Women’s Sports

Swimmers Give Back

After spending around 20 hours a week cozied into a six-lane pool, some MSU swimmers have made it possible to get even closer.

When a few of the athletes heard about a cause on campus that helps warm the heads and hearts of kids battling cancer, MSU swimmers jumped right in. Read More…

Women’s Basketball Buries the Badgers

The Spartans returned home on Girl Scout Day to face Wisconsin after their 85-56 loss against Maryland.

Starting for the Spartans were Tori Jankoska, Cara Miller, Aerial Powers, Anna Morrissey and Becca Mills.

Mills opened the afternoon with an old-fashioned three-point play. She got fouled on the low block and then nailed her free throw.

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Spartan Swimmers Fall to Buckeyes

MSU swimmers and divers fell to Big Ten powerhouse Ohio State in East Lansing on Friday night.

The Spartan men and women lost to OSU by 93 and 55 points respectively. Despite facing a high-ranking team and losing most of the night’s events, the Spartans swam some of their fastest times and tried to match the Buckeyes’ high energy. Read More…

Women’s Basketball Falls to Hawkeyes

The Michigan State women’s basketball team, coming off their first Big Ten win of the season, took on the Iowa Hawkeyes for the Spartans’ annual Alumni Day game.

Starting for the Spartans were Tori Jankoska, Cara Miller, Aerial Powers, Anna Morrissey and Becca Mills.

Powers led the team with 16 points and 11 rebounds, followed by Mills with eight points and 13 rebounds. Read More…

Men’s Tennis Struggles on Road, Women Win Both Matches

It was a flurry of matches over the weekend for Michigan State tennis, as the men’s and women’s teams both kicked off the 2015 season against tough opponents.

But only the women were able to survive the storm, albeit at home. Read More…

Wolverines Defeats Spartans on Senior Night

On a night celebrating the accomplishments of the six seniors on the MSU womens hockey team, the Spartans suffered a heart wrenching loss to the Michigan Wolverines by a score of 4-3.

“We created a lot of opportunities and that’s great,” head coach Jeff Wilson said after the game. “We didn’t capitalize on all of them, but the fact that we created them means we’re working hard and doing a lot of good things.” Read More…

Women’s Basketball Fights Through Adversity for Win

The Spartans returned home to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini, for their first game since losing freshman Jasmine Lumpkin.

It was announced just days before the Spartans took on Illinois, that freshman guard/forward Lumpkin was leaving the Spartan program to be closer to family.

The Spartans were also coming off five-straight losses and several players out entering Thursday night game. Despite everything thrown at the Spartan team, they managed a 63-54 win over Illinois. Read More…

Women’s Hockey Suffers First Loss of Season

It was not the start to the new year that the MSU women’s hockey team was hoping for.

Going into last weekend’s contest against Robert Morris, Michigan State was one of only two teams in the ACHA Women’s D-I division to be undefeated.

However, the Spartans’ unbeaten streak ended after they fell to the Robert Morris Eagles 6-3 on Saturday night after playing to a 2-2 tie the previous evening. Read More…

Women’s Basketball Routs Alcorn State

The now No. 18 Spartans returned home, after a successful road win, to take on the Alcorn State Braves on Tuesday night.

Starting for the Spartans were Tori Jankoska, Jasmine Lumpkin, Aerial Powers, Anna Morrissey and Becca Mills.

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Women’s Basketball Cruises on the Road Over Loyola

The Spartans dominated with a 90-38 road win over the Loyola Ramblers Sunday evening.

The Spartans opened a big lead early in the first half and the Ramblers could not stop the Spartan drive. With less than five minutes left in the first half the Spartans had already managed a 37-11 lead. Read More…

Spartans Represent Well at Winter Nationals

In the midst of bitter cold winter weather, three Spartan swimmers managed to come away from the 2014 AT&T Winter Nationals with strong swims.

Senior Shelby Lacy, freshman Alex Trompke and senior Hannah Pugh represented the Spartans in Greensboro, North Carolina, for the three day meet this weekend. Read More…

Women’s Basketball Defeats Georgia Tech in Overtime

The Spartans took on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Thursday evening as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Starting for the Spartans was Tori Jankoska, Jasmine Lumpkin, Aerial Powers, Anna Morrissey and Becca Mills.

Jankoska led the team with 21 points, followed by Powers who recorded her sixth double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds.  Center Jasmine Hines also scored 16 points. Read More…

Spartans Feast On Grizzlies

While just about everybody had packed up and left campus for the Thanksgiving holiday, the No. 16 Michigan State women’s basketball team stuck around for their game against Oakland University.  The Spartans handled the Grizzlies with ease, winning 79-64.

Aerial Powers and Tori Jankoska led the way for the Spartans. Powers, in another dominant performance, shot 9-19 from the field, finishing with 24 points along with 16 rebounds. Jankoska added 19 points, five rebounds and five assists for MSU. Read More…

Behind the Mask – #13 – 11/26/14

On this episode of Behind the Mask, Jason and guest host Max Benoit recap the men’s and women’s weekend series and look forward to their future match-ups.

Our hosts also elaborate what the men’s team will have to do if they want to start turning the corner and have success in the Big Ten this season. Read More…

A Monumental Season for MSU Cross Country

Their season started in Eugene, Oregon, battling the Oregon Ducks in 90-degree heat and ended in Terre Haute, Indiana dominating a field of the country’s best runners. The Michigan State women’s cross country team ended a perfect, undefeated season as NCAA Cross Country Champions for the first time in program history.

The Spartans’ road to the championship has been impressive to say the least, while exhibiting nothing but perfect performances the whole season. As USTFCCA pointed out, the women won all six (and now seven) races, with their top squad dominating the runner-up team at each race by at least half the points. Read More…

Six Sign Letters of Intent for Women’s Basketball

Last Wednesday, MSU women’s basketball head coach Suzy Merchant announced that she had six recruits sign letters of intent for next year.

Jenna Allen (East Bedford, Ind.), Octavia Barnes (Jackson, Miss.), Victoria Gaines (Merrillville, Ind.), Kalabrya Gondrezick (Benton Harbor, Mich.), Morgan Green (San Jose, Calif.) and Hana Vesela (Priobor, Czech Republic) will all be joining the Spartan family starting in the 2015-2016 season. Read More…

Women’s Club Hockey Earns Weekend Sweep

The Michigan State women’s D1 club team earned a well-deserved sweep of the Davenport Panthers last weekend by scores of 4-0 and 2-1.

On Friday night at Davenport it was all MSU. After a scoreless first period, the Spartans opened it up in the final 40 minutes with four unanswered goals by Hannah Lensing, Lyndsay Oden, Natalie Prisciandaro, and Kara Scaturro. Read More…

The Determination of Aerial Powers

The first time I remember seeing Aerial Powers, I was in the 10th grade at Detroit Country Day.  It was Field Day.

At Country Day, one of the biggest Field Day events was the slam-dunk contest. One representative from each class would compete, and it would get LIVE. Read More…

Spartans End the Weekend Strong at Northwestern TYR Invitational

The Michigan State swim team ended the Northwestern TYR Invite the same way they started it.

The men finished the three-day invitational in first place with a score of 1350 and the women finished in second place behind Northwestern with a score of 856.

To start out the day on Saturday the men were in first with a score of 419. The women were in second place with a score of 287 right behind Northwestern. The team won six out of the 14 events on Saturday. Read More…

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