Kristen Pettey
Kristen Pettey


San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Scripps Ranch High




At Missouri State: After being sidelined with an injury last season, Pettey looks to regain momentum as one of the Bears' toughest offensive threats.

2010: Injuries limited Pettey to six appearances, all off the bench ... Registered two shots, one on goal ... It was her first scoreless season after putting up five goals as a sophomore and seven as a freshman ... Was the only Bear not to appear in a conference game ... Has the third most career appearances (40) of any current Bear.

2009: Pettey started six of the 13 Bears' games in which she appeared ... Was the top returning goal scorer after finding the back of the net five times ... Finished third on the team in goals behind seniors Melissa Lantz and Alyssa Hile ... Her 12 points put her fifth on the team ... Always accurate around the goal, Pettey had the team's highest shot percentage (.500), scoring on five of her 10 shots and the second-highest shots on goal percentage (.900) ... Her two goals against St. Joseph's (9/19/09) gave the Bears a late lead, but the team fell in double overtime ... Had two assists and a goal in the Bears' 7-0 win against Saint Louis (9/7/09).

2008: Pettery found her spot in front of the goal after her freshman year with the Bears ... Was third on the team in goals scored (seven) and points (16) ... Also had two assists ... Scored a goal in her Missouri State debut, a 4-2 win against Appalachian State (8/31/08) ... Had three goals in her first five career games ... Named MAC Player of the Week for Sept. 30 after she scored four goals in three games; two against Saint Louis (9/23/08, a 3-0 win) and one each against Miami (9/27/08) and Ball State (9/28/08) ... Started in 20 of 21 Bears' matches, the most of any freshman.

Background: Pettey played three years for the varsity squad at Scripps Ranch High in San Diego, Calif. ... Led the Falcons with 19 assists and scored 18 goals her senior season while serving as team captain ... Finished the season as California Interscholastic Federation Division II and Western League champions ... Named FIrst-Team All-Western League her senior season and to the San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team her junior and senior seasons ... As a junior, Pettey scored 10 goals with nine assists, helping her team win the Western League championship ... Started every game for the Falcons her junior and senior seasons ... Also played lacrosse and ran track and field.

Personal: Kristen Alena Pettey was born on November 4, 1990, in San Diego, Calif. ... Daughter of Jed and Sandi Pettey ... Majoring in advertising and promotion ... Has a brother, Travis, and a sister, Lauren.

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