April 4, 2013

Southern soccer alum Megan Stueve joins Kansas City Shock

Joplin, Mo. - Former Missouri Southern Lions soccer forward Megan Stueve was officially announced as part of the the Kansas City Shock today, as announced by the team.

Based out of Kansas City, Kan., the Shock are in their inagural year competing in the Women's Premier Soccer League and are scheduled to play eight games this season starting May 25 at home. A Lee's Summit, Mo. native, Stueve returns to her hometown to play professional soccer after spending the last five seasons at Southern. 

Putting together one of the top individual seasons in MSSU women's soccer program history in 2012, Stueve was named first-team All-MIAA along with second-team NSCAA Central All-Region finishing the year with a MIAA league-leading 13 goals and 27 points, while ranking fourth in the conference with 59 shots, including 31 on goal. Stueve finished her career with 23 goals, 50 points and 113 shots, marks that were rank her third, fourth and fifth in Lions soccer program history in goals, points and shots respectively.

Playing at Lee's Summit High School from 2005-08, Stueve led her team to three consecutive soccer conference and district championships from 2006-08. She was named First Team All Conference twice as well as being a First Team All District selection.

"Megan was an accomplished player within the Lee's Summit High School Soccer Program," said LSHS Head Coach David Wiebenga on the Shock's official website. "She was a dangerous striker for the program who scored 15 goals and dished out 10 assists on the way to All-Conference honors as a senior. She also gave her all and did it with character and passion. I am thrilled that current and future players have the opportunity to see her play again in Kansas City."

"Megan's physical strength set her apart in this league," said MSSU Head Coach Alese Woolard on the team's website . "Her quickness and strength made her very difficult to stop 1v1. She is very driven and motivated, and I think those characteristics will serve her well at the next level."

Stueve added to the team's official release on their website, "I am thrilled for this opportunity to play for the Kansas City Shock. I am ready to take my talent to the next level. It will be so nice to play with girls who love the game, and coaches who love the game as well. I feel like we have a great group of girls that are willing to work, and are passionate about the game. It will be amazing playing in front of my hometown!"

A link to the team's official website can be found here.