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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

FCA offers safe space for student-athletes to grow in faith

Alyse Riffer, Reporter February 13, 2023

Student-athletes explore new ideas and build strong connections weekly in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The fellowship first began in 1986 by Ted Schumacher. His son Kyle Schumacher, who graduated...

Positives and a negative: Field hockey falls in tournament semifinals but rakes in MAC awards

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor November 5, 2022

Before their team’s 1-0 loss to Appalachian State in the Mid-American Conference tournament semifinals Friday, two leaders earned top conference recognition. Forward Patricia Strunk earned freshman...

MAC regular-season winners – again: Field hockey heads to conference quarterfinals, again

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor October 31, 2022

Within the field hockey program, finishing first in the Mid-American Conference regular season is a nonnegotiable. Friday, the Flashes clinched that title for the 19th time in program history. They...

Successful shootout keeps field hockey in first place heading into final regular-season MAC battle

James Goddard, Reporter October 27, 2022

A shootout is nerve-wracking, field hockey coach Kyle DeSandes-Moyer said. But it’s a challenge her team was ready for Sunday. “We practice shoot outs every practice,” she said. “We felt...

The Kent State field hockey team lines up in anticipation of a penalty corner.

Cecile van Eijck keeps making saves: Tough field hockey weekend shows defensive strengths

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor October 16, 2022

In her first starting season as goalkeeper, Cecile van Eijck saved 10 shots against the fourth-ranked field hockey team in the country Sunday. The sophomore even defended against two All-American players. “I’m...

Field hockey’s senior-day victory turns emotional

James Goddard, Reporter October 10, 2022

Words could not describe how field hockey coach Kyle DeSandes-Moyer felt after her team’s senior day victory against Central Michigan. “I'll get choked up,” she said. “I'm very proud of them....

Kent States 2022 Grand Marshals, former female student-athletes, ride with President Todd Diacon in the 2022 Homecoming Parade.

Title IX homecoming celebration: 50 years of opportunity for women’s athletics

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor October 5, 2022

At Saturday’s Title IX homecoming celebration, Kris Ewing and a group of fellow former women athletes realized something. Everyone had a Judy Devine story. Devine, a pioneer in women’s sports...

OU, oh yeah: Field hockey remains undefeated in MAC after a dramatic overtime goal

James Goddard, Reporter October 4, 2022

Six minutes into overtime in Friday’s game, Ohio was pushing the ball toward Kent State’s goal when Flashes intercepted it. Freshman Patricia Strunk headed back on the attack and tapped the ball...

Kent States 1975 field hockey team poses with Coach Judy Devine, center back, in front of a homemade goal cage. Each athlete is wearing her own practice gear and holding hockey sticks that were borrowed from the physical education inventory.

A ‘low-key’ revolution: 50 years of Title IX at Kent State

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 26, 2022

When Judy Devine came to Kent State in 1969, women’s athletics barely existed. There were no scholarships or varsity letters for women athletes. There were no paid coaching positions. There was no...

Joel Nielsen, who served as the Kent State athletic director from 2010 to 2021, watches the Kent State womens basketball team play Purdue Fort Wayne on Nov. 16, 2019.

A ‘low-key’ revolution: 50 years of Title IX at Kent State

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 26, 2022

To read day two, click here. Despite its successes on the field and in the arena for women’s athletics, Kent State’s road to equality has not always been smooth. During Joel Nielsen’s tenure as...

Kent State sophomore Bella Carpenter (left) and senior Sydney Washburn (right) cut their Ball State opponent off from the goal.

Field hockey outscores, outshoots and outshines Ball State in its biggest win in two seasons

James Goddard, Reporter September 24, 2022

The Kent State field hockey team secured four goals in the fourth quarter Friday on its way to its biggest win in two years. The Flashes beat Ball State 7-0 to improve to 2-0 in the Mid-American Conference....

Field hockey puts on its defensive best, outshooting MAC-opening competitor

James Goddard, Reporter September 19, 2022

In non-conference play, Kent State’s field hockey team allowed teams an average of 19 shots per game. In Sunday’s Mid-American Conference opener, the Flashes held Appalachian State to just four...

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