Juniors Charlie Redhead, Liz Young and Dominique Leyva give Bears All-Access a preview of the Bears field hockey team heading into the 2014 season.
Awards/Honors 2014: NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Academic All-MAC Team ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Fall) 2013: NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll 2012: Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll
2014 Season (Junior) Junior forward appeared in all 18 games for the Bears ... Earned her first point of the season on an assist to a Holly Scherer goal in a 2-1 loss to Ohio on Oct. 31 ... Earned only one green and yellow card each during entire season ... Played a season-high 51 minutes in a nonconference matchup with Liberty (Sept. 21) ... Logged over 30 minutes of game action in contests against Iowa (Sept. 28), Ball State (Oct. 11) and Miami (Oct. 24).
2013 Season (Sophomore) Appeared in 15 games and started four times for the Bears ... Notched the first assist and point of her career at Miami (OH) on Oct. 19.
2012 Season (Freshman) Was one of eight Bears to appear in all 16 games ... Also recorded one start during her freshman year.
Background Leyva lettered four times as a forward for Serra High School ... The Conquistadors dominated during her career with four first-place conference finishes and three California Interscholastic Federation championships ... Was a three-time Outstanding Offensive Player honoree ... Claimed First-Team Division II and First-Team Eastern League accolades in both her junior and senior seasons ... Earned San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team awards as a junior and senior ... Four-time letterwinner in lacrosse... High school teammate of current Bears field hockey player Liz Young.
Personal Dominique Marie Leyva was born Nov. 20, 1993 in San Diego, Calif. ... Daughter of Gary Leyva and Denise Leyva Strang ... Majoring in management ... Has two brothers, Dane and Landon.