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 msuspartans.com 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.
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 www.caringbridge.org/visit/prayforderekthomas
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.