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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.