At Missouri State: Durk looks to break into the starting line-up this season as he continues to work hard at midfield. 2009: A third-year letterwinner, Durk saw action in 18 of the Bears' 19 matches including two starts. Recorded his only point of the season with an assist on Jordan Hoffman's goal at SMU (9/27). Three of his four shots taken were on goal. 2008: Durk played a relief role in 2008 appearing in all 22 of the Bears' matches, while contributing eight starts on the season in the midfield. Brandon tallied two shots on the season in losing efforts to SIU Edwardsville (8/30) and Cleveland State (9/5). His lone assist came in the victory over Bradley (10/25). 2007: Durk made nine starts and played in 20 matches as a freshman, taking a shot against Centenary (9/1) for his only statistic from the midfield. Background: Durk was a three-year starter for coach Dave Thurmer at Duchesne High School in St. Charles, Mo., where he led his team to a 15-5 record and a Gateway North Conference championship as a senior. The midfielder was a first-team all-state and all-conference selection as a junior and senior and was named the team's MVP as a senior. Durk also played for the nationally-renowned Scott Gallagher club, and in July of 2006 finished third at the Under-17 National Soccer Championship. Durk's club team was the state champion in his final three seasons. Personal: Brandon Scott Durk is the son of Randy Durk and Susan Daigle. He was born Aug. 8, 1988, in Columbia, Mo. He is a restaurant and hospitality administration major.