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Meet Mikala McGhee, Missouri State Lady Bear @mcgheeM32

mikala-mcghee-pattonville-piratesThought I’d take a moment to introduce Springfield to Mikala McGhee, who is joining the Lady Bear’s basketball team this Fall from Pattonville High School. McGhee is coming off an All-State soccer season for the Pirates where she also played softball as well as basketball. Those efforts earned her the Suburban Journals Female Athlete of the Year award for the North County area for the second consecutive year.

She just completed her soccer career playing for JB Marine Garabedian in the U18 Girls Final at Lake Country soccer last Tuesday. Her team lost to four-time State Champions Kolping Kicks, who won on a goal by Molly Brewer late in the match. McGhee stayed in Springfield following Cup to begin workouts for the Lady Bear’s in advance of her freshman season. Keep an eye out for her around town and say hello!

The Pirates lost to eventual State Champion Cor Jesu in the Quarterfinals this year. McGhee’s throw-in capabilities are known to coaches around the state. Here’s an example, with her throw-in reaching the far post from 30 yards up the field. No goal however as you cannot score directly from a throw-in.

For more, here’s a TV interview in St Louis late in the basketball season. Younger viewers might also recall seeing Mikala on MTV’s Made – All-star athlete Mikala McGhee wants to shed her tomboy image by being MADE into a ballroom dancer.

That should give you some idea of what Springfield can expect from this three-sport star. I’m a fan and I’m confident you will be too. Follow her on Twitterescorts agencies dubai

Missouri State Lady Bears

bearhead_125.jpgWell, the new Sports Information Director at MSU appears to be on the ball. We’re getting Spring soccer reports for the first time in my memory. While I was celebrating upcoming nuptials for my nephew Tim (Glendale 2003) on Saturday, the Lady Bear’s were picking up where they left off last Fall.

Aguilar Goal Helps Bears Past Drury in First Exhibition of Spring Season
Missouri State got a goal by Sam Aguilar in the second half and a shutout by Jessica Teahan to turn back the Drury Panthers in the Bears’ first women’s soccer exhibition of the spring season Saturday. Christine Cross and Kelsey Finders factored into the game’s only goal with assists for the Bears.

After a back-and-forth first half, Missouri State took control of the tempo in the second 45 minutes with improved scoring chances and combination play. The increase in energy led to Aguilar’s open look and goal on a solid strike.

In related news, the Lady Bears have a transfer player on campus this Spring who got some time in Saturday’s match. Jordi Ferrell has transfered from Murray State where she played in one game prior to being injured. Jodie is from Sikeston and has played for the RegionII ODP pool. I first noticed her in 2004 after the State Cup and saw that her photos were getting rated higher on Google than mine were. I’ve fixed that after four years of hard work and she’s continued on her path to a college career as peak at her recruiting site will indicate.

The Post-Dispatch also pointed this way recently, with Missouri State is counting on four soccer recruits

Missouri State is looking to four local athletes to further strengthen its soccer program, which finished 10-7-2 last season and fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Headlining the Bears’ recruiting class are midfielder-forwards Katelyn Frederickson (Nerinx Hall), Megan Jaskowiak (Althoff) and Becky Handley (St. Joseph’s), plus defender Claire Hulcer (St. Joseph’s).

Frederickson has helped Nerinx Hall to a combined 42 victories the past two seasons.

Handley and Hulcer are part of a St. Joseph’s program that has posted 61 wins over the last three years and finished no worse than third in the Class 2 state tournament.

Jaskowiak was an integral member of an Althoff team that was runner-up in the 2008 Class AA state tournament in Illinois.

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Meet A New Missouri State Lady Bear: Kelly Caldwell

From the Norwalk (CT) Reflector:

Kelly Caldwell called Missouri home for part of her life.

The Norwalk senior is going back to the Show Me State for academics and to play soccer at Missouri State University.

“I was born in Missouri, my mom is 45 minutes from Springfield and my dad was born in St. Louis,’’ Caldwell said. “My mom went to school there and I have family that lives close to there.’’

“Last year, she was an all-around leader for us,’’ Norwalk coach Rob Young said. “She was one of our go-to players. It will be an adjustment period, but with her ability and upbringing, I think it will be an easy transition and I think she’ll do fine.’’

Caldwell, a center/mid who also played defense and outside mid, earned the team’s Tough Gal and Midfielder of the Year awards this season, as well receiving postseason honors and playing in the North Central Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association all-star game.sexy woman massage