschildt (South Dakota, ’00) Rehabilitation/Performance Coordinator Alison Beckett (Missouri St., ’05) Intern Tim Brazeal (Missouri St., ’09) Intern Clay Holman (Oklahoma State ’10) Intern Becky Grant Administrative Assistant
Athletics Communications (HAMC -- 836-5402)
Rick Kindhart (Missouri St., ’91) Assistant A.D. for Communications Ben Adamson (Oklahoma St., ’05) Assistant Director Tim Bohn (Northern Illinois, ’06) Assistant Director-Web and New Media Eric Doennig (Missouri, ’00) Assistant Director Kevin Kane (UNI, ’84) Assistant Jake Gossage (Webster, ’09) Graduate Assistant Brian Lynch (Ohio, ’08) Graduate Assistant
External Affairs (ALUM -- 836-4143)
Padraic McMeel (Central Michigan, ’94) Assistant A.D. for External Affairs Stewart Davis (Missouri St., ’04) Director of Marketing & Promotions Mary-Bec Gwyn (Kentucky, ’01) NSM General Manager Art Hains (SMU, ’76) University Marketing Specialist Sophie Pierpoint (Missouri St., ’01) Director of Athletics Relations & Fundraising Megan Keane (Saint Mary’s [Ind.], ’08) Graduate Assistant Katie Streck (Wilmington College, ’08) Graduate Assistant Julie Wright Administrative Assistant
Director of Athletics Athletics-Forsythe Athletics-Hammons Athletics Communications
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Missouri State Athletics 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65897 Intercollegiate Athletics Administration
Name (alma mater, class) Position Building Kyle Moats (SIU Edwardsville, ’88) Brenda Espy Lois Goldade Tiffany Akre (Missouri St., ’97) Casey Comoroski (St. Bonaventure, ’94) Judy Slothower Bryan Hicks (Alabama A&M, ’92) Rick Kindhart (Missouri St., ’91) Padraic McMeel (Central Michigan, ’94) Kyle Yates (Texas A&M, ’04)
Director of Athletics Executive Assistant to Athletics Director Administrative Assistant Associate Director of Athletics for Business Administration Associate Director of Athletics/SWA Administrative Assistant Associate Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Development Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications Assistant Director of Athletics for External Affairs Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance
Coaches and Support Staff
Keith Guttin (Missouri-St. Louis, ’78) Brent Thomas (Missouri St., ’82) Paul Evans (Southern Illinois, ’81) Cuonzo Martin (Purdue, ’00) Jon Harris (Marquette, ’02) Steve Woodberry (Kansas, ’94) Kent Williams (Southern Illinois, ’03) Trevyor Fisher (Missouri St., ’05) Brenda Essary Nyla Milleson (Kansas St., ’85) Trish Marsh (Missouri S&T, ’92) Carly Stubblefield (Missouri St., ’02) Camryn Whitaker (W. Kentucky, ’05) Bethany Creed (Drury, ’06) Barbara Scott Dawn Callahan (Maine, ’97) Gabby Gomez Sosa (Missouri St., ’05) Terry Allen (UNI, ’79) D.J. Vokolek (Nebraska-Kearney, ’92) Rob Christophel (Austin Peay, ’84) Rob Bolks (Iowa St., ’74) Wayne Chambers (Oklahoma, ’07) Mike Chandler (Kansas, ’00) Sean Coughlin (Drake, ’01) Gerald Davis (Missouri St., ’08) Bob Montgomery (Northwestern St., ’97) Courtney Sanders (Arkansas, ’02) Neal Stafford (Missouri, ’02) Kevin Kane (UNI, ’84) Jon Leamy (Roanoke, ’82) Mike Seabolt (West Texas A&M, ’00) David Stockton (Midwestern St., ’06) Rob Brewer (Lynchburg, ’77) Josh Ganson (Graceland, ’97) David Stockton (Midwestern St., ’06) Holly Hesse (Creighton, ’82) Sue Frederick (Creighton, ’89) Beth Perine (Ohio St., ’82) Jack Steck (Indiana St., ’65) David Collins (Drury, ’05) Jim Huelskamp (Nebraska, ’89) Ignacio Gayo (Missouri St., ’09) Ronald Boyce (Murray St., ’89) Greg Hipp (Appalachian St.,’93) Brent Hobbs (Clemson, ’05) Melissa Stokes (San Diego St., ’91) Jeni Jones (Florida, ’99) Jeremiah Larsen (BYU, ’06)
Terry Sauerbry (Maryland, ’98) TBA Cory Starr (Kansas, ’01) Danny Weathermon Shannon Stanton (Missouri St., ’92) Randy Blackwood (Missouri St., ’80) Keith Boaz (Missouri St., ’00) Laree Moore (Missouri St., ’88) Brenda O’Connell
Head Baseball Coach Assistant Baseball Coach Assistant Baseball Coach Head Men’s Basketball Coach Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Director of Basketball Operations Men’s Basketball Administrative Assistant Head Women’s Basketball Coach Associate Head Women’s Basketball Coach Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Director of Women’s Basketball Operations Women’s Basketball Administrative Assistant Head Field Hockey Coach Assistant Field Hockey Coach Head Football Coach Associate Head Football Coach-Defensive Coordinator Assistant Football Coach-Offensive Coordinator Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football Coach Head Men’s Golf Coach Head Women’s Golf Coach Head Men’s Soccer Coach Associate Head Men’s Soccer Coach Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach Head Women’s Soccer Coach Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach Head Softball Coach Associate Head Softball Coach Associate Head Softball Coach Head Men’s/Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach Associate Head Men’s/Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach Men’s/Women’s Diving Coach Men’s/Women’s Swimming & Diving Graduate Assistant Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Assistant Track & Field/Head Cross Country Coach Assistant Track & Field Coach Head Volleyball Coach Associate Head Volleyball Coach Assistant Volleyball Coach
Facility and Support Staff
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Men’s Equipment Manager Women’s Equipment Manager Athletics Ticket Manager Executive Director Athletic & Entertainment Facilities Director, Hammons/Plaster/JQH Arena Assistant Director, Hammons/Plaster/JQH Arena Hammons Student Center Administrative Assistant
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Building indicators: HAMC - Hammons Student Center; PLAS - Plaster Sports Complex; ALUM - Alumni Center; FORA - Forsythe Athletics Center; HHPA - Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
Meet the Coaches
Head Coach Dawn Callahan . . . . . . . 38-39 Assistant Coach Gabby Gomez Sosa . . . . . . 40
Bears Field Hockey
Missouri State Coaching Staff
Dawn callahan –Head Coach –13th Season –Maine, 1997
All-Time MSU Coaching Records
Coach Years Rhonda Ridinger 71/75-90 Nancy Clark 1974 Val Pinhey 91-95 Kathy De Angelis 96-97 Dawn Callahan 98-pres. Totals 39
Record Pct. 281-101-23 .722 2-6-4 .250 50-33-2 .600 10-18-0 .357 82-152-0 .350 425-309-29 .576
Dawn Callahan begins her 13th season in charge of the Missouri State field hockey program, the second-longest coaching tenure in Missouri State field hockey history. A native of British Columbia, Canada, Callahan began her collegiate coaching career at Missouri State in 1997 as an assistant to Kathy De Angelis. A year later, she took the reins of the program and debuted with a strong 10-6 record and a second-place finish in the NorPac. In 2000, Callahan was honored as the NorPac Coach of the Year as the Bears finished second in regular season NorPac play with a record of 5-1, and were 10-12 overall. Missouri State played a tough schedule that included 16 matches away from Plaster Field, with three opponents ranked consistently among the nation’s Top 20 (Kent State, Ohio State and Michigan), and two additional Big Ten opponents (Northwestern and Iowa). That tough schedule could not stop Callahan from leading the Bears to a second 10-win season in three years. In 2001, Callahan led the Bears to a NorPac Eastern Division title as Missouri State swept through the regular season with a 6-0 league mark. The Bears’ 11-8 record was its best since 1994, despite a schedule that featured six ranked opponents. A mid-season, six-game losing streak put the Bears in a rut heading into conference play, but it was a rut that they could hardly be blamed for. Four of the six losses came to teams ranked in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Top 20, and the other two came in double overtime at Northwestern and in penalty strokes against Pacific. Plaster Field welcomed home a wobbly, 1-6 Bears team. But Callahan and the team were determined to regroup. MSU used the five-game homestand to start a streak of its own, but this one a winning one that went for eight-straight matches. Over that stretch, the Bears allowed just one goal, had seven shutouts and outscored their opponents 25-1. Two more wins in the final four games meant the Bears won 10 of its final 12 games and was positioned to win the NorPac Tournament. The Bears entered as the top seed from the Eastern Division. After a 3-0 over Saint Louis, MSU would have to face the 20th ranked team in the country, the Stanford Cardinal. A Stanford goal late in the first half made it 1-0 at intermission, but despite outshooting the Cardinal 3-0 in the second half, the Bears could not score a goal; at least one that counted. MSU scored what looked to be the tying goal late in the game, but a controversial call erased the play and kept the score 1-0 Stanford. And that is the way the Bears 2001 season would end. Even without an NCAA Tournament appearance, the season was a success, especially from an individual standpoint. Three players were honored with NorPac accolades, including now assistant coach Gabby Gomez Sosa. Gomez Sosa was named the conference’s Rookie of the Year, while seniors Kristie Lau was Defensive Player of the Year and Stephanie Dixon was Player of the Year. After another second-place conference finish in 2002 and a fourth-place showing in 2003, Callahan and company finished the Bears’ NorPac run with another 11-win season and a third-place finish. In seven years in the NorPac, Callahan posted four double-digit wins and 61 wins. Callahan ushered in a new era in 2005 when she played an integral role in transitioning the Bears into the competitive Mid-American Conference. The move brought the Bears closer to home and into a tough and respected conference. The new scenery brought new challenges and new faces in Ball State, Central Michigan, Kent State, Miami (Ohio) and Ohio University. Since taking over the team in the 1998 season, Callahan has coached several highly-decorated players, including the aforementioned Gomez Sosa. In addition to her NorPac Rookie of the Year award, Gomez Sosa was named
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Missouri State Coaching Staff to the NFHCA All-West Region from 2002-2004 and to the NorPac All-Conference Team all four of her seasons played. As a senior, she became the first Bear ever to be named an NFHCA All-American, taking home third team distinction. Callahan also coached three-time national statistical leader goalkeeper Kim Kinsella from 2004 to 2008. Kinsella led the nation in saves per game and saves percentage. She was named to three all-MAC and academic all-MAC teams in four seasons. Next in the line of Missouri State greats to achieve under the tutelage of Callahan was 2009 graduate Melissa Lantz. With Callahan at the helm, Lantz blossomed from a promising freshman to the sixth all-time leading goal scorer in Bear history. After scoring only six goals in her first two seasons, three in each, she finished with 17- and 15-goal seasons to solidify her position among MSU field hockey royalty. Lantz was a two-time all-MAC performer, as well as an academic all-MAC honoree. In total, Callahan has coached three rookies of the year, two defensive players of the year and one player of the year in the NorPac conference. Plus, her players consistently are named to all-academic squads at the end of the season. The 2008 and 2009 teams were NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad recipients for achieving a team grade point average above 3.0. Callahan, who graduated from the University of Maine in 1997, was a four-year starter for the Black Bears’ field hockey team and also competed in ice hockey. As a junior and senior, Callahan was elected field hockey team captain by her teammates and paced the squad in defensive saves during each of her four seasons. She was selected to participate in the NCAA Division I All-Star Game as a senior in 1996 and was chosen to the American East All-Tournament Team that same year. Prior to her collegiate career, Callahan won three Canadian National Championships while playing for British Columbia’s under-14, under-16 and under-18 teams. She also played three years of varsity field hockey at KLO Secondary and helped her team to two provincial championships. Since 1995, Callahan has been extensively involved as an instructor, counselor and head coach for several girls’ camps. Callahan earned a master’s degree in Education from Missouri State in May of 2000. Callahan and her husband, Timothy, live in Springfield with their sons, James and Ty.
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In 1998, the Bears joined the Northern Pacific Field Hockey Conference and were members of the NorPac until becoming the sixth member of the Mid-American Conference in the 2005 season. They have been in the MAC since.
Bears Field Hockey
Missouri State Coaching Staff
Gabby GOMEZ SOSA
–Assistant Coach –Second Season –Missouri State, 2005
Gabby Gomez Sosa returned to her alma mater in 2009 and now begins her second season as the field hockey assistant coach. Gomez Sosa is crucial to the offense’s development, spending most of her time orchestrating the Bears’ attacks and working with the forwards and midfielders. “Gabby has a great knowledge and understanding of the game,” Callahan said. “She has an eye for the little details that make a big difference in the game and in helping a player improve her skills.” When Gomez Sosa completed her MSU playing career in 2004, she was one of the most highly-decorated field hockey athletes in school history. Gomez Sosa was named to the NorPac All-Conference team all four seasons, and won the conference’s Rookie of the Year Award in 2001. From 2002-04, she was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association AllWest Region team, and her senior season she became the first Bear honored on the NFHCA All-America Team (Third Team). Gomez Sosa, a two-time team captain, remains the only Missouri State player ever to receive the distinction from the NFHCA. Gomez Sosa played just as well in the postseason as she did in the regular season. She was named the NorPac Tournament Most Valuable Player in 2003 and made the AllTournament team in 2003 and 2004. Callahan and the Bears picked her to be the Missouri State Most Valuable Player during her senior season. When Gomez Sosa left the Bears, she left her name littered throughout the history books. Her 55 career points are sixth on the Bears all-time list, while her 15 assists place her eighth. As a senior, Gomez Sosa posted eight assists, the eighth-highest single-season total in Bear history. She also scored 20 goals in her four years playing under Dawn Callahan, earning 67 starts in 71 matches. In December 2005, she earned her bachelor’s in Spanish Education from Missouri State and has been active in the classroom ever since. She has taught at Ozark and Parkview High Schools locally before moving to Germantown, Pa., in 2006 where she was as a full-time Spanish teacher and assistant soccer coach at Delaware Valley Charter High School. She was born in Uruguay and is fluent in Spanish, French and English. Gomez Sosa resides in Springfield with her husband Tony Piazza, a former MSU baseball player, and their son, Julian.
Gomez sosa’s Career Statistics Year 2004 2003 2002 2001 Total
GP-GS 20-20 19-19 19-19 13-9 71-67
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G A 9 8 4 3 2 2 5 2 20 15
PTS. 26 11 6 12 55
SH. 78 45 45 35 203
DS 3 1 0 0 4
The 2010 Bears
Liz Grasso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Kelly Irwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Amanda Miyashita . . . . . . . . . 43 Jennifer Portell . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Sarah Cusick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Kelsey Lomax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Kristen Pettey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Lori Sinclair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Reiann Stoute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Steph Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Ramie Masters . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Chelsey Medlock . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Kristi O’Connor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Taylor Stellern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Emily Brcic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Andrea Bain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Casey Bayliss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Meagen Good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Hillary Lawless . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Catrina Schmidt . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Laura Tavares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 MAC Composite Schedule . . . 56
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The 2010 Field Hockey Bears
–Sr. • D • 5’6 –Haddonfield, N.J. –Haddon Township High –Two letters
At Missouri State: Grasso looks to bounce back from a redshirt season to compete for playing time along the defensive line. 2009: Didn’t earn playing time during the season. 2008: The second-year player was a top defensive sub … Came off the bench to appear in 18 of the Bears’ 21 games … Was a solid defender for a Bears team that produced its highest win total in five years … Set a career high for games played. 2007: Earned her only two career starts … Saw action in 16 games … Backed up veteran Sandy Fulkerson … One of five true freshmen to play in at least 16 games. Background: Grasso came to the Bears after playing three years on the varsity squad for the Haddon Township Hawks … As captain her senior year, she led the Hawks to second-place finishes at the state tournament and in their conference … Played on threestraight state tournament qualifying teams … Grasso also played two years of softball for the Hawks. Personal: Elizabeth A. Grasso was born December 5, 1988, in Philadelphia, Pa. … Daughter of Stephen and Marion Grasso … Majoring in Psychology with a minor in Child Family Development … Grasso’s sister, Andrea, played field hockey at the University of Delaware and is now a graduate assistant coach for the Drexel field hockey program.
–Sr. • F • 5’6 –Bexley, Ohio –Bexley High –Two letters
• NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad (2007, 2008, 2009) • Athletics Director Honor Roll (2009) At Missouri State: The senior forward will help replace the offense of departed seniors Melissa Lantz and Alyssa Hile. 2009: Irwin made three appearances late in the season for the Bears … Contributed on offense as an aggressive forward … Is the only current Bear to make three-straight NFHCA Division I National Academic Squads. 2008: Played in 15 games as an offensive reserve … Scored her only two career goals and notched an assist … Scored her first career goal a 3-1 loss against Villanova (9/14/08) … Netted a goal in a hard-fought, 5-3 loss against Big Ten power Northwestern (10/4/08) … Had the fifth-highest shot on goals percentage on the team (.667) … Named to the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad. 2007: Started five games and came off the bench in another 13 ... Had one assist … Registered a shot on goal … One of five true freshmen to play in at least 16 games … Named to the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad. Background: Irwin came to Missouri State after playing four years for Bexley High … In both her junior and senior years, Irwin led the Lions in scoring, totaling 23 goals … Was also the team captain her senior year … Collected numerous accolades her senior year at Bexley, including Columbus Dispatch Athlete of the Week; academic All-American; first-team All-Central Ohio Conference; Academic All-Ohio Conference; and WTVN-610 AM Player of the Week. Personal: Kelly Marie Irwin was born January 27, 1989, in Columbus, Ohio … Daughter of Chris and Nan Irwin … Has a 3.88 cumulative GPA in Psychology … Her sister, Christina, played field hockey for two seasons at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.
Grasso’s Career Statistics Year GP-GS G 2009 Did 2008 18-0 0 2007 16-2 0 Total 34-2 0
A PTS. Not 0 0 0 0 0 0
SH. Play 0 0 0
Irwin’s Career Statistics
Year GP-GS 2009 3-0 0 2008 15-0 0 2007 18-5 0 Total 36-5
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G 0 2 0 2
A 0 1 1 2
PTS. 0 5 1 6
SH. 0 3 1 4
DS 0 0 0 0
The 2010 Field Hockey Bears
Amanda Miyashita #23 –Sr. • D • 5’6 –Richmond, B.C. –Hugh Boyd Sec. –Three letters
• All-Mid-American Conference-Second Team (2008) • Missouri State Field Hockey Most Dedicated Player (2007, 2008) • Missouri State Field Hockey Most Valuable Player (2008) At Missouri State: Miyashita returns from a medical redshirt looking to build on her 2008 all-MAC second team performance. 2009: Redshirted due to medical reasons. 2008: Finished fifth on the team with three assists … Started all 21 games for the Bears, bringing her career total to 60 starts in 61 games played … Was the strongest defensive player for the Bears, earning all-MAC second team accolades … Fired three shots on goal, but could not find the back of the net. 2007: Miyashita scored three of the Bears’ first four goals … Finished the season tied for second on the team with those three goals … Netted the game-winning goal against Robert Morris (9/16/07) for the Bears’ first win of the season … Miyashita had 12 of 14 shots on goal for a .857 shot on goal percentage, tops on the team of anyone who attempted two or more shots … Her seven total points were second on the team behind Melissa Millin … Started all 21 games. 2006: Redshirted due to an injury. 2005: As a freshman, Miyashita played in all 19 matches with 18 starts … Scored two goals, including the game-winner against Lindenwood (10/16/05) … Collected an assist and a defensive save … Recorded 20 shots, fourth most on the team … Her 18 starts were the most of any freshman. Background: Miyashita came to Missouri State after playing four years of field hockey, soccer and basketball for Hugh Boyd Secondary … Named team captain her last three years for Hugh Boyd … Also named captain for her regional team, which placed first at provincials … Was a field hockey student honor-roll athlete for her local newspaper … In her four years at Hugh Boyd Secondary, Miyashita started and played in every game … As a junior and senior she led her team in goals. Personal: Amanda Miyoko Miyashita was born June 24, 1987, in Vancouver, British Columbia … Daughter of Ellis and Maureen Miyashita … Majoring in Psychology … Her sister, Liz Miyashita, played for the Bears from 2002 to 2005 and was a three-time all-conference performer, as well as the 2002 NorPac East Division Rookie of the Year … Also has two brothers, Mark and Matthew … Her daughter, Peyton, was born November 12, 2009.
Miyashita’s Career Statistics
Year GP-GS 2009 Medical 2008 21-21 2007 21-21 2006 Medical 2005 19-18 Total 36-5
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G A PTS. SH. DS Redshirt Season 0 3 3 6 0 3 1 7 14 0 Redshirt Season 2 1 5 20 1 5 5 15 40 1
The 2010 Field Hockey Bears
–Sr. • MF • 5’7 –Edwardsville, Ill. –Edwardsville High –Three letters
At Missouri State: Portell is a senior leader whose versatility is key as the Bears’ elder statesman in the midfield. 2009: Portell began the season with a position change from forward to midfielder … Is one of only three 2010 returners to have appeared in all of the Bears’ 20 games … Started 15 of those 20 games … Was fifth on the team with two assists, one coming at UC Davis (8/31/09) and the other at home against Kent State (9/25/09) … Recorded two shots ... Showed her value on both the offensive and defensive ends … Flanked senior Alyssa Hile as one of the anchors of the midfield 2008: Portell saw playing time in 20 matches with two starts, primarily as a forward ... Got into the scoring column for Missouri State in a 8-0 home win against Lindenwood (9/9/08) and a 5-3 loss against Northwestern at Plaster Field (10/4/08) ... Her two goals tied her for fifth on the team … Assisted on four goals, the Bears’ third highest total … Also tied for fifth in points, with eight … Recorded a point in five of seven games during a stretch from Sept. 9 to Oct. 4. 2007: In her first season, Portell had 18 starts in 20 games, both tops among Bear freshmen … Scored her first career goal in Oxford, Ohio against Miami (10/7/07) ... Collected a team-leading three assists, with one each against Robert Morris (9/16/07), Central Michigan (10/14/07) and Kent State (10/20/07) … Became the first freshman to lead the team in assists since Ann Wehrman in 1991. Background: Portell came to Missouri State after lettering all four prep years in field hockey and soccer for the Edwardsville Tigers … In 2005, she was named MWAA Conference All-Star Team … Was a Skippy Kiefer Award Nominee in 2006, was selected to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch all-conference team and played in the Olympic Development Futures Regional and for the California State Cup Aim team … In 2007, she helped her team to become a Indoor Field Hockey national qualifier. Personal: Jennifer Leigh Portell was born on March 4, 1989, in Alton, Ill. … Daughter of James and Elaine Portell … Majoring in Print Journalism ... Has a brother, Jeff Rains.
Portell’s Career Statistics Year GP-GS 2009 20-15 2008 20-2 2007 20-18 Total 60-35
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G 0 2 1 3
A PTS. 2 2 4 8 3 5 9 15
SH. 2 4 4 10
DS 0 0 0 0
The 2010 Field Hockey Bears
–Jr. • MF/F • 5’5 –San Diego, Calif. –Scripps Ranch High –Two letters
At Missouri State: Cusick will contribute as a midfielder and a forward for the Bears and create offense as the team’s second-leading returner in assists. 2009: Was a dependable performer for the Bears, starting in 18 of the 20 games in which she appeared … One of only three 2010 returners to have appeared in all of the Bears’ 20 games … Scored her lone goal in the 7-1 win against Robert Morris (9/5/09) … Assisted on the Bears first goal of the season in the 2-1 opening loss at Pacific (8/28/09) … Had a single-game career high two assists in a 3-2 loss at Kent State (10/17/09) … Tied for the team lead in defensive saves with one … Tied for sixth on the team in points with five and was fourth in assists with three … Finished tied for seventh in the MAC in defensive saves with one. 2008: Scored a goal in the season-opening 4-2 win over Appalachian State (8/31/08) … Appeared in two games before she was sidelined for the year with a stress fracture in her foot … Awarded a redshirt season. 2007: Saw action in 19 of the team’s 21 games as a true freshman … Her 17 starts were the second-most of any freshman that season … Recorded a defensive save, tied for second on the team. Background: Cusick played four years for Scripps Ranch High in San Diego, Calif … Helped lead her team to Western League championships in both her senior and junior seasons … Was named San Diego Union Tribune Scholar-Athlete her last two years ... Also played softball and lacrosse for one year each for Scripps Ranch. Personal: Sarah Elizabeth Cusick was born on July 7, 1989, in San Diego, Calif. … Daughter of Michael Cusick and Cristie Wear … Majoring in Elementary Education … Has three siblings, Pat, Joey and Wyatt Wear.
Cusick’s Career Statistics Year GP-GS 2009 20-18 2008 2-2 2007 19-17 Total 60-35
G 1 1 0 2
A 3 0 0 3
PTS. 5 2 0 7
Bears Field Hockey
SH. 3 1 0 4
DS 1 0 1 2
The 2010 Field Hockey Bears
Breaking Down Bears
Bears by Class Seniors: 4 (Grasso, Irwin, Portell, Miyashita)
–Jr. • D • 5’7 –O’Fallon, Mo. –Ft. Zumwalt West High –One letter
Juniors: 6 (Bayliss, Cusick, Lomax, Pettey, Sinclair, Stoute) Sophomores: 5 (Anderson, Masters, Medlock, O’Connor, Stellern) Freshmen: 6 (Bain, Brcic, Good, Lawless, Schmidt, Tavares)
Bears by Major • NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad (2008, 2009) • Athletics Director Honor Roll (2009) At Missouri State: Lomax showed promise in 2009 before a foot injury sidelined her for the second half of the season. 2009: Lomax notched eight appearances as a top bench player … Missed 12 games with a stress fracture foot … Tallied one shot during the season … Named to the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad for the second straight season.
Psychology: 3 (Grasso, Irwin, Miyashita) Undecided: 3 (Brcic, Lawless, O’Connor) Accounting: 2 (Medlock, Stoute) Dietetics: 2 (Lomax, Sinclair) Journalism: 2 (Portell, Bayliss) Political Science: 2 (Bain, Good)
2008: Participated in one game for the Bears before missing the rest of the season with an injury … A member of the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad.
Advertising and Promotion: 1 (Pettey)
Background: Lomax came to the Bears after two seasons of playing for a U-19 AIM field hockey club team … Helped team advance to the California Cup in 2007 … Played on the Rustenburg Girls High field hockey team in Cape Town, South Africa before moving to the United States ... As a sophomore, she made the Western Provincial team, similar to all-state … Also played water polo at Rustenburg … Participated in water polo, cross country and swimming in her final two years of high school at Fort Zumwalt West in O’Fallon, Mo.
Biology: 1 (Schmidt)
Personal: Kelsey Anne Lomax was born on October 30, 1989, in Pretoria, South Africa ... Daughter of Ronald and Karen Lomax ... Lomax has a 3.43 cumulative GPA in Dietetics … Her brother, Braden, played basketball at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo.
Animal Science: 1 (Bayliss) Elementary Education: 1 (Cusick) Entrepreneurship: 1 (Tavares) Exercise & Movement Science: 1 (Stellern) Mass Media: 1 (Anderson) Speech/Language Pathology: 1 (Masters)
Bears by State/Country Missouri: 6 (Brcic, Lawless, Medlock, Schmidt, Sinclair, Stellern) California: 4 (Cusick, Good, Masters, Pettey) Canada: 3 (Bain, Miyashita, Tavares) Australia: 1 (Bayliss) Barbados: 1 (Stoute) Illinois: 1 (Portell) New Jersey: 1 (Grasso)
Lomax’s Career Statistics Year GP-GS 2009 8-0 2008 1-0 Total 9-0
G 0 0 0
A 0 0 0
PTS. 0 0 0
SH. 1 0 1
DS 0 0 0
Ohio: 1 (Irwin) Pennsylvania: 1 (Anderson) South Africa: 1 (Lomax) Texas: 1 (O’Connor)
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The 2010 Field Hockey Bears
–Jr. • F • 5’8 –San Diego, Calif. –Scripps Ranch High –Two letters
• MAC Offensive Player of the Week (9/30/2008) At Missouri State: Pettey is a prolific goal scorer who was on pace for a career year in 2009 before an injury sidelined her late in the season. 2009: Pettey started six of the 13 Bears’ games in which she appeared … Is the top returning goal scorer after finding the back of the net five times in 2009 … Finished third on the team in goals behind seniors Melissa Lantz and Alyssa Hile … Her 12 points put her fifth on the team … Always accurate around the goal, Pettey had the team’s highest shot percentage (.500), scoring on five of her 10 shots and the second-highest shots on goal percentage (.900) … Her two goals against St. Joseph’s (9/19/09) gave the Bears a late lead, but the team fell in double overtime … Had two assists and a goal in the Bears’ 7-0 win against Saint Louis (9/7/09). 2008: Pettey found her spot in front of the goal after her freshman year with the Bears … Was the third on the team in goals scored (seven) and points (16) … Also had two assists … Scored a goal in her Missouri State debut, a 4-2 win against Appalachian State (8/31/08) … Had three goals in her first five career games … Named MAC Player of the Week for the Sept. 30 week after she scored four goals in three games; two against Saint Louis (9/23/08, a 3-0 win) and one each against Miami (9/27/08) and Ball State (9/28/08) … Started in 20 of the 21 Bears’ matches, the most of any freshman.
Bears Field Hockey
Background: Pettey played three years for the varsity squad at Scripps Ranch High in San Diego, Calif. … Led the Falcons with 19 assists and scored 18 goals her senior season while serving as team captain … Finished the season as California Interscholastic Federation Division II and Western League champions … Named First-Team All-Western League her senior season and to the San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team her junior and senior seasons … As a junior, Pettey scored 10 goals with nine assists, helping her team win the Western League championship …Started every game for the Falcons her junior and senior seasons … Also played lacrosse and ran track and field. Personal: Kristen Alena Pettey was born on November 4, 1990, in San Diego, Calif. … Daughter of Jed and Sandi Pettey ... Majoring in Advertising and Promotion … Has a brother, Travis, and a sister, Lauren.
pettey’s Career Statistics Year GP-GS 2009 13-6 2008 21-20 Total 34-26
G 5 7 12
A 2 2 4
PTS. 12 16 28
SH. 10 26 36
DS 0 0 0
The 2010 Field Hockey Bears
–Jr. • MF • 5’6 –St. Louis, Mo. –Cor Jesu Academy –Two letters
• NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad (2008, 2009) • Athletics Director Honor Roll (2009) • Missouri State Field Hockey Most Improved Player (2009) At Missouri State: Sinclair is a stout defender who will make a transition to the midfield this season. 2009: Played in 19 games, starting 18 of them … Teamed with Molly Busch and Reiann Stoute to provide defensive consistency for the Bears … Her one defensive save tied her for the team lead and for seventh in the MAC … Recorded her only shot of the season against Ball State at Plaster Field (10/24/09) Was named to the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad for a second straight year. 2008: In her freshman campaign, Sinclair stepped up and earned playing time in all 21 matches with 14 starts … Only Kristen Pettey recorded more starts by a freshman in 2008 … Was a force on the defense for the Bears, making key stops and changing the momentum of the game … Recorded one defensive save for the Bears, tied for third on the team … Sinclair was named to the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad. Background: Sinclair was a four-year starter from Cor Jesu Academy … Twice named second-team all-metro and all-conference … As a senior team captain, Sinclair helped lead the Chargers to an undefeated slate in conference play, and a 17-1 overall record … Competed in the Senior Metro All-Star Game … Was a member of the 2005 and 2006 state championship teams at Cor Jesu … Played three years for Missouri State Athletics Hall of Famer Kelly Stuckel Yates’ Team Gateway St. Louis, a club field hockey team …Also sprinted for the track team and played a year of basketball at Cor Jesu Academy. Personal: Lori Kay Sinclair was born on June 11, 1990, in St. Louis, Mo. … Daughter of John and Susan Sinclair …Has a 3.37 GPA in Dietetics … Two of Sinclair’s sisters, Kim (2002-04) and Sally (2006-09), played soccer at Saint Louis University, while her other sister, Michelle (2003-2006) went to SLU to play field hockey.
sinclair’s Career Statistics Year GP-GS 2009 19-18 2008 21-14 Total 40-32
G 0 0 0
A 0 0 0
PTS. 0 0 0
SH. 1 1 2
DS 1 1 2
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The 2010 Field Hockey Bears
–Jr. • D • 5’5 –Bridgetown, Barbados –Combermere School –One letter
At Missouri State: The only returner to have started all 20 games for the 2009 Bears, Stoute will be counted on to anchor the squad’s defensive line. 2009: One of only three 2010 returners to have appeared in all of the Bears’ 20 games last season … Was a force on the defensive end, teaming with Molly Busch to thwart plenty of scoring opportunities … Was able to kick start the offense from the back end with her speed and passing ability … Scored her only goal of the season at Ohio University (10/18/09) … Followed up her performance in Athens with an assist the next time out against Ball State (10/24/09) … Finished with two assists, tied for fifth on the team … Registered five shots on goal, the most of any defender.
Background: Reiann Stoute is used to the big stage ... In 2007, at only 17 years old, Stoute played for the Senior National Barbados Field Hockey Team and saw time on the defensive line … In 2008, she was a key member of the Under-21 Junior National Team that competed in the Pan American Games in Mexico … Was a 2008 graduate of Combermere School in Waterford, St. Michael, Barbados, after which she spent one year at The University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados. Personal: Reiann Aeysha Stoute was born on August 15, 1990, in Bridgetown, Barbados … Daughter of Walter Reid and Francis Stoute … Has a 3.55 GPA in Accounting … Has two brothers, Peter Stoute-King and Laurel Stoute, and a sister, Vanessa Evelyn.
stoute’s Career Statistics Year GP-GS 2009 20-20 Total 20-20
Bears Field Hockey
G 1 1
A 2 2
PTS. 4 4
SH. 10 10
DS 0 0
The 2010 Field Hockey Bears
–So. • GK • 5’0 –Pittsburgh, Pa. –North Allegheny High –One Letter
• NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad (2009) • Athletics Director Honor Roll (2009) At Missouri State: Anderson’s freshman year will serve as a solid foundation as she hopes to emerge as the premier netminder in the MAC. 2009: Got the starting nod in goal for 16 of the Bears 20 games … Appeared in 18 overall … Recorded shutouts in the seasonseries sweep of in-state rival Saint Louis, 7-0 at Plaster Field (9/7/09) and 3-0 in Saint Louis (10/1/09) … Her two shutouts tied for second in the MAC … Also was second in the MAC in saves per game (6.33) and third in saves (114) … Fourth in the nation among freshmen in saves per game … Her 19 saves against St. Joseph’s were the 11th-highest single-game total of any keeper in the country, the second highest of any freshman, and the most single-game saves of any MAC keeper … She also had double-digit saves against Stanford (14, 8/30/09), #16 Louisville (15, 9/12/09), Ohio (12, 10/18/09) and Miami (10, 11/5/09) … Named to the Athletics Director Honor Roll and NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad after finishing the fall semester with a 3.93 GPA as an undecided freshman. Background: Anderson was a three-year starter for coach Jen Diaz at North Allegheny High School … Helped her team to a combined 387-1 record during that span with a pair of WPIAL conference titles … Also had one second place finish … Collected 239 saves in 2008 with five shutouts and a 0.75 goals-against average … Allowing only nine goals all season … Named to the Hershey Invitational All-Tournament Team … Allowed 0.6 goals as a junior with 10 shutouts and 0.4 her sophomore year with eight complete-game shutouts … Finished her career with a 0.58 GAA. Personal: Stephanie Marie Anderson was born on April 13, 1991, in Grapevine, Texas … Daughter of Thomas and Suzanne Anderson … Has a 3.96 GPA in Mass Media … Has a younger brother, Tom.
Anderson’s Career Statistics Year GP-GS 2009 18-17 Total 18-17
GA SAVES % 60 114 .655 60 114 .655
SO 2 2
W-L 4-13 4-13
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The 2010 Field Hockey Bears
–So. • D/MF • 5’1 –Huntington Beach, Calif. –Huntington Beach High –One Letter
• NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad (2008, 2009) • Athletics Director Honor Roll (2009) At Missouri State: Masters is a valuable midfielder who will return from an injury looking for a starting role, and possibly see time at defender. 2009: Redshirted after suffering a left ACL tear in the off-season … Was a team captain along with seniors Melissa Lantz and Alyssa Hile … Member of the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad. 2008: Masters was a force at the midfield position for the Bears … Started eight of the 14 matches in which she appeared … Missed seven games due to injury … Totaled two shots on goal, but could not find the back of the net … Was stout on the defensive side of the field … Joined Lori Sinclair and Kristen Pettey as the only true freshmen to play 14 games or more in ’08 … Named to the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad after earning a 4.0 GPA as an undecided freshman during the fall semester. Background: Masters came to the Bears after winning the California Interscholastic Federation title with Huntington Beach High … Was two-time Sunset League Player of the Year … Named the Oilers’ Most Valuable Player her junior and senior seasons … Made two All-Tournament Teams … Her senior season, she led the Oilers to an undefeated season, league championship and CIF championships … Earned Western Regional Team recognition that year … Played three years of soccer at Huntington Beach High. Personal: Ramie Leanne Masters was born on May 8, 1990, in Anaheim Hills, Calif. … Daughter of Roy and Mindi Masters … Her mother, Mindi, played at Missouri State from 1981-82 for Hall of Fame coach Dr. Rhonda Ridinger … Has a 3.88 cumulative GPA in Speech/Language Pathology … Has four siblings, Mitch, Kiley, Abby and Eric.
master’s Career Statistics Year GP-GS G A PTS. SH. 2009 Medical Redshirt Season 2008 14-8 0 0 0 2 Total 14-8 0 0 0 2
Bears Field Hockey
DS 0 0
The 2010 Field Hockey Bears
#3 o’connor #9
–So. • D • 5’3 –St. Louis, Mo. –Lafayette High –One Letter
–So. • F • 5’3 –Fort Worth, Texas –Oak Ridge High –One Letter
• NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad (2009) • Athletics Director Honor Roll (2009) At Missouri State: Medlock will look to build on an impressive freshman year and join fellow defensive returners Reiann Stoute and Amanda Miyashita to form a cohesive last line. 2009: Medlock started 12 games as a defender, while appearing in 19 overall … She made a seamless transition to the collegiate level, contributing immediately on the Bears back end … Mentored by four-year starter Molly Busch … Finished tied for seventh in the MAC, and first on the team, in defensive saves with one … Named to the Athletics Director Honor Roll and NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad for her work in the classroom fall semester, earning a 3.80 GPA as an Accounting major. Background: As a senior captain, Medlock factored in 14 goals for coach Kelly Yates’ Lancers at Lafayette High School … She recorded 11 assists and three goals, including two game-winners … Her team claimed three straight Suburban Conference titles and secured a 52-9-2 record over the past three seasons … As team captain in 2008, she earned second-team all-Suburban West Conference and played in the St. Louis Senior All-Star Game … She also earned St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro honorable mention her senior season … As a junior in 2007, Medlock was second-team all Suburban West Conference and voted the team’s Most Valuable Defender … Was a standout soccer player at Lafayette.
At Missouri State: O’Connor showed plenty of promise in 2009 and hopes to help fill the scoring shoes of departed senior Melissa Lantz. 2009: O’Connor started 12 of the 13 games in which she appeared before an injury derailed the second half of her season … Her four goals were tied for fourth on the team and was the highest total by a freshman in ’09 … Finished third on the team in assists (five) and points (13) … Her shots percentage (.333) was secondly only to Kristen Pettey (.500) … Scored a goal in four straight games from 8/30 to 9/7 … Scored a goal and assisted on two others in the Bears’ 7-0 victory against in-state rival Saint Louis at Plaster Field (9/7/09) … Finished eighth in the MAC in assists per game (0.36). Background: O’Connor was the top scorer the past two seasons for The Oak Ridge School in Fort Worth, Texas …Named team captain and Most Valuable Offensive Player her senior season for the Owls’ and coach Mara Bird … Earned all-Southwest Preparatory Conference honors that season and all-SPC honorable mention distinction her junior season … She holds the school’s records for highest single-season assist total and most goals scored … Was also a standout basketball, soccer and softball player. Personal: Kristina Lynn O’Connor was born on February 11, 1991, in Fort Worth, Texas … Daughter of John and Lisa O’Connor … Undecided on a major … Has one brother, Eddie.
Personal: Chelsey Ray Medlock was born on November 23, 1990, in Creve Coeur, Mo. … Daughter of Jeff Medlock and Suzanne Heger … Has a 3.53 GPA in Accounting … Has one brother, Robert.
medlock’s Career Statistics o’connor’s Career Statistics Year GP-GS 2009 19-12 Total 19-12
G 0 0
A 0 0
PTS. 0 0
SH. 0 0
DS 1 1
Year GP-GS 2009 13-12 Total 13-12
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G 4 4
A 5 5
PTS. 13 13
SH. 12 12
DS 0 0
The 2010 Field Hockey Bears
stellern #28 Brcic –So. • MF • 5’7 –Wildwood, Mo. –Lafayette High –Squad Member
#11 –Fr. • MF • 5’5 –Ellisville, Mo. –Lafayette High –Squad Member
• NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad (2009) • Athletics Director Honor Roll (2009) • Missouri State Field Hockey Most Improved Player (2008)
At Missouri State: A year removed from a left ACL tear, Brcic could be a key addition to the Bears’ midfield.
At Missouri State: Stellern makes her long-awaited return to the Bears after missing the majority of the last two seasons with injuries.
Background: Brcic was a standout at Lafayette High School in St. Louis where she guided the Lancers to three straight Suburban Conference championships and a 52-9-2 record from 2006-08 … The Lancers outscored their opponents 210-45 over her last two seasons … As a defender and team captain her senior year, she scored three goals and collected five assists … Earned second-team Post-Dispatch All-Metro and all-conference honors … Brcic was a St. Louis Senior All-Star game participant with teammate and fellow MSU player Chelsey Medlock … Honored as the Lancers’ Defensive Player of the Year … Also had nine assists and a pair of goals as a junior.
2009: Missed the season after suffering a right ACL tear in the offseason … Named to the Athletics Director Honor Roll and NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad after earning a 4.0 GPA for the fall semester, while undecided on a major. 2008: Redshirted due to injury after playing in two games off the bench. Background: Stellern played for Missouri State Hall of Fame member Kelly Stuckel Yates at Lafayette High for four years, helping the team to three straight Public School Championships … As a senior, Stellern was named first-team all-conference, team captain and earned the team’s Most Valuable Person award … Also was a team captain as a junior, when she was named the team’s best defensive player … Made the second-team all-conference and all-metro honorable mention squads that year … Starred on Lafayette’s soccer team, leading the team in goals scored her sophomore and junior seasons. Personal: Taylor Samantha Stellern was born on October 20, 1989, in Wildwood, Mo. … Daughter of Michael and Patty Stellern …Has a 3.44 GPA in Exercise & Movement Science … Has two sisters, Lexie and Sydney … Her father, Michael, played baseball at UMSL and was a fifth-round draft choice of the Houston Astros in the 1982 MLB draft.
2009: Redshirted due to injury.
Personal: Emily Frances Brcic was born on November 1, 1990, in Louisville, Ky. … Daughter of David and Cindy Brcic … Undecided on a major … Has a brother, Alex.
Brcic’s Career Statistics Year GP-GS G A PTS. SH. 2009 Medical Redshirt Season Total 0 0 0 0 0
stellern’s Career Statistics Year GP-GS G A PTS. SH. 2009 Medical Redshirt Season 2008 2-0 0 0 0 0 Total 2-0 0 0 0 0
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DS 0 0
Missouri State Newcomers Andrea Casey #32 BAYLISS bain
–Jr. • F • 5’4 –Bathurst, NSW, Australia –Charles Sturt University
–Fr. • D/MF • 5’5 –Huntington Beach, Calif. –Huntington Beach High
At Missouri State: Bain will back up returning goalkeeper Steph Anderson after an impressive high school career at Oak Bay High.
At Missouri State: Bayliss will be a potent offensive threat for a Bear team trying to replace the sixth all-time leading goal scorer, Melissa Lantz.
At Missouri State: Good will be counted on to make an immediate contribution, as she joins fellow Huntington Beach High School alum and midfielder Ramie Masters.
Background: In four years at Oak Bay High, Bain started every game in goal for coach Natasha Craig … Named the team’s captain and Most Valuable Player her junior and senior seasons … As a senior, she helped lead Oak Bay High to an Island Championship, dethroning 16-time defending champion Cowachain Secondary in the title game decided by a penalty stroke off … The team was also ranked first in the Lower Island Championships in 2008 and 2009 … Placed first in the Victoria Region during the 2009 Indoor Provincial Championships and were the consolation round winners in the AAA Provincial High School Championships … Over the past couple seasons she has played for the Vancouver Island Regional Team and the B.C. Provincial Team at tournaments such as the Provincial Championships, Junior Nationals, Canada Cup and Senior Nationals.
Background: Bayliss enters Missouri State as a seasoned veteran after spending two years at Charles Sturt University following her four-year career at All Saints College Preparatory in New South Wales, Australia … At Charles Sturt, she played for both the men’s and the women’s field hockey teams … In 2009, was named Women’s Division I Most Valuable Player, finished fifth in the Men’s Division III Most Valuable Player voting and was third in Men’s Division III in goals scored … Scored 23 goals in seven games in 2008 and was honored as Charles Sturt University’s Rookie of the Year and the Wagga Association Grand Final’s Best Player on the Ground Award ... Outside of school teams, she played for Kelso Women’s A Grade, Bathurst City Premiere League, Central West Academy of Sport and New South Wales State National U-15 Girls where she collected two national titles and was named an Australian Honorary School girl at the age of 14.
Background: Was a three-year starter and letterwinner for Huntington Beach High School and coach Cathy Vandornum … Played both the center and left midfielder positions … During her junior and senior seasons, she helped lead the Oilers to two California Interscholastic Federation Finals, two Marina High School Tournament Championships, a Florida Tournament Championship, and two Sunset League Titles, going undefeated in 2008 … Voted the best midfielder in the Sunset League and All-Sunset League First Team as a senior … Graduated with a 3.2 GPA … Was an all-league performer in the discus and shot put … Will also compete for the Track and Field Bears.
–Fr. • GK • 5’6 –Victoria, B.C. –Oak Bay High
Personal: Andrea Elizabeth Bain was born June 9, 1992, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada … Daughter of John Bain and Marvella Preston-Bain of Victoria, B.C. … Plans to major in Political Science … Has one sister, Kaitlin.
Personal: Meagen Christine Good was born January 21, 1992, in Newport Beach, Calif. … Daughter of James Good and Erin Richards … Plans to major in nursing … Has three siblings, Carsten Good, Chase Richards and Mackey Clustka.
Personal: Casey Lynne Bayliss was born April 17, 1989, in Gosford, New South Wales, Australia … Daughter of Keith Bayliss and Kathryn Conyers of Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia … Plans to double major in Animal Science and Journalism … Has one brother, Geoffrey.
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Hillary lawless #21
–Fr. • MF • 5’8 –Mississauga, Ontario –St. Thomas Aquinas
–Fr. • F • 5’3 –St. Louis, Mo. –Lafayette High
–Fr. • F • 5’6 –St. Louis, Mo. –Cor Jesu Academy
At Missouri State: Lawless will play forward and continue the long line of Lafayette High School standouts to join the Bears.
At Missouri State: Schmidt joins fellow Cor Jesu alum Lori Sinclair and will be a scorer from the forward position.
At Missouri State: Tavares will be a difference maker in the midfield as she attempts to replace the departed Alyssa Hile.
Background: Lawless was a four-year starter and letterwinner for the Lancers … Played almost exclusively at forward, but did see some action in the midfield her senior season … Was a member of three Public School Champion squads … Was a team captain her senior season … Led the Lancers to a 19-4 overall record, scoring 31 points along the way … Named first-team all-conference and Post-Dispatch All-Metro Third Team … Was a four-time participant in the National Field Hockey Festival, winning the Under-16 Championship one season … Played for Team Gateway St. Louis Club Field Hockey coach by Missouri State Athletics Hall of Famer Kelly Stuckel-Yates … Lettered and started for four seasons on the Lancers’ lacrosse team, earning allAmerican status in 2010.
Background: Schmidt was a four-year starter at Cor Jesu Academy, playing primarily as a midfield wing … Was a two-time Post-Dispatch All-Metro honoree, earning second-team distinction her senior season and honorable mention as a junior … Named All-MWAA Conference First Team as a senior … Helped lead the Chargers to a Gateway Classic Bracket Championship her junior year … Excelled on the Aim Club Field Hockey Team in St. Louis … Lettered all four years for the Chargers soccer team, playing as both a goalie and a forward … Also played guard on the basketball team.
Background: Tavares comes to Missouri State after starting all four years for St. Thomas Aquinas High School and coach Jean Major … Serving as captain, her teams went a combined 21-2-1 her last two seasons at St. Thomas Aquinas, finishing first in the conference her junior year and second her senior season … For her efforts, Tavares was named the team’s Most Valuable Player in 2009 … Played in her division’s High School Varsity All-Star Game her senior season … Named the team’s Most Valuable Player as a junior … Was a four-time Honor Roll student at St. Thomas Aquinas … Has spent time with the Under18 Ontario Indoor Field Hockey Team, the U18 and Women’s Mississauga Field Hockey Club, the U18 Ontario Provincial Field Hockey Team and the U18 Saskatchewan Field Hockey Team … Captained the U16 Ontario Provincial Team.
Personal: Hillary Allison Lawless was born April 27, 1992, in St. Louis, Mo. … Daughter of Tom and Cheryl Lawless … Undecided on a major … Her father, Tom, was a professional baseball player from 1982-90, beginning his career with the Cincinnati Reds and spending time with the Montreal Expos, Toronto Blue Jays and St. Louis Cardinals … Her sister Samantha played field hockey at Robert Morris for 2005-08 … Has another sister, Jessica.
Missouri State Newcomers Catrina Laura SCHMIDT #12 tavares #8
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Personal: Catrina Anne Schmidt was born September 28, 1991, in Virginia Beach, Va. … Daughter of Steven and Catherine Schmidt of St. Louis, Mo. … Plans to major in Biology … Has two brother, Ben and Ethan, and three sisters, Amelia, Deanna and Faith.
Personal: Laura Marie Tavares was born February 13, 1992, in Oakville, Ontario, Canada … Daughter of Joe and Barb Tavares … Plans to major in Entrepreneurship … Has a sister, Barbara … Her brother, John, was the first overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, going to the New York Islanders.
MAC 2010 Composite Field Hockey Schedule
August 27, 2010 Ball State at Longwood, 2:00 p.m. Radford at Ohio, 2:00 p.m. Miami at California, 7:00 p.m. August 28, 2010 Kent State vs. William & Mary, 10:00 a.m. Central Michigan at Michigan State, 10:30 a.m. Lindenwood (MO) at Missouri State, 12:00 p.m. Ball State at Appalachian State, 12:00 p.m. August 29, 2010 Central Michigan vs. Louisville/Duke, 10:30 a.m. Saint Louis at Ohio, 12:00 p.m. Kent State at James Madison, 1:00 p.m. Miami vs. Pacific, 2:00 p.m. August 30, 2010 Miami vs. UC Davis, 2:00 p.m. August 31, 2010 Ohio State at Ohio, 12:00 p.m.
September September 3, 2010 Robert Morris at Ball State, 2:00 p.m. Ohio at Rutgers, 3:00 p.m. September 4, 2010 Missouri State vs. Fairfield, 1:00 p.m. Miami vs. Brown, 1:00 p.m. Kent State vs. Syracuse, 1:00 p.m. September 5, 2010 Saint Louis at Ball State,12:00 p.m. Missouri State at Dartmouth, 1:00 p.m. Miami at Iowa, 1:00 p.m. Kent State at Ohio State, 1:00 p.m. Ohio at Drexel, 11:00 a.m. September 10, 2010 Missouri State at Saint Louis, 1:00 p.m. Ohio vs. California, 2:00 p.m. Stanford at Kent State, 2:00 p.m. September 11, 2010 Missouri State vs. Northwestern, 1:00 p.m. Providence at Central Michigan, 1:00 p.m. Ohio at Indiana, 1:00 p.m.
September 18, 2010 Central Michigan vs. UC Davis, 1:00 p.m. Ball State at Iowa, 1:00 p.m. September 19, 2010 Missouri State at Indiana, 11:00 a.m. Ohio at Richmond, 11:00 a.m. Boston University at Kent State, 12:00 p.m. Miami at Northwestern, 12:00 p.m. Central Michigan at Saint Louis, 2:00 p.m. September 25, 2010 Ball State at Kent State, 12:00 p.m. Miami at Ohio, 12:00 p.m. New Hampshire at Central Michigan, 1:00 p.m. September 26, 2010 Iowa at Central Michigan, 11:00 a.m. Miami at Kent State, 12:00 p.m. Ball State at Ohio, 12:00 p.m. Missouri State vs. Pacific, 1:30 p.m. September 29, 2010 Saint Louis at Missouri State, 4:00 p.m.
October October 1, 2010 Kent State at Central Michigan, 1:00 p.m. Miami at Ball State, 2:00 p.m. October 2, 2010 Ohio at Central Michigan, 1:00 p.m. Missouri State at Ball State, 12:00 p.m.
October 17, 2010 Central Michigan at Missouri State, 11:00 a.m. Kent State at Ball State, 12:00 p.m. Ohio at Miami, 12:00 p.m. October 22, 2010 Ball State at Missouri State, 1:00 p.m. Kent State at Ohio, 2:00 p.m. October 23, 2010 Central Michigan at Ohio, 12:00 p.m. October 24, 2010 Miami at Missouri State, 12:00 p.m. Indiana at Ball State, 12:00 p.m. Central Michigan at Kent State, 12:00 p.m. October 27, 2010 Ball State at Ohio State, 2:00 p.m. October 29, 2010 Ohio at Missouri State, 1:00 p.m. Ball State at Miami, 2:00 p.m. October 30, 2010 Central Michigan at Miami, 12:00 p.m. October 31, 2010 Kent State at Missouri State, 11:00 a.m. Central Michigan at Ball State, 12:00 p.m.
november November 4, 2010 MAC Tournament Quarterfinals, TBD November 5, 2010 MAC Tournament Semifinals, TBD November 6, 2010 MAC Tournament Championship, TBD
October 3, 2010 Missouri State at Miami, 11:00 a.m. Kent State at Northwestern, 11:00 p.m. Ohio at Michigan State, 12:00 p.m. October 7, 2010 Miami at Ohio State, 2:00 p.m. October 8, 2010 Ohio at Kent State, 12:00 p.m. Miami at Michigan, 2:00 p.m.
September 12, 2010 Iowa at Kent State, 11:00 a.m. Central Michigan at Michigan, 12:00 p.m.
October 9, 2010 Ball State at Central Michigan, 12:00 p.m. Missouri State at Ohio, 12:00 p.m.
September 15, 2010 UC Davis at Missouri State, 4:00 p.m.
October 10, 2010 Miami at Central Michigan, 11:00 a.m. Missouri State at Kent State, 11:00 a.m. UC Davis at Ball State, 12:00 p.m.
2010 MAC Field Hockey Preseason Coaches Poll (First-place votes in parentheses) 1. Kent State (2)..........................................31 2. Miami (2)...................................................30 3. Ohio (2).....................................................29 4. Central Michigan...................................17 5. Ball State...................................................10 6. Missouri State........................................... 9
September 17, 2010 Michigan State at Kent State, 1:00 p.m. Ball State at Northwestern, 3:00 p.m. Robert Morris at Ohio, 3:00 p.m. Indiana at Miami, 4:00 p.m.
October 15, 2010 Ohio at Ball State, 2:00 p.m. October 16, 2010 Kent State at Miami, 11:00 a.m. Central Michigan at Missouri State, 12:00 p.m.
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2009 Season in Review
Season in Review . . . . . . . . 58-59 2009 Game-By-Game . . . . . . . 60 2009 Final Statistics . . . . . . . . 60 2009 MAC Standings/Awards . . . 60 2009 MAC Bracket . . . . . . . . . . 61 2009 MAC Statistical Leaders . . . 61
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2009 Field Hockey Season Review For head coach Dawn Callahan and the Field Hockey Bears, 2009 was a season of close calls and near misses. The team’s final record of 4-16, 1-9 in the Mid-American Conference, did not tell the full story of a team on the cusp of a turnaround. The Bears played well against tough competition, but could not get over the hump in numerous close games. Of the 16 losses, 10 were decided by two goals or less, with the Bears holding second-half leads or tied in six of the defeats. Two losses were decided in overtime. One in double-overtime. It was that sort of season for the Bears. But there were several promising developments throughout the year. The 2009 season saw some outstanding individual achievements, progress from upperclassmen and potential from the newcomers; as well as impressive performances in the field hockey battle for Missouri and against the eventual MAC champion and NCAA Tournament participant.
O’Connor off a rebounded save tied the score at 1-1, but the offensive onslaught from the Cardinal was too much, as the Bears fell 3-1 despite 14 saves from Anderson. The final game of the road trip was a back-and-forth battle against UC Davis, with the score tied at one at halftime, thanks to O’Connor’s second goal in as many days, and at two at the end of regulation. An Aggie goal six minutes into overtime sent the Bears back to Springfield with a 3-2 defeat, and a 0-3 record.
Wins Wrap Up Non-Conference Home cooking did the Bears well. Labor day weekend games against Robert Morris and in-state rival Saint Louis produced two MSU wins by a combined score of 14-1. The first was a 7-1 trouncing of the Colonials. After a scoreless first 21 minutes of action, Alyssa Hile gave the Bears a lead on an unassisted goal, and they never looked back. The Bears scored five goals in the next 20 minutes of action, courtesy of Kristen Pettey, Opening Out West Kristi O’Connor, Melissa Lantz and two goals The Bears began the year with a West from Hile. After a Robert Morris goal made it Coast swing and a trio of stinging defeats. 5-1 with 14 minutes to play, the Bears added The Aug. 28 season-opener at Pacific provid- on with goals from Megan Shamleffer and ed a glimpse into what the rest of the season Sarah Cusick. There was plenty of scoring would hold. Alyssa Hile scored the Bears’ first to go around, with seven Bears registering goal of the season, and of the game, giving a point that day. Hile led the way with two MSU a 1-0 halftime lead. Freshman keeper goals, two assists and six points. Steph Anderson kept the Tigers scoreless for MSU stayed hot against in-state rival Saint the game’s first 38 minutes, but there would Louis. Lantz scored only 71 seconds into the be no shutout in her collegiate debut. Pacific match, and O’Connor followed soon after scored twice in the second half to notch a with her fourth goal in as many games. Those 2-1 win. goals were followed by two from Chase, two Two days later brought eventual NorPac from Hile and one from Pettey. Both O’Connor champion and NCAA participant Stanford. and Pettey had multiple assists. Equally as The first career goal from freshman Kristi impressive was the Bears’ stifling defense. Anderson earned her first shutout of the season, saving all five Billiken shots on goal. The 7-1 win brought the Bears’ season record to 2-3, and bumped their lead in the all-time I-44 series to 52-27-2. For her efforts over the holiday weekend, Hile was named MAC Offensive Player of the Week. The Wildwood, Mo., finished the weekend sweep with a combined four goals, three assists and 11 points. She constantly kept the pressure on the defense by registering 12 shots, 11 of which were on goal. The strong showing made Hile the MAC’s early leader in points and goals. A third-straight home game against Louisville would prove much more of a challenge, but that was to be expected when the Cardinals brought their No. 16 national ranking to Springfield. Anderson saved 15 shots and held the Cardinals to only three goals, but the Bear offense could not Anderson, Hile and Pettey celebrate their upset of Ohio University. get started, managing only one shot on goal. Louisville went back
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to Big East play with a 3-0 win. A mid-September trip up north to Evanston, Ill., and the Northwestern campus did the Bears no favors. Facing a nationally-ranked team, No. 18 Northwestern, for a secondstraight game, the Bears were overmatched. The Wildcats scored two goals in the game’s first five minutes and four in the first 30. MSU could never find its footing and fell 8-0. A day later the Bears faced St. Joseph’s for the first time in school history, and the match-up debut proved to be a classic. The two teams exchanged goals in the first half and went to intermission tied at three. Hile and Lantz scored early in the period, and Pettey scored late. It looked as though the Bears had taken control of this seesaw affair early in the second half when Pettey came back for more, scoring her second goal in the 41st minute to put MSU ahead 4-3. But the Bears could not hold the late lead, allowing St. Joseph’s to score with 11 minutes to play to force overtime. One OT was not enough as the teams went scoreless in the additional fifteen minutes, forcing double overtime. St. Joseph’s then put an end to the day with a rebound put-back for a goal and the 5-4 win. Opening Conference Play in Style The Bears opened their conference season against perennial power Kent State and took the Golden Flashes to the wire. After trailing 2-0 at the half, MSU made it interesting thanks to the work of senior Melissa Lantz. She scored three second-half goals, eventually cutting the Kent State lead to 4-3 with just over five minutes to play. Kent State cushioned its lead with two goals in the final three minutes, and the Bears fell 6-3. There was no answer for KSU’s Debbie Bell, who would battle with Lantz all season for the MAC scoring title, as she matched Lantz’s hat trick with one of her own. The team’s second MAC contest of the season two days later closed out September play and brought about the season’s best game. Eventual MAC regular-season and tournament champion Ohio University came to Plaster Field intent on improving their 158-1 all-time record against the Bears. MSU had not defeated the Bobcats since joining the MAC. That would all change this picture perfect, autumn day in late September. It did not look that way for the game’s first 60 minutes and 35 seconds. Until that point Ohio had dominated and established a 2-0 lead, but Melissa Lantz had yet to take over. At 60 minutes and 36 seconds, she did. Lantz fired a shot to the right post and past the Bobcat keeper to cut the lead in half. Less than four minutes later, she was at it again. Lantz received an O’Connor feed nine yards away from goal, took one step and flicked a shot that made its way through the Bobcat defense and into the back of the net. In a mere three minutes and 25 seconds, the Bears went from down to 2-0 and a 0-2 MAC record, to 2-2 and a chance at .500. That chance would have to come in overtime. After a tense 10 minutes that saw both
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Lantz squads squander multiple scoring chances, the Bears eased that tension. Melissa Lantz controlled a loose ball and took off down the left sideline. Hile filled the middle. When Lantz and her two goals on the day drew the defense’s attention, she fed a streaking Hile, who took the pass on the move and shot from 10 yards out. The ball scooted in the right side of the goal to put the Bears on the right side of the scoreboard, 3-2. Lantz finished the weekend with five goals and a game-winning assist against the top two teams in the MAC, but did not receive Offensive Player of the Week honors. However, she was able to help lift the Bears’ record to 3-7, and a square 1-1 in the MAC. A brief respite from conference play suited the Bears just fine. It was time for round two of the Missouri showdown; and this outcome was similar to the last. There were not as many offensive fireworks, but there would be no need for such a display with the defense playing this well. The Bears won 3-0, getting goals from Lantz, Pettey and Grace Baker, her first collegiate goal. Anderson earned an easy second career shutout by saving zero shots. Yes, the Bears defense limited the Saint Louis Billikens to zero shots on goal and only two shots total. The Bears improved to 4-7, and were headed back to conference play.
Back to the MAC It was definitely a season of close calls, and perhaps the most frustrating of them all came in Muncie, Ind., against MAC rival Ball State. Fresh off exceptional performances against Ohio and Saint Louis, the Bears looked to keep the beat going against the Cardinals. And they did, for 41 minutes. The Bears led 2-0 at halftime and 3-0 early in the second half after Alyssa Hile and Melissa Lantz once again sparked the offense. Hile opened the scoring with her eighth goal of the season, and Lantz scored two straight while also assisting on Hile’s goal. The lead would not stand. Ball State scored four unanswered goals, the last coming with less than eight minutes to play, to steal a win from Callahan’s squad. From Muncie to Miami, the Bears faced the Redhawks a day later in Oxford, Ohio MSU was outdone by an offense attack that did
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not retreat. The Bears fell 9-0, dropping to 4-8, 1-3 in the MAC. A week later brought rematches against Kent State and Ohio University. Lantz’s two goals were not enough against KSU, as eventual MAC Player of the Year Rachel Miller scored the decider with just over five minutes to play, beating the Bears 3-2. Lantz may have finished second to KSU’s Debbie Bell for the MAC’s overall scoring title, but she outdueled Bell in their head-to-head match ups, five goals to four. The next day in Athens, the Bobcats were looking to atone for their early-season loss at Plaster Field, and were able to do just that, defeating the Bears 4-2. On a day when Missouri State was honoring the 30th anniversary of the 1979 AIAW Field Hockey National Championship team, the Bears could not replicate the success of their predecessors against Ball State. Megan Shamleffer gave MSU an early 1-0 lead with her second goal of the season, but that lead, and the Bears’ defense, could not withstand Devanny Kuhn. Entering the game with only one goal on the season, Kuhn scored four on four shots, giving the Cardinals a 4-1 lead midway through the second half. Melissa Lantz’s 14th goal cut was too little, too late as the Bears fell 4-2 despite dominating every offensive category. MSU outshot BSU 19-6, 12-4 in shots on goal, and earned 14 penalty corners to Ball State’s four. A day later came Senior Day and the Bears tried to send Molly Busch, Melissa Lantz and Alyssa Hile off in style against Miami. It was Hile who was providing her own stylish sendoff, as she gave the Bears an early lead with her 10th goal. The Redhawks struck seven minutes later, and the two squads went to the half in a 1-1 tie. It stayed that way until overtime. Early in the extra session, Miami dribbled toward the Bears’ end and lost possession, but MSU failed to clear the ball and Miami took advantage. Christine Brightwell stole the ball and fired a shot past Mackenzie Crawford, ending the game and the Bears’ season at Plaster Field. The final weekend of the regular season could not end the Bears’ slide. After falling at Central Michigan 4-1 on Halloween, the Bears’ played the Chippewas a day later in the regular-season finale. Alyssa Hile’s 11th goal of the season put MSU ahead 1-0 in the game’s 24th minute. The Chippewas did the rest of the scoring from there, netting three straight goals to cap a 3-1 win. Early Exit in MAC Tournament Looking for its first MAC Championship Tournament win since joining the conference in 2005, the No. 6 seeded Bears drew No. 3 Miami in a first-round game. A banged-up MSU team could not get much going against the Redhawks. After tying the score 1-1 with
a Stephanie Chases goal in the fifth minute, it was all Miami from there. The Redhawks rolled, 9-1. The Bears 2009 season came to a close with an overall record of 4-16, 1-9 in the MAC. No Lack of Individual Success Despite the team’s struggles, multiple Bears brought home postseason awards, most notably seniors Melissa Lantz and Alyssa Hile. Lantz was named to the First Team All-MAC while Hile took home Second Team honors. Hile set career highs in goals (11), assists (6), points (28) and shots (58), finishing second on the team to Lantz in each category. She also tied Lantz for the team lead with two game-winning goals. It truly was a banner year for Lantz, a 2008 Second Team All-MAC player. She finished with 15 goals, nine assists, 39 points and 79 shots and etched her name all over the Missouri State record books. She leaves tied for sixth in goals (38), fifth in assists (17) and second in points (93). Her nine assists in 2009 are the sixth-highest single-season total, while her 39 points are fourth. In 2009, she was also named to the Academic All-MAC Team, the NFHCA National Academic Squad and the Missouri State Athletics Director Honor Roll. Lantz was not alone in those academic honors. Steph Anderson, Katherine Aslin, Jenna Compton, Kelly Irwin, Kelsey Lomax, Ramie Masters, Chelsey Medlock, Lori Sinclair and Taylor Stellern were all named to both the NFHCA National Academic Squad and the Athletics Director Honor Roll, while Alyssa Hile and Megan Shamleffer were also on the Athletics Director Honor Roll. The Bears were given the NFHCA National Academic Team Award for achieving a team GPA above 3.0 for the 2009 fall semester.
Missouri State Record Breakdown Overall......................................................................4-16 Home.........................................................................3-4 Road..........................................................................1-10 Neutral Sites............................................................0-2 vs. Ranked Opponents........................................0-2 Overtime...................................................................1-2 Double Overtime...................................................0-1 Matches Decided in Penalty Strokes..............0-0 One-Goal Matches................................................1-6 Shutouts...................................................................2-3 After Trailing at Halftime.....................................1-9 After Leading at Halftime...................................2-2 After Being Tied at Halftime..............................1-5
Scoring By Periods
Team MSU Opponents
1st 2nd OT OT2 Total 22 21 1 0 44 32 40 2 1 75
Goals: 7, vs. Robert Morris, 9/5; vs. Saint Louis, 9/7; Opp. Goals: 9, vs. Miami, 10/4;11/5 Assists: 7, vs. Saint Louis, 9/7 Opp. Assists: 8, at Northwestern, 9/18 Shots: 28, vs. Saint Louis, 9/7 Opp. Shots: 29, vs. St. Joseph’s, 9/19 Goalie Saves: 19, vs. St. Joseph’s, 9/19 Opp. Goalie Saves: 13, vs. Saint Louis, 9/7
2009 Missouri State Field Hockey Results Final Stats
UC Davis (OT)
4-16 Overall, 1-9 MAC
Robert Morris W
Hile-2, Pettey, O’Connor,
Lantz, Shamleffer, Cusick
Lantz, O’Connor, Chase-2,
Saint Louis W
Kent State Ohio Miami Central Michigan Ball State Missouri State
St. Joseph’s (2OT)
Hile, Lantz, Pettey-2
*Ohio University (OT) W
Lantz, Pettey, Baker
Saturday, November 7 Championship #1 Ohio 2, #3 Miami 1
NCAA Play-In Game #19 Richmond 2, Ohio 1
2009 Missouri State Field Hockey Statistics Player
Goalkeeping Steph Anderson
Team Statistics Game-Winning Goals (4): Lantz (2), Hile (2)
Penalty Strokes: MSU 0-0, Opp. 2-2
Yellow Cards: MSU 1, Opp. 2
Penalty Corners: MSU 94, Opp. 183
Green Cards: MSU 5, Opp. 14
Attendance: MSU 7/130, Opp. 11/156
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8-2 8-2 7-3 4-6 2-8 1-9
Overall 12-8 12-9 13-10 8-13 4-15 5-16
2009 MAC Tournament Results
Thursday, November 5 First Round #4 Central Michigan 3, #5 Ball State 1 #3 Miami 9, #6 Missouri State 1
OT-Overtime (1-2); 2OT- Double Overtime (0-1); *Mid-American Conference Matches (1-9, 6th); &MAC Tournament (0-1)
Mid-American Conference 2009 Final Standings
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Friday, November 6 Semifinals #1 Ohio 2, #4 Central Michigan 1 #3 Miami 2, #2 Kent State 1 (OT)
2009 All-Mid-American Conference First Team Brooke MacGillivary, Ball State Kim Erasmus, Central Michigan Debbie Bell, Kent State Allison Kettelberger, Kent State Rachel Miller, Kent State Maggie Marcum, Miami Katie Brightwell, Miami Mary Hull, Miami Melissa Lantz, Missouri State Marcy Dull, Ohio Katelyn Shelley, Ohio Second Team Devanny Kuhn, Ball State Kelly Jordan, Central Michigan Kim Sihota, Central Michigan Katie George, Kent State Laurie Wilkins, Kent State Christine Brightwell, Miami Kate Snyder, Miami Alyssa Hile, Missouri State Andrea Biegalski, Ohio Katherine Ballard, Ohio Nina Bruno, Ohio 2009 All-MAC Academic Team Brooke MacGillvary, Ball State Devanny Kuhn, Ball State Melinda Curran, Central Michigan Katie George, Kent State Allison Kittelberger, Kent State Nicole Leach, Kent State Laurie Wilkins, Kent State Katie Brightwell, Miami Mary Hull, Miami Melissa Lantz, Missouri State Marcy Dull, Ohio 2009 MAC All-Tournament Team Brooke MacGillvary, Ball State Devanny Kuhn, Ball State Melinda Curran, Central Michigan Katie George, Kent State Allison Kittelberger, Kent State Nicole Leach, Kent State Laurie Wilkins, Kent State Katie Brightwell, Miami Mary Hull, Miami Melissa Lantz, Missouri State Marcy Dull, Ohio 2009 MAC Players of the Week Offensive; Defensive Sept. 1--Hannah Jones, BSU; Caroline Suitch, KSU Sept. 8--Alyssa Hile, MSU; Courtney Seiders, Ohio Sept. 15--Rachel Miller, KSU; Kirstin Willders, KSU Sept. 22--Katie Brightwell, Miami; Abbey Huck, Miami Sept. 29--Maggie Marcum, Miami; Abbey Huck, Miami Oct. 6--Mary Hull, Miami & Melissa Lantz, MSU; Kara Rhodenbaugh, KSU Oct. 13--Debbie Bell, KSU; Nina Bruno, Ohio Oct. 20--Katelyn Shelley, Ohio; Melinda Curran, CMU Oct. 27--Devanny Kuhn, BSU; Caroline Suitch, KSU Nov. 3-- Debbie Bell, KSU; Courtney Seiders, Ohio
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Central Michigan, 3-1 Ohio, 2-1
Miami, 9-1 Miami, 2-1 (OT)
2009 MAC Statistical Leaders GOALS BELL, Debbie-KENT LANTZ, Melissa-MSU JORDAN, Kelly-CMU MARCUM, Mag.-MIAMI HULL, Mary-MIAMI Hile, Alyssa-MSU DULL, Marcy-OHIO MILLER, Rachel-KENT SNYDER, Kate-MIAMI BALLARD, Kath.-OHIO
GP No. 20 29 20 15 21 13 22 13 23 13 20 11 21 11 20 10 23 10 21 9
ASSISTS MILLER, Rachel-KENT SHELLEY, Katelyn-OHIO BRIGHTWELL, K.-MIAMI LANTZ, Melissa-MSU KITTELBERGER, A.-KENT JORDAN, Kelly-CMU ZORN, Brittany-OHIO LEACH, Nicole-KENT NORRIS, Katie-BSU HILE, Alyssa-MSU
GP No. 20 14 21 14 23 11 20 9 20 9 21 9 21 8 20 7 18 6 20 6
POINTS GP BELL, Debbie-KENT 20 Lantz, Melissa-MSU 20 JORDAN, Kelly-CMU 21 MILLER, Rachel-KENT 20 HULL, Mary-MIAMI 23 HILE, Alyssa-MSU 20 MARCUM, M.-MIAMI 22 DULL, Marcy-OHIO 21 SHELLEY, Kate-OHIO 21 SNYDER, Kate-MIAMI 23
G 29 15 13 10 13 11 13 11 5 10
Ast. 5 9 9 14 5 6 2 3 14 4
Avg./PG 1.45 0.75 0.62 0.59 0.57 0.55 0.52 0.50 0.43 0.43
SAVES SHIFFLETT, Tiffany-BSU CURRAN, Melinda-CMU Anderson, Steph-MSU SEIDERS, Courtney-OHIO SUITCH, Caroline-KENT HUCK, Abbey-MIAMI DEAN, Kelsey-MIAMI MCGILL, Jen-OHIO WILLDERS, Kristin-KENT Crawford, Mac.-MSU
GP No. 19 132 21 130 18 114 16 89 18 88 12 51 13 40 7 31 4 18 5 11
Avg/G 6.95 6.19 6.33 5.56 4.89 4.25 3.08 4.43 4.50 2.20
Avg/G 0.70 0.67 0.48 0.45 0.45 0.43 0.38 0.35 0.33 0.30
SAVES PER GAME SHIFFLETT, Tiffany-BSU Anderson, Steph-MSU CURRAN, Melinda-CMU SEIDERS, Courtney-OHIO SUITCH, Caroline-KENT HUCK, Abbey-MIAMI DEAN, Kelsey-MIAMI
GP No. 19 132 18 114 21 130 16 89 18 88 12 51 13 40
Avg/G 6.95 6.33 6.19 5.56 4.89 4.25 3.08
Pts. Avg./G 63 3.15 39 1.95 35 1.67 34 1.70 31 1.35 28 1.40 28 1.27 25 1.19 24 1.14 24 1.04
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SAVE PERCENTAGE GP S GA SavePct SEIDERS, Courtney-OHIO 16 89 23 .795 CURRAN, Melinda-CMU 21 130 39 .769 SUITCH, Caroline-KENT 18 88 38 .698 DEAN, Kelsey-MIAMI 13 40 18 .690 SHIFFLETT, Tiffany-BSU 19 132 66 .667 Anderson, Steph-MSU 18 114 60 .655 HUCK, Abbey-MIAMI 12 51 27 .654
SCORING MARGIN Miami Kent State Ohio Central Michigan Missouri State Ball State
GP 23 20 21 21 21 19
Off. 2.68 2.82 1.69 1.66 2.19 1.44
Def. 1.92 2.23 1.60 1.99 3.57 3.45
Margin 0.77 0.59 0.09 -0.33 -1.38 -2.01
GOALS SCORED Miami Kent State Missouri State Ohio Central Michigan Ball State
GP 23 20 21 21 21 19
No. 63 57 46 36 35 28
Avg/G 2.74 2.85 2.19 1.71 1.67 1.47
GOALS ALLOWED Ohio Central Michigan Miami Kent State Ball State Missouri State
GP 21 21 23 20 19 21
No. 34 42 45 45 67 75
Avg/G 1.62 2.00 1.96 2.25 3.53 3.57
DEFENSIVE SAVES Ball State Central Michigan Ohio Missouri State Miami Kent State
GP 19 21 21 21 23 20
No. 7 7 6 3 2 0
Avg/G 0.37 0.33 0.29 0.14 0.09 0.00
All-Time Records . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Honors and Awards . . . . . . 64-65 Records vs. All Opponents . . 66 Year-By-Year . . . . . . . . . . . . 67-69 All-Time Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
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Missouri State University All-Time Records Team Records
Most Wins in a Season # Wins Year Coach 1. *30 1980 Rhonda Ridinger 2. 28 1979 Rhonda Ridinger 28 1978 Rhonda Ridinger 4. 24 1981 Rhonda Ridinger 5. 23 1977 Rhonda Ridinger 6. 18 1982 Rhonda Ridinger 18 1987 Rhonda Ridinger 8. 16 1976 Rhonda Ridinger 16 1983 Rhonda Ridinger 10. 13 1994 Val Pinhey Most Goals in a Game # Goals Year Opponent 1. *17 1998 Bellarmine College 2. 12 1998 Davis & Elkins College 12 1979 Kansas University 12 1976 K.C. Hockey Club 5. 10 1978 Southeast Missouri St. 10 1978 Principia College 10 1986 Valparaiso University 8. 9 1982 Principia College 9 1979 U. of Mo.-St. Louis 10. 8 2008 Lindenwood U. # 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Most Goals in a Season Goals Year 127 1979 122 1978 91 1980 86 1981 83 1977 67 1976 63 1998 61 1975 59 1982 49 1983
# 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.
Most Assists in a Season (Since 1983) Assists Year 52 1998 39 1987 34 2001 33 2009 32 2004 30 2008 29 1999 29 1994 27 1989 26 1988
# 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Most Points in a Season (Since 1983) Assists Year 178 1998 135 1987 121 2009 118 2008 113 1983 112 1988 111 1994 110 2001 108 2004 105 1989
# 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 10.
Fewest Goals Allowed in a Season Goals Year 10 1978 10 1979 13 1987 14 1983 15 1976 17 1982 21 1981 21 1989 21 2001 22 1984
Most Shutouts in a Season Shutouts Year *23 1979 21 1981 20 1978 16 1980 16 1977 13 1982 12 1983 12 1987 10 1984 9 1988/2001 Longest Winning Streak in a Season # Wins Year Coach 1. 22 1978 Rhonda Ridinger 2. 15 1979-80 Rhonda Ridinger 3. 13 1980 Rhonda Ridinger 4. 12 1976 Rhonda Ridinger 5. 11 1977 Rhonda Ridinger 6. 10 1994 Val Pinhey 7. 9 1983 Rhonda Ridinger 8. 9 1982 Rhonda Ridinger 9. 8 2001 Dawn Callahan 8 1988 Rhonda Ridinger 8 1984 Rhonda Ridinger 8 1981 Rhonda Ridinger # 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 9. 10.
Highest Winning Percentage in a Season # % Year Coach 1. .933 1978 Rhonda Ridinger 2. .903 1979 Rhonda Ridinger 3. .857 1982 Rhonda Ridinger 4. .842 1976 Rhonda Ridinger 5. .833 1980 Rhonda Ridinger 6. .821 1977 Rhonda Ridinger 7. .818 1987 Rhonda Ridinger 8. .813 1972 Rhonda Ridinger 9. .800 1983 Rhonda Ridinger 10. .727 1981 Rhonda Ridinger
Individual Records Most Goals in a Career Name Years Goals *Chris Dufner 1976-79 199 Kathy Schubert 1977-80 64 Linda Schachet 1980-83 53 June Baran 1979-80 44 Kelly Stuckel 1976-79 41 Melissa Lantz 2006-2009 38 Beth McBride 1985-89 38 Ann Wehrman 1991-94 38 9. Stephanie Dutton 1978-81 36 10. Kim Schwaab 1981-84 35 11. Mindy Amy 1981-82 32 12. Jo-Anne Morgenroth 1991-94 31 13. Rose Ann Torres 1985-89 28 14. Denise Swanger 1977-78 27 15. Debra Long 1977-79 25 Most Goals in a Season # Name Year Goals 1. *Chris Dufner 1979 69 2. Chris Dufner 1978 61 3. Chris Dufner 1977 41 4. Kathy Schubert 1980 33 5. Chris Dufner 1976 28 6. June Baran 1980 26 7. Vicki Malin 1975 22 8. Jemima Cameron 1998 21 9. Linda Schachet 1982 20 10. Stephanie Dutton 1981 19 11. June Baran 1979 18 12. Melissa Lantz 2008 17 Mendy Amy 1981 17 14. Kathy Schubert 1979 16 15. Five w/15; Most Recent: Melissa Lantz, 2009 # 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Bold indicates record set during 2009 season * Indicates NCAA Record
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Most Assists in a Season (Since 1983) # Name Year Assists 1. Rose Ann Torres 1987 20 2. Paula Pennington 1998 16 3. Karen Heman 1989 11 4. Jemima Cameron 1998 11 5. Natalie Hoffman 2001 11 6. Melissa Lantz 2009 9 Rose Ann Torres 1988 9 8. Five w/ 8; Most Recent: Gabby Gomez, 2004
Most Points in a Career (Since 1983) # Name Years Points 1. Ann Wehrman 1991-94 102 2. Melissa Lantz 2006-09 93 3. Beth McBride 1985-88 88 4. Rose Ann Torres 1985-88 87 5. Jo-Anne Morgenroth 1991-94 69 6. Gabby Gomez 2001-04 55 7. Jemima Cameron 1998 53 8. Paula Pennington 1995-98 47 Kathy Cummings 1988-89 47 10. Stacy Winkler 1987-90 46
Most Assists in a Career (Since 1983) # Name Years Assists 1. Rose Ann Torres 1985-88 31 2. Ann Wehrman 1991-94 26 3. Paula Pennington 1995-98 25 4. Natalie Hoffman 1999-02 18 5. Melissa Lantz 2006-09 17 Mary Kukulinski 1997-99 17 7. Karen Heman 1988-90 16 8. Gabby Gomez 2001-04 15 9. Maggie Grelle 1995-98 14 Beth McBride 1985-88 14
Most Saves in a Season (Since 1988) # Name Year Saves 1. Kim Kinsella 2007 239 2. Kim Kinsella 2005 222 3. Beckey Zuchowski 1995 186 4. Lisa Whitney 1991 184 5. Kim Kinsella 2006 168 6. Jessica Schuster 2008 156 7. Monnie Elzy 1997 155 8. Monnie Elzy 1999 150 9. Monnie Elzy 2000 122 10. Beckey Zuchowski 1996 117 Best Saves % in a Season (Since 1988) # Name Year % 1. Lisa Whitney 1991 .864 2. Jeannie Huthsing 1989 .859 3. Mary O’Connor 1994 .826 4. Kim Kinsella 2005 .825 5. Monnie Elzy 1998 .823 6. Jeannie Huthsing 1990 .821 7. Kim Kinsella 2006 .816 8. Beckey Zuchowski 1995 .795 9. Kim Kinsella 2007 .794 Monnie Elzy 1999 .794
Most Points in a Season (Since 1983) # Name Year Points 1. Jemima Cameron 1998 53 2. Rose Ann Torres 1987 42 3. Melissa Lantz 2008 40 4. Melissa Lantz 2009 39 5. Rose Ann Torres 1988 35 6. Beth McBride 1987 34 7. Colleen Finnerty 1993 32 8. Ann Wehrman 1994 31 9. Marge DeMarino 1987 30 Kathy Cummings 1989 30
Honors and Awards Missouri State Athletics Hall of Fame 1981 Margaret Juliette Putnam Mary Phyl Dwight 1982 Carol Nations Gledhill 1983 Dr. Milred Evans Linda Dollar Cecile Reynaud 1984 Nora Sousley Greenwade Carol Meyer 1985 Dr. Nancy Curry 1986 Marilyn Moore Chris Dufner 1987 Becky Geers Oaks Dr. Rhonda Ridinger 1988 Glenda Rauch Climer 1989 Tayna Muentefering Reba Sims 1990 Fran Salsman 1991 Jeanne Calhoun Vicki Richardson-Schutzler 1992 Stephanie Dutton 1996 Linda Schachet-Greve 1997 Marge DeMarino 2000 Kelly Stuckel Yates 2008 Kathy Schubert Daniels
CFHCA All-America 1979 Chris Dufner (second team) 1983 Suzy Fortune (honorable mention) NFHCA All-America 2004 Gabby Gomez (third team) CFHCA All-Academic Squad 1987 Susan Holt 1990 Karen Heman Tracy Schwenzfeier CFHCA All-Midwest Region 1987 Marge DeMarino Beth McBride Rose Ann Torres 1990 Karen Heman NFHCA All-West Region 1998 Monnie Elzy (second team) 2001 Stephanie Dixon Kristie Lau (second team) 2002 Gabby Gomez (second team) 2003 Gabby Gomez (second team) 2004 Gabby Gomez (first team) 2005 Liz Miyashita (second team)
NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad 1998 Maggie Grelle Karen Parrott 1999 Kristie Lau Karen Parrott 2000 Natalie Hoffman Bethany Henrick Jayne Glaser Anne Trueman 2001 Bethany Henrick Anne Trueman 2002 Laura Byers Sarah Guffey Bethany Henrick Andrea Huskey Heather Kiddo Abbey Rolfe Anne Trueman 2003 Betsy Anderson Melissa Behr Andrea Huskey Heather Kiddo Abbey Rolfe Stephani Wehrman 2004 Melissa Behr Laura Byers Andrea Huskey Heather Kiddo Kim Kinsella Stephani Wehrman JoAnn Westman Sarah Wozney 2005 Melissa Behr Laura Byers Sandy Fulkerson Alyssa Hile Heather Kiddo Kim Kinsella, Jessica Schuster Katie Schwartz Stephani Wehrman JoAnn Westman Sarah Wozney 2006 Melissa Behr Stephani Wehrman Kim Kinsella Sandy Fulkerson Jessica Schuster Katie Schwartz 2007 Sandy Fulkerson Kelly Irwin Kim Kinsella Megan Shamleffer Jessica Schuster JoAnn Westman 2008 Jenna Compton Kelly Irwin Kelsey Lomax Ramie Masters Lori Sinclair 2009 Steph Anderson Katherine Aslin Jenna Compton Kelly Irwin Melissa Lantz Kelsey Lomax Ramie Masters Chelsey Medlock Lori Sinclair Taylor Stellern
Mitchell & Ness All-America 1982 Linda Schachet 1984 Kim Schwaab Suzy Fortune AIAW Div. II Championship All-Tourney Team 1981 Stephanie Dutton
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MSU Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year 1980 Stephanie Dutton 1984 Kim Schwaab 1988 Marge DeMarino Missouri State Senior Scholar Athlete 1981 Stephanie Dutton All-Gateway Conference 1982 Linda Schachet Denise Sparks Suzy Fortune Melinda Amy Jane Ducey 1983 Dani Courtney Diane Delia Joy Filiatrault Suzy Fortune Linda Schachet Kim Schwaab Denise Sparks MIT All-Tournament Team 1984 Kim Schwaab Suzy Fortune Kris Kellams 1985 Beth McBride Rose Ann Torres Jennie Zack 1986 Dawn Murray Laura Boughton Patti Blanke Marge DeMarino Beth McBride 1987 Marge DeMarino Beth McBride Rose Ann Torres 1988 Kathy Cummings Beth McBride
1989 1990 1991 1992 1994 1995 1996 1997
Rose Ann Torres Kathy Cummings Shelly Fallon Beth Featherston Karen Heman Stacy Winkler Mara Cassani Carol Ann Champlin Karen Heman Stacy Winkler Julie Berra Amy Blodgett Melissa Goff-Johnson Amy Blodgett Ella Proksch Ann Wehrman Ann Wehrman Mary Oâ€™Connor Linda Shipton Jo-Anne Morgenroth Kathy Marino Dana Radogna Alissa Donaldson Joy Manning Mary Ward Michelle Chiodini Carla Howard Paula Pennington Beckey Zuchowski Monnie Elzy Karen Parrott Cortni Sedgwick Jamie Williams
NorPac All-Conference 1998 Jemima Cameron (Rookie of the Year) Monnie Elzy (Defensive Player of the Year) Maggie Grelle 1999 Monnie Elzy Kristie Lau 2000 Stephanie Dixon
Honors and Awards
Mollie Reichard Monnie Elzy Kristie Lau 2001 Stephanie Dixon (Player of the Year) Kristie Lau (Defensive Player of the Year) Bethany Henrick Abbey Rolfe Gabby Gomez (Rookie of the Year) 2002 Gabby Gomez Leah Postorino Liz Miysashita (East Rookie of the Year) 2003 Gabby Gomez Liz Miyashita Abbey Rolfe 2004 Gabby Gomez Liz Miyashita NorPac All-Tournament Team 1998 Jemima Cameron Maggie Grelle Jamie Williams 1999 Kristie Lau 2000 Kristie Lau Mollie Reichard 2001 Kristie Lau 2002 Bethany Henrick 2003 Jessie Lininger Gabby Gomez (Tournament MVP) 2004 Gabby Gomez
GTE/CoSida Academic All-District VII 1994 Linda Shipton (first team) 1995 Alissa Donaldson (first team) Joy Manning (second team) CoSIDA Academic All-American 1982 Linda Schachet NorPac Coach of the Year 2000 Dawn Porter All-Mid American Conference 2005 Liz Miyashita (first team) Kim Kinsella (second team) 2006 Stephani Wehrman (first team) Kim Kinsella (second team) Ashley Huck (second team) 2007 Sarah Johnson (first team) Kim Kinsella (second team) Alyssa Hile (second team) 2008 Melissa Lantz (second team) Amanda Miyashita (second team) 2009 Melissa Lantz (first team) Alyssa Hile (first team)
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Academic All-MAC Team 2005 Kim Kinsella Sarah Wozney JoAnn Westman Stephani Wehrman 2006 Kim Kinsella Melissa Behr Stephani Wehrman 2007 Kim Kinsella 2008 Jessica Schuster (honorable mention) Sandy Fulkerson (honorable mention) 2009 Melissa Lantz NCAA D-I Statistical Champion 2006 Kim Kinsella- saves per game, save percentage Team- save percentage 2007 Kim Kinsella- saves per game, save percentage
Missouri State Team Awards 2004 MOST VALUABLE: Gabby Gomez MOST IMPROVED: Andrea Huskey & Cami White MOST DEDICATED: Amanda Hanson 2005 MOST VALUABLE: Liz Miyashita MOST IMPROVED: Sarah Johnson MOST DEDICATED: Heather Kiddoo 2006: MOST VALUABLE: Stephani Wehrman MOST IMPROVED: Yolanda Caputa MOST DEDICATED: Kim Kinsella 2007: MOST VALUABLE: Sarah Johnson MOST IMPROVED: Megan Shamleffer MOST DEDICATED: Amanda Miyashita 2008: MOST VALUABLE: Amanda Miyashita & Melissa Lantz MOST IMPROVED: Taylor Stellern MOST DEDICATED: Amanda Miyashita 2009: MOST VALUABLE: Melissa Lantz & Alyssa Hile MOST IMPROVED: Lori Sinclair MOST DEDICATED: Katherine Aslin Athletics Director Honor Roll 2009 Stephanie Anderson Katherine Aslin Jenna Compton Alyssa Hile Kelly Irwin Melissa Lantz Kelsey Lomax Ramie Masters Chelsey Medlock Megan Shamleffer Lori Sinclair Taylor Stellern
Missouri State Record vs. All Opponents Team
Albany, University of. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7-0 Appalachian State University. . . . . . . 8-0-0 Ball State University. . . . . . . . . . . 5-13-0 Bellarmine College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0-0 Bemidji State University. . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2-0 Bloomsburg University. . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1-0 Boston College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1-0 Brown University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Bucknell University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2-0 California, University of. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12-2 California Davis, University of. . . 0-1-0 Carleton College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0-0 Central Michigan University. . . . 9-19-1 Central Missouri, University of. . . . 18-6-1 Central Oklahoma, University of. . . . 4-0-0 Colgate University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Colorado State University . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Cornell University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Dartmouth College. . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1-0 Davidson College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2-0 Davis & Elkins College. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-2-0 Dayton, University of. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Denver, University of. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0-0 Eastern Illinois University. . . . . . . . . . . 5-0-0 Eastern Kentucky University. . . . . . . 10-3-0 Eastern Michigan University. . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Emporia State University. . . . . . . . . . . 3-0-0 Fairfield University . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1-0 Franklin (Ind.) College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Grinnell College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-1 Hofstra University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2-0 Hope College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Illinois State University. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0-0 Indiana University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5-2 Indiana State University. . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0-0 Iowa, University of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23-1 Ithaca College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 James Madison University. . . . . . . . . . 2-1-0 Kansas, University of. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1-0 Kansas City Field Hockey Club. . . . . . 7-0-1 Kent State University . . . . . . . . . . 3-18-1 La Salle University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2-0 Lehigh University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Lindenwood University. . . . . . . . . 6-1-0 Lock Haven University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4-1 Longwood College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Louisville, University of. . . . . . . . . . . . 26-6-0 Maine, University of. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2-0 Maryland, University of. . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1-0 Meramec College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Miami (Ohio) University. . . . . . . . 8-17-1 Michigan, University of. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7-1 Michigan State University. . . . . . . . . . 5-3-0 Minnesota, University of . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0-0 Missouri, University of-Columbia . . 10-0-0 Missouri, University of-Kansas City. . 1-0-0 Missouri, University of-St. Louis. . . . . 8-2-0
Moorhead (Minn.) State University. . 2-0-0 Nebraska, University of. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0-0 North Dakota, University of. . . . . . . . . 7-0-0 Northern Illinois University. . . . . . . . . 5-4-1 Northern Iowa, University of. . . . . . . . 6-0-0 Northwestern University. . . . . . . 1-12-0 Notre Dame, University of. . . . . . . . . . 4-1-0 Ohio University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-16-1 Ohio State University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6-0 Oklahoma State University. . . . . . . . . 2-0-0 Pacific, University of the . . . . . . 10-10-0 C.W. Post College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1-1 Principia College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0-0 Providence College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1-0 Purdue University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2-0 Radford University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4-0 Richmond, University of. . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1-0 Robert Morris University . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0-0 Rutgers University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1-0 St. Louis Field Hockey Club. . . . . . . . . 3-2-1 Saint Joseph’s (Pa.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1-0 Saint Louis University. . . . . . . . . 53-27-2 San Jose State University. . . . . . . . . . . 0-1-0 SEMO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-0-0 SIU-Carbondale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8-4 SIU-Edwardsville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0-0 Stanford University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-14-0 Syracuse University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2-0 Temple University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Toledo, University of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2-0 Truman State University. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0-0 Valparaiso University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0 Villanova University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1-0 Virginia, University of. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3-0 Virginia Commonwealth University. 1-3-0 Washington (Mo.) University. . . . . . . 0-0-1 West Chester University. . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1-0 Western Illinois University. . . . . . . . . . 7-2-1 Western Michigan University. . . . . . . 1-0-0 William Jewell College . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0-1 William & Mary, College of. . . . . . . . . . 0-4-0 Wisconsin-La Crosse, Univ. of. . . . . . . 1-0-0 Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Univ. of. . . 1-0-0 Wisconsin-Whitewater, Univ. of. . . . . 0-0-1
All-Time Coaching Records Year Coach 1971 1972 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Rec. Conf.* Reg. Nat.
Rhonda Ridinger 2-6 Rhonda Ridinger 13-2-1 Nancy Curry 2-6-4 Rhonda Ridinger 13-6-2 Rhonda Ridinger 16-3 Rhonda Ridinger 23-4-1 Rhonda Ridinger 28-2 Rhonda Ridinger 28-2-1 Rhonda Ridinger 30-4-2 Rhonda Ridinger 24-6-3 Rhonda Ridinger 18-3 Rhonda Ridinger 16-2-2 Rhonda Ridinger 12-6-2 Rhonda Ridinger 4-12-3 Rhonda Ridinger 7-9-3 Rhonda Ridinger 18-4 Rhonda Ridinger 11-10-2 Rhonda Ridinger 13-7-1 Rhonda Ridinger 6-13-1 Val Pinhey 10-6-2 Val Pinhey 10-6 Val Pinhey 10-6 Val Pinhey 13-5 Val Pinhey 7-10 Kathy De Angelis 5-7 Kathy De Angelis 5-11 Dawn Callahan 10-6 Dawn Callahan 5-13 Dawn Callahan 10-12 Dawn Callahan 11-8 Dawn Callahan 8-11 Dawn Callahan 6-15 Dawn Callahan 11-9 Dawn Callahan 4-15 Dawn Callahan 6-13 Dawn Callahan 2-19 Dawn Callahan 6-15 Dawn Callahan 4-16
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*Missouri State was in AIAW competition on the state, regional and national levels before moving to the Gateway Conference from 1982 to 1983. From 1984-1997, Missouri State played in the Midwest Independents Tournament. In 1998, the Bears joined the Northern Pacific Field Hockey Conference and were members of the NorPac until joining the MAC in the 2005 season.
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3rd 2nd 5th 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 4th 2nd 2nd 4th 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 4th 2nd 1st 2nd 4th 3rd 5th 6th 6th t5th 6th
1974: 2-6-4 (.167) Coach-Nancy Curry Opponent Result Score Kansas L 0-3 Emporia State L 3-4 Central Missouri State L 1-2 Missouri T 3-3 Central Missouri State L 1-2 Southeast Missouri State T 2-2 Southern Illinois L 1-2 Illinois State W 2-1 William Jewell W 6-1 MAIAW Tournament Central Missouri L William Jewell T Missouri T
0-2 0-0 0-0
1975: 13-6-1 (.650) Coach-Rhonda Ridinger Opponent Result Score Saint Louis L 0-2 K.C. Field Hockey Club W 5-0 UMSL W 5-1 William Jewell W 5-1 Graceland W 5-1 UMKC W 9-0 Missouri W 6-4 UMSL L 0-1 Central Missouri L 1-2 Emporia State W 6-1 Central Missouri T 1-1 Kansas W 3-2 MAIAW Tournament (2nd) Missouri W (pt) Meramec W (pt) William Jewell W Central Missouri L
2-2 2-2 4-1 1-3
AIAW Region VI Tournament (3rd) Bemidji State L 0-2 Nebraska W 4-0 Central Missouri L 0-2 Moorehead State W 2-0 1976: 16-3 (.842) Coach-Rhonda Ridinger Opponent Result Score K.C. Field Hockey Club W 12-0 Saint Louis W 6-2 Oklahoma State W 7-1 Central (Okla.) State W 3-1 Central Missouri W 2-1 Southeast Missouri State W 5-0 Missouri W 3-0 Kansas W 3-1 Graceland W 6-1 UMSL W 4-0 William Jewell W 3-1 Emporia State W 2-1 Central Missouri L 0-1 MAIAW Tournament (2nd) Missouri W William Jewell W (pt) Central Missouri L
2-0 2-2 0-1
AIAW Region VI Tournament (3rd) Kansas L 0-1 Bemidgi State W (pt) 1-1 Graceland W 6-0
1977: 23-4-1 (.821) Coach-Rhonda Ridinger Opponent Result Score Central (Okla.) State W 7-0 Oklahoma State W 3-0 UMSL W 5-0 Southeast Missouri State W 2-0 Washington University T 1-1 Missouri W 6-1 Central Missouri W 3-1 Western Illinois W 2-1 Central Missouri W 3-0 William Jewell W 5-1 Southeast Missouri State W 4-0 Southeast Missouri State W 3-0
Field Hockey Year By Year
MAIAW Tournament (1st) William Jewell W UMSL W Truman State W Central Missouri W Saint Louis W
6-0 3-0 6-0 2-0 1-0
K.C. Field Hockey Club W
AIAW Region VI Tournament (2nd) Kansas W 4-3 Nebraska W 1-0 Iowa W 1-0 Saint Louis W 1-0 North Dakota W 4-1 Bemidji State L 0-1 AIAW National Championships James Madison W 3-2 Westchester State L 0-1 Lock Haven State L 2-5 1978: 28-2 (.933) Coach-Rhonda Ridinger Opponent Result Score Missouri W 3-0 K.C. Hockey Club W 3-0 Central Missouri W 2-0 Iowa W 3-1 Central (Okla.) State W 6-1 Central (Okla.) State W 5-0 Southeast Missouri State W 10-0 Saint Louis W 5-1 Principia College W 10-1 Kansas W 5-0 UMSL W 5-0 SIU-Edwardville W 6-0 Bemidgi State W 2-0 Minnesota W 3-0 Carleton College W 5-0 Wisconsin-La Crosse W 3-1 Central Missouri W 6-0 Western Michigan W 5-0 Eastern Illinois W 1-0 Illinois State W 5-0 MAIAW Tournament (3rd) Missouri W Truman State W Central Missouri L (ot) Missouri W
5-1 3-0 0-1 2-0
AIAW Region VI Tournament (2nd) North Dakota W 6-0 Iowa W 6-0 Saint Louis W 2-1 Central Missouri W 2-0 Morrhead (Minn.) W 6-0 Saint Louis
1979: 28-2-1 (.903) Coach-Rhonda Ridinger Opponent Result Score Indiana W 2-1 Saint Louis T 1-1 Southeast Missouri State W 5-0 Minnesota W 3-0 Central Missouri W 5-0 Kansas W 12-0 K.C. Field Hockey Club W 8-0 Saint Louis L 0-1 Iowa W 4-2 UMSL W 4-0 SIU-Edwardsville W 7-0 Missouri W 9-0 Emporia State W 5-0 Minnesota Invitational (1st) North Dakota W 2-0 Iowa W 3-0 Bemidji State W 1-0 Eastern Illinois W Southeast Missouri State W Southern Illinois L
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4-0 3-1 1-2
MAIAW Tournament (1st) Central Missouri W Missouri W Southeast Missouri State W UMSL W
4-0 6-0 3-0 2-0
AIAW Region VI Tournament (1st) Northern Iowa W 4-0 North Dakota W 6-1 Central Missouri W 3-0 Bemidji State W 5-0 AIAW National Championships (1st) C.W. Post W 4-0 Bemidji State W 3-1 Lehigh W 4-0 Colgate W 2-0 1980: 30-4-2 (.833) Coach-Rhonda Ridinger Opponent Result Score Saint Louis W 3-2 Indiana T 0-0 Southeast Missouri State W 2-1 Central Missouri W 3-1 Iowa L 1-4 SIU-Edwardsville W 5-0 UMSL W 2-0
Central Missouri W Indiana State W Northern Illinois W Western Illinois L Dayton W St. Louis Field Hockey Club 0-1 Central Illinois FH Club W
2-1 1-0 1-0 0-2 1-0 L 4-0
Sauk Valley College Weekend Iowa L 2-3 Wisconsin-Stevens Point W 2-0 Wisconsin-Whitewater T 0-0 Grinnell College W 6-0 Michigan L 1-2 Central Missouri Carbondale Club Southern Illinois Southern Illinois
W W T L
1-0 2-0 1-1 1-4
MAIAW Tournament (1st) Truman State W Central Missouri W
Region VI Tournament (1st) Northern Iowa W Bemidji State W Central Missouri W North Dakota W
6-1 7-0 5-0 2-0
Indiana University Invitational Illinois State W 2-1 Indiana T 1-1 Minnesota W 2-1 Eastern Illinois W 1-0
AIAW National Championships (5th) Syracuse L 2-3 Richmond W 5-1 Denver W 1-0
St. Louis Field Hockey Club 1-0 Principia College W
1982: 18-3 (.857) Coach-Rhonda Ridinger Opponent Result Score Saint Louis W 3-2 Louisville W 1-0 Western Illinois W 5-1 Purdue W 1-0 Iowa L 0-3 Indiana State W 1-0 Northern Iowa W 8-0 Western Illinois L 0-3 Eastern Kentucky W 3-0 Northern Iowa W 6-2 Southern Illinois W 2-1 Saint Louis W 3-0 Denver W 2-0 Indiana State W 3-2 Northern Illinois W 4-0 Eastern Illinois W 3-0 Purdue L 1-2 Michigan State W 2-1 Principia College W 9-0
University of Minnesota Invitational (1st) Minnesota W 2-1 Carleton College W 7-0 Bemidji State W 1-0 Central Missouri W Southern Illinois W Southeast Missouri State W K.C. Field Hockey Club W
3-1 2-0 1-0 2-0
MAIAW Tournament (1st) Truman State W Central Missouri W UMSL L Southeast Missouri State W
7-0 3-1 1-2 3-1
Purdue L St. Louis Field Hockey Club 2-1 Saint Louis W Region VI Tournament (1st) Bemidji State W Northern Iowa W North Dakota W Central Missouri W
1-2 W 2-0 6-2 5-0 3-1 6-2
AIAW National Championships (2nd) SIU-Edwardsville W 3-0 Davidson W 5-0 Ithaca W 1-0 LaSalle L 3-2 1981: 24-6-3 (.727) Coach-Rhonda Ridinger Opponent Result Score K.C. Field Hockey Club W 2-0 Southeast Missouri State W 5-0 SMS Alumni W 2-1 St. Louis Field Hockey Club T 1-1 SIU-Edwardsville Tournament SIU-Edwardsville W 3-0 Eastern Illinois W 2-0 SMS Jayvees W 2-0
Gateway Conference Tournament Western Illinois W 1-0 Indiana State W 1-0 1983: 16-2-2 (.800) *Gateway: 6-0 Coach-Rhonda Ridinger Opponent Result Score Louisville W 3-2 Saint Louis W 2-1 Iowa T 1-1 Western Illinois* W 1-0 Indiana State* W 3-0 Ohio W 3-1 Ball State W 1-0 Northern Illinois L 0-2 Toledo W 4-0 Western Illinois* W 3-0 Stanford L 1-4 UC-Berkeley T 2-2 Southern Illinois* W 2-1 Saint Louis W 3-0 Colorado State W 6-0 Indiana State* W 1-0 James Madison W 2-0 Southern Illinois* W 4-0 Gateway Conference Tournament Western Illinois W 3-0 Southern Illinois W 4-0
Field Hockey Year By Year 1984: 12-6-2 (.600) Coach-Rhonda Ridinger Opponent Result Score Northern Illinois W (ot) 1-0 Purdue W (ot) 1-0 Miami (Ohio) W (ot) 2-1 Ohio W 2-0 Western Illinois W 2-0 Southern Illinois W 2-0 Louisville W 2-1 North Dakota W 3-0 Bucknell L 1-2 C.W. Post L 0-3 Lock Haven State L 2-3 Toledo W 2-0 Southern Illinois T 1-1 Eastern Kentucky W 2-0 Northwestern L 0-1 Iowa W 6-1 Midwest Independents Tournament Western Illinois T 0-0 Saint Louis W 2-0 Notre Dame W 3-0 Southern Illinois L 1-3 1985: 4-12-3 (.211) Coach-Rhonda Ridinger Opponent Result Score Iowa L 0-5 Grinnell College T 1-1 Saint Louis L 0-3 Central Michigan L 0-2 Franklin College W 6-0 Ohio State L 2-3 Miami (Ohio) L 0-3 Louisville W 4-0 Saint Louis L 0-2 Kent State L 0-2 Southern Illinois L 0-2 Ohio T 1-1 Northern Illinois T 0-0 Southern Illinois L 2-3 Saint Louis L 0-1 Midwest Independents Tournament Notre Dame W 1-0 Saint Louis L 0-2 Louisville W 2-0 Notre Dame L 0-1 1986: 7-9-3 (.368) Coach-Rhonda Ridinger Opponent Result Score Saint Louis L 1-2 Michigan L 0-2 Notre Dame W 2-0 Valparaiso W 10-0 Davis & Elkins W 1-0 Kent State L 0-1 William and Mary L 0-2 Ohio L 0-3 C.W. Post T 2-2 Lock Haven State L 0-2 Bloomsburg State L 0-2 Miami (Ohio) W 1-0 Central Michigan L 0-1 Southern Illinois T 0-0 Eastern Kentucky W 1-0 Southern Illinois T 1-1 Saint Louis W 2-1
Miami (Ohio) Central Michigan San Jose State Toledo Northern Illinois Louisville Saint Louis Eastern Kentucky Notre Dame Southern Illinois
W W (ot) L (ot) W W W W W W W
2-0 2-1 1-2 3-0 1-0 3-0 5-1 3-0 2-0 2-0
Midwest Independents Tournament Bellarmine College W 3-0 Northern Illinois L 0-1 Louisville W 1-0 Saint Louis W 3-1 Northern Illinois W 3-1 Eastern Kentucky W (sd) 2-1 Eastern Kentucky L (ot) 1-2 1988: 11-10-2 (.478) Coach-Rhonda Ridinger Opponent Result Score Southern Illinois L 0-3 Louisville W 6-0 California State-Chico L 0-1 Radford W 4-0 William and Mary L 1-3 Iowa L 1-4 Central Michigan T 1-1 Ball State L 0-2 Ohio W 3-1 Toledo L 0-1 Lock Haven L 0-1 Michigan State W 1-0 Saint Louis W 3-2 Ohio State W 2-0 Louisville W 5-0 Southern Illinois W 3-2 Eastern Kentucky W 2-0 Bellarmine College W 3-0 Northern Illinois L 0-2 Miami (Ohio) T 1-1 Midwest Independents Tournament Bellarmine College W 6-0 Saint Louis L 1-3 Southern Illinois L 0-1 1989: 13-7-1 (.619) Coach-Rhonda Ridinger Opponent Result Score Toledo W 2-0 Central Michigan L (ot) 1-2 Iowa L 0-4 Ohio State W 1-0 Lock Haven T 0-0 Virginia L (ot) 1-2 Virginia Commonwealth W 3-1 Kent State L (ot) 2-3 Ohio W 3-0 Maine L (ot) 2-3 Ball State L 0-1 Louisville W 4-0 Saint Louis W 3-0 Louisville W 4-1 Eastern Kentucky W 3-0 Davis & Elkins W 3-0 Saint Louis L 1-3 Miami (Ohio) W 2-1
Midwest Independents Tournament Southern Illinois W 2-1 Saint Louis L 0-1
Midwest Independents Tournament Eastern Kentucky W 1-0 Louisville W 2-0 Saint Louis W 2-0
1987: 18-4 (.818) Coach-Rhonda Ridinger Opponent Result Score Saint Louis L 1-2 Pacific W 1-0 Central Michigan W 2-1 Eastern Michigan W 5-0 Ohio W 2-0
1990: 6-13-1 (.300) Coach-Rhonda Ridinger Opponent Result Score Kent State W 2-0 Toledo L (ot) 1-2 Iowa L 1-3 Miami (Ohio) L 0-1 Michigan L (ot) 1-2
Louisville Saint Louis Saint Louis Stanford Providence Maine Toledo Michigan State Central Michigan James Madison Eastern Kentucky California
W L L W L L L W W L L T
3-0 1-6 1-2 1-0 1-4 0-4 1-3 2-1 1-0 0-2 1-2 0-0
Midwest Independents Tournament Eastern Kentucky L (ot) 0-1 Saint Louis L (ot) 1-2 Louisville W 1-0 1991: 10-6-2 (.556) Coach-Val Pinhey Opponent Result Score Saint Louis W 1-0 Miami (Ohio) W 3-2 Longwood College W 2-1 Richmond L 1-4 Virginia Commonwealth L 1-6 Michigan State L 0-2 Ohio W 2-0 Kent State T (ot) 0-0 SMSU Invitational (1st) Saint Louis T (ot) Central Michigan W
William and Mary Northern Illinois Louisville Eastern Kentucky
0-3 3-5 2-0 1-0
L L W W
Midwest Independents Tournament (2nd) Louisville W (ps) 2-1 Eastern Kentucky W 4-0 Davis & Elkins W 4-1 Saint Louis L 2-3 1992: 10-6 (.625) Coach-Val Pinhey Opponent Result Score Saint Louis W 3-2 Saint Louis W 2-1 Louisville W 4-1 Michigan State L 2-6 Central Michigan W 3-0 Northwestern L 2-7 Iowa L 0-2 California W 2-1 Pacific L 0-1 Stanford L (2ot) 2-3 Central Michigan W 1-0 Virginia Commonwealth L 2-3 Midwest Independents Tournament Saint Louis W (ot) 2-1 Davis & Elkins W 2-0 Louisville W 4-0 Saint Louis W 4-3 1993: 10-6 (.625) Coach-Val Pinhey Opponent Result Score Davis & Elkins College L 2-3 Michigan State W 3-2 Central Michigan W 7-1 Ohio L (2ot) 2-3 Louisville W 2-0 Northwestern L 1-3 Saint Louis W 4-0 Iowa L 0-7 Saint Louis W (ot) 2-1 Louisville W 4-0 Pacific W 1-0 Stanford L 0-2 UC-Berkeley L (ot) 3-4
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Midwest Independents Tournament Saint Louis W (ot) 2-1 Louisville W 5-1 Davis & Elkins W 2-1 1994: 13-5 (.722) Coach-Val Pinhey Opponent Result Score Miami (Ohio) W 2-1 Ball State L 0-3 Michigan W 2-0 Brown W 3-1 Northwestern L 0-4 Iowa L 1-5 Syracuse L 0-6 Central Michigan L 0-1 Ohio W 5-0 Louisville W 2-1 Davidson W 1-0 Saint Louis W 4-0 Louisville W 5-0 Saint Louis W 3-0 Midwest Independents Tournament Davis & Elkins W 4-0 Saint Louis W 4-2 Davis & Elkins W 1-0 Saint Louis W 4-1 1995: 7-10 (.412) Coach-Val Pinhey Opponent Result Score Ball State L 1-4 Iowa L 0-10 Radford L 1-2 Virginia Commonwealth L 0-2 William and Mary L 1-5 Kent State L 3-6 Hawkeye Invitational Maryland L Rutgers L (ot)
Central Michigan Davis & Elkins Saint Louis Louisville Miami (Ohio)
0-1 1-2 3-2 2-0 3-2
L L W W W (2ot)
Midwest Independents Tournament (1st) Davis & Elkins W 2-1 Stanford W 1-0 Pacific W 1-0 Saint Louis W (ps) 6-5 1996: 5-7 (.417) Coach-Kathy De Angelis Opponent Result Score Iowa Tournament Iowa L 0-1 Ball State L 0-9 Dartmouth Saint Louis Central Michigan California Pacific Stanford Saint Louis
L W (ot) L L W L W
0-3 2-1 1-3 0-2 1-0 0-5 1-0
Midwest Independents Tournament (2nd) Davis & Elkins W 3-0 Saint Louis W 2-0 Saint Louis L (ot) 2-3 1997: 5-11 (.313) Coach-Kathy De Angelis Opponent Result Score Missouri Invitational (3rd) Hofstra L 2-3 Louisville W 2-1
Boston College Tournament Boston College L 1-5 Fairfield L 0-4 Ohio Kent State Michigan Kent State Pacific Saint Louis Northwestern Iowa Central Michigan Pacific
L L L L W W L L L W
1-7 2-8 0-7 0-6 3-2 3-0 0-4 0-11 0-4 3-2
Midwest Independents Tournament (3rd) Davis & Elkins W 3-2 Saint Louis L 0-2 1998: 10-6 (.625) *NorPac: 4-1, 2nd Coach-Dawn Callahan Opponent Result Score Miami (Ohio) L 3-5 Louisville W 3-1 Michigan L 0-1 Stanford* L 0-2 Central Michigan W 4-2 Central Michigan W 5-1 Saint Louis* W 4-0 Bellarmine W 17-0 Iowa L 0-4 California* W 5-0 Northwestern L (2ot) 2-3 Saint Louis W 1-0 Davis & Elkins* W 12-2 Pacific* W 3-0 NorPac Conference Tournament (2nd) California W (ot) 2-1 Stanford L 2-3 1999: 5-13 (.278) *NorPac: 1-4, 4th Coach-Dawn Callahan Opponent Result Score California* L 0-2 David & Elkins* W 6-0 Fairfield W (ot) 1-0 Maine L 0-3 Stanford* L 1-2 Kent State L 3-5 Saint Louis* W 5-1 Iowa L 0-3 Northwestern L 2-3 Saint Louis* L 1-2 Bucknell L 1-2 Miami (Ohio) L 0-3 Louisville L 0-1 Pacific* L 0-1 Albany L 1-2 NorPac Conference Tournament (3rd) Saint Louis W 4-2 California L 0-5 Pacific W 4-2 2000: 10-12 (.417) *NorPac: 5-1, 2nd Coach-Dawn Callahan Opponent Result Score Central Michigan L 0-3 Ohio State L 0-6 Appalachian State* W 2-0 Cornell W 2-1 Kent State L 1-9 Pacific W 2-1 Pacific* W 3-0 Stanford* W (3 ot) 1-0 California* L 1-3 Saint Louis L 2-3
Michigan (#4) Iowa Temple West Chester Davidson* Northwestern Louisville Radford Saint Louis*
L L W (ot) W W L L L W
Field Hockey Year By Year
1-4 0-2 2-1 1-0 1-0 0-2 0-2 2-4 2-1
NorPac Conference Tournament (4th) Appalachian State W 2-0 Stanford L (ot) 0-1 Davidson L 2-3 2001: 11-8 (.579) *NorPac: 6-0, 1st - East Div. Coach-Dawn Callahan Opponent Result Score Central Michigan W 2-1 Northwestern L (2 ot) 2-3 Kent State (#18) L 2-4 Ohio State (#15) L 0-1 Virginia (#12) L 0-4 Ohio (#19) L 1-2 Pacific L 1-2 Saint Louis W 5-0 Davidson* W 6-1 Davidson* W 2-0 Radford* W 4-0 Radford* W 3-0 Appalachian State* W 2-0 Appalachian State* W 2-0 Indiana W 1-0 Iowa (#16) L 0-2 Saint Louis W 2-0 NorPac Conference Tournament (t-3rd) Saint Louis W 3-0 Stanford (#20) L 0-1 2002: 8-11 (.421) *NorPac: 3-2, 2nd - East Div. Coach-Dawn Callahan Opponent Result Score Maine W 3-1 California (#16) L 0-1 Virginia (#9) L 0-1 Northwestern L 0-3 Saint Louis W 3-0 Central Michigan L 0-1 Radford* L (ot) 1-2 Davidson* W 3-0 Davidson* L 0-1 Stanford W 2-1 Michigan (#2) L 2-5 Iowa (#13) L 0-1 Appalachian State* W 1-0 Appalachian State* W (ot) 2-1 Kent State (#13) L 2-4 Ohio L 0-2 Saint Louis W 3-2 NorPac Conference Tournament Pacific L 0-3 Appalachian State W 1-0 2003: 6-15 (.286) *NorPac: 1-5, 4th - West Div. Coach-Dawn Callahan Opponent Result Score Lindenwood W 4-2 Indiana (#13) L 0-4 Ball State L 0-4 Michigan State (#8) L 1-8 Louisville (#15) L 1-2 Ohio L 0-5 Ohio State L 1-8 California* (#17) L 0-4 Iowa (#9) L 0-5 Saint Louis W 3-0 Pacific* L (ot) 1-2 Pacific* L 1-2 Davidson W 1-0 Radford W (ot) 2-1
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California* (#20) Stanford* Stanford* Saint Louis
L L W L (ot)
1-2 0-6 2-1 2-3
NorPac Conference Tournament (4th) Davidson W 1-0 Radford L 0-2 Stanford L (2 ot) 1-2 2004: 11-9 (.550) *NorPac: 3-3, 3rd - West Div. Coach-Dawn Callahan Opponent Result Score Saint Louis L (ot) 1-2 Ball State W (ot) 3-2 Indiana L (ot) 3-4 California* W (ot) 1-0 California* L 0-1 Ohio W (ot) 4-3 Lindenwood W 1-0 Saint Louis W 2-0 Stanford* W (ot) 2-1 Stanford* W 3-2 Miami (Ohio) L 0-3 Louisville W 4-2 Pacific* L 0-2 Pacific* L 1-3 Lindenwood W 6-0 Northwestern W 1-0 Iowa L 2-5 NorPac Conference Tournament (4th) Saint Louis W 2-1 California L 2-3 Stanford L 0-1 2005: 4-15 (.211) *MAC: 3-7, 5th Coach-Dawn Callahan Opponent Result Score Saint Louis L (ot) 1-2 Lindenwood L 0-1 Louisville L 1-6 LaSalle L 2-4 Ohio State L 0-2 Indiana (#12) L 0-3 Central Michigan* L 0-4 Central Michigan* L (ot) 2-3 Kent State* W (ps) 1-0 Ohio* L (2 ot) 0-1 Saint Louis L 1-3 Ball State* W 2-1 Miami (Ohio)* L 0-2 Lindenwood W 4-3 Ohio* L 0-4 Kent State* L 2-4 Miami (Ohio)* W (ot) 4-3 Ball State* L 2-3 MAC Tournament Central Michigan
2006: 5-13 (.278) *MAC:1-9, 6th Coach-Dawn Callahan Opponent Result Score Saint Louis L 0-1 Northwestern L (ot) 2-3 Maine L 0-2 Saint Louis W 2-0 Radford W (2 ot) 2-1 Robert Morris W 3-2 Lindenwood W 6-0 Kent State* W 2-1 Ohio* L 0-1 Miami (Ohio)* L 0-7 Ball State* L 1-2 Central Michigan L 2-4 Central Michigan* L 2-3 Kent State* L 0-4 Ohio* L 1-4 Miami (Ohio)* L 2-4 Ball State* L 0-2
MAC Tournament Miami (Ohio)
2007: 2-19 (.095) *MAC:1-9, 6th Coach-Dawn Callahan Opponent Result Score Saint Louis L 0-1 Pacific L 1-3 Stanford L 1-3 California L 0-1 Louisville (#16) L 0-5 Iowa (#4) L 1-6 Saint Louis L 0-1 Robert Morris W 1-0 Indiana L 0-8 Ohio State L 0-5 Kent State* L (2ot) 1-2 Ohio* (#11) L (2ot) 0-1 Ball State* L 0-3 Miami (Ohio)* L 1-9 Central Michigan* L 1-3 Central Michigan* L 1-4 Kent State* L 1-4 Ohio* (#15) L 0-6 Miami (Ohio)* L 0-3 Ball State* W 2-1 MAC Tournament Miami (Ohio)
2008: 6-15 (.286) *MAC:1-9, 5th Coach-Dawn Callahan Opponent Result Score Appalachian State W 4-2 Robert Morris W (ot) 2-1 Saint Louis W 3-2 Indiana (#20) L 1-5 Lindenwood W 8-0 Hofstra L 4-8 Villanova L 1-3 Saint Louis W 3-0 Miami (Ohio)* L 4-5 Ball State* W (ot) 3-2 Northwestern L 3-5 Iowa (#5) L 0-8 Ohio* L 1-3 Kent State* L 1-2 Miami (Ohio)* L 2-8 Ball State* L 2-6 Central Michigan* L 1-3 Central Michigan* L 0-2 Ohio* L 0-1 Kent State* (#20) L 1-4 MAC Tournament Ohio
2009: 4-16 (.250) *MAC:1-9, 6th Coach-Dawn Callahan Opponent Result Score Pacific L 1-2 Stanford L 1-3 UC Davis L (ot) 2-3 Robert Morris W 7-1 Saint Louis W 7-0 Louisville (#16) L 0-3 Northwestern (#18) L 0-8 St. Josephâ€™s L (2ot) 4-5 Kent State* L 3-6 Ohio* W (ot) 3-2 Saint Louis W 3-0 Ball State* L 3-4 Miami (Ohio)* L 0-9 Kent State* L 2-3 Ohio* L 2-4 Ball State* L 2-4 Miami (Ohio)* L (ot) 1-2 Central Michigan* L 1-4 Central Michigan* L 1-3 MAC Tournament Miami (Ohio)
Field Hockey All-Time Roster
Abdy, Anne Adams, Katherine Adams, Marty Airoldi, Donna Allard, Julie Alley, Susan Allison, Kim Alton, Sonna Amy, Melinda Anderson, Betsy Anderson, Steph Almquist, Jodi Andrews, Amy Aslin, Katherine Baker, Grace Balota, Sue Baran, June Barnes, Irene Barrett, Whitney Bayless, Melody Becker, Gwen Behr, Melissa Bergner, Sally Berra, Julie Bina, Ellen Bina, Megan Birren, Becky Blanke, Patti Blinn, Joan Blodgett, Amy Bohlmeyer, Rebecca Boughton, Laura Bram, Linda Brandenburgh, Mary Bratcher, Dee Brcic, Emily Briles, Sarah Broome, Angie Brown, Susan Burley, Joy Burton, Kimberly Busch, Molly Byers, Laura Cagle, Sue Calabro, Stacy Calhoun, Lisa Cameron, Jemima Caputa, Yolanda Cassani, Mara Cavanaugh, Lee Champlin, Carol Ann Chase, Stephanie Chiodini, Michelle Clark, Catherine Cochran, Beth Collins, Sue Compton, Jenna Cooke, Diane Copeland, Cherie Courtney, Dani Crafton, Ana Crawford, Mackenzie Cross, Holly Cuellers, Becky Cummings, Kathy Cushman, Robin Cusick, Sarah Dabich, Vanessa Davis, Leesa Delcour, Kim Delia, Diane DeMarino, Marjorie Dixon, Stephanie Donaldson, Alissa Downs, Debbie Ducey, Jane Dueck, Amy Dufner, Chris Dunn, Sharon Durand, Stephanie Dutton, Stephanie Edgar, Tina Elzy, Monnie Erhardt, Janice Everding, Beth Fallon, Shelly
1986-87 1977 1972 1972, 74-75 1983-84 1974 1980, 85-86 1976-77 1981-82 2000-03 2009 1989 1988-89 2007-09 2009 1981 1979-80 1972 2004-07 1977-78 1992-96 2003-06 1974-77 1990-92 1996 1993-96 1999-02 1983-86 1972-74 1991-92 1974-75 1983-87 1986, 88-90 1974 1972 2009 1986-89 1991 1977 1978-79 1977 2006-09 2002-05 1976-77 1993-95 1985 1998 2003-06 1988-91 1975 1989 2006-09 1993-96 1975-78 1975 1974-75 2008-09 1979 1975-77 1980-83 1982-84 2008-2009 1989-90 1972 1988-89 1976 2007-09 1997 1977 1983 1981-84 1986-87 1998-01 1992-95 1985 1979-82 2004-06 1976-79 1975 1992 1978-81 1991-92 1997-00 1975 1983-84 1988-89
Farley, LaToya Farmer, Joy Farrar, Lauren Faust, Shelby Featherston, Beth Filiatrault, Carol Filiatrault, Joy Finnerty, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Becky Forster, JoAnn Fortune, Suzy Franklin, Cassie Fromm, Tracey Fulkerson, Sandy Gaboury, Gretchen Garcia, Penny Garner, Michelle Geers, Becky Gibson, Becky Gillenwaters, Deb Gilmore, Jessica Glaser, Jayne Gleason, Jennifer Goff-Johnson, Melissa Gomez, Gabby Goudy, Crystal Grasso, Elizabeth Grimm, Teresa Grelle, Maggie Guffey, Sarah Gum, Cary Gunn, Mary Hackney, Peggy Jo Hagen, Cathy Hagen, Christine Hanson, Amanda Harrick, Beth Harris, Jamie Hartman, Ellen Hayes, Erin Heitzman, Jeanne Heitzman, Margie Heman, Karen Henrick, Bethany Henrikson, Bryndis Hile, Alyssa Hoffman, Natalie Holt, Sue Howard, Carla Huck, Ashley Huskey, Andrea Huthsing, Jeannie Irwin, Kelly James, Kay Jeffrey, Tara Johnson, Jan Johnson, Sarah Kapfer, Deanna Karasek, Lauren Karfonta, Rachel Keaveny, Shannon Keel, Tonya Kellams, Kris Kiddoo, Heather Kinsella, Kim Kirk, Jean Kleeman, Laura Knapheide, Elaine Korn, Marilyn Korte, Cindy Korte, Debbie Korte, Diane Kostecke, Kelly Kreutz, Jan Kukulinski, Mary Kupka, Chris LaBruyere, Pamela Lampe, Liz Lantz, Melissa Lau, Kristie Lauricella, Jill Layer, Mary Lenzen, Peggy Leonard, Ann Leopold, Sally Lewis, Nancy
1999-00 1990 1997 1998-01 1986-89 1986-88 1982-83 1992-93 1975-76 1981 1981-84 2001-03 1991 2005-08 1997 1991 1988 1974-75 1977-80 1975-76 1993-94 1999-01 1997 1989-92 2001-04 1997 2007-09 1979-81 1995-98 2002-03 1981 1972 1975-76 1982-83 1982 2001-04 1991-92 2000-01 1977 1997 1975-76 1982 1987-90 1999-02 2001-04 2005-09 1999-02 1986-87 1993-96 2003-06 2001-04 1987-90 2007-09 1975-78 1983-84 1975-76 2005-08 1984 2002 1997 1999-02 1984 1981-84 2002-05 2004-07 1979-82 1987 1974 1972-74 1977-80 1978-80 1978 1998 1974-75 1997-99 1982-83 1976-77 1981-82 2006-09 1998-01 1991-92 1975 1974 1981 1980-83 1974
Lininger, Jessie Lomax, Kelsey Long, Debra Long, Tammy Loomis, Kim Lopez, Liz Lumpe, Pat Lupini, Lori Lynch, Denna Macke, Donna Mackey, Beverly Malczynski, Diane Malczynski, Nacy Malin, Vicki Malin, Wendy Malone, Mitzie Malski, Diana Manar, Karen Manning, Joy Morelli, Vickie Marino, Kathy Marshall, Jessica Martin, Sarah Masters, Ramie Mattingly, Mary Mayr, Suzy McBride, Beth McCarthey, Ann McGrath, Peggie Medlock, Chelsey Meng, Janet Meng, Linda Miller, Cindy Miller, Jennifer Miller, Melissa Millin, Melissa Milward, Nancy Miquelon, Megan Miyashita, Amanda Miyashita, Liz Morgenroth, Jo-Anne Morrell, Michelle Muentefering, Tanya Murphy, Maura Murr, Karma Murray, Dawn Myers, Carole Ndanyi, Ann Nekola, Nance Nissley, Janet Noser, Bridget Notarnicola, Jodi Noud, Liz O’Connor, Kristi O’Connor, Mary Onder, Colleen O’Rourke, Janet Overwater, Chelsea Owings, Pat Parrott, Karen Pennington, Paula Pettey, Kristen Petty, Sarah Picraux, Caroline Piper, Lisa Pleimann, Tami Polk, Dana Portell, Jennifer Postorino, Justine Postorino, Leah Power, Michele Proksch, Ella Radcliffe, Molly Rademacher, Gieta Radogna, Dana Reagan, Kathleen Reichard, Mollie Reinarman, Jackie Renaud, Cecilia Richardson, Vicki Riley, Peggy Rolfe, Abbey Rusert, Susan Saltzgiver, Hollie Sands, Tiffany San Martin, Andrea
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2001-04 2009 1976-79 1978 1983-84 1999-00 1972 1988 1976 1979 1975 1974 1975 1972, 74-76 1975 1979 1972 2000-01 1992-95 1975 1991-94 1991 1980-81 2008-09 1977 1981-84 1985-88 1980 1985 2009 1978-80 1978-80 1974 1986 1997-98 2004-07 1978-80 1989 2005-09 2002-05 1991-94 1992-93 1974-77 1997-99 1975-77 1983-86 1972 1993 1984-87 1977-79 2002 1986-87 1994-97 2009 1993-94 1998 1989 2009 1974-75 1996-99 1995-98 2008-09 2001-03 1985 1974 1983-84 1976-79 2007-09 2003-06 1999-02 1988-91 1990-93 1996 1986 1994-95 2005-06 1997-00 1991-94 1972 1975 1976-77 2000-03 1978 1996 1999-02 1998-01
Santistevan, Marlene Sawvelle, Lauren Schachet, Linda Scherr, Michelle Schramke, Justine Schubert, Kathy Schulte, Mary Schuster, Jessica Schuster, Lauren Schwaab, Kim Schwartz, Katie Schwenzfeier, Tracy Sedgwick, Cortni Shamel, Karen Shamleffer, Megan Shaw, Katelyn Shepard, Sarah Shipton, Linda Sinclair, Lori Sine, Marcia Small, Jane Smith, Jenny Smith, Katherine Smith, Kelly Smith, Tecia Sousley, Nora Sparks, Denise Spitzer, Debbie Staley, Linda Stapf, Karen Steininger, Susan Steinmann, Cortney Stellern, Taylor Stoute, Reiann Strickland, Sharon Stuckel, Jen Stuckel, Kelly Sullivan, Trisha Swanger, Denise Taylor, Barb Tebeau, Sherri Tegge, Kathleen Tekotte, Jackie Thibodeau, Carol Ann Thomas, Nancy Thompson, Ellen Torres, Rose Ann Traficante, Chris Trueman, Anne Trumpy, Adrien Twigg, Tina Vaninger, Jan Vieth, Kathy Wahl, Erin Walford, Lisa Wallace, Diane Ward, Mary Wecker, Susie Wehrman, Ann Wehrman, Stephani Weiss, Barb Welch, Chris Westman, JoAnn White, Cami White, Robin Whitney, Lisa Wicks, Nedra Wilding, Debbie Williams, Jamie Winfield, Windy Winkler, Stacy Winzerling, Jennifer Wojcik, Deda Woods, Jill Wozney, Sarah Wright, Sue Yerina, Sue Zack, Jennie Zitzmann, Ellen Zoellner, Nancy Zuchowski, Beckey
1979 2008 1980-83 1978 1997-00 1977-80 1977-78 2005-08 2004-05 1981-84 2005-06 1990 1995-97 1975 2007-09 2006 1981-82, 84 1991-94 2008-2009 1974-76 1976-79 1992 2005-07 2005-2006 1987-88 1972 1980-83 1972 1972 1978 1978 2007 2008-09 2009 1987 2006-2008 1976-77, 79 1995 1977-79 1972 1983-84 1992-93 1972 1990 1978-80 1975-76 1985-88 1983 1999-02 2003-2004 1974 1974-75 1980 1999 1987-89 1977 1992-95 1987 1991-94 2003-06 1975-76 1989-91 2005, 2007 2003-2004 1981-84 1990-91 1980-83 1985 1997-99 1987-88 1988-90 1986-89 1989 1983 2004-05 1972, 74-75 1989-90 1985 1997 1977 1992, 94-96
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The 2010 Missouri State Field Hockey Bears No. Name Pos. Yr. Hometown-H.S. 1 Kristen Pettey** F Jr. San Diego, Calif. (Scripps Ranch High) 2 Ramie Masters* D/MF So. Huntington Beach (Calif.) High 3 Chelsey Medlock* D So. St. Louis, Mo. (Lafayette High) 4 Kelly Irwin** F Sr. Bexley Ohio (Bexley High) 5 Casey Bayliss F Jr. Gosford, NSW, Aust. (All Saints College Prep.) 6 Kelsey Lomax* D Jr. O’Fallon, Mo. (Fort Zumwalt West High) 7 Lori Sinclair** MF Jr. St. Louis, Mo. (Cor Jesu Academy) 8 Laura Tavares MF Fr. Mississauga, Ontario (St. Thomas Aquinas) 9 Kristi O’Connor* F So. Fort Worth, Texas (Oak Ridge High) 10 Liz Grasso** D Sr. Haddonfield, N.J. (Haddon Township High) 11 Emily Brcic MF Fr. Ellisville, Mo. (Lafayette High) 12 Catrina Schmidt F Fr. St. Louis, Mo. (Cor Jesu Academy) 17 Jennifer Portell*** MF Sr. Edwardsville, Ill. (Edwardsville High) 18 Reiann Stoute* D Jr. Bridgetown, Bardados (CombermereSchool) 21 Hillary Lawless F Fr. St. Louis, Mo. (Lafayette High School) 23 Amanda Miyashita*** D Sr. Richmond, B.C. (Hugh Boyd Secondary) 24 Meagen Good D/MF Fr. Huntington Beach (Calif.) High 25 Sarah Cusick** MF/F Jr. San Diego, Calif. (Scripps Ranch High) 28 Taylor Stellern MF So. Wildwood, Mo. (Lafayette High) 32 Andrea Bain GK Fr. Victoria, B.C., Canada (Oak Bay High) 76 Steph Anderson* GK So. Pittsburgh, Pa. (North Allegheny High) * Indicates Letters Earned
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