17 - Michelle Dimza
Michelle Dimza
Height: 5-8
Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: Notre Dame HS
Position: Midfielder/Forward

In 2010: Tied for third on the team in scoring with five points while starting all 18 matches...earned a Second Team All-MIAA selection...Michelle recorded two goals at home in the 2-1 win over the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats and added an assist in the 4-1 rout over the Emporia State Hornets at Fred G. Hughes Stadium in Joplin.

In 2009: Started all 20 matches last season ... will be expected to shoulder huge chunk of offensive load after earning All-MIAA Honorable-Mention honors and tying for second on the team with three goals ... also dished out one assist ... ranked second on the Lions in shots (25) and shots-on-goal (13) ... was also successful in the classroom, earning an MIAA Scholar Athlete Award.

In 2008: Saw action in every match, with 18 starting assignments ... recorded an assist for the second straight season, which occured in the Lions' season-opening 2-1 double-overtime win over Abilene Christian (8/29/08) ... a solid student-athlete that was selected as an MIAA Presidential Scholar.

In high school: Was part of a district quarterfinal qualifier as a freshman and then a district championship squad as a sophomore ... also helped the Rebels to a third-place state finish during her junior year. 

Personal: Michelle is a Pre-Med major at Southern ... born June 10, 1990 in St. Louis, Mo. ... daughter of Mike and Mary Dimza.