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Sport Scene Anderson Senior Salute

Spring 2006 • Volume 12, Issue 2


Senior salute

by Allison Camp ’07

Stalzer and DunsheathTwo senior athletes received significant accolades during their final seasons.

Soccer player Chris Dunsheath ‘06 was selected by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the third round of the Major League Soccer draft in January. Dunsheath, coached by Jim DeRose, will don the Galaxy’s uniform after his December graduation. He was the second keeper and the only Missouri Valley Conference player selected.

During his senior season, Dunsheath became the first Bradley soccer player named first-team All-American. Dunsheath enjoyed a lengthy career as keeper, marking the third-highest number of minutes played by a goalie in NCAA history. He was named the 2005 MVC Defensive Player of the Year and broke the Bradley record for shutouts in a season. Dunsheath was the first keeper named all-MVC all four seasons. Additionally, he was a four-time NSCAA All-Midwest pick, a three-time MVC scholar-athlete, and set the MVC career record with 27.5 shutouts.

Dunsheath is the fifth Bradley athlete to be invited to the Adidas MLS combine. An accounting major, he informed the MLS that he wanted to defer his invitation to another player in order to complete his academic career at Bradley. “I have accomplished everything I could ever imagine in college,” Dunsheath said.

Volleyball standout Lindsay Stalzer ’06, who was nominated for All-American recognition, started all four years for coach Scott Luster. Named 2005 MVC Player of the Year, she is the only three-time Bradley volleyball player selected as first-team MVC. Stalzer is one of three Bradley players named an MVC first-team scholar athlete for three seasons.

As a senior, Stalzer led the nation in total kills (720) and ranked third in the country in kills per game at 5.85. She set all-time Bradley records for kills in a match (36), a season (720), and career (1,948). These totals also established all-time MVC season and career kills marks.

After graduation, Stalzer will head to Europe to play volleyball professionally before beginning her career in mechanical engineering. “It will be a great opportunity to experience a different culture and see another part of the world while getting to continue to play volleyball,” Stalzer said.

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