No. 18/22 Michigan State men’s soccer posted its first win over Indiana since 2014 with a 2-1 Victory for MSU on Friday night at a spirited DeMartin Stadium as part of MSU Homecoming festivities. Junior midfielder Sean Kerrigan, a native of Sligo, Ireland and with his parents visiting from Ireland in attendance, roofed a penalty kick goal in the 77th minute for a 2-1
The Michigan State Men’s Soccer team has climbed to No. 22 in the United Soccer Coaches poll and No. 18 in the Top Drawer Soccer poll off the back of a red-hot start to the season, including a marquee win against at the time No. 10 ranked Notre Dame.
Source: State News
After playing four of its last five games on the road, No. 18/22 Michigan State returns to the friendly confines of DeMartin Stadium to take on perennial powerhouse Indiana on Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. The late kickoff is due to MSU’s Homecoming Parade.
Michigan State men’s soccer was dealt a heart-breaking draw Sunday afternoon at Rutgers in a 1-1 tie in MSU’s Big Ten Conference opener at RU’s Yurcak Field. After the Spartans took the lead in the 67th minute on a header by freshman defender Will Eby, Rutgers netted the equalizer with one second left on the clock to level the score and end the match in a draw.
Behind a stalwart defense and timely scoring, Michigan State men’s soccer captured a 1-0 upset of No. 10 Notre Dame on Tuesday night at Alumni Stadium. “It was such a gutsy performance by our guys,” MSU head coach Damon Rensing. “I thought we were really good from start to finish. Our defense was great and by defense I mean everyone from the forwards, midfielders defenders and goalkeepers. I think we created some of the more dangerous chances during the game. It was just a total team performance.”
Zac Kelly was named Big Ten Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday. Kelly earned the Spartans’ first Player of the Week honor of the 2023 season after MSU went 1-0-1 last week. The goalkeeper allowed only one goal in two games last week which was a penalty kick versus Villanova on Sept. 4. Against the Wildcats he recorded three saves.
Michigan State men’s soccer took advantage of a penalty kick by Sean Kerrigan in the 84th minute to defeat short-handed Dayton, 1-0, Thursday at a rainy DeMartin Stadium to cap a celebratory Ted Lasso Night.
Michigan State men’s soccer battled Villanova and excessive heat to earn a 1-1 tie at Higgins Soccer Complex in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The game was moved from 3 p.m. to 11 a.m. due to temperatures in the area. The Spartans now stand 2-0-1 on the season, while Villanova holds a 0-2-1 record
Michigan State men’s soccer capture a come-from-behind victory in its road opener with a 2-1 win against Army West Point on Friday in West Point, New York. The Spartans improved to 2-0 for the first time since the 2017 season. That season, Michigan State won its first seven games.
Michigan State men’s soccer blanked Bowling Green, 3-0, Monday night in MSU’s first complete 90-minute contest, at a packed and spirited DeMartin Stadium.
Michigan State men’s soccer had its season opener against Loyola Chicago declared a no contest due to severe weather in the East Lansing area. In the 54th minute, the game was initially delayed due to lighting in the area and the teams retreated to Jenison Field House. The match would not resume from that point as the rain, thunder and lightning intensified and was declared a no contest.
Michigan State men’s soccer will open the 2023 season, hosting Loyola Chicago on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. at DeMartin Stadium. This is the earliest start to the season for the Spartans since opening on Aug. 24 against South Florida in 2018. In that battle, Michigan State came out on top, 1-0. MSU also began the season on Aug. 24 in 2012 against Valparaiso with a 0-0 overtime tie.
Michigan State men’s soccer team had three players named to the Big Ten Players to Watch List, as announced by the conference office on Monday. Senior forward Greyson Mercer along with sophomore forwards Jake Spadafora and Jonathan Stout were all honored by the league. The Big Ten preseason poll was also released Monday, as voted on by the nine conference coaches. MSU was voted to pick seventh, while Maryland was once again picked to win the league.
Former Michigan State men’s soccer player DeJuan Jones has been called to the United States Men’s National Team for its January Preparation Camp in Carson, California.
Former Michigan State men’s soccer player Tyler Crawford has signed with the One Pro Sports Management agency based out of Canada to begin his professional soccer career. Crawford, a forward from Lutz, Florida, played in all 16 games for the Spartans in 2022, starting 12.
Michigan State men’s soccer head coach Damon Rensing announced the addition of four players as part of the 2023 recruiting class. The Spartans will welcome freshmen Colin Arce (Utica, Michigan), Will Eby (Northville, Michigan), Myles Foster (East Lansing, Michigan) and Richie Ludwig (Clarkston, Michigan).
Michigan State men’s soccer players Jack Beck, Kellan Landefeld and Louis Sala were named Academic All-District, as selected by College Sports Communicators on Tuesday. Academic All-District honorees advance to the CSC Academic All-America ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America honorees will be announced in early December.
No. 6-seeded Michigan State men’s soccer’s season came to an abrupt end when No. 3-seeded Ohio State broke a 0-0 tie in the 90th minute to give the Buckeyes’ a 1-0 win in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.
Michigan State men’s soccer had four players garner Big Ten Conference postseason accolades, with the All-Big Ten awards announced Friday by the conference. Freshman forward Jonathan Stout was named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Year for his standout rookie campaign. He is the first Spartan to garner Freshman of the Year honors since All-American Giuseppe Barone in 2016.
Despite and early goal, the Michigan State men’s soccer team fell to Northwestern, 2-1, on Senior Day on Sunday. With the loss, Michigan State ends the regular season 6-8-2 overall and 3-4-1 in Big Ten action. Northwestern improves to 3-8-2 overall and 1-5-2 in league play.