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Four recruits sign NLIs for MSU field hockey

November 21, 2016
<p>Redshirt-junior midfielder Kendal Anderson shoots the ball in a field hockey game for MSU. &nbsp;Photo courtesy of MSU Athletic Communications.</p>

Redshirt-junior midfielder Kendal Anderson shoots the ball in a field hockey game for MSU.  Photo courtesy of MSU Athletic Communications.

The MSU field hockey team announced Monday that four recruits have signed their National Letters of Intent and will be joining the Spartans in the fall. Head coach Helen Knull and the team welcome Cara Bonshak, Meredith Ross, Lia Sinisi and Sawyer Post.

Midfielder Cara Bonshak is a four-time varsity letterwinner at Whitehall High School in field hockey, soccer and softball. She earned 2015 All-State Honorable Mention, and was a three-time captain in field hockey and two-time captain in soccer. Bonshak is also a four-time district qualifier in field hockey.

Meredith Ross, also a dual-sport athlete, is a four-time letterwinner in field hockey and a three-time letterwinner in lacrosse. Ross was named the MVP and team captain her senior season. Ross also received first team All-State honors in 2016. Ross was named the offensive MVP both her sophomore and junior seasons and over the course of her four-year career at Conestoga High School, she had scored more than 125 goals. Ross also played for the WC Eagles, a club team, who were National Club Champions in 2013 and 2015.

Forward Lia Sinisi is currently competing for West Essex High School in the Tournament of Champions semifinal against Bishop Eustace High School in New Jersey. With 29 goals on the season so far, Sinisi had helped her team win their first state title since 2013 and her fourth title individually. She was a 2015/2016 Regional All-American and a two-time All-State selection. In 2015, she was also chosen to represent the United States as a member of the 2015 USA Junior Olympic team.

Forward and midfielder Sawyer Post was a first team All-League selection in 2014 and second team selection in 2015. Post earned the Scholar Athlete award all four years and was a member of the 2015 All-Academic team. Post was named team captain her senior year.

With the newest additions to the team, MSU looks to add to its midfield and forward lines, filling the holes left by Kristin Matula, Addie Donaldson, Megan Fenton and Shelby Supica. 

After falling to then-No. 10 Michigan in the Big Ten tournament, the MSU field hockey team looks to reload and get another shot at the title in the 2017-2018 season.

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