Dec. 13, 2012
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Six Missouri State field hockey student-athletes were honored by the Mid-American Conference for their successes on the field and in the classroom, the conference announced Thursday (Dec. 13). Senior defender Reiann Stoute was selected to the Academic All-MAC team and five others earned honorable mention accolades.
Stoute earned Academic All-MAC laurels for the second-straight year after a strong senior season in which she started 15 games for the Bears. The native of Bridgetown, Barbados set a new career high and tied for the most defensive saves (11) among all Division I players. She also set a career high in shots (31) and matched career highs in goals (three), assists (two) and points (eight).
For her efforts, Stoute earned a place on the All-MAC First Team. She majored in accounting and excelled in the classroom as well with a 3.54 cumulative GPA.
Catrina Schmidt, Laura Tavares, Andrea Bain, Chelsey Medlock and Katie Mulloy were selected as Academic All-MAC honorable mentions.
Schmidt, a junior biology major, has a team-high 3.75 cumulative GPA and was one of two Bears who started all 16 games in which the team played in 2012. The native of St. Louis, Mo. recorded nine shots, four of which were on-goal, in 2012.
Tavares started and appeared in 15 games for the Bears last season. The native of Oakville, Ontario tied for third on the team with eight points by scoring a pair of goals and chipping in four assists. Tavares also boasts a 3.64 cumulative GPA and majors in fashion merchandising & design.
Bain, an administrative management major, served as Missouri State's primary goalkeeper during the 2012 campaign and brought a 3.25 cumulative GPA to the table. The junior from Victoria, British Columbia recorded more than 800 minutes in net and set a career high with 83 saves. On a per-game basis, Bain ranked 28th in the country and third in the MAC with 5.93 saves and recorded the fourth-best save percentage in the conference.
Medlock provided terrific senior leadership for the Bears in 2012 on and off the field, as she earned a cumulative 3.45 GPA and appeared in 14 games for Missouri State. A logistics & supply chain management major, Medlock set career highs with four assists, four points, three shots and three shots on goal. She also contributed to Missouri State's dominant conference showing in defensive saves by recording a career-high four stops in front of the cage.
Mulloy backed up in goal in 2012 and has a 3.35 cumulative GPA. The junior front Antioch, Ill. picked up 34 saves and split a pair of decisions while logging more than 300 minutes in net. Mulloy is majoring in public relations.
In all, 16 student-athletes from MAC institutions were named to the Academic All-MAC team, which was voted on by faculty athletics representatives from those schools.
2012 Academic All-MAC Field Hockey Team
Jordyn Brengosz, Central Michigan
Emily Girasole, Central Michigan
Erin Dye, Central Michigan
Simone Lazar, Central Michigan
Bailey McKeon, Central Michigan
Anastasia Netto, Central Michigan
Skylar VanNatta, Central Michigan
Sabrina Binder, Kent State
Hannah Faulkner, Kent State
Rebecca Lee, Kent State
Sarah Mueller, Miami
Emily Gruesser, Miami
Reiann Stoute, Missouri State
Cathryn Altfoerffer, Ohio
Caelyn Hartley, Ohio
Laura Mastro, Ohio
2012 Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention
Jenna Rosenberry, Ball State
Marisa Weachter, Ball State
Abbie Carrico, Kent State
Melanie Kahn, Kent State
Sami Surdy, Kent State
Shannon Martin, Kent State
Kaitlin Evans, Miami
Jordan Long, Miami
Alyssa Logan, Miami
Catrina Schmidt, Missouri State
Laura Tavares, Missouri State
Andrea Bain, Missouri State
Chelsey Medlock, Missouri State
Katie Mulloy, Missouri State
Ashley Cureton, Ohio
Katherine Fenzel, Ohio
Jessica Vaeth, Ohio