Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kearney, Mo.
High School: Kearney
Experience: 1 Letter


2016: Played 11 games making nine starts, missing part of the season due to injury … Named the WAC Preseason Player of the Year … Earned WAC All-Tournament Team honors … Scored three goals and recorded three assists on the season … Recorded an assist in a 1-1 draw at Creighton (8/21) … Scored a goal and recorded an assist in an 8-0 win over Chicago State (10/29) … Scored her second goal of the season against UT Rio Grande Valley (11/3) in the opening round of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament … Notched an assist in a 4-0 win over CSU Bakersfield (11/4) in the WAC semifinals … Scored UMKC’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Seattle U (11/6) in the championship match of the WAC Tournament.

2015: Started in all 21 games for the 'Roos... Scored a team-high 13 goals and recorded four assists for a team-best 30 points... Her 30 points ranks second in program single-season history, and 13 goals ranks second for a season and is tied for the third-most in a career at UMKC... Scored her first-career goal in a 2-0 victory over Western Illinois (Aug. 30), and scored in the next two games, each being the game-winning goal... Scored the winning goal in a 1-0 overtime victory over Eastern Illinois (Sept. 18)... Scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime against CSU Bakersfield (Oct. 9)... Scored two goals in three-straight games, including a two goal and two assist effort in a 4-0 victory over New Mexico State (Oct. 25), two goals and one assist against Chicago State (Oct. 31) and two goals in the opening round of the WAC Tournament against UTRGV (Nov. 5)... Earned WAC Offensive Player of the Week for October 26-November 1 for her performances against New Mexico State and Chicago State... Was named to the Second Team All-WAC... Earned a WAC All-Tournament nod with her two goals against UTRGV.

High School: Lettered four years under head coach Jackie Haller at Kearney High School in Missouri… Garnered numerous awards in her high school career including three first-team all-state, first-team all-district, first-team all-conference and first-team all-Kansas City region selections, two team MVP honors and was named conference MVP, Kansas City region co-offensive player of the year and team captain in her senior season… Started all 97 games she appeared in and scored 100 goals and recorded 90 assists while leading her team to four conference championships and four state tournament appearances, including runners-up in her junior campaign… Lettered two times as a guard in basketball… Member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, DECA and A+ Tutoring/Mentoring.

Personal: Daughter of Willie and Francene Howard… Three siblings, Melissa, Nathan and Ali… Father, Willie and uncle, Ernie Howard both played baseball at Marshall University… Cousin Jordan Ginther is currently a goalkeeper at Purdue… Majoring in Business.

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