The Big Ten announced on Thursday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2017-18 academic year. Lourawls “Tum” Nairn Jr. of the men’s basketball team and Jamie Cheslik of the women’s soccer team were selected as Michigan State’s honorees.
Recent Spartan alum Jamie Cheslik was selected to the United States Under-23 Women’s National Team for the Thorns Spring Invitational from March 11-17 at Merlo Field in Portland, Oregon.
Michigan State women’s soccer head coach Tom Saxton announced Wednesday (Feb. 7) that 10 student-athletes have committed to play soccer for the Spartans this upcoming fall.
For senior defender Madison Duncan, it’s hard to hold back the tears after every game during her last year as a Spartan. Duncan has become a valuable defender for the Spartans as she’s played nearly every minute on the field during her past two seasons. There was a time in her soccer career where things weren’t as rewarding, as she recalls a time when soccer was nearly in the past for her.
In the final match of the regular season, Northwestern spoiled Michigan State’s senior day late in the second half, 1-0, at DeMartin Stadium on Wednesday evening. The Spartans end the season with an overall record 6-11-1, and 2-8-1 in conference play.
For most, the transition to college is a difficult process. It takes time to become used to your new surroundings, but soon it becomes a home away from home. Imagine the difficulty of uprooting your life a second time, just two years later. That only begins to scratch the surface for redshirt senior goalkeeper Savanna Wojtanowski, who transferred to Michigan State after two seasons as a Ferris State University Bulldog.
Michigan State hosts Northwestern for its final match of the season. Kick is set for 6 p.m., and the match will be streamed on BTN Plus.
Spartan senior women’s soccer captain Kristelle Yewah didn’t always picture herself in the Green and White, despite attending Okemos High School just a few miles away from campus; she was surrounded by Maize and Blue growing up.
Closing in on her senior season at Northville High School, Jamie Cheslik went out in a most memorable way. Most players would be excited to know they won the state championship game, but for Cheslik, scoring the winning goal was just the icing on top of it all. Moments like these would only continue to happen for her, only now she would be representing the Green and White of Michigan State.
Michigan State women’s soccer is on their last road trip of the season to take on the Terps in College Park, Maryland. Kick is set for 7 p.m., and the match will be streamed on BTN Plus.
For senior captain Morgan McKerchie, her passion for soccer was ignited at a young age and her love for the sport has only intensified with every game.
On a wet and windy Sunday afternoon, Michigan State women’s soccer battled to defeat Michigan, 2-1, at DeMartin Stadium. Junior forward Lexy Warner and senior forward Kristelle Yewah netted goals in the win. The Spartans improve to 2-7-0 in conference contests, and 6-10-0 overall.
As the season winds down, Michigan State women’s soccer hosts Michigan at DeMartin Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. This marks the 32nd meeting between the in-state rivals, and the match will be streamed on BTN Plus. The match is a double-header with men’s soccer at 3 p.m., and those wearing youth soccer jerseys will get in free.
On Penn State’s senior day, the Nittany Lions bested Michigan State women’s soccer team, 4-0, on a Sunday afternoon match at Jeffrey Field. The Spartans fall to 5-10-0 overall and 1-7-0 in conference match-ups.
Facing their third ranked opponent of the season, Michigan State women’s soccer kept pace with No. 17 Ohio State on Friday night, dropping in a double overtime thriller, 1-0, at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field.
The Michigan State women’s soccer travels east for its last two-game weekend road trip of the season. The Spartans face the No. 17 Ohio State Buckeyes on Friday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio. MSU then goes up against No. 14 Penn State on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m.
Michigan State women’s soccer picked up its first Big Ten Conference win, 3-2, over Iowa on Sunday afternoon at DeMartin Stadium. The Spartans improve to 5-8-0 overall and 1-5-0 in conference meetings.
At kickoff, the match began as a fight for control between the Spartans and the Cornhuskers. Just 20 seconds into the game, Nebraska forward Elyse Huber found an opening and sent a shot toward redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Reilley Ott, but Ott was ready with the save. The Spartans battled for possession of the ball, but allowed a Nebraska shot past the goal line in the seventh minute of the game. In the remaining 43 minutes, Michigan State held the Husker offense and was able to test the defense, though sophomore goalkeeper Aubrei Corder stopped all three shots on goal.
The Michigan State women’s soccer team returns to DeMartin Stadium for a two-game homestand to finish out the month of September and begin the month of October. The Spartans host Nebraska on Friday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. and Iowa on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 12 p.m.