Alix Opfer and Lauren Fussell score goals in MSU's semifinal defeat to Illinois State
Bears drop a 3-0 decision to visiting Arkansas to wrap up four-match home stand.
A perennial strength for Missouri State, the Bears defense will look to replace a pair of seniors on the backline.
At Missouri State: Tallerine showed good development as a freshman and could find a role on defense for MSU.
2013: Tallerine appeared in four matches. She played a season-high 50 minutes at Oklahoma State (10/20).
Background: Tallerine played one season at Klein Collins High before playing exclusively for a pair of teams at Challenge SC for her final three prep seasons, one of which was the Elite Clubs National League team. As a senior, she helped Challenge SC ECNL team to a top-six finish in the Texas Conference before advancing to the ECNL Finals. During her sophomore season with Challenge SC, she was instrumental in her team winning the Disney Showcase. As a freshman, she earned all-district honors at KCHS. During that freshman year, she also aided her club team in capturing the South Texas President's Cup for the second-straight year.
Personal: Tallerine is the daughter of Richard and Tanya Tallerine and was born March 27, 1995. She will major in biology at Missouri State.