MSU with host Evansville in the opening round of the MVC Women's Soccer Championship at 5:00 p.m. Sunday at Plaster Field
Missouri State earns another MVC point with a draw against Drake at a soggy Plaster Field on Friday.
Molly Brewer scored in the 109th minute to give MSU an overtime, comeback win at Loyola
The Bears improve to 5-0-0 all-time against UMKC on Shelby Stewart's team-leading third goal of the season
Bears' five-game road trip concluded with a 1-0 loss at SIU Edwardsville on Sunday
At Missouri State: Stewart is expected to be ready to claim a spot as a holding midfielder for the Bears.
2012: Stewart made an immediate impact, scoring in the sixth minute of her first match with the Bears, the eventual game-winning tally against UALR (8/17). Later in the match, she assisted on Rachel Weimer's goal. She appeared in all 18 matches and started seven times. Stewart tallied seven shots on the season and four were on goal.
Background: Stewart lettered all four seasons for head coach Ed Dudley's Marian Crusaders. She won a Nebraska state title her senior year at MHS and was a second-team all-state honoree. She was a team captain and earned second-team all-metro accolades after her squad's metro title. She led her team to the district title in each of her first three seasons at Marian High. She was an all-state honorable mention honoree for the state quarterfinalists as a junior. Her sophomore season, she led the Crusaders to a state title and a 17-3 record overall. As a freshman, she helped her team reach the state semifinals. Stewart led her club team, Toro Bravo, to the Nebraska State Cup Championship for four straight seasons. In her five seasons with Toro Bravo, the team has racked up 118 victories.
Personal: Stewart is the daughter of Jay and Tina Stewart and was born January 6, 1994. Her cousin, Danielle Koch Finley, was a swimmer at Missouri State in the early 2000's. She is majoring in exercise and movement science at MSU.