Bears have season halted as Evansville advances in a penalty kick shootout.
Bears face UNI Friday at 5:00 p.m. at Plaster Field in MVC opener on Senior Night
A perennial strength for Missouri State, the Bears defense will look to replace a pair of seniors on the backline.
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At Missouri State: Wendt brings athleticism that gives the Bears lineup flexibility as she can contribute on both sides of the ball.
2012: Wendt played in all 18 matches for the Bears, starting five times. She recorded her first career goal at Oral Roberts (9/2), the game-winner. Wendt had two assists on the season as well. She picked up her first career assist in the season opener against UALR (8/17). Her second assist was on Rachel Weimer's game-winning goal against North Dakota State (9/16). She had 14 shots on the season, placing five on frame.
2011: Wendt appeared in all 19 matches for the Bears. She recorded three shots, two in the season opener at UALR (8/19) and the other in the regular season finale at Evansville (10/27).
2010: Wendt earned her first letter after appearing in 14 matches off the bench for the Bears. She led the team in shots on goal percentage with five of her seven shots (.714) being on frame.
Background: Wendt was a four-year starter for head coach Mike Villa at Triad High. Her team won the Mississippi Valley Conference title all four years. During her senior season, she tallied 13 goals and added 15 assists to lead her team to the sectional finals. She was named team offensive player of the year and garnered first-team all-conference and all-sectional honors in her final season. She was named to the all-conference first team as a junior. Wendt helped the Knights win the Bi-State Shootout both her junior and sophomore seasons.
Personal: Wendt is the daughter of Tim and Dianne Wendt and was born February 28, 1992. She is majoring in administrative management at Missouri State.