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Jessica Schuster
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Jessica Schuster

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Horton Watkins High

Height:
5-7

Position:
Goalkeeper

At Missouri State: As a junior, Jessica Schuster saw action in four games for the Bears, spending 129 minutesin the nets. She allowed only 10 goals and had 10 saves on the season. Schuster spliting time withfellow goalkeeper Kim Kinsella in matches against Louisville (9/8), Robert Morris (9/16), Indiana (9/22) and Miami (10/7). She was also named to the 2007 ZAG/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad with six of her teammates. In back-to-back seasons, Schuster has helped the Bears win national honors in team saves at 11.9 saves per game. In her sophomore season, Schuster played in four matches with two starts between the pipes for the Bears. Schuster only allowed six goals with 22 saves in the 2006 season. She helped the Bears be recognized as the 2006 NCAA Division I team statistical champion in save percentage (.814) and averaged 10.72 saves per game which ranked second nationally. Schuster was also named to the 2006 NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad. As a freshman, Schuster played in three matches between the pipes and started in two. She had 14 saves with a two loss record for the Bears.

Background: Schuster came to Missouri State as a four-year letterwinner in field hockey at Horton Watkins High in Ladue, Mo. She was voted as the Rams' team captain and MVP as she led her team to a conference championship her senior year. As her team's goalkeeper, she was also named first team all-conference, recording eight shutouts, 194 saves, and allowing on 20 goals in 23 games her senior year.

Personal: Schuster was born April 6, 1987, in St. Louis, Mo. She is the daughter of Richard and Reneè Schuster. Her sister, Lauren Schuster, played for the Bears (2004-05).

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