At Missouri State:
At Missouri State:Kate Hercules will play her senior year for Missouri State after being named the MVC Defensive Player of the Year and earning First Team All-Conference honors as a junior. 2005: Hercules' defensive play helped the Bears to a 1.03 goals-against average and also helped to set a MSU record for fewest saves in a season with 96. She recorded three goals on the season, including one game winner against No. 29 ranked Saint Louis. 2004: Hercules took 26 shots, with six goals, including game winners against Northern Illinois and Drury as a sophomore. She had just the second hat trick in Missouri State women's soccer history against Northern Illinois on Sept. 26, 2004. Hercules was second on the Bears' squad with her six goals and tied for second in points with 13. She was named to the MVC All-Conference Second Team and the Valley All-Tournament Team. Hercules was also selected to the All-MVC Scholar-Athlete Team. On the defensive end, Hercules helped lead the Bears to Missouri State women's soccer single-season records with a goals-against average of just 0.73 and just 13 goals allowed. 2003: Hercules enjoyed a breakout rookie season, starting in 18 of her 19 appearances. She scored two goals with one assist on the season, with a game-winning goal vs. Indiana State, and was an MVC All-Conference First Team selection. Background: Hercules came to Missouri State after enjoying a stellar four-year career at St. Teresa's Academy. Hercules led the Stars to a state championship and a No. 25 national ranking as a junior. She finished her junior campaign with 25 goals and 16 assists and was awarded with her second all-state selection. Hercules was named to the NSCAA all-region team and was selected as the Missouri 1A-3A Player of the Year as a sophomore. She was a member of the 2002 Under-18 state cup champion KCFC-Metro Blues club team in Kansas City, Mo. Personal: Kate is the daughter of Ronald and Kellee Hercules and she was born July 4, 1984.