At Missouri State: Returns as one of the Bears' most experienced players, being the second-highest leader in goals and points last season.
2010: Scored five goals with two assists for 12 points ... Second on the team in both goals and points, tied for fifth in assists ... Appeared in 19 games, starting 17 ... Her five goals came on only 18 shots, for a .278 shot percentage, good for second on the team (minimum eight shots) ... Had four goals in the first three games ... Scored twice and assisted on a goal in the season-opening 7-1 win over Lindenwood (8/28) ... Also scored a goal in the Bears' 4-1 win over Ball State ... The Bears were 2-2 in games in which Cusick scored a goal ... Has the most career starts (54) of any returner ... Tied with Lori Sinclair for the most games played (60) of any returner.
2009: Was a dependable performer for the Bears starting in 18 of the 20 games in which she appeared ... One of only three 2010 returners to have appeared in all of the Bears' 20 games ... Scored her lone goal in the 7-1 win against Robert Morris (9/5/09) ... Assisted on the Bears' first goal of the season in the 2-1 opening loss at Pacific (8/28/09) ... Had a single-game career high two assists in a 3-2 loss at Kent State (10/17/09) ... Tied for the team lead in defensive saves with one .. Tied for sixth on the team in points with five and was fourth in assists with three ... Finished tied for seventh in the MAC in defensive saves with one.
2008: Scored a goal in the season-opening 4-2 win over Appalachian State (8/31/08) ... Appeared in two games before she was sidelined for the year with a stress fracture in her foot ... Awarded a redshirt season.
2007: Saw action in 19 of the team's 21 games as a true freshman ... Her 17 starts were the second-most of any freshman that season ... Recorded a defensive save, tied for second on the team.
Background: Cusick played four years for Scripps Ranch High in San Diego, Calif. ... Helped lead her team to Western League championships in both her junior and senior seasons ... Was named San Diego Union Tribune Scholar-Athlete her last two years ... Also played softball and lacrosse for one year each for Scripps Ranch.
Personal: Sarah Elizabeth Cusick was born on July 7, 1989, in San Diego, Calif. ... Daughter of Michael Cusick and Cristie Wear ... Majoring in Elementary Education ... Has three siblings, Pat, Joey, and Wyatt Wear.