Men's soccer head coach Damon Rensing signed seven players who will look to compete for playing time next season. Women’s head coach Tom Saxton overhauled his club by reeling in 10 new recruits.
The women’s soccer team took their first lost in the Big Ten Conference after facing Indiana University with a score of 1-0. The team’s overall record becomes 4-4-0 with their second straight loss. Indiana kept the Spartan defense on their toes throughout the game with their shots while sophomore defense Madison VanDyke cleared the ball helping redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Reilley Ott.
For senior forward and East Lansing native Kristelle Yewah, playing soccer at MSU wasn’t originally apart of her plans, though you would think that someone would dream to play the sport they loved on the college campus they were basically raised on. Instead, the homegrown product focused all her attention on a school located about one hour south of MSU, a school where the colors blue and yellow are sported by its inhabitants instead of green and white, a school that creates contempt in these parts every time its name is uttered; the University of Michigan.
The MSU women’s soccer team dropped its third game of the season on a rainy Thursday night at DeMartin Stadium, losing to Wake Forest, 4-1; ending their three game win streak. The Demon Deacons were the aggressors for much of the first period, recording 12 shots with five of them being on target.
Following a 7-10-1 season in the fall, the MSU women’s soccer team started its spring season off strong with a 5-1 win over Bowling Green State University.
On a cold, overcast afternoon at DeMartin Soccer Stadium, the MSU women's soccer team played their first game of the spring season, beating Bowling Green State University 5-1.
The MSU football team isn't the only team in East Lansing who has a recruiting class coming on Wednesday, as the men's and women's soccer teams have announced their recruiting class for 2017.
MSU announced Wednesday the contribution of $1 million through the Spartan Fund, according to a press release. The gift will be used to support the construction of lights at DeMartin Soccer Stadium, the home field of the MSU men's and women's soccer teams. The benefit comes from alumnus Craig Bush, a 1983 graduate of MSU's James Madison College
MSU is the home of over 50,000 students, and close to 800 student-athletes that live all over campus. Olivia Argeros, is a freshman on the Women’s Soccer team and she shared her thoughts about living on campus her first year surrounded by student-athletes in South Neighborhood. “I wouldn’t say it’s an advantage to be surrounded by all student-athletes but socially I think it helps a lot to connect with others, because we all go through similar situations,” Argeros said. South Neighborhood is the home for the majority freshman and sophomore student-athletes.
The United Stated women not only beat Japan in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final on July 5, but took gold for most-viewed soccer game ever in the U.S.
MSU is losing six players to graduation this year, but with some key pieces returning next fall, the Spartans should have an opportunity to compete in the Big Ten. Redshirt junior defender Mary Kathryn Fiebernitz has been a major contributor throughout her Spartan career, and she was recently named a second team All-Big Ten selection. She scored four goals this past season and anchored the MSU defense. “It’s definitely an honor to be named to that team,” Fiebernitz said.
MSU women’s soccer had a roller coaster year and when the ride was finally over, the Spartans came up short of their goals. MSU’s season was defined by streaks, as the team started the year with six straight victories.
A season plagued with disappointment for the MSU women’s soccer team came to a close with a 2-0 loss to Indiana on Friday night. MSU (9-9-1 overall, 3-9-1 overall) fell behind in the 27th minute, when a shot from Indiana freshman forward Kayla Smith put the Hoosiers on the board first.
For the first time all year, MSU will play a conference game with no postseason implications. MSU (9-8-1 overall, 3-8-1 Big Ten) travels to Bloomington, Ind.
MSU will head to Illinois this weekend to take on the state’s two Big Ten representatives, Illinois and Northwestern.On Friday night, MSU (9-6-1 overall, 3-6-1 Big Ten)