Michigan State field hockey head coach Helen Knull announced the schedule for the 2019 season on Tuesday, highlighted by 11 matches at home, including the traditionally strong Big Ten Conference slate and seven games against teams that played in the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
The Big Ten announced on Wednesday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2018-19 academic year. Bailey Higgins of the field hockey team and Khari Willis of the football team were selected as Michigan State’s honorees.
Michigan State Athletics and PNC Bank are partnering to recognize the PNC Achievers Student-Athletes of the Month. Throughout the 2018-19 season, deserving Spartan student-athletes will be recognized for displaying well-rounded achievement through leadership in the classroom, in the community, and in competition.
Playing in their fifth overtime game of the season, the Michigan State field hockey team defeated Indiana in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on October 26, 2018 by a final score of 3-2. With a win the Spartans advance to the quarterfinals where they will meet top-seeded Maryland.
Michigan State field hockey senior Madison O’Neill has been selected as an alternate field player for this year’s Victory Sports Tours/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I Senior Game.
For all the criticism Michigan State’s passing defense has endured, the final result has always reflected a holistic effort. In other words, it’s not just the defensive backs’ responsibility to hold opposing aerial attacks at bay. That task also belongs to the defensive line, which has to generate a strong pass rush to knock quarterbacks off their rhythm — and oftentimes, their feet. If they can throw upright without any pressure all game, it makes the secondary’s job that much harder.
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If you’re within earshot of a Michigan State field hockey match, there’s a strong chance you’ll hear the usual words of encouragement from parents in the stands or maybe some instructions from a coach. But if you listen closely, you might hear a sharp Scottish accent, or even some Dutch.
Michigan State owns a 19-3 all-time advantage over Indiana and have won four of the last five meetings. The Spartans are 9-6 all-time against Louisville.
Two days after holding No. 13-ranked Iowa scoreless through the first half, the Michigan State field hockey team did the same against No. 10-ranked Northwestern on Sunday, September 30. Despite improvement on the defensive side of the ball, the Spartans came up short against the Wildcats, falling by a final score of 2-0 at Ralph Young Field.
It’s Senior Day on Sunday, September 30 as the Spartans take on No. 10-ranked Northwestern at 12 p.m. from Ralph Young Field. Before the game, MSU will honor Samantha Siegel, Amanda Robinson, Madison O’Neill, Bailey Higgins and Maddie Vann for their contributions to the field hockey program over the last four seasons.
The Spartans out-shot the Chippewas 17-4 overall and 9-1 in shots on goal. MSU held a 12-2 shot advantage in the second half. Teams were even on penalty corners at six apiece. Michigan State held Central Michigan to just one shot on goal, which came on the Chippewas lone goal of the contest.
The Michigan State field hockey team snapped its two-game losing streak on Tuesday, September 18, defeating Central Michigan by a final score of 2-1 at the CMU Field Hockey complex.
Playing in their third-consecutive home match, the Michigan State field hockey team lost to No. 3-ranked Maryland in Saturday’s Big Ten opener by a final score of 5-1. The Spartans have fell in each of their last four conference openers with their last win coming against Ohio State during the 2014 season.>
Michigan State field hockey is set to open the Big Ten slate of their 2018 season on Saturday, September 15 with a 1:00 p.m. showdown against No. 3-ranked Maryland, who enters the contest with an unblemished 7-0 record.
Playing in their third consecutive overtime game, and fourth of the season, the Michigan State field hockey team fell to Pacific by a final score of 2-1 on Sunday, September 9 at Ralph Young Field. Michigan State’s record fell to 3-4 on the season and Pacific improved to 4-3 overall.
Playing in their third overtime game of the season on Friday, September 7, the Michigan State field hockey team defeated Monmouth University at Ralph Young Field by a final score of 2-1. With the game undecided after 90 minutes, MSU defeated the Hawks in a shootout, 4-3.
Following a three-game road trip, the Michigan State field hockey team is back at home this week with a two-game slate. The Spartans open the weekend with a 3 p.m. Friday match-up against Monmouth University (2-2) before facing off against University of the Pacific on Sunday at 1 pm. Pacific will oppose both Central Michigan and Michigan on their road-trip through the Great Lakes State.
Playing in their third game in four days, the Michigan State field hockey team fell to Yale University, 2-1, in overtime on Monday, September 3 at Johnson Field.
The Michigan State field hockey team scored twice in the second half on Sunday, earning a 2-0 victory over Quinnipiac at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey Stadium.
Michigan State’s field hockey team lost to No. 1-ranked Connecticut, 5-0, on Friday at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs, Conn. MSU falls to 1-2 overall, while UConn improves to 3-0.