COLUMBIA, Mo. – As the month of March is a celebration of Women’s History Month, the University of Missouri soccer program is taking the time to honor some of the most impactful players in the history of the program, both on and off the field.
Since the Mizzou soccer program was founded in 1996, it has been home to some of the best athletes in MU history, bringing about conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in the team’s 27-year existence. Here is one of the numerous stars who has made Mizzou soccer what it is today.
Morcquess Oliphant played soccer at Mizzou from 2017-2021 and participated in 44 career games. Her best memory at Mizzou is going to the SEC Tournament as a senior and staying with the team at the beach, which was an amazing bonding experience.
“Growing up I was always inspired by Sydney Leroux,” said Oliphant. “She was so resilient and an underdog and growing up I related to her so much.”
Oliphant added, “I hope to inspire the younger girls coming through the program after me to build while you climb, and always invest/ give back to the community.”
Originally from Frisco, Texas, Oliphant wants to be remembered as “someone that was able to prioritize service and academics along with being a high-level athlete and doing all things needed to accomplish on and off the field, being one of the hardest workers and being able to influence others to do the same thing.”
She is currently finishing her first year at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga., where she is her class Vice President for Student Doctors. The Texas native will be participating in a summer internship for OB/GYN specialty at UMass.