Missouri State is a combined 5-1-1 all-time against WIU and SIUE, this weekend's opponents
First career goals for Alaina Derse and Lauren Josten lift Bears to first win of the season
The Bears midfield has a plethora of depth and versatility, giving head coach Rob Brewer flexibility with matchups.
At Missouri State: Derse will look to expand her role as a second-year player for the Bears.
2013: Derse played in 14 matches as a freshman at MSU. She scored her first career goal, the game-winner, at Central Arkansas on Sept. 6. She also recorded a shot at Western Illinois (9/13).
Background: Derse was a four-year starter and letterwinner for head coach Al Trost at Parkway South High. She was named a team captain as a senior and earned team MVP and Best Offensive Player honors. During Derse's junior season, she was a first-team all-conference selection after leading the team in assists and was named the team's Offensive Player of the Year. She scored two goals against rival Parkway West to help her team advance to the semifinals of the district championship. Derse was a captain four seasons with her select team, J.B. Marine, advancing to the state cup finals and regionals her junior and senior seasons, respectively. Derse was a member of the MO ODP `95 team. She also played basketball for her first two seasons at PSHS.
Personal: Derse is the daughter of Don and Cindy Derse and was born March 7, 1995. She is undecided on a major at MSU.