Jessica Perry
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Jessica  Perry

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Webster Groves, Mo.

High School:
Webster Groves High

Last College:
Samford University

Height:
5-10

Position:
Goalkeeper

08/28/2015

Opfer Nets Two Goals in Home Opener Win over UMKC

Senior Alix Opfer doubles her season total with two goals in 2-1 win in home opener

08/21/2015

Opfer Scores Two Goals in Season Opening Win at Idaho State

Senior Alix Opfer scores in each half as Missouri State takes season opener at Idaho State, 2-1.

11/07/2014

Women's Soccer Falls in Semifinals to Illinois State

Alix Opfer and Lauren Fussell score goals in MSU's semifinal defeat to Illinois State

11/04/2014

MSU's Jessica Perry Named MVC Goalkeeper of the Week

Jessica Perry picks up her second MVC Goalkeeper of the Week award this season.

11/02/2014

Historic Second Half Propels Women's Soccer into Semifinals

Kelsey Fouch notches game-winner on first career goal; Molly Huber breaks single season school record with 13th goal.

Honors
-MVC Goalkeeper of the Week (11/4/14, 8/26/14, 10/15/13)
-MVC Honor Roll (2013)
-Missouri State Athletic Director's Honor Roll

2014: Perry saw time in net in nine matches and was tabbed to start on eight occasions. She earned the win and a shutout over Utah State (8/24) in the first-ever match at Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium. Perry made six saves in the season opener at UMKC (8/22). She notched five saves at Tulsa on Aug. 29. Perry earned a draw with four saves at Oral Roberts (8/31). She shared time in net in a shutout victory over Arkansas State (9/7). She played all 90 minutes in net against Central Arkansas (9/12). She played the final 31 minutes in the regular season finale at UNI (10/30). Perry earned her second shutout of the season in the opening round of the MVC Tournament at UNI (11/2). She was named MVC Goalkeeper of the Week following the first and last weeks of the regular season. Perry recorded a season-high seven saves in the MVC Tournament semifinals at Illinois State (11/7).

2013: Perry played in all 19 matches, receiving the starting nod in net on 18 occasions. She had a 1.17 GAA for the year, third-best among regular MVC keepers. She kept four clean sheets, including back-to-back double overtime shutouts in conference play at Evansville (10/12) and against Drake (10/18). During that span, she was named MVC Goalkeeper of the Week (10/15). She made double-digit saves at Arkansas State (9/3) and at Indiana State (10/25).

Background: Perry came to Missouri State after one season at Samford University where she went 2-4 including a double overtime 1-0 shutout win over Toledo. She was a four-year starter and letterwinner in goal for head coach Chris Allen at Webster Groves. During her senior season, she was named St. Louis Post-Dispatch Athlete of the Week for her on-field performance the week of April 8-15. Perry earned Conference Player of the Year honors along with all-state, all-metro and all-conference first team selections after setting school records with 21 wins and 15 shutouts. She was also a first-team all-conference selection during both her junior and sophomore campaigns. In 2011, she was named to the “Best XI” at the prestigious USYSA National Tournament. All four of her prep years, she led her club teams to Missouri State Cup championships, the first three with St. Louis Scott Gallagher and the final year with Kolping FC. Perry was also a two-time Missouri ODP participant in 2007 and 2009.

Personal: Perry is the daughter of Jim and Karen Perry and was born September 8, 1993. Her father, Jim, was a pitcher at Missouri Baptist University. She is majoring in general business at MSU.

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