Jessi Pope
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Jessi  Pope

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stafford, Va.

High School:
Brooke Point HS

Height:
5-6

Position:
Defender

Major:
Psychology

03/23/2016

Field Hockey Lands Four on Scholars of Distinction List

Three seniors and a junior represent Missouri State for final NFHCA awards

03/22/2016

Sixteen Bears Recognized by NFHCA on Academic Squad

Seven seniors represent Missouri State field hockey as four-time selections on National Academic list

12/21/2015

Field Hockey Has Five Tabbed MAC Distinguished Scholars

Four Bears earn award for second consecutive year

11/19/2015

Bears Lead MAC With 13 Academic All-Conference Selections

MSU earns bevy of academic honors

09/17/2015

Scherer, Bears Tally 5-4 Overtime Victory Over Billikens

Holly Scherer scores second goal of game in overtime to lift Bears past Billikens

09/07/2014

Jessi Pope set the tone on the backline in a 4-1 win over Saint Louis and spoke to Bears All-Access about the effort

Jessi Pope set the tone on the backline in a 4-1 win over Saint Louis and spoke to Bears All-Access about the effort

Awards/Honors
2015:
NFHCA Scholar of Distinction ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Academic All-MAC Team ... MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll 
2014:
NFHCA Scholar of Distinction ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-MAC Team ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Fall)
2013:
NFHCA Scholar of Distinction ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll
2012:
NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll

2015 Season (Senior)
Played and started in all 18 of the Bears’ games during the season … Set career highs in goals (1), assists (3), points (5) and shots (2) as a senior … Scored first-career goal in Aug. 30 matchup versus Appalachian State … Also notched an assist in Missouri State’s first victory of the year at Davidson (Sept. 3) and in a 5-4 overtime win over Saint Louis (Sept. 17) … Served as trigger person for majority of MSU corner opportunities during the season … Earned first defensive save of year against nationally-ranked Wake Forest (Sept. 6) … Not given a caution throughout entire duration of season … Part of six-win team that made first MAC Tournament appearance since 2011.

2014 Season (Junior)
Consistent presence on defense that played and started in each of the Bears' 18 games ... Averaged 60.9 minuters per game of playing time (fifth highest on team) ... Totaled over 1,000 minutes played during season ... Drew only one green card on the back-line for the Bears ... Earned her lone point of 2014 with an assist on MSU's first goal of the season on Sept. 1 at Villanova ... Took 31 corner opportunities, second most on the team ... Made a defensive save in the first game of the season at Monmouth on Aug. 29

2013 Season (Sophomore)
Started four times for the Bears as a sophomore ... Appeared in 14 contests overall.

2012 Season (Freshman)

Appeared in 15 games and recorded eight starts for the Bears during her freshman season.

Background
Pope started four years for Brooke Point High School as a defender and midfielder ... As a senior, helped lead the Blackhawks to an 11-7 record en route to a fourth-place conference finish ... Also lettered for two years in tennis.

Personal
Jessi Lynn Pope was born February 3, 1994 in Woodbridge, Va. ... Daughter of Robert and Mary Pope ... Majoring in psychology ... Has a brother, Darren ... Plans to be a clinical psychologist.

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