Midfielder/forward prospect Jon Boyack becomes eighth member of Bears' recruiting class
• MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013
2014: Played in all 18 games for the Bears, earning the start in two matches...Appeared in the starting lineup at Central Arkansas (Sept. 18) and against Tulsa (Sept. 30)...Recorded an assist in the 1-0 victory over Air Force (Sept. 27)...Tallied seven shots on the season...Played a season-high 40 minutes twice, once at Central Arkansas (Sept. 18) and the other against Air Force (Sept. 27).
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.