Senior Alix Opfer doubles her season total with two goals in 2-1 win in home opener
Missouri State selected fourth in MVC preseason poll, land two on preseason honor roll
Becker, Karlsen, Duckworth, Scott and Beaty earn prestigious MVC President’s Council Award
Seniors Kelsey Fouch and Molly Huber, juniors Molly Brewer and Alix Opfer and freshmen Mary Disidore and Brooke Zimmerman pick up league awards
Bears and Redbirds face off on Friday in the MVC Tournament semifinals
2014: Disidore started all 19 matches as a freshman and her 1,504 minutes played were the fourth-most on the team. She had four assists on the season, all against MVC foes. She put a pair of shots on frame in the regular season opener at UMKC (8/22). She had at least one shot attempt in eight-straight matches from Sept. 7 through Oct. 3. Disidore assisted on two of Molly Huber’s three goals against Indiana State (10/3). She assisted on the match-tying goal in the 86th minute in an eventual draw against Evansville (10/11). She had a season-high six shot attempts at Drake with three on net. Disidore earned all-conference and all-freshman team honors from the Valley as a result of her solid performance in her first season with MSU.
Background: Disidore started and lettered in each of her four seasons for head coach Craig Ewing at St. Thomas Aquinas. She has helped her Saints team to four-consecutive Class 5A state championships. As a senior, she tallied 11 goals and added seven assists to earn first-team all-state and All-EKL accolades. Disidore earned an NSCAA Scholar All-America team nod, was named EKL Midfielder of the Year and Heart of America Tournament MVP. Her junior season, she scored six goals, including one in the state finals, and was named to the MOKAN All-Tournament team. Disidore was an All-EKL first team, All-Kansas State team, All-NEKSCA Award and Team MVP winner in both her junior and sophomore seasons. She has led the Saints to three-straight 16-plus win seasons leading to top-50 and top-25 national rankings. Disidore won three-straight Kansas State Cups from 2012-2014, the last two with the KC Dynamos.
Personal: Disidore is the daughter of Nick and Jeanne Disidore and was born August 3, 1996. She is majoring in special education at MSU.