Holly Scherer Looks Back on Her Goal vs. Pacific and Previews Upcoming Games
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 ... Academic All-MAC Team ... MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete ... 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)
2015 Season (Senior) Appeared in all 18 games for the Bears, while making 16 starts at the forward position … Bears’ scoring leader for the second consecutive season … Led Bears in goals (6), points (12), shots (46) and shots on goal (26) … Moved into tie for seventh on all-time Missouri State scoring list with 58 career points during season … Registered multi-goal performances in a loss to Pacific (Sept. 27) and in a 5-4 overtime victory at Saint Louis (Sept. 17), which included the game-winner … Took a team-high 10 shots – with seven on goal – in the contest versus the Billikens … Also tallied goals in a loss to Appalachian State (Aug. 30) and the team’s home-opening victory over Saint Louis (Oct. 4) … Part of six-win team that made first MAC Tournament appearance since 2011.
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 match 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 game-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 an eventual 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 (5) 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 administrative management ... Biggest sports thrill was winning the U-18 National Field Hockey Championship gold medal.