MSU completes its non-conference schedule this weekend when it hosts the Green & White Classic tournament. Oakland, Central Michigan, and IUPUI will all come to Jenison Field House for a five-match event. All five matches this weekend will have a live video webstream on BTN+
Michigan State’s home volleyball matches vs. North Carolina and Duke scheduled for this weekend (Sept. 10-11) at Jenison Field House have been canceled due to health and safety protocols.
Michigan State fell to No. 13 Brigham Young in the final match of the BYU invitational on Saturday night in Provo. MSU fell in straight sets, (14-25, 21-25, 19-25) to fall to 4-2 on the year.
Michigan State improved to 3-1 on the season with a 3-0 victory over Dixie State (25-19, 25-17, 25-20) in the first game of the BYU Invitational. MSU had a hot-hand day, hitting a season-best .341 and was over .400 for most of the match. Sarah Franklin led MSU with 13 kills, while Celia Cullen had a double-double with 34 assists and 10 blocks. Naya Gros was a devastating figure at the net with 10 blocks (five solo) – a mark which tied the three-set match record for solo stuffs.
Michigan State fell to Wright State 3-2 (25-19, 16-25, 18-25, 25-21, 13-15) in the finale of the Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational on Saturday at Jenison Field House. Wright State was receiving votes in the preseason AVCA national poll.
Michigan State improved to 2-0 on the season with a convincing 3-0 sweep of visiting Canisius (25-22, 25-19, 25-4) on Saturday in their second matchup of the Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational.
Michigan State took a 2-0 match lead and then rallied from a seven-point deficit in the final frame to secure a 3-0 sweep of Western Michigan (25-15, 25-22, 31-29) in the season opener for both teams.
MSU hosts the Auto-Owners Spartan Invitational this weekend, welcoming Canisius, Wright State, and Western Michigan to Jenison Field House. Each team will play three games – the intra-state rivalry between MSU and WMU will be played on Friday evening, and the Spartans will play Canisius (noon) and Wright State (7 pm) on Saturday.
The Big Ten Conference has announced the 2021 fall volleyball schedule, with a return to a 20-game season slate that brings teams back to 10 home and 10 road matches as it played prior to the interruption of the 2020-21 season.
Michigan State volleyball player Lauren Swartz (Pittsburgh, Pa.) has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) All-District Team, as announced on Thursday, June 10. Sixty-nine Division I volleyball student-athletes earned the honor, split across eight districts. Those players advance to the national ballot, with Academic All-America selections for Division I volleyball slated to be announced on Monday, July 12.
Michigan State volleyball coach Cathy George has added Eleanor Stothoff to the three other student-athletes enrolling at Michigan State in the fall of 2021 to become a part of the Spartan volleyball program.
In a battle that lasted more than two and a half hours, Rutgers outlasted Michigan State, 3-2 (23-25, 25-18, 25-23, 22-25, 14-16) on Friday night at Jenison Field House.
Homestanding Iowa earned a split in the season series with Michigan State on Saturday, sweeping the Spartans by a 3-0 margin (25-22, 25-22, 25-19) to earn a victory in the Hawkeyes’ final home game in 2021.
Michigan State earned its third road victory of the season on Friday, picking up a 3-1 win (18-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25-21) at Iowa.
Michigan State has its final road matches of the season when it travels to Iowa to take on the Hawkeyes. The games will be in Iowa’s new XTreme Arena. John Kreger returns behind the mic to call the action for Michigan State volleyball on the Spartan Media Network. The Spartan Media Network broadcasts begin on January 31 at home against Ohio State, and all remaining home games will be carried, including the season finale vs. Rutgers next weekend.
No. 12 Penn State earned a 3-0 victory over Michigan State on Saturday (13-25, 21-25, 11-25) to sweep the weekend series. PSU is now 9-5 overall, while MSU is 2-9. MSU was playing its second game in as many days after nearly a month off the court on a pause for Covid-19.
Michigan State returned from a three-week Covid pause on Friday against No. 12 Penn State, and fell to the visiting Nittany Lions by a 3-0 score (25-18, 25-17, 25-14).
Michigan State returns to the court after a three-week pause and will host No. 12 Penn State on Friday and Saturday at Jenison Field House.
Michigan State’s upcoming competitions in both volleyball and gymnastics have been postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the MSU programs. The volleyball team was scheduled to take on Illinois at home on Saturday and Sunday (February 27-28). The programs will work with the Big Ten Conference to identify options for rescheduling the events. Gymnastics was slated to participate in the Big Ten Big Five meet in Ann Arbor with Iowa, Penn State, Rutgers, and host Michigan.