The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 5, 2013

Megan Stueve to play for Kansas City Shock

The Joplin Globe

— When the Kansas City Shock kick off their inaugural season in the Women’s Premier Soccer League in May, they’ll have a recent Missouri Southern star on the roster.

Megan Stueve, who wrapped up her senior season at MSSU last fall, was one of four Shock signees announced on Thursday.

“I an thrilled for the opportunity to play for the Kansas City Shock,” Stueve said in a release. “I am ready to take my talent to the next level.”

Stueve will essentially be playing for her hometown team when she suits up for the Shock, based in Kansas City, Kan. She was an all-district performer at Lee’s Summit High before coming to Missouri Southern.

Stueve put together one of the top individual seasons as a senior last fall. She was first-team All-MIAA and second-team NSCAA All-Region after scoring an MIAA-leading 13 goals and 27 points. She was fourth in the conference with 59 shots.

She wrapped up her MSSU career with 23 goals (third in school history), 50 points (fourth) and 114 shots (fifth.)

“Megan’s physical strength set her apart in this league,” MSSU coach Alese Woolard said. “Her quickness and strength made her very difficult to stop one-on-one. She is very driven and motivated and I think those characteristics will serve her well at the next level.”

The WPSL, according to its website, is an independent national league whose main focus is on the development of highly competitive premier women’s soccer teams.

The league was formed in 1988 and has 73 teams in 12 divisions. The Shock play in the nine-team Midwest division.