The Michigan State field hockey program has announced that it has added one incoming freshman to its recruiting class for the 2017 season. Goal keeper Mairi Fletcher (Glasgow, Scotland) is the latest addition and joins Cara Bonshak (Allentown, Pa.), Meredith Ross (Paoli, Pa.), Lia Sinisi (Hackensack, NJ), and Sawyer Post (Oceanside, Calif.), as the five have all signed National Letters of Intent to enroll at Michigan State next fall and join the Spartans.
The Michigan State field hockey program held its annual end-of-the-year banquet on Sunday, March 26 at Spartan Stadium to celebrate the 2016 season. Members of the team were recognized for their accomplishments both on the field and in the classroom.
Special Guests include MSU Field Hockey Head Coach, Helen Knull. MSU Volleyball Head Coach Cathy George and MSU Track and Field Head Coach, Walter Drenth.
Source: Spartan Sports Network
The Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I National Academic Squad was announced on Wednesday, freaturing 15 student-athletes from the Spartan Squad. Michigan State was also honored with the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I National Academic Team Award, for achieving a team program GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The Michigan State field hockey team has announced its spring schedule that includes nine exhibition games in March and April. The Spartans will also host their annual Alumni Game on April 22 at Ralph Young Field. MSU begins the spring on Saturday, March 25 when it hosts Central Michigan for a 1 p.m. match at Ralph Young Field.
Michigan State University and the Spartan field hockey program are making significant upgrades to Ralph Young Field, the home of MSU field hockey, this spring with a brand new artificial turf, as well as installing an underlying sprinkler system, to improve the quality of the playing surface. Construction is scheduled to begin May 15 and be completed July 27 with the overall cost of the project projected at $1.2 million.
Former Michigan State field hockey player Abby Barker has been named to the U.S. Developmental Squad. To account for the transitional phase from the U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team to the senior USWNT, the squad’s purpose is to nurture the talent of college students who no longer are permitted to be on the U-21 USWNT due to age restrictions but show great promise in hockey. After much evaluation at the 2017 U.S. Women’s National Team Trial which was held Sunday, January 15 to Tuesday, January 17, U.S. National Team Head Coach Janneke Schopman and her staff announced 16-athletes to the Developmental Squad on Monday.