Shelby Stewart
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Shelby Stewart

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Springfield, Mo.

High School:
Parkview High

Height:
5-9

Position:
Forward

Honors
MVC Offensive Player of the Week (9/13/11)
Missouri State Athletics Director's Honor Roll
MVC Honor Roll (2010, 2011)

At Missouri State: Stewart provides an offensive threat with her speed and should provide a consistent attacking option.

2012: Stewart appeared in all 18 matches, starting a career-high six on the year. One of just four Bears with 20 or more shots on the season, Stewart tallied three goals, third-most on the squad. Her first shot of the season went in the net against UALR (8/17). She had a three-match point streak from August 24-31. Her lone assist of the year came on Katie Davis' goal at home against UNO (8/24). Stewart scored goals in back-to-back matches at Indiana (8/26) and at Tulsa (8/31). Her seven points were fourth on the team.

2011: Stewart appeared in the final 18 matches of the season and started on two occasions. Her four goals were second on the team. She scored her first goal at Arkansas (9/6) to seal a 2-0 win. Two games later, she scored the game-winner against Oral Roberts (9/11). Stewart added her second game-winner of the season in overtime at SIUE (10/9). She tallied another goal in the home finale against UNI (10/27). Stewart's assist came on the game-winning goal against Drake (10/7).

2010: Stewart appeared in 18 of the Bears' 19 matches. She doled out three assists on the year, good for third-most on the team. She registered assists on game-winning goals in back-to-back matches against UMKC (9/26) and Indiana State (10/1).

Background: Stewart was a starting forward for head coach Clint Nurnberg for the past three seasons. She was named to the all-district and all-conference squads all three seasons. Stewart was named the Female Prep Athlete of the Year by the Springfield News-Leader in 2010. During her junior campaign, Stewart registered 25 goals and 11 assists to earn first-team all-region and second-team All-Ozarks accolades along with being named to the West Plains all-tournament team. Stewart played at forward for the Vikings' basketball team where she earned MVP honors her senior season. She was also a member of the track and field squad.

Personal: Stewart is the daughter of Howard and Christy Stewart and was born August 9, 1991. She is majoring in physical education at Missouri State. Both of Stewart's parents, Howard and Christy, and one brother, Aaron, have attended Missouri State.

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