May 17, 2012
Missouri State women's soccer head coach Rob Brewer announced today that he has three additional players joining the program for the 2012 season.
Kelsey Goff, M/F, Liberty, Mo. (Liberty High/University of Nebraska)
Goff transfers to Missouri State after playing the midfield for the University of Nebraska in 2011. While at Liberty High, she lead the Blue Jays to back-to-back Class 3 state championships her junior and senior seasons. She earned all-district, all-conference and all-metro honors as a senior. She started and lettered all four seasons for head coach Tom Rottjakob at Liberty. Goff was ranked the No. 49 player in the country coming out of high school according to TopDrawerSoccer.com. She totaled 41 goals and 41 assists in 93 games at LHS, including a goal in the state title game in her junior year. Her club team, KCFC, won the national title her senior year and she helped them to seven-straight state championships.
Nikki Kerrigan, F, Lakewood Ranch, Fla. (Lakewood Ranch High/IMG Academy)
Kerrigan spent the last three seasons training with the IMG Soccer Academies. Her senior year, her IMG Academies team was ranked in the top-10 in Florida. She also led the IMG U-18 team to the Florida CDL title for a squad that was 8-1-0. Her junior and sophomore seasons, she was team captain for FC Sarasota U-17 and U-16 teams, respectively. As a freshman, she played for Lakewood Ranch High. She helped the Mustangs to a district runner-up finish while earning all-county player of the year runner-up recognition. Kerrigan was named her high school's freshman of the year while playing on the varsity team. A National Honors Society member, Kerrigan also earned scholar-athlete recognition at LRHS.
Mary Stroud, M, Collinsville, Ill. (Collinsville High)
Stroud joins the soccer program after spending her first two years on campus at MSU. She comes to the Bears after four seasons as a defender for head coach Ron Rowden at Collinsville High. In her senior season of 2010, Stroud helped lead the Kahoks to the sectional finals game. She earned all-sectional and all-conference honors while being honored as the team's Defensive Player of the Year and co-MVP. As a junior, Stroud led her team to a share for the Southwestern Conference title while earning first-team all-conference and all-sectional accolades. Her sophomore season, she earned all-conference second team honors for CHS. Her sister, Sara, played soccer at SIU Edwardsville.