20 hours ago

Michigan State staged its annual Green & White Exhibition match on Saturday afternoon at Jenison Field House, and the impressive crowd was treated to high-intensity and entertaining volleyball by the 2017 Spartans.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 days ago

Alyssa Garvelink shares about the team’s tour to Italy, maturity in the lineup and practice breakdown. The middle blocker was a second team All-American and first team All-Big Ten selection in 2016 after putting up 1.40 blocks per set, third most in the Big Ten and 19th nationally. The Holland, Michigan, native also put down 2.39 kills per set, while hitting at a .359 clip, ranking seventh among Big Ten player.

Source: Volley Mob

5 days ago

Michigan State was selected fourth in the Big Ten preseason poll, and Spartan senior middle blocker Alyssa Garvelink (Holland, Mich.) has been named to the All- Big Ten Preseason Team, as announced on Tuesday by the Conference office.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 week ago

The Michigan State volleyball program held its media day on Friday, Aug. 11 at Jenison Field House. The media gathered while MSU was holding its sixth practice of the week and watched the team participate in high-energy blocking and passing drills.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 week ago

Coming off a 25-9 (13-7 Big Ten) record and a 19th overall NCAA Tournament berth in 2016, the MSU volleyball team was ranked 17th in the 2017 American Volleyball Coaches Association preseason poll on Wednesday.

Source: The State News

2 weeks ago

Michigan State was picked 17th in the 2017 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) pre-season poll, which was announced on Wednesday afternoon. The Spartans are one of eight Big Ten teams selected. The Spartans return four starters plus libero for the 2017 season, headlined by senior co-captains Alyssa Garvelink and Rachel Minarick. MSU boasts seven seniors who have all seen a considerable amount of court time throughout their careers, giving MSU a battle-tested veteran core along with a talented cast of newcomers.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

1 month ago

Rising seniors Brooke Kranda (Westfield, Ill.) and Holly Toliver (Berrien Springs, Mich.) had some fantastic volleyball opportunities this summer that have them excited for the 2017 season to begin.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 months ago

Michigan State head volleyball coach Cathy George has announced the 2017 schedule for the Spartan volleyball team, and fans can expect the usual challenging pre-conference slate in addition to perhaps the best collegiate volleyball in the country as part of the Spartans’ Big Ten schedule.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 months ago

The Big Ten announced on Tuesday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2016-17 academic year. Joe Cox of the hockey team and Allyssah Fitterer of the volleyball team were selected as Michigan State’s honorees.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 months ago

Rising Spartan senior Brooke Kranda (Westfield, Ind.) will be MSU’s representative on the upcoming Big Ten Foreign Volleyball Tour, which will take place June 17-28, 2017. Tour, which will take place June 17-28, 2017. Kranda replaces Autumn Bailey as the MSU representative.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

The Spartan Volleyball team is taking a 10-day foreign tour throughout Italy, playing four matches in addition to taking in as much as they can squeeze in around those games! Check back as we update the trip with blog entries, photos, and videos.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 months ago

Michigan State volleyball is preparing for a foreign tour of Italy that will allow the Spartans some high-level training and competition in addition to an immersive tour of the historical and cultural sites and landmarks.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 months ago

Rising Spartan senior Autumn Bailey (Burlington, Ontario) has been selected to participate in the Big Ten Foreign Tour, which will take place June 17-28, 2017.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

4 months ago

Rising senior Holly Toliver (Berrien Springs, Mich.) has been selected as part of USA Volleyball’s U.S. Collegiate National Team-Minneapolis (CNT-Minneapolis) program.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

5 months ago

Special Guests include MSU Field Hockey Head Coach, Helen Knull. MSU Volleyball Head Coach Cathy George and MSU Track and Field Head Coach, Walter Drenth.

Source: Spartan Sports Network

6 months ago

Michigan State is sending five student-athletes to the annual U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts this weekend (March 3-5), which will take place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Heading to the tryout will be rising seniors Alyssa Garvelink (Holland, Mich.), Holly Toliver (Berrien Springs, Mich.), and Brooke Kranda (Westfield, Ind.), redshirt freshman Lauren Swartz (Pittsburgh, Pa.), and freshman Jamye Cox (Oregon, Ohio).

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

6 months ago

Spartans Volleyball coach Cathy George and student-athlete Alyssa Garvelink talk with Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis about the challenges and opportunities when playing in the nation’s toughest volleyball conference, the Big Ten.

Source: The Spartan Podcast

7 months ago

Michigan State celebrated the 2016 season at its annual banquet on Sunday, Jan. 8, and junior Alyssa Garvelink came away with a pair of awards, including being named Team Most Valuable Player.

Source: MSU Official