Midfielder/forward prospect Jon Boyack becomes eighth member of Bears' recruiting class
MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013
2013: Played in 17 of 18 matches for the Bears...Started 5 games including both MVC Tournament games...Recorded an assist in the double-overtime win against Nebraska-Omaha (Sept. 1)...Recorded 11 shots on the year, five of which were on goal...Passed the 50-minute mark in three games, including the MVC Championship Game.
2012: Played in all 17 matches for the Bears as a freshman...Earned a spot in the starting lineup in three of the last four contests...Was in the starting 11 for games against No. 19 SMU and No. 21 Creighton...Played a season-high 44 minutes against No. 23 Xavier...Scored his first collegiate goal off the rebound of a deflected shot in MSU's 3-0 shutout at UMKC (Aug. 28)...Totaled seven shots on the year, three of which were on target.
Background: Comes to the United States after a successful stint playing for the Notts County Academy youth squad in England...Figures to be a contributor at forward or the wide midfield position...Following his 2011-12 season, he took home two of the top youth accolades presented at the Notts County Academy Awards Banquet, including the Golden Boot and Goal of the Year honors for a spectacular goal against Rotherham United...One of his biggest sports thrills was playing in the F.A. Youth Cup against Liverpool.
Personal: Jonathan Boyack is the son of Stephen and Hilary Boyack...Born on September 9, 1993 in Matlock, Derbyshire, England...Has one brother, Andrew...Plans to major in business and/or finance.