Women’s Sports

Media Day: Madison Williams Attempts a Return

After sitting on the sidelines supporting her team for the past two seasons, Madison Williams is ready to give this season a try.

Thursday was media day for the Spartan women’s basketball team, held at Breslin Student Events Center. With all the girls ready for the new season, there has been a special spotlight on red shirt junior, Madison Williams. Read More…

Women’s Swim and Dive: Illinois Meet Will Be ‘Tightly Contested’

Football is not the only Michigan State squad competing against the Illini this weekend.

The women’s swimming and diving team will square-off against Illinois Friday at McCaffree Pool, and if history says anything about these two teams, it could come down to the last event.

“Illinois last year came down to the last relay, the year before that it came down to the last relay, so it’s been a very good meet the last two years,” said head coach Matt Gianiodis. Read More…

Lady Spartans Ready for War

After much excitement for Midnight Madness, the Spartan women’s basketball team came out eager and ready for the new season. And the ladies put Spartan fans in a good mood.

The night started out with lines of excited fans wrapped around the Breslin Center. Many were eager to see the women’s team, who finished 24-8 last season and earned a tournament berth for their fifth straight season. Read More…

Lady Spartans Fall Short to Hoosiers

EAST LANSING, Mich. – On a cold and sunny day at DeMartin Stadium, the Lady Spartans fought valiantly, but fell to the Lady Hoosiers 3-2 in overtime.

It was a tough loss for the Spartans, as Indiana possessed the ball for the majority of the game in the Spartans’ half of the field.

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Women’s Soccer Parallels Men in Win

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Women’s soccer scored their fastest goal of the season Friday, after the men’s team broke the same record on Wednesday afternoon.

The Spartans went on to score four goals against the Purdue Boilermakers and record their second highest goal total in a game all season. Read More…

Midnight Madness Contest

Midnight Madness strikes again! And the real question – what will Tom Izzo wear this year? How about Suzy Merchant?

Impact Sports twitter will be having a contest for the best student costumes, and boldest predictions for Izzo and Merchant. The most entertaining costumes and predictions will be ret-tweeted to a mass audience. Get your exposure while you can!

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Alumni Meet a Tradition for Swim and Dive Program

The 58th annual alumni meet had a large showing on October 12 at McCaffree Pool, as former swimmers and divers reunited to compete against the current varsity roster.

Seven decades of swimmers represented the alumni – from the class of 1957 (the last to win a Big Ten title), to 2013 graduates.

Head Coach Matt Gianiodis looks forward to this meet every year; it means a lot to him for people to come back and support the program. Read More…

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