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
Missouri State was the only Valley team to boast a pair of forwards on the preseason all-conference squad in Rachel Weimer and Molly Huber.
The Bears midfield has a plethora of depth and versatility, giving head coach Rob Brewer flexibility with matchups.
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At Missouri State: Josten had a fantastic spring and will be looked upon to add scoring punch up top for the Bears.
2013: Josten saw her first sustained action in year two with the Bears. She played in 18 matches, receiving her first career start against Arkansas (9/1). Josten scored her first career goal in an MSU win at Central Arkansas (9/6). She tied for the team lead with a .500 shot percentage.
2012: Josten appeared in three matches early in the season. She recorded a shot of goal in the season opener against UALR (8/17).
Background: Josten started and lettered all four seasons for head coach Dave Thurmer at Duchesne High. She was an all-state, all-metro, all-St. Louis, and all-conference first team selection as a senior. She scored six goals and added 12 assists as a senior team captain. As a junior, she earned all-conference first team and all-state honorable mention honors. She had a team-leading eight assists to go along with six goals her sophomore season en route to an all-conference first team selection. As a freshman, Josten scored five goals, including the game-winner in the district final, to lead the Pioneers to state and district championships. In the state final, she added two of her team-leading 10 assists. Josten was a conference all-academic team honoree all four seasons. She also competed a year each in basketball, cross country and softball at Duchesne High.
Personal: Josten is the daughter of Timothy and Marilyn Josten and was born August 9, 1993. Her father, Tim, played collegiate baseball at Dayton. She is a chemistry major at MSU.