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Soccer Opens 2024 Spring Campaign Against Central Missouri

Kylee Simmons _ 2023

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri soccer will open up the 2024 spring season against Central Missouri at 2 p.m. Saturday at Audrey J. Walton Soccer Stadium.

The match will mark the first of the Tigers’ five-game spring slate.

Entering the campaign, Missouri will be headlined by forward Kylee Simmons and goalkeeper Bella Hollenbach.

Simmons, who was named First Team All-SEC in the fall, led the conference with 24 points while scoring 11 goals.

Hollenback received SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors in September. The redshirt sophomore allowed just 21 goals last season the seventh fewest allowed in a single-season for a Tiger.

Missouri’s roster is bolstered by transfers Kassidy Roshong and Hailey Chambliss.

Roshong, a goalkeeper, joined the Tigers following three seasons at West Virginia. While with the Mountaineers, she won the 2022 Big 12 championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Chambliss spent two seasons at Missouri State where was named Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year and was named to the All-MVC First Team and All-MVC Freshman Team after scoring 13 goals and seven assists in her inaugural collegiate campaign.

The Saint Louis, Missouri native broke the Lady Bears’ record for game-winning goals in a single season with five.

Chambliss was ranked 42nd in Top Drawer Soccer’s Freshman leaderboard. In addition, the forward was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Midwest Region Team, the 2022 MVC All-Tournament team and the 2023 Preseason First Team All-MVC.

Central Missouri is coached by Lewis Theobald who holds a 275-41-23 record in 16 seasons at the helm.

Last season, the Mules ended the regular season with a 16-5-2 overall record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA-II Central Region Tournament, falling to top-seed, Washburn.

Offensively, the Mules are led by forward Ashleigh Martin. The junior had six goals and eight assists in the fall.


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This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics