Head coach of NWSL team FC Kansas City Vlatko Andonovski, sophomore defender Candace Johnson and freshman midfielder Mel Donaldson explain how this spring game was an opportunity for each side to learn and improve for the upcoming seasons.
Freshman Season (2012): Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team ... Played in 20 games and earned 19 starts at center back during her freshman season as a Tiger ... Played every minute of 16 games in 2012 ... Scored one goal on the season ... Tallied Mizzou's first goal of the season in a 5-1 win over No. 11 in the season opener ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week honors following the first weekend of the year ... Also earned a spot on Soccer America's Team of the Week ... Helped the Tiger defense record six shutouts and allow just over one goal per contest.
Prep: Attended Ursuline Academy and played high school soccer for Jaime Cantrell ... Helped Ursuline Academy to four Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) state championships ... Earned TAPPS 1-5A Offensive Player of the Year honors ... Named to the 2011 and 2012 TAPPS All-State and All-District teams ... Member of the Sting `94 club team and played for coach Kenny Medina.
Personal: Daughter of Dwayne and Raquel Johnson ... Born Dec. 28, 1993.