Michigan State kicks off 2015 season at CMU; home against Delaware
Heather Howie, Kristin Matula and Simone Vagnoni have been named 2015 Big Ten Field Hockey Players to Watch, as announced by the conference on Thursday.
Ninety-five Spartan student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Fifth-seeded MSU takes on fourth-seeded Penn State at 12:30 on Thursday
Spartans take on No.9 Louisville on senior day.
2014: Academic All-Big Ten... Started in all 19 games during her redshirt freshman season as an integral part of the Spartans back line.
2013: Redshirt season.
Prior to MSU: Four-year member of the Spring-Ford varsity team ... Competed as part with X-Calibur field hockey club from 2006-12 ... Member of US U-17 team and Women's Junior National Indoor team from 2011-12 ... Part of the 2012 PAC 10 Championship team ... Named 2012 all-area first team ... Honored as part of the 2012 PAC 10 All-Conference First Team ... Member of the 2012 Harrow Sports-NFHCA High School All-Region Second Team for Pennsylvania. ... PAC 10 All-Academic in 2012
Personal: Born Feb. 27, 1995 ... Daughter of Rachel and John Vagnoni.