Head coach Damon Rensing breaks down what to expect from the Spartans this season.
Spartan athletes return to campus Tuesday after outstanding offseason.
Head coach Damon Rensing and the Spartans compete in eight spring games.
MSU will take on the Fighting Irish in rematch in hopes to advance to the College Cup.
Michigan State takes on the Hoyas in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m.
No. 11 Michigan State men's soccer (14-5-3) shutout No. 6 Georgetown, 1-0 in Washington, D.C. Photos by: Rafael Suanes
MSU Men's Soccer defeats Louisville, 1-0 in the NCAA Tournament Second Round. Photos by Matt Mitchell.
2013: Played in 19 games for the Spartans, recording 27 shots and scoring two goals on the season...Made his first start of the season against Indiana, scoring his first goal of the year four minutes into the double-overtime 2-1 victory for MSU on Nov. 1... Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 shutout of Michigan on Nov. 9.
2012: Appeared in eight games before sustaining a season-ending injury against Marquette (9/16)... Scored MSU's opening goal of the game in a 3-2 win over Providence (9/9).
2011: Appeared in 14 games for the Spartans, drawing one start, against Bowling Green (10/19) ... Got his first points of the year as he netted the game-winner against Illinois-Chicago (9/27) ... Assisted on Stephen Lucianek's goal at Indiana (10/23), helping the Spartans rally from a two-goal deficit to forge the road tie ... Also scored the game-winner, and assisted on the first Spartan goal, in a 2-1 victory over Western Michigan (10/26).
Prior to MSU: Earned All-Conference and All-District recognition all four years and All-Region accolades as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Named to the All-State Second Team both his junior and senior seasons ... High school team was City Champions all four years, District Finalists his freshman and senior seasons, and District Champions during his junior campaign ... Member of the USSDA Derby County Wolves, where they were the U-16 National Champions.
Personal: Born Feb. 11, 1993 ... Son of Kenneth and Carol Rutz.
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