Missouri State field hockey juniors Holly Scherer and Kimberleigh Eng repeat as 2014 Division I Scholars of Distinction while Jessi Pope earns her third consecutive honor from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association
The Missouri State field hockey team gains the lead on two separate occasions, but isn't able to hold off MAC-leading Central Michigan in the second half
Awards/Honors 2014: NFHCA Scholar of Distinction ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... MAC Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-MAC Team ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Fall) 2013: NFHCA Scholar of Distinction ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll ... Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention 2012: NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll 2014 Season (Junior) Played in all 18 games for Missouri State in 2014 ... Made starts in 11 contests, 10 of which came to start the season ... Long goal of the season came off her only shot ... Served as the eventual game-winner in a 4-1 victory over Saint Louis on Sept. 7 ... Averaged 37.7 minutes per game of playing time ... Logged a season-high 49 minutes of game action in a 1-0 loss to Rider on Aug. 30 ... Played over 650 minutes for the Bears in 2014 ... Picked up only one green and yellow card each throughout season.
2013 Season (Sophomore) Appeared in all 16 games for the Bears as a sophomore ... Drew 13 starts ... Logged two goals and four points on six shots, four of which were on-goal ... Scored the first goal of her career (the eventual game-winner) in Missouri State's 5-0 home-opening win over Saint Louis on Oct. 1 ... Also notched one score in MAC competition at home against Ohio on Oct. 11.
2012 Season (Freshman) Appeared in all 16 games for Missouri State, one of which was a start.
Background Eng was a four-year starter at forward for C.D. Hylton High School ... As a senior, led her team in scoring with 14 goals and recorded seven assists ... Claimed numerous honors as a senior, including First Team All-Area and Second Team All-AAA Northwest Region ... Was named to the AAA Cardinal District first team as a junior and senior ... As a junior, helped lead C.D. Hylton to the regional semifinals ... Picked up all-area honors in each of her four seasons ... Lettered three years in soccer for the Bulldogs.
Personal Kimberleigh Ann Eng was born Dec. 22, 1993 in Fairfax, Va. ... Daughter of Alexander and Tracy Eng ... Majoring in marketing ... Has a brother, Kyle.