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Home Sweet Home as Women’s Golf will Play NCAA Regionals at Forest Akers

East Lansing, Mich. – To see their name pop on the television screen during the selection show for the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Regionals wasn’t a surprise to members of Michigan State’s women’s golf team, even if they were part of the last of five regionals announced. The Spartans, after all, are serving as the host for the NCAA East Lansing Regional.

But it was still a thrill for Head Coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll and her team when the East Lansing Regional, featuring No. 5 seed Michigan State, appear.

“It’s always exciting when you see your name appear for an NCAA Regional,” Slobodnik-Stoll said. “Obviously, it was a bit different since we’re the host, but it’s still a great feeling and a great sense of accomplishment.

“It’s that confidence knowing that we did it last year, we can do it again this year. We have the same players on the team this year from last year (when MSU won the Palm Beach Regional in 2023), so they are better, they are more mature, they have grown over the last year.”

The Spartans were an ­­at-large selection and are the No. 5 seed among 12 teams in the East Lansing Regional, which will be hosted by Michigan State, the Lansing Sports Commission and the Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau. The regional will be played at the Forest Akers West Course, from Monday, May 6 to Wednesday, May 8.

The 12 teams competing in the East Lansing Regional include, in order of seed, Southern California, Northwestern, Florida, Pepperdine, Michigan State, Kentucky, Denver, Oklahoma State, Indiana, Augusta, Illinois State and Oakland.

“The mindset, as it is with every other regional, is getting one of those five spots (to advance to the NCAA Championships),” Slobodnik-Stoll said. “Without question, they have the talent to win another regional. It’s the exact same six players that we had last year. It’s also comforting being in your own town and on your own golf course.”

The field also includes six individual competitors – Isabel Sy (Illinois), Catie Craig (Western Kentucky), Lauren Beaudreau (Notre Dame), Carmen Griffiths and Hana Ryskova (Louisville) and Kate Petrova (Evansville).

Michigan State will be making its 24th NCAA Regional appearance since 1999, all under Slobodnik-Stoll.

Michigan State is ranked No. 30 in the country in the latest NCAA Division I rankings and is coming off a runner-up finish…


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