Ramsey earns MAC Defensive Player of the Week


Senior foward Missy Ramsey runs to the goal during the game against Michigan on Sept. 21, 2014. The Flashes fell to the Wolverines, 3-2.

Ricky Salcer

Kent State senior Missy Ramsey was unanimously voted Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Ramsey earned the honor for her outstanding play against Miami of Ohio, as she made a diving stop on defense that would ultimately help the Flashes claim a 2-1 victory in Oxford.

“I knew I had to make a play, and it was just me, so I told myself don’t lift it, and it ended up being a baby lift, and I got it,” Ramsey said.

Throughout the entire season, Ramsey has been a vital piece to the success of the Kent State field hockey team, as indicated by her accolade this week.

Ramsey, who has played forward nearly her entire career, was asked to switch to defense this season and embraced the transition, an opportunity to help better her team.

“I honestly did have a hard time switching over, but coach and I had a conversation, and I knew it was something I needed to commit to in order to help our team,” Ramsey said.

The Flashes’ defense has been very strong throughout MAC play as they are 3-0 in the conference. As the regular season winds down, Ramsey said she and the rest of the Flashes hope to close out the season strong.

“We need to be really determined throughout everything and rely on each other,” Ramsey said.

The Flashes (6-8, 3-0 MAC) will look to extend their undefeated conference win streak this weekend as they host Ball State University and Longwood University at Murphy-Mellis Field this Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

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