Head coach Helen Knull has announced that it will welcome five freshmen to the 2016 roster.
Michigan State will travel to New York City to face Quinnipiac in a neutral site game on Friday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. and Columbia on Sunday, Sept. 13 at noon
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.
Michigan State kicks off 2015 season at CMU; home against Delaware
The 2015 Spartan field hockey program kicked off preseason on Wednesday
At Yale, Durante tutored five All-Ivy League goalkeeper selections while helping the Bulldogs increase their season goal totals for six straight years, including a school-record 69 goals in 2011 en route to earning a share of the Ivy League title.
In addition to her work at Yale, Durante also is involved with the United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA). She won a gold medal as an assistant coach for the Under-21 U.S. team at the Junior Pan American Games in October of 2008. Durante has coached in the Futures Program since 2002 and served as the Great Lakes Regional Futures Director from 2003-05. She has selected athletes for various USFHA programs, including the Under-16 national team and Futures Elite. Durante coached at the Junior Olympics from 2006-2008 and 2010-2013, winning a gold medal in 2012. Most recently, Durante served as an assistant coach for the USA Under-19 National Team in Belgium.
Prior to Yale, Durante worked as a head coach for Quebec Field Hockey and as a video technician for Field Hockey Canada before transitioning to an assistant field hockey coach at Ohio University in 2001.
A native of Lachine, Quebec, Durante is a 2000 graduate of the University of Alberta and was a five-year starter for the field hockey team there. She helped the Pandas to a silver medal in the CIAU Championship in 1997 and bronze medals in 1996 and 1999.