MSU lands transfer midfielder Kelly Severini from Hartford


MSU transfer midfielder Kelly Severini winds up for a powerful kick during her time at Hartford/ Photo Credit: Hartford Athletics

Luca Melloni, Men's/Women's Soccer Beat Reporter

EAST LANSING, Mich— The Michigan State women’s soccer team announced on Tuesday that former University of Hartford midfielder Kelly Severini is transferring to East Lansing. 

Severini is the fourth transfer that head coach Jeff Hosler has added to strengthen next season’s squad after former Colgate defender Ruby Diodati, former Florida State forward Sierra Curtis and former Butler midfielder Celia Gaynor.

In the 2021 season, Severini started in all 16 of the Hawks’ regular season games and scored four goals alongside three assists. She was second on the team in both goals and assists.

She earned a place in the United Soccer Coaches All-Region team and was in the All-Conference first team as a freshman. As a team, Hartford finished 8-4-4 on the season with a 3-3-3 record in America East play. 

Severini ranked third in most minutes played last season at Hartford, demonstrating that she could be a consistent performer for the Spartans next fall. 

Before attending Hartford, she led the team in assists three out of her four years at Union High School (Union, New Jersey) and was a two-time All-Conference first team selection.

Severini will join an MSU side that has many talented midfielders that contribute offensively and defensively like sophomores Zivana Labovic, Justina Gaynor, and junior Lauren DeBeau.