Voet Snags Another Valley Honor with Scholar-Athlete of the Week Nod
Oct. 17, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Missouri State senior goalkeeper Chelsea Voet picked up her second award of the week by being named the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Wednesday. It marks the second-consecutive week that a Missouri State goalkeeper has won the award (Andrew Riggs, October 10).
Voet, also this week's MVC Goalkeeper of the Week, kept her league-leading seventh clean sheet of the season in a 1-0 blanking of Creighton on Sunday. She made five saves to earn her third 1-0 win of the year. In the process, Voet continues her dominance at home as she has not allowed a goal in more than 587 minutes at Plaster Field. For the season, she has given up just one goal at home in 760 minutes of action.
To qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. Now in its 14th year of existence, The Valley's Scholar-Athlete program honors its student-athletes for their athletic performance for a one-week period and academic success in the classroom.
With the Bears' win on Sunday, MSU is tied for second in the league with seven points, trailing Drake by three points. There are just two regular season matches remaining and the top-two seeds receive an automatic bye into the semifinal round of the MVC Women's Soccer Championship.
The Bears hit the road for the final away match of the regular season at Illinois State on Oct. 21. MSU will return to Plaster Field on Oct. 25 for Senior Night and the regular season finale. Fans can purchase tickets at the gate on game day and, as always, students are free with ID. The women's soccer team will once again attempt to break the attendance record at the final home match and if 1,000 fans attend, the team will give away an iPad.