Michigan State celebrated its 2018 season on Sunday, January 20 at the annual team banquet and awards ceremony. The Spartans handed out team awards and heard from the program’s lone senior, Maddie Haggerty, as she reflected upon her Spartan career.
Michigan State volleyball coach Cathy George has announced the addition of setter Audrey Alford (Norman, Okla.) to the Spartan roster for the 2019 season. Alford was a three-year letterwinner at Oklahoma and comes to Michigan State as a graduate transfer with one year of eligibility remaining to compete in the Green and White.
Samantha McLean (Grand Rapids, Mich.) has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Google Cloud Academic All-America Team, as announced on Monday. Perhaps the most competitive single-sport team in the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, McLean was one of 21 athletes chosen throughout Division I volleyball. She is also one of just six non-seniors to make one of the three teams .
Purdue women’s volleyball coach Dave Shondell approached Michigan State redshirt senior Maddie Haggerty, to offer some words of encouragement after a match in West Lafayette on Halloween. The Spartans lost, 3-1, to the Boilermakers, but Shondell made a point to seek out the Spartan senior. “Kid, I would have thought you would have given up a long time ago,” Shondell told her.
Men’s Basketball travels to Las Vegas for the Las Vegas Invitational, Football takes on Rutgers on Senior Night, and Maddie Haggerty from Volleyball competes in her final game.
Michigan State fought valiantly in their final match of the season, dropping a 3-1 decision at Michigan (25-23, 25-27, 22-25, 23-25) on Saturday night in Ann Arbor.
Michigan State fell in its final home match of the season, dropping a 3-1 decision (25-21, 21-25, 16-25, 16-25) to No. 4 Illinois. Illinois wins its 13th straight match and improves to 27-3, 16-3 on the year.
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Michigan State readies for its final week of the Big Ten season, with a Wednesday match at home vs. No. 4 Illinois before a return date with No. 18 Michigan on Saturday at Crisler Arena.
Michigan State fell in a hard-fought battle with archrival Michigan, 3-1 (28-30, 25-18, 17-25, 24-26). The match was MSU’s annual Jam Jenison affair, and for the second straight year posted a sellout crowd of 4,900 patrons.
Michigan State hosts its annual “Jam Jenison” event on Saturday when the Spartans host the No. 19 Michigan Wolverines. The first 500 patrons will receive a free Jam Jenison T-Shirt. Students are admitted for free.
Michigan State junior Samantha McLean (Grand Rapids, Mich.) has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Google Cloud Academic All-District Team, as announced on Thursday.
Michigan State took an early lead and then had to fend off a spirited Rutgers team to claim a 3-2 victory (28-26, 25-14, 23-25, 16-25, 15-12) on the road on Wednesday night. MSU improves to 17-13, 5-12 Big Ten and Rutgers falls to 6-24, 0-17.
Head coach Cathy George has announced that three student-athletes have committed to continuing their education and volleyball career at MSU.
Michigan State has a split week of action, playing at Rutgers on Wednesday before returning home for the annual “Jam Jenison” event on Saturday when the Spartans host No. 19 Michigan.
Michigan State dropped a heartbreaker at home on Saturday evening against visiting Iowa, falling to the Hawkeyes 3-1, (25-20, 28-30, 19-25, 25-23). The Spartans dropped both games to Iowa this season, the first time the Hawkeyes have come up with two wins over MSU in the same season since 1991.
Michigan State snapped a seven-match skid with a convincing 3-1 victory over visiting Ohio State, (25-18, 24-26, 25-19, 25-10).
The Spartans are coming off five straight games against teams that appear in the top 13 of the AVCA poll, with three of those matches on the road. MSU fell at No. 13 Purdue 3-1 last Wednesday and 3-2 to No. 3 Minnesota last Saturday in Minneapolis.
Michigan State dropped a hard-fought battle on the road at No. 3 Minnesota on Saturday, pushing the Gophers to five sets for the first time this season before ultimately falling 3-2 (25-23, 19-25, 17-25, 25-21, 7-15).
The Spartans are amid a five-game stretch against top-13 teams, most recently falling at Purdue on Wednesday night, 3-1 (18-25, 25-19, 18-25, 19-25). The Spartans and Boilers battled from whistle to whistle, as MSU had leads in three of the four sets but were overtaken late in the third and fourth frames by the more experienced Boilers.