After leading the Michigan State field hockey team in all three major offensive categories this season, junior Merel Hanssen was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team, the conference office announced Wednesday. The conference also announced that senior Lia Sinisi was one of nine honorees for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
In its final game of the 2021 season, the Michigan State field hockey team travels to Piscataway, N.J., on Friday, Oct. 29 for a meeting with No. 3 Rutgers. The Spartans close out the campaign at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Bauer Field Hockey Complex, with the game streaming on B1G+.
College seniors do not normally get the chance for an extra year in college, or the chance to extend their athletic careers beyond the normal four-year span. In the case of three seniors from last year’s Michigan State field hockey team, midfielder Cara Bonshak, forward Lia Sinisi and forward Meredith Ross all stayed for another year, using an extra year of eligibility granted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A lone Nittany Lion goal in the 49th minute proved to be the difference on the Spartans’ Senior Day, as No. 7 Penn State topped Michigan State, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Ralph Young Field in Big Ten field hockey action.
Michigan State could not sustain enough offensive pressure on Friday afternoon, suffering a 4-0 loss to No. 8 Maryland in Big Ten field hockey action at Ralph Young Field.
The Michigan State field hockey team is set to host its final two home games of the season this weekend, welcoming a pair of Top-10 opponents to Ralph Young Field. The Spartans begin their final homestand with a Friday afternoon showdown against No. 8 Maryland, as MSU will host its annual Pink Game for cancer awareness. No. 7 Penn State then arrives in East Lansing on Sunday, with that Senior Day meeting airing nationally on the Big Ten Network.
Scoring at least one goal in every period, Indiana defeated Michigan State, 5-0, in Big Ten field hockey action Friday afternoon at the IU Field Hockey Complex in Bloomington, Ind.
Entering the final stretch of regular season action, the Michigan State field hockey team is set to embark on a two-game road trip this weekend for a pair of Big Ten Conference matchups.
In its final non-conference game of the season, the Michigan State field hockey team used three first-half goals to build an early lead in a 4-3 win over Miami Sunday afternoon in Oxford, Ohio.
Facing the top-ranked squad in the country for the second-straight game, the Michigan State field hockey was unable to generate any offense Friday afternoon in a 5-0 loss to No. 1 Iowa at Ralph Young Field in East Lansing, Mich.
Taking the field for the first time in two weeks, the Michigan State field hockey team returns with two games this weekend. The Spartans will have a big matchup on Friday when No. 1 Iowa arrives at Ralph Young Field for Big Ten Conference action. MSU then hits the road Sunday for its final non-conference game of the season at Miami (Ohio).
Michigan State Athletics and PNC Bank are partnering to recognize the PNC Achievers Student-Athletes of the Month. Throughout the 2021-22 season, deserving Spartan student-athletes will be recognized for displaying well-rounded achievement through leadership in the classroom, in the community, and in competition. The honorees for September are Cara Bonshak (field hockey), Naya Gros (volleyball), and James Piot (men’s golf).
Despite 11 saves from senior goalkeeper Jade Arundell in her first start since Aug. 28, No. 25 Michigan State was defeated by No. 1 Michigan, 6-1, in Big Ten field hockey action Friday evening at Ocker Field.
Michigan State and Michigan are set to face off in Big Ten field hockey action on Friday evening, with the No. 1 Wolverines playing host to the No. 25 Spartans in a rivalry that dates back to 1972. With both teams looking for their seventh win overall and first conference victory of the season, MSU will make the hour-long trek down to Ocker Field where game time is slated for 6 p.m.
Senior forward Meredith Ross posted two goals for the Michigan State field hockey team on Sunday afternoon, as MSU picked up a 6-0 win over Central Michigan at Ralph Young Field. The victory improved the No. 25 Spartans to 6-1 on the season, keeping the squad undefeated in non-conference play. For the Chippewas, they moved to 1-6 overall with the loss.
Despite a late goal from reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Week Ellie Rutherford to pull the Spartans within one, the Michigan State field hockey team could not complete the comeback bid in a 4-3 loss to No. 24 Ohio State Friday afternoon at Ralph Young Field.
It will be a matchup of ranked Big Ten squads to open the conference slate this weekend, as the No. 25 Michigan State field hockey team faces No. 24 Ohio State on Friday afternoon at Ralph Young Field. Following that game, MSU turns around to host Central Michigan on Sunday afternoon.
Entering Big Ten play this week and sitting at 5-0 on the season, the Michigan State field hockey team jumped into the Top-25 of the NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll, the organization announced Tuesday. The Spartans land at No. 25 in the latest rankings, the first time the program has been nationally ranked in over 23 months. The most recent appearance by Michigan State in the national rankings was Oct. 1, 2019 at No. 24. Michigan State received 141 points in the weekly poll, capturing one first-place vote.
After totaling four points in the Spartans’ home-opening win over Ball State on Sunday, freshman midfielder Ellie Rutherford of the Michigan State field hockey team was named Big Ten Freshman of Week, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.