Amanda Miyashita
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Amanda Miyashita

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Richmond, British Columbia

High School:
Hugh Boyd Secondary

Height:
5-6

Position:
Defender

• All-Mid-American Conference-Second Team (2008)
• Missouri State Field Hockey Most Dedicated Player (2007, 2008)
• Missouri State Field Hockey Most Valuable Player (2008)

At Missouri State:
Miyashita returns from a medical redshirt looking to build on her 2008 all-MAC second team performance.

2009: Redshirted due to medical reasons.

2008: Finished fifth on the team with three assists ... Started all 21 games for the Bears, bringing her career total to 60 starts in 61 games played ... Was the strongest defensive player for the Bears, earning all-MAC second team accolades ... Fired three shots on goal, but could not find the back of the net.

2007: Miyashita scored three of the first four Bears' goals ... Finished the season tied for second on the team with those three goals ... Netted the game-winning goal against Robert Morris (9/16/07) for the Bears' first win of the season ... Miyashita had 12 of 14 shots on goal for a .857 shot on goal percentage, tops on the team of anyone who attempted two or more shots ... Her seven total points were second on the team behind Melissa Millin ... Started all 21 games.

2006:
Redshirted due to an injury.

2005: As a freshman, Miyashita played in all 19 matches with 18 starts ... Scored two goals, including the game-winner against Lindenwood (10/16/05) ... Collected an assist and a defensive save ... Recorded 20 shots, fourth most on the team ... Her 18 starts were the most of any freshman.

Background: Miyashita came to Missouri State after playing four years of field hockey, soccer and basketball for Hugh Boyd Secondary ... Named team captain her last three years for Hugh Boyd ... Also named captain for her regional team, which placed first at provincials ... Was a field hockey student honor-roll athlete for her local newspaper ... In her four years at Hugh Boyd Secondary, Miyashita started and played in every game ... As a junior and senior she led her team in goals.

Personal:
Amanda Miyoko Miyashita was born June 24, 1987, in Vancouver, British Columbia ... Daughter of Ellis and Maureen Miyashita ... Majoring in Psychology ... Her sister, Liz Miyashita, played for the Bears from 2002 to 2005 and was a three-time all-conference performer, as well as the 2002 NorPac East Division Rookie of the Year ... Also has two brother, Mark and Matthew ... Her daughter, Peyton, was born November 12, 2009.

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