Missouri State field hockey juniors Holly Scherer and Kimberleigh Eng repeat as 2014 Division I Scholars of Distinction while Jessi Pope earns her third consecutive honor from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association
Holly Scherer Looks Back on Her Goal vs. Pacific and Previews Upcoming Games
Awards/Honors 2014: NFHCA Scholar of Distinction ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Academic All-MAC Team ... MAC Distinguished Scholar ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Fall) 2013: NFHCA Scholar of Distinction ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Academic All-MAC Team ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll 2012: NFHCA National Academic Squad ... All-MAC Second Team ... Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll ... MAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 30)
2014 Season (Junior) Scoring leader for MSU in 2014 ... Team-highs in goals (8), points (19) and shots (49) ... Finished among individual leaders in the Mid-American Conference in shots (5th), shots per game (4th), goals (tied-5th) and points (tied-6th) ... Started in all 18 games ... Averaged 62.3 minutes per game of playing time (third highest on team) ... Recorded an MSU second-best 29 shots-on-goal ... Achieved her first-career hat trick with an overtime game-winning goal against UC Davis on Sept. 4 ... Recorded two multi-goal games in losses to Saint Louis and La Salle ... One of five MSU players to log over 1,000 minutes in 2014.
2013 Season (Sophomore) Followed up a stellar freshman campaign with another solid season as a sophomore ... Appeared in all 16 games and made 15 starts ... Matched a career best with five goals ... Scored the walk-off winner in overtime at Saint Louis on Oct. 15 ... Notched a pair of assists for a total of 12 points ... Placed fifth in the MAC in shots per game (2.12) ... Also recorded a game-winning goal at Pacific on Sept. 2.
2012 Season (Freshman) Finished her freshman year with five goals and five assists ... Was named to the All-MAC Second Team ... Finished among the MAC's top-10 in assists (five) and assists per game (0.31) ... Posted the second-highest points total on the squad (15) ... Second on the team in shots (32) and shots on goal (20) ... Led the Bears to a 5-2 senior night victory by scoring four goals ... Earned MAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors on Oct. 30.
Background Scherer was a midfielder and a three-year captain at East Elgin Secondary School ... Helped lead her team to back-to-back conference titles in her junior and senior seasons ... Was part of a dominant squad that won 38 of 39 games over the course of her last two seasons, including a 20-0 mark in 2011 ... Was a four-year starter in ice hockey ... Started three years in soccer and was part of back-to-back conference championship teams as a sophomore and junior.
Personal Holly Alyssa Scherer was born Nov. 7, 1994 in London, Ontario, Canada ... Daughter of Mark and Leslie Scherer ... Has one brother, Erik ... Majoring in human resources management ... Biggest sports thrill was winning the U-18 National Field Hockey Championship gold medal.