MSU is 5-1-2 in last eight contests.
Spartans End Zips' 48-game home unbeaten streak
Men's Soccer Preview
Keener's second-half header is the difference
Michigan State squares off against rival Michigan.
2009: Started all 21 games of the season...Led the team with 10 goals on the season, with three game winning goals vs. Loyola Marymount (9/18), vs. Valparaiso (9/30), and vs. WMU (10/7)...Recorded five assists on the season
2008: Saw action in five games and picked up an assist in MSU's first game of the season vs. St. Francis (8/29) ... Scored first-career goal in the Spartans' 6-0 win at Western Michigan (9/24) ... Had one shot on goal in 4-0 win at Bowling Green (10/29).
High School: Four-year letterwinner and three-time all-conference selection for coach Chip Stencil ... Led team to district finals all four years ... Named conference MVP and first-team all-state after scoring 34 goals as a senior ... Tallied 25 goals and was selected second-team all-state as a junior ... Scored 15 goals en route to all-conference honors as a sophomore ... Named team captain for three seasons ... Played club soccer for Vardar, traveling with team to Argentina and France ... Named State Cup MVP in 2005.
Personal: Born June 2, 1990 ... Son of Shkelqim and Arjana Bega ... Father played professional soccer in Albania ... Brother, Besmir, played soccer at Drake ... Advertising major.