Michigan State head volleyball coach Leah Johnson announced the addition of setter Rachel Muisenga on Wednesday. Muisenga joins the Spartans from Penn State as a redshirt freshman with four more years of eligibility. “Rachel is a player I’ve known for a long while, and plain and simple – she’s a winner,” Johnson said. “She’s won at every stop of her career. Rachel has elite physicality and a high contact point to go along with a hunger to constantly improve.”
Michigan State volleyball’s 2022 non-conference schedule was announced by first year head coach Leah Johnson on Friday. The Spartans will play 11 out-of-conference opponents over the first four weekends of the season, highlighted by matches against a pair of NCAA tournament teams, two teams selected to play in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship, and a conference champion. Several other teams on the schedule finished among the top performers in their respective conferences last season.
Michigan State head volleyball coach Leah Johnson announced the addition of outside hitter Grace Kelly on Friday. Kelly joins the Spartans from Virginia Tech University with three more years of eligibility.
Michigan State head volleyball coach Leah Johnson announced the addition of former Big 12 All-Rookie team selection Nalani Iosia on Saturday. Iosia joins the Spartans from the University of Texas with three more years of eligibility.
Michigan State head volleyball coach Leah Johnson announced the addition of high-flying outside hitter Aliyah Moore to the roster for 2022 and beyond. Moore arrives in East Lansing as a transfer from Illinois State University. “Aliyah is a fun athlete to watch,” Johnson said. “She’s a high-flyer with some serious power that Michigan State fans are going to enjoy. Aliyah will hit the ground running from a learning standpoint and we are beyond excited to welcome her to the family.”
Michigan State head volleyball coach Leah Johnson announced the addition of two-time first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) honoree Zoe Nunez to the 2022 roster. Nunez comes to MSU as a graduate transfer from Notre Dame.
Michigan State volleyball’s Rebecka Poljan and Julia Bishop will travel to Colorado Springs, Colorado this weekend for the USA Volleyball Open Program, held February 25-27 at the Olympic and Paralympic Training Center. USA Volleyball’s Open Program took a one-year hiatus in 2021 but returns in 2022.
The all-time winningest coach in Michigan State volleyball history, Cathy George has announced her retirement, putting a cap on an outstanding career that spanned 35 seasons, the last 17 at Michigan State, and included a ground-breaking moment. A national search will be conducted to find the program’s next coach.
Michigan State volleyball senior Rebecka Poljan will return in 2022 for one more season donning the green and white. The middle blocker announced on Friday that she will use her final year of eligibility to remain in East Lansing.
Michigan State volleyball outside hitter Sarah Franklin has been named All-North Region as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on Tuesday morning. Franklin is one of 210 student-athletes selected across 10 regions, with 14 being selected to the All-North Region team.
Michigan State volleyball outside hitter Sarah Franklin has been named first team All-Big Ten, as announced by the league office on Wednesday.
The Spartans prepare for the final weekend of the season, welcoming Illinois and Northwestern to Jenison Field House. John Kreger returns behind the mic to call the action for Michigan State volleyball on the Spartan Sports Network. He will call both matches this weekend. Both matches will have a live video webstream on B1G+.
Michigan State went toe-to-toe with archrival Michigan for most of the match, but the Wolverines reeled off 10 straight points to close out a 3-0 sweep of the Spartans in the annual Jam Jenison event on Sunday (23-25, 20-25, 14-25).
Michigan State fell at No. 5 Wisconsin on Friday night, 3-1 (15-25, 25-17, 36-34, 17-25). It was the first match for the Spartans in a split week, continuing this Sunday with a hosting of Michigan for the annual Jam Jenison game. MSU moves to 11-15 overall and 4-13 in the Big Ten, while Wisconsin holds a 22-3 record, 14-3 in league play.
The Spartans have a split week, traveling to Wisconsin for a Friday match before hosting Michigan in the annual Jam Jenison game on Sunday. John Kreger returns behind the mic to call the action for Michigan State volleyball on the Spartan Sports Network. He will call the Sunday game vs. Michigan. Both matches will have live video webstream on B1G+.
Michigan State dropped a four-set match to No. 15 Penn State, 3-1 (17-25, 25-21, 24-26, 13-25), in Big Ten volleyball action on Saturday night at Jenison Field House.
Michigan State earned a 3-0 victory over Rutgers (26-24, 25-20, 25-19) on Friday night at Jenison Field House. Biamba Kabengele led all Spartans with 12 kills, adding eight digs. Sarah Franklin, Naya Gros, and Molly Johnson each had nine terminations, and Gros led MSU with four blocks. Sarah Franklin set a new career high with four service aces.
The Spartans open the final three weekends of the season facing the same teams it took on a week ago, welcoming both Rutgers and Penn State to Jenison Field House.