17 - Mekyla Spraggins
Mekyla Spraggins
Height: 5-2
Year: Senior
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
High School: Forest Hills Central
Position: Defender

Bulldog Career: Career Statistics.

2011 Season (Senior): Match-By-Match Statistics.

2010 Season (Junior): Match-By-Match Statistics . . . An All-GLIAC Second-Team selection . . . Earned GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team plaudits . . . Claimed D2 Athletics Directors Association Achievement Award honors . . . A FSU Dean's Academic Award winner . . . Started all team's 19 matches . . . Posted a point on the season with an assist in a 5-0 league triumph over Lake Erie (9/26) . . . Accumulated six shots on goal and 10 total shot attempts for the season . . . Registered a shot on goal in six contests, which included four consecutive outings (9/5-12) . . . Notched at least a shot on 10 occasions . . . Participated in a team second-most 1,652 minutes . . . Played in a season match-high 120 minutes in a double-overtime tie versus Northern Michigan (10/17) . . . Competed in 110 minutes at Northern Michigan (9/17) in a two-overtime tilt . . . Received 100 minutes of action in overtime matchup at Tiffin (10/24) . . . Garnered at least 90 minutes or more playing time in a match on 12 occasions . . . Had a squad second-most 12 corner kicks . . . Chalked up five corner kicks against Ashland (9/24) and three at Lewis (10/12) . . . Logged 1,309 minutes of field time in 15 GLIAC encounters.  

2009 Season (Sophomore): Match-By-Match Statistics . . . Named winner of FSU's Best Defensive Player Award . . . A GLIAC All-Academic Team pick . . . A D2 Athletics Directors Association Achievement Award honoree . . . A starter in all 18 contests played . . . Lone point of the season was on an assist at Ashland (9/18) in 6-1 league win . . . Produced a season-most two shots on goal against Ashland (10/9) . . . Recorded one shot each on three occasions - vs. Lewis (9/1), at Tiffin (10/16), and at Findlay (10/18) . . . Attempted a season-best three shots in a match twice - against Lewis (9/1) and versus Ashland (10/9) . . . Amassed a squad third-best 1,480 minutes of playing time . . . Chalked up a season-high 110 minutes in matches against Lewis (9/1) and Ashland (10/9) . . . Turned in 15 outings of 90 or more minutes of action. 

2008 Season (Freshman): Match-By-Match Statistics . . . Attained team's Most Improved Player Award . . . Led squad in minutes played with a 1,577 total . . . Generated a team fourth-best tying four points (all assists) . . . Started in all of squad's 19 matches . . . Assisted on game-winning goal at Northern Michigan (9/21) . . . Credited with a helper at Findlay (9/28), at Saginaw Valley State (10/24), and against Northern Michigan (11/4) in a GLIAC Tournament First-Round matchup . . . Six of her 12 shots on the year were on net for a .500 shots on goal percentage . . . Turned in a three shots on goal performance versus Northern Michigan (11/4) at the conference tourney . . . Had a shot on goal apiece against Northwood (10/5), versus Northern Michigan (10/12), and against Tiffin (10/17) . . . Most single-match action was 110 minutes at Findlay (9/28) . . . Also competed 92 minutes in home conference tilt versus Findlay (10/19) . . . Played all 90 minutes of regulation in 13 matches.   

High School: A 2008 all-state honorable mention pick in senior year at Forest Hills Central High in Grand Rapids, Mich. . . . Played under coaches Jeremy Stacy and Josh Sheldon . . . A 2008 graduate . . . Member of three (2005, 2007, and 2008) Division II state champion teams . . . Garnered all-conference, all-region, and all-district laurels as a senior in 2008 campaign . . . Captained 2008 squad and posted 16 points with five goals and six assists in helping team to a 24-1 record . . . Winner of the 2008 squad's Most Spirited Award . . . Claimed all-district and Most Improved Player Award accolades in junior season after netting 12 points with four goals and assists apiece as team went 22-3 overall . . . Tabbed as the 2006 team's Most Improved Player as a result of producing six goals with five assists for 17 points . . . A member of the varsity team for three and a half seasons . . . One of her prep teammates, Clare Stachel, is a 2008 women's soccer team member at the University of Michigan . . . Participated in volleyball at the freshman and junior varsity levels.

Personal: Daughter of Samuel and Barbara Spraggins of Grand Rapids, Mich. . . . Her father is a dentist and mom is an occupational therapist . . . Has a younger brother and a younger sister . . . Enjoys reading and writing . . . Nickname is "Meeks" . . . Played club soccer for the West Michigan Fire from 2006-08 . . . FSU Letters: Three . . . Majoring in business administration/legal studies.

Career Match Highs
Goals: None
Assists: 1, six times, last vs. Lake Erie, 9/26/10
Points: 1, six times, last vs. Lake Erie, 9/26/10
Minutes Played: 120 vs. Northern Michigan, 10/17/10
Shots on Goal: 3 vs. Northern Michigan, 11/4/08

YearMP-MSShotsGoalsAssistsPoints
200819-1912044
200918-1810011
201019-1910011
Career56-5632066

 

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