Field Hockey Bears Earn Academic All-MAC Honors



Jan. 6, 2012

Cleveland, Ohio -

Ten Missouri State field hockey players earned Mid-American Conference academic honors, the league announced Friday. Casey Bayliss and Reiann Stoute were named to the 2011 Academic All-MAC squad. Eight other Bears received honorable mention nods for their efforts on and off the field.

Bayliss, a print and internet journalism major, managed a 3.51 GPA while also excelling on the field. The Bathurst, NSW, Australia native was named to the First-Team All-MAC squad and earned Player of the Week honors on two separate occasions (9/20/2011, 8/31/2011). After starting all of the 16 games she appeared in, Bayliss finished the season with 15 goals and six assists.

Stoute excelled both in the classroom and on the field for the Bears, achieving a 3.59 GPA as an accounting major, while also being the Bears `defensive leader. Stoute earned All-MAC Second Team honors and was named Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 11. She ranked third in the nation in defensive saves (10) during the season.

Andrea Bain, Kelsey Lomax, Ramie Masters, Chelsey Medlock, Katie Mulloy, Catrina Schmidt, Lori Sinclair, and Laura Tavares earned Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention honors.

Bain, an undeclared major, served as the Bears' primary keeper this past season, achieving a 3.43 cumulative GPA. She also received Defensive Player of the Week honors on Nov. 1. She finished the season with 82 saves in 14 games and her first career shutout.



Lomax achieved a 3.50 cumulative GPA as a dietetics major. She finished the season with one defensive save and two shots, both of which were on goal.

Masters had the Bears' highest cumulative GPA with a 3.82 as a speech-language pathology major. She appeared in 15 games for the Bears, registering three shots, two of which were on goal.

Medlock played in every game this season at Missouri State. While achieving a 3.54 cumulative GPA as an accounting major, she also excelled on the field. Medlock finished the season with two assists and two defensive saves.

Mulloy served as the Bears secondary keeper this past season, while racking up 43 saves in the 11 games she appeared. A print and internet journalism major, she obtained a 3.41 cumulative GPA.

Schmidt, a biology major, had the Bears' second highest cumulative GPA (3.76) on the team. While starting all 19 games for the Bears this season, she finished the season with two assists and a .667 shot on goal percentage.

Sinclair obtained a cumulative 3.47 GPA, while racking up one assist and four shots, all of which were on goal, this past season for the Bears.

Tavares, an entrepreneurship major, started every one of the Bears' 19 games this past season. She finished the season with one goal, two assists, and one defensive save, while obtaining a 3.50 cumulative GPA.

Student-athletes must hold a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50% of the matches for the season in order to qualify for the Academic All-MAC squad. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.


2011 Academic All-MAC Field Hockey Team

Devanny Kuhn, Ball State

Gretchen Lulow, Ball State

Erin Dye, Central Michigan

Simone Lazar, Central Michigan

Paulina Lee, Central Michigan

Anastasia Netto, Central Michigan

Carla Johl, Kent State

Rebecca Lee, Kent State

Sarah Mueller, Miami

Casey Bayliss, Missouri State

Reiann Stoute, Missouri State

Cathryn Altdoeffer, Ohio

Jenna Green, Ohio

Jen McGill, Ohio


2011 Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention

Caitlin Maguire, Ball State

Emily Girasole, Central Michigan

Julianna Markinos, Central Michigan

Bailey McKeon, Central Michigan

Skylar VanNatta, Central Michigan

Sabrina Binder, Kent State

Melanie Kahn, Kent State

Alyssa McFerren, Kent State

Chelsea Sickel, Kent State

Amy Wimsatt, Kent State

Kaitlin Evans, Miami

Emily Gruesser, Miami

Jordan Long, Miami

Andrea Bain, Missouri State

Kelsey Lomax, Missouri State

Ramie Masters, Missouri State

Chelsey Medlock, Missouri State

Katie Mulloy, Missouri State

Catrina Schmidt, Missouri State

Lori Sinclair, Missouri State

Laura Tavares, Missouri State

Brooke Edwards, Ohio

Katherine Fenzel, Ohio

Laura Mastro, Ohio

Jessica Vaeth, Ohio


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