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Meet the Spartans: Molly Cassidy

Redshirt freshman goaltender Molly Cassidy recorded an impressive five shutouts at home in 2010.

May 27, 2011

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State field hockey team will feature a student-athlete every week this spring in attempt to "Meet the Spartans". This week redshirt freshman Molly Cassidy (San Diego, Calif.) sat down with to answer some questions about her aspirations about being a journalist and the different memories she has of Spartan field hockey. Cassidy recorded a 15-6 record in net this past season, registering a goals against average of 1.70 and a save percentage of .755. Cassidy also notched a total of five shutouts and was honored as a member of both the 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Region West First Team and Second-Team.

Name: Molly Cassidy

Nickname: Cass, because there were so many Mollys involved with the field hockey program and Cali Time, because I lag sometimes.

Year in School: Redshirt freshmen

Hometown: San Diego, Calif.

Major: Journalism

Jersey number: 2

Best thing about being at MSU: The school spirit

Favorite class: Any journalism class because I get to meet interesting people and see the life they live

Favorite movie: It would be Soul Surfer because Bethany Hamilton's story is amazing

Favorite food: Authentic Mexican food and Goldfish

Favorite restaurant: Juanitas and Surf Brothers

Do you have any special talents: Ping Pong

Pets: Two dogs, Rocky and Tootsie

Siblings: One brother, Jordan

What do you want to be when you grow up: A broadcast journalist

Where is the most exotic place you have traveled to: Capri, Italy

Dream vacation spot: New Zealand

Favorite musician or band: Justin Timberlake

What song gets you pumped up before a game: Just a Dream- Nelly

Why did you pick MSU: The family atmosphere and amazing school spirit that lasts for life



Favorite TV show: House and Glee

Favorite celebrity: Carrie Underwood

Favorite thing to do besides play field hockey: Traveling with my family and friends

Favorite store to shop: Leaping Lotus back home

If you were not playing field hockey, what other sport would you be involved with: Beach volleyball

Anything else you want the world to know about you: Derek Thomas is my hero

Favorite spot on campus: On the field hockey field

Favorite pro sport & team: Baseball, San Diego Padres

Favorite game played at MSU: 2010 game vs. Duke

Pre-game ritual: Snooze the alarm a couple times, make an egg in a hole, and listen/dance to music

Funny memory of a team mate or team trip: When Corey Block lost her shoe running back in a game, a ball nailed her in the chin and she kept playing and when I headed a ball out of bounds and we cracked up laughing about it together.

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