Molly Cassidy: Field Hockey

Name: Molly Cassidy

Year: Redshirt Senior

Major: Journalism

How long have you been playing field hockey?

I started playing field hockey about 11 years ago when I was in middle school in San Diego, Ca.


Why did you pick to come play for MSU?

I chose Michigan State because it was everything I was looking for as a student athlete and aspiring journalist. I knew I would be surrounded by people in both my sport and major that excel know what it means to work hard for the things they want in life.


Most memorable moment playing for MSU? 

My most memorable moment would have to be this year’s double overtime over the University of Michigan here at home. We had not won against U of M since 2009. It was a tough game broadcasted on the Big Ten Network supporting breast cancer awareness.


Has your position forced you to make any sacrifices?

As a student athlete we have all made sacrifices, but with that said, I would not change it for the world. 


What’s the hardest part of being a student athlete? 

Balancing a full course load and being a DI athlete is very difficult as much as it is a blessing. However, you learn to manage. When that becomes easier, sometimes you wish the rest of the MSU student body would see you for more than the poor stereotype student athletes can be made out to be. 


Favorite place on campus? 

My favorite place on campus is in our team locker room inside of Spartan stadium.


Favorite MSU memory? 

Any moment I have spent with my teammates, coaches and friends who I will love and remember the rest of my life.


Where do you see yourself in ten years?

In ten years I see myself somewhere working as a TV news reporter, supporting youth athletics in my community and representing Michigan State University.