Jan. 17, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- As last lines of defense go, the 2012 Missouri State field hockey team was first in the nation.
The Bears and senior defender Reiann Stoute were recognized by the NCAA on Thursday (Jan. 17) as the 2012 Division I statistical champions for defensive saves. Missouri State received recognition for its team achievement, while Stoute won the individual honor.
In her final season at Missouri State, Stoute recorded a career-high 11 defensive saves. That total tied her with Emily Trudeau of Pacific, but the MSU star accomplished the feat in three fewer games. Similarly, the Bears' 16 team stops gridlocked them with Radford and Pacific. However, Missouri State needed only 16 games to notch that total, compared with 21 contests for Radford and 19 for Pacific.
The rest of Missouri State's stops in front of the net were picked up by a pair of midfielders. Senior Chelsey Medlock earned four saves, while freshman Charlie Redhead earned one.