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 2015:All-MAC First Team ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... All-MAC Academic Team ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll 2014: MAC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 9) 2013: Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention 2012: Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll
2015 Season (Redshirt Junior) Appeared and started in all 18 games for the Bears … lone Bear to receive first team all-conference honors … Served as second-year captain … Tied for third on the team with 22 shots … Scored lone goal of the season in Missouri State’s 5-4 overtime victory over Saint Louis (Sept. 17) … Midfielder played integral part by averaging over 58 minutes of time per game on the pitch after season-ending injury in sixth game of 2014 season … Part of six-win team that made first MAC Tournament appearance since 2011.
2014 Season (Medical Redshirt) Granted medical hardship for the 2014 season ... Played in six games before an injury ended her junior season ... Started in each appearance ... Junior captain led back line with two defensive saves in a 5-4 victory over UC Davis (Sept. 4) ... Scored lone goal of season and made an assist in a 4-1 victory against Saint Louis on Sept. 7 ... Named Mid-American Conference Player of the Week on Sept. 9 for weekend sweep of UC Davis and Saint Louis ... Registered six shots, with two on-goal ... Averaged 64.9 minutes per game of playing time (most on team before injury).
2013 Season (Sophomore) Served as a solid all-around player in her second season at Missouri State ... Scored a walkoff goal on senior day against Ball State (Nov. 3) ... Scored two goals on the year with one assist for a total of five points ... Notched 18 shots, the third-highest total on the squad ... Placed 10 shots on goal ... Made five defensive saves to lead the team and place third in the MAC ... Earned career highs in multiple statistical categories.
2012 Season (Freshman) Appeared in all 16 of Missouri State's games and started six times ... Scored one goal, which accounted for her two points on the year ... Also recorded four shots for the Bears.
Background Young was a four-year starter as a midfielder and defender at Serra High School ... Started all four years and lettered as a junior and senior ... Helped the Conquistadors to a California Interscholastic Federation Division II title in 2011 ... As a senior, picked up first team all-league, all-CIF and all-division honors ... Excelled in the classroom and was named to the San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic team as a junior and senior ... Was named the hardest worker on her team as a freshman and sophomore ... High school teammate of current Bears field hockey player Dominique Leyva.
Personal Elizabeth Anne Young was born Feb. 14, 1994 in San Diego, Calif. ... Daughter of Tom and Corinne Young ... Majoring in biology ... Wants to become a veterinarian.