The United State Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) have announced that Michigan State Volleyball is among the that 1,313 teams have earned the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2019-2020 season.
Cathy George has announced that Cecilee Max-Brown will enroll at the university and be a part of the program for the upcoming 2020 season. Max-Brown is transferring to Michigan State from Oregon State University, where she appeared in 11 matches in 2019 as a true freshman as she battled injuries.
Michigan State’s incoming class has been ranked No. 13 by PrepVolleyball in its annual list of recruiting rankings. The rising senior class was the No. 9 recruiting class in the country in 2016, the juniors earned a No. 15 ranking, and MSU’s sophomores were also tabbed No. 9 by the publication.
Michigan State volleyball coach Cathy George has announced the hiring of Paul Koncir as the program’s Associate Head Coach. He will begin his tenure at Michigan State in early February.
See the wrestling team prepare for Minnesota, listen to Cathy and Conner George tell their stories of how they arrived at Michigan State, and watch the Michigan State Men’s Basketball team and Cassius Winston make history.
Travel to Hawaii with Men’s Basketball, and celebrate our seniors in both Football and Volleyball as they both had big wins over the weekend.
For nearly four years, Samantha McLean has been living a double life. In one life, the 5-foot-8 senior shines as the starting defensive specialist/libero on the Michigan State volleyball team. She averages 1.80 digs per set. She’s been a staunch defender in MSU’s back row, twice earning the team’s Most Inspirational Award. In her other life, McLean shines with a 4.0 in the classroom as a kinesiology major on the pre-medical track.
Michigan State concluded its 2019 season with a 3-1 victory (25-18, 25-20 20-25, 25-22) over visiting Indiana on Saturday night at Jenison Field House.
For the second straight home game, Michigan State battled to the end with a ranked foe through five sets – but came up on the short end of a 3-2 decision (25-19, 21-25, 25-17, 20-25, 11-15) against No. 16 Purdue on Friday night at Jenison Field House.
Michigan State ran into a determined Indiana team on Sunday in Bloomington, as the Hoosiers took a 3-0 win on their senior day at Wilkinson Hall.
In the annual Jam Jenison match against No. 23 Michigan at Jenison Field House, the Spartans battled through five tight sets with the Wolverines, but fell in five sets to their in-state rival (19-25, 26-24, 25-23, 15-25, 15-17).
MSU has its third straight split home/road weeks of action, starting out with Wednesday’s Jam Jenison match at home against No. 23 Michigan before heading to Bloomington to tangle with Indiana in a Sunday matinee.
Michigan State suffered a 3-0 loss at No. 7 Wisconsin on Saturday evening, but had many positives to take from the match as it fought through 17 tie scores and eight lead changes with set scores of 23-25, 19-25, 22-25. The Spartans fall to 14-12 (5-11 B1G).
Michigan State senior Samantha McLean (Grand Rapids, Mich.) and redshirt junior Lauren Swartz (Pittsburgh, Pa.) have both been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team, as announced on Thursday.
Michigan State battled through a hard-fought match with No. 6 Nebraska on Wednesday, but could never quite get over the hump in any of the three close sets and fell by a 3-0 margin to the Huskers (25-20, 25-18, 25-23).
MSU has its second of three straight split home/road weeks of action, starting out in a Wednesday match at home against No. 6 Nebraska before heading to Madison to take on No. 7 Wisconsin on Saturday.
Michigan State rallied from match deficits of 0-1 and 1-2 to post a five-set victory over Northwestern on Saturday at Jenison Field House. MSU improved to 14-10 overall and 5-9 in Big Ten play, snapping a six-match skid. The win also avenged a Northwestern win last Friday in Evanston, as the team split the season series.
Michigan took a 2-1 match lead and held off a surging Michigan State 3-1 in the first of two matches between the team this season.
MSU has a split road/home week of action, starting out in a Wednesday match at Michigan before hosting Northwestern on Saturday.
Michigan State fell at No. 19 Illinois on Saturday evening, 3-0 (11-25, 15-25, 18-25), dropping the second half of the weekend set. The Spartans fall to 13-8, 4-8 in Conference action.