Meet the Spartans: Molly Cassidy
2013: Second Team All-Big Ten selection... Big Ten All-Tournament Team... Finishes her career with 501 saves, the fourth most all-time in MSU history... Led the Big Ten in both saves (115) and save percentage (.719) as a senior ... Academic All-Big Ten...Recorded three shutouts and was a part of six team shutouts... Finished the season with a 1.81 GAA... Named a "Player to Watch" in the Big Ten to start the season... Selected to play in the Front Rush / NFHCA Division I Senior Game... Made a season-high 12 saves against Penn State (10/19)... Started all 24 games in the net for the Spartans.
2012: Two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week selection (9/ 4 and 10/9)...One of five Spartans to play in and start all 20 games...Tallied four shutouts over Miami (9/2), Indiana (9/28), , Ohio State (10/5), and Ohio (10/7), ...Led the Big Ten with a career-best save percentage of .785...Posted a goals against average of 1.71...Led the Big Ten in saves (127) and saves per game (6.35)...Recorded 1432:18 minutes in net...Tied her career-low of 35 goals allowed on the season...Her shutout of No. 16 Ohio State was her fourth career shutout ofr a ranked opponent...Recorded 11 saves in the 2-1 win over No. 11 Stanford (8/31)...Tallied six saves in her first shutout win of the season against Miami (9/2)...Tallied a season-best of 12 saves at Northeastern (9/9)...Recorded seven saves in the 3-0 shutout win against Indiana (9/28)...Saved 11 shots in the overtime loss to Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament (11/1)... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011: 2011 Longstreth/NFHCA All-West Region Second Team selection ... Honored as a member of the Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-West Region Second Team... 2011 Academic All-Big Ten honoree... Named to the All-Big Ten Tournament team... Team MVP ... One of five Spartans to play in and start all 20 games... Recorded two shutouts over No. 7 Virginia, 3-0, and Ball State, 1-0... Notched a save percentage of .754 and a GAA of 3.05... Recorded a total of 150 saves this season which led the Big Ten... Led the Big Ten in saves per game with an average of 7.50 a contest... Played a total of 1447:31 minutes in net... Allowed only 49 goals in her sophomore season... Kicked off the season with a 10 save performance against California (8/27)... Notched 12 saves at Northeastern (9/5)... Recorded her first shutout of the season and her first shutout on the road of her career against No. 7 Virginia, 3-0, while leading the Spartans to their first win of the season (9/10)... Her shutout over No. 7 Virginia was her third shutout of her career over a ranked opponent... Recognized as the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the Week of Sept. 13th after her shutout against Virginia and her four-save performance in MSU's 2-1 win over Miami of Ohio... Notched a 1-0 shutout over Ball State while recording six saves (10/8)... Tied her career-high 14 saves against Ohio State in a 2-1 shootout victory... Was honored as the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 18th after her two saves in penalty strokes led MSU to its first conference win against OSU... Tallied 10 saves against Ohio State in MSU's 2-1 loss in the Big Ten Tournament (11/3)
2010: Member of the 2010 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad... 2010 Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Named a member of the 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Region West First Team ... A Second-Team All-Big Ten recipient for her consistent efforts throughout the season ... One of seven Spartans to play in and start all 21 games ... played in 1438:20 minutes in her debut season in net ... Fourth in the conference with a 1.70 GAA and ranked third in save percentage (.755) ... Only allowed 35 goals scored which is third best in the Big Ten ... Stopped 108 shots, leading the Spartans to 15 wins ... Recorded a career-high five shutouts to rank third in the Big Ten ... All of her shutouts occurred at home ... Two of her shutouts came over ranked opponents - a 1-0 win over No. 10 Duke and a 1-0 victory against No. 12 James Madison ... Named both the Big Ten Freshman and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Aug. 30) after her shut-out performance over No. 10 Duke to help MSU win the Champions Invitational title ... Tallied a career-high 14 saves against No. 20 Stanford, helping propel MSU to a 3-2 victory ... Honored as both the Big Ten Freshman and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 13) after posting two 1-0 shutouts in a weekend set versus Providence and No. 12 James Madison ... Named the Rookie of the Week by WomensFieldHockey.com for her weekend shutout performance ... Twice recorded 12 saves in a game this season - a 3-2 victory over Northwestern (Oct. 31) and again when the Spartans faced Virginia in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament ... Honored as the Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Nov. 1) and named to the WomensFieldHockey.com Weekly Honor Roll (Nov. 3) for her 12 save performance against Northwestern.
2009: Did not see game action ... Redshirt season.
Personal: Daughter of Shawn and Ellena Cassidy. Majoring in journalism.
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