2013 Missouri State Women's Soccer Position Preview: Goalkeepers
Aug 19, 2013
As the Missouri State women's soccer team prepares for the regular season opener on Friday against Oral Roberts, we take a look at this year's team in a four-part position preview. Today, we begin with the goalkeepers.
"I have been very pleased with the level overall," said head coach Rob Brewer. "All three of them have some good points to their game. Jess Perry is probably the leader at this point with a year of experience at the collegiate level."
Sophomore transfer Jessica Perry gets a slight edge as she comes to the Bears with a year of Division I experience. Last year at Samford, she made six starts and went 2-4 including a double overtime 1-0 shutout win over Toledo. She has played well in the Bears' two exhibition matches, allowing just a single goal at Drury on Sunday.
Freshman Evan Stamp also saw plenty of action during the preseason. The highly-decorated keeper from Kansas comes in as the reigning Lynette Woodard Award recipient as the Greater Wichita Sports Female Athlete of the Year, an honor she received this spring. She set school records at Andover Central High with 47 wins and 30 shutouts in her four seasons.
Laura Ketzer is the first international player for the MSU women's team. The Germany native has been an active member of FFC Wacker Munich since 2009. Eight times in the last four years, Ketzer has been awarded Best Goal Keeper of Competition at various indoor and outdoor events.
"There will be some tough decisions to figure out how we play them in goal," continued Brewer.
Missouri State opens the regular season with a four-game home stand this Friday, August 23 against Oral Roberts. The Bears and Golden Eagles kick off at 7:00 p.m. at Plaster Field.