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Melissa Behr
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Melissa Behr

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Core Jesu Academy

Position:
Midfielder

At Missouri State: Inher final season as a Bear, Melissa Behr was tied for fourth in scoring with three goals, one each against Northwestern, Lindenwood, and Ohio. Behr started in 15 of 16 games she played in, only missing two games due to her demanding nursing major. As ajunior, Behr led the team with four assists. She also played in 18 matches with 16 starts in the 2005 season and all four of her assists came in matches against Lindenwood and Miami. She posted 18 shots, including 12 on goal. As a sophomore, Behr made a huge impact on the Bears' defense, starting all 20 matches in 2004. She was tied for sixth in the NorPac with teammate Andrea Huskey with four defensive saves. Behr helped the Bears' defense cut its goals-against average to 1.70 from 3.00 in 2003 and held opponents scoreless in four matches. In her freshman season, Behr played in 21 matches, while starting in 18.

Background: Behr came to the Bears after being a member of the Cor Jesu Academy team for four years. As a junior, Behr helped lead her team to a third place finish in the Midwest Field Hockey Tournament. In her final prep season, she was the second leading scorer in goals and assists. She helped her team to win the 2002 field hockey championships.

Personal: Behr was born on Oct. 16, 1984, in St. Louis, Mo. She is the daughter of Edward and Ann Behr.

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