The MSU women’s soccer team picked up their third win of the season after defeating Loyola 3-1 Friday at DeMartin Stadium at Old College Field.
It’s no secret that the summer months are a critical preparation and training period for most NCAA sports, especially for those that take the field in the fall.
MSU announced Monday that former basketball forward Draymond Green was chosen as the 2011-12 George Alderton Male Athlete of the Year, while women’s soccer forward Laura Heyboer and golfer Caroline Powers shared the George Alderton Female Co-Athlete of the Year honors.
It would be easy to feel disappointment about the way the season ended for MSU women’s soccer team. Sixty-four teams had their tickets punched for the NCAA Tournament, and even after one of the great seasons in program history, the “Spartans are on the outside looking in.
With her second-half break-away goal, senior forward Laura Heyboer became MSU’s all-time leading goal scorer and secured her place as one of the elite in the history of the program. Unfortunately for the Spartans, Heyboer’s record-setting goal and a late MSU rally wasn’t enough to overcome an early deficit, as they would fall to UW-Milwaukee, 3-2.
The Spartans will kick off their season with an exhibition match against Eastern Michigan at 5 p.m., Saturday in Ypsilanti, Mich. The match ultimately will serve as a tuneup before the Spartans hold their season opener, which will come on Aug. 19 at DeMartin Stadium at Old College Field against Milwaukee.