More than 200 MSU student-athletes recognized for academic excellence
Unanimous pick Cole Alexander and Andrew Riggs represent MSU on the first team
Sophomore James Fawke highlights Valley awards with second-team honor
The Braves capitalized on a botched clear to spoil Missouri State's MVC opener at home
Bears' defense yet to allow first-half goal this season; Muskateers score in 81st minute
MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013, Spring 2012
2013: Started all 18 of the Bears' matches this year...Played the most minutes (1711) of any MSU player besides goalkeeper Trevor Spangenberg for the second consecutive season...Averaged over 95 minutes per game throughout the season...Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year; The first Bears position player to receive the honor, with goalkeepers Mark Modersohn (1999) and Alex Riggs (2009) being the previous recipients...Second Team NSCAA Scholar All-America Selection...First Team All-MVC Selection...Missouri State Team Captain...Preseason All-Conference team...College Sports Madness First Team All-Conference selection...Named to the 2013 MVC Scholar-Athlete first team...NSCAA's NCAA Division 1 Men's All-Midwest Region First Team selection...NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region First Team Selection.
2012: Was one of four Bears to start all 17 matches this season...Played the most minutes (1561) of any MSU player besides goalkeeper Andrew Riggs...Anchored the MSU backline that tied a school record for fewest goals allowed in a single season (14)...Registered nine shots on the season, three of which were on goal...Led the Bears' defense to five consecutive shutouts from Aug. 28 - Sept. 9...Named Defensive MVP at the University of Central Arkansas Tournament...Earned co-MVP honors at the Dayton Marriott Classic...Also named to the all-tournament team at New Mexico's TLC Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Lobo Invitational...Earned all-MVC second team honors...Was one of three Bears to garner MVC Scholar-Athlete honorable mention accolades.