At Missouri State: Sarah Linsin will provide senior leadership from the backline for the Bears. 2009: Linsin played 15 games on the Bears backline, getting the starting nod in 14 of those matches. The third-year letterwinner registered four shots, two on goal. She was also pivotal to a Bears defense that held opponents to a 0.85 goals against average. 2008: Linsin was awarded her second letter in as many years after her strong sophomore campaign. She saw action in every match, starting 16 times during the season. She recorded three shots, all on goal, in 2008. 2007: As a freshman, Linsin played in 12 contests including two starts in the backfield. She recorded her first collegiate goal in a shutout victory over Murray State (9/12). Background: Linsin was a four-year starter for coach Alex Aiman at Blue Valley West High School in Overland Park, Kan. She came to Missouri State along with teammate Shannon Russell, as the pair led the Jaguars to the state quarterfinals in the spring of 2007 and a 15-3-1 record. As a senior, Linsin was named the Eastern Kansas League co-defensive player of the year and first-team all-conference. She was also named to the all-state second team for the second consecutive season. She garnered the All-Sun Country Defensive Player of the Year, Johnson County first team, and second team all-metro honors as well. As a sophomore, Linsin helped lead her team to the Kansas 5A state championship and was a second team all-conference performer. Her club team, the KCFC Futuras won their seventh state championship in 2007. Personal: Linsin is the daughter of Tom and Anita Linsin and was born February 17, 1989. Linsin is a psychology major.