Midfielder Kase Kingery becomes newest member of Missouri State men's soccer program
2012: Played in a reserve role as a freshman...Appeared in 15 matches during his debut season with the Bears...Played a season-high 31 minutes in the Bears' 1-0 loss to Dartmouth at the TLC Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Lobo Invitational...Totaled two shots on the season, both of which came in the season finale against Drake (Nov. 2) and were on goal.
Background: Joined high school teammate Addison Watson as a part of the Bears' 2012 recruiting class...Five-year letterman at Starkville (Miss.) and helped guide the Yellow Jackets to a 14-3 record and their first-ever Mississippi Class 5A state title with a win over Pascagoula...Following his senior season, he was named Columbus Dispatch Boys Soccer Player of the Year...Prior to his senior season, Kingery was invited to try out for the U-17/U-18 Birmingham United Soccer Association U.S. Development Academy team and earned a spot on the team...Before his stint with BUSA, the talented midfielder played club with the Central Jackson Soccer Organization...Starkville was crowned co-district champion during his junior year.
Personal: Kase J. Kingery is the son of William and Rachel Kingery...Born on September 24, 1993 in Opelika, Ala...Has three siblings: Calla, Christian and Kennis...His uncle, Frank Scelfo, served as quarterbacks coach at Tulane, Louisiana Tech and most recently Arizona...In addition, his grandfather [Ellsworth Kingery] played one year in the NFL for the Chicago Bears...Kingery is undecided on a major at Missouri State.