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COLUMN: Away games are beneficial

(10/25/13 7:00am)

With field hockey’s season wrapping up, it heads into the post-season play and remains hopeful for a Mid-American Conference championship. The Chippewas spend two of their last three games at their home field, which is only the third time they have played there all season. Now, one might think that having such a short home season a team could be lacking in areas because of all the traveling. Yes, traveling can be stressful.

Strong defense important for field hockey as MAC play begins

(10/09/13 7:00am)

How do you stop a team from scoring? Have a defense that allows only three shots. This is exactly what the field hockey team did Saturday afternoon when it beat Ball State, 1-0, to start Mid-American Conference play. “Our team took what we worked on in practice this week and really did what we asked," said head coach Cristy Freese.

Lee balances off-field activities with CMU field hockey

(09/08/11 5:00pm)

In today’s society many of our student-athletes put the athlete aspect before schooling. The pressure to succeed on the field has become almost as important, if not more important, than what the athletes do off the field. For field hockey midfielder Paulina Lee, her list of off-field activities is inconceivable. One wouldn’t believe she had time for her sport based on her resume.

Simone Lazar joins Canadian national team

(02/22/11 9:00pm)

There aren’t too many higher honors than representing your native country in the sporting world. Central Michigan freshman Simone Lazar has been selected to receive such an honor as a reserve for the Canadian junior national field hockey team. “When we recruited her, one of Simone’s questions was could she still pursue her aspiration to join the Canadian national team, and we’re very supportive of what she does,” said CMU head coach Cristy Freese.

Roundup: Kent State gymnastics coach reprimanded by MAC; Soccer team honored in Lansing; Freese announces '11 recruiting class

(02/15/11 9:00pm)

Kent State gymnastics head coach Bruce Biggin was publicly reprimanded Tuesday by the Mid-American Conference for public remarks critical of judging following Saturday's meet against CMU. According to a statement by the conference, "The criticism is in violation of the Mid-American Conference's sportsmanship bylaws."