Michigan State senior Rachel Minarick has been named a CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-America, as announced by the organization on Monday. Minarick, a four-year starting setter for the Spartans, is just the second First Team CoSIDA Academic All-America in MSU Volleyball program history.
No. 12 Michigan State’s magical 2017 season came to a conclusion on Saturday evening, as the Green and White fell to No. 1 overall seed Penn State 3-0 (23-25, 17-25, 26-28).
No. 12 Michigan State takes on host No. 1 Penn State in an NCAA Regional Final match on Saturday in State College. Michigan State is the only unseeded team remaining in the Elite Eight. Other Elite Eight games on Saturday feature No. 5 seed Nebraska vs. No. 4 seed Kentucky (4 pm); No. 2 Florida vs. No. 10 USC (6 pm), and No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 6 Texas.
No. 12 Michigan State advanced to the NCAA Regional final with a 3-1 victory (25-23, 18-25, 25-17, 29-27) over Big Ten foe Illinois on Friday in State College. The Spartans advance to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1996 and improve to 24-8 on the year. Illinois finishes the 2017 campaign with a 23-11 mark.
The Spartans spent a year stewing over their loss to Arizona. They proved their mettle last weekend at Creighton. What’s next is even harder.
Source: Lansing State Journal
No. 12 Michigan State has advanced to the regional round of the 2017 NCAA Division I Volleyball Tournament and will take on conference foe (RV) Illinois in Round of 16 on Friday.
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-North Region teams were released on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Michigan State placed four players on the two teams: Autumn Bailey (Burlington, Ontario), Alyssa Garvelink (Holland, Mich.) and Rachel Minarick (Naperville, Ill.) were First Team selections, while Holly Toliver (Berrien Springs) was an Honorable Mention pick.
No. 12 Michigan State advanced to the Round of 16 in the 2017 NCAA Tournament with a 3-1 victory over No. 9 overall seed Creighton on Saturday night in Omaha, Neb.
No. 12 Michigan State opened the 2017 NCAA Tournament with a 3-0 sweep of No. 25 Missouri State (25-19, 25-11, 25-15). The Spartans are now 22-8, and advance to the second round of the Tournament for the seventh straight season.
No. 12 Michigan State has earned an at-large bid to the 2017 NCAA Division I Volleyball Tournament and will take on No. 25 Missouri State in the first round in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday. Games will be played at D.J. Sokol Arena inside the Wayne and Eileen Ryan Athletic Center on the Creighton campus.
Michigan State placed four players on the two postseason All-Big Ten teams: Autumn Bailey and Alyssa Garvelink were First Team selections, while Rachel Minarick and Holly Toliver were Honorable Mention picks. In addition, Abby Monson (Northville, Minn.) earned the Sportsmanship Award.
On Friday, the volleyball team will travel to Omaha, Nebraska to take on Missouri State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. This is the team’s 20th overall appearance in the tournament and seventh straight at-large bid.
Source: The State News
No. 10 Michigan State has earned an at-large bid to the 2016 NCAA Division I Volleyball Tournament and will take on Missouri State in the first round in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday. Games will be played at D.J. Sokol Arena inside the Wayne and Eileen Ryan Athletic Center on the Creighton campus.
No. 10 Michigan State posted a 3-1 win at Indiana on Saturday evening to conclude the 2017 regular season.
No. 10 Michigan State dropped a four-set match to No. 16 Purdue on the road in West Lafayette to snap a three-game winning streak over the Boilermakers.
Michigan State is on the road for the final week of the regular season, heading to Indiana to take on both Purdue and the Hoosiers. MSU will have a radio broadcast of all matches – home and away – throughout the rest of the season. John Kreger returns behind the mic for the call on SpartanSportsNetwork.com.
No. 8 Michigan State closed out the home portion of its schedule with a commanding 3-0 victory over visiting Indiana (25-15, 25-12, 25-18). Following the match, the Spartans honored their seven seniors (Holly Toliver, Alyssa Garvelink, Megan Tompkins, Abby Monson, Rachel Minarick, Brooke Kranda, and Autumn Bailey) who played the final regular-season home game of their careers.
Michigan State’s senior class is looking to put everything into a strong postseason run – starting tonight with the Senior Night Celebration at Jenison Field House.