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: MAC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 9) 2013: Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention 2012: Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll
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.