Mari Wallestad

#14 Mari Wallestad

HOMETOWN Ramsey, Minn. (Elk River HS)

2014 (Senior)

Started in all 19 gmaes for the beavers, she recorded 1 assist and had 1 point while playing 1509 total minutes finishing off a fantastic BSU soccer career.



2013 (Junior)
Started 18 of 19 games for the Beavers as a junior… Was a crucial element in the backline and posted eight shutouts and played in 1,662 minutes to rank second on the team… Recorded a goal against Southwest Minnesota State (Oct. 5)... Completed the season with two points… Attempted seven shots and put two on frame… Will serve as a captain in 2014.

2012 (Sophomore)
Played and started in 16 games as crucial player for the backline…attempted one shot and landed that shot on goal.

2011 (Freshman)
Wallestad started in all 19 games as a defender...played the most minutes on the team...recorded one goal and one assist for three points...scored the game-winning goal against Southwest Minnesota State (Oct. 30)… helped the defense to finish third in the league in fewest conference goals allowed with 10. 

Prior to BSU
Wallestad comes to Bemidji State from Elk River High School where she was co-captain the past two seasons and made all-conference twice. She was one of 24 players picked for the Class AA coaches association all-state team this year. Wallestad topped off her career earning a spot on the all-state tournament team in 2010, an honor given to the top 50 players in the state and had an academic letter at Elk River High School. 

Mari Jean Wallestad...Born Dec. 29, 1992...Daughter of Roland and Connie Wallestad...Majoring in Exercise Science.

Career Single-Game Highs
Goals: 1, twice, (last, Southwest Minnesota State, 10/5/13)
Assists: 1, twice, (last, MSU Moorhead, 10/19/14)
Points: 2, Southwest Minnesota State, (10/30/11)
SOG: 1, four times, (last, MSU Moorhead, 10/13/13)