Patton has eight saves in strong defensive performance.
MSU takes on Kent State and Richmond this weekend in Kent, Ohio
MSU set to play two games in Washington, D.C.
Spartans kick off season on Friday vs. No. 4 Duke
MSU scored five goals in each exhibition game on Saturday.
MSU rallied back to defeat Iowa 3-2 and win the Big Ten Tournament.
Michigan State vs. Ohio State 9/28/13
Michigan State faces Pacific at Ralph Young Field on Oct. 1 2012.
Michigan State field hockey faces Iowa at Ralph Young Field in its first Big Ten game of the 2012 season.
Michigan State match against Virginia on Friday, Sept. 7 at Ralph Young Field. The Spartans fell in double-overtime 2-1.
2013:Crucial part of the MSU midfield, and started in all 24 games for the Spartans... Scored two goals against Stanford (9/2)... Her eight assists on the season was the third-most on the team and ranked 10th in the Big Ten... Assisted on the game-winning goal vs. Central Michigan (10/22).
2012: One of five Spartans to play in and start in all 20 games...Scored five goals and tallied three assists, totaling 13 points on the season...Recorded the two game-winning goals in wins over No. 11 Stanford (8/31) and American (9/14)...Assisted on Abby Barker's goal against Northeastern (9/9)...Scored a season-high two goals in the win over American (9/14), and added one score vs. Duke (9/23)...Assisted on Barker's second goal against Michigan (10/12) and her game-winning goal against Central (10/21).
2011: Saw action in all 20 games for the Spartans and started 11... Tallied a team high four assists in her debut season... Recorded her first point in her first game as a Spartan against California on an assist on Chelsy Coil's goal (8/27)... Notched assists in back-to-back games in MSU's 3-2 win at Providence (9/18) and in the Spartans 2-1 win at Central Michigan (9/21)... Assisted on Elizabeth Helffrich's goal in MSU's 2-1 overtime win against Kent State (9/25)
Prior to MSU:A member of the U18 Scotland hockey squad alongside fellow freshman Jenni Smith... Competed for the West of Scotland in the Scottish inter-district tournament in Edinburgh in both 2009 and 2010,where she was crowned a champion both times...Also competed in the Scottish indoor inter-district tournament in 2010 and 2011...Named captain for the 2010 and 2011 seasons...Was also a decorated cross country runner, ranked first in Scotland and third in the UK for the 800 meters
Personal: Born on December 4, 1993...Daughter of Drew and Lorna Howie...Father was a Scottish Curling Champion and won a Bronze medal in the World Championships in 1982...Aunt, Rhona Martin, was an Olympic gold medalist in curling in 2002...Sister, Allison, is a member of the Scotland Senior Hockey Squad and has played for Scotland for six years...Plans to major in hospitality business.