Bears rack up three more defensive saves in defeat
Awards/Honors 2013: NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll
2013 Field Hockey Appeared in all 16 games as a freshman and started 10 times ... Notched the first goal of her career on senior day (Nov. 3), an eventual 2-1 overtime victory over Ball State ... Recorded the first assist of her career on Oct. 11 vs. Ohio ... Also contributed on the defensive side of the ball with a defensive save at Michigan on Sept. 27.
Background A versatile athlete who has experience at midfielder, defense and wing ... Expected to play midfield at Missouri State ... Owns quickness and top-notch passing skills ... Played the 2012-2013 season as a vice-captain for club team HC Eindhoven A1 ... That squad earned a first-place finish in the international tournament in Eindhoven ... In 2011-2012, Schmitz competed for club team HTC Son, which earned second-place finishes three times (fall, spring, winter seasons) ... Played competitive field hockey for more than a decade prior to signing with Missouri State ... Began her career at age 7 with hockey club HC Eindhoven ... Four years later, was picked to compete at the D1 level, the best possible team for players that age.
Personal Kayleigh Marlena Schmitz was born May 22, 1995 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands ... Daughter of Hans and Jacqueline Schmitz ... Lists her biggest sports thrill as winning a championship in the final seconds of a game ... Plans to major in international business, and hopes to work as a manager for an international company after graduation.