Michigan State will host a pair of weekend games in East Lansing, welcoming Old Dominion on Friday, Sept. 4 and Kent State on Sunday, Sept. 6. Both games will be played at Ralph Young Field.
Matula’s lone goal wasn’t enough as the Spartans fell to Delaware, 3-1 in Sunday’s matchup at Ralph Young Field
No. 19 MSU tallied five unanswered goals to take season opener at Central Michigan.
Michigan State kicks off 2015 season at CMU; home against Delaware
The 2015 Spartan field hockey program kicked off preseason on Wednesday
2014: First season as the Michigan State starting goalkeeper... Started in all 19 games in net for the Spartans... Ranked tied for second in the Big Ten in saves (116), while her 6.11 saves per game ranked 18th nationally... Recorded her first career shutout with a 10-save effort against No.12 Iowa (10/17) and another one vs. Central Michigan (10/26)... Her 13 saves vs. No. 18 Indiana (10/11) were her career-high... Recorded double-digit saves in three games.
2013: Appeared in four games her freshman season... Allowed just one goal in 71 minutes in net... Part of three team shutouts... Recorded five saves on the season.
2012: Redshirt season
Prior to MSU: Futures participant from 2009-12... Selected to the National Futures Championship and an alternate for Junior Olympics 2010... Also selected as a National Futures Championship alternate for 2011... Won a gold medal in the 2010 Keystone State Games... Participated in both the National Hockey Festival and Disney Showcase from 2009-12... Participated in the NIT's and NCC in 2011... Played for the Coyotes of Columbus, OH from 2010-12 under head coach Steve Boniface... Played for the Pinnacle of Ann Arbor, Mich. from 2010-11 under head coach Nancy Cox... USAFH Certified Level I Coach... Was a Futures Coach Region Nine... Developed field hockey goalie training plan and instructed goalie drills for both the high school varsity, JV and middle school teams from 2010-11... Played two years of varsity softball and track... Participated in the shot put, discus, 400 M and pole vault in track.
Personal: Born November 21, 1994...Daughter of Bruce and Stefani Patton.