The No. 10 MSU volleyball team went 1-1 over the weekend, losing to No. 7 Nebraska on Friday and beating Iowa on Saturday.
In a fighting battle, U-M took the second set while holding the lead the majority of the time. After the third set, the Spartans kept U-M from rallying back to win the match.
“It’s just Big Ten volleyball,” head coach Cathy George said. “If you’re going to do anything in this league, you’re going to have to beat a lot of top ten teams. I felt good that we were able to beat Wisconsin two times this year already and even though it’s weird to have it so close, back-to-back.”
The Spartans get their third straight sweep this weekend after beating Maryland on Friday and Ohio State on Saturday. These victories make the team 4-0 in Big Ten Conference play. This is the team’s tenth sweep in overall play making their record 11-2.
As MSU women’s volleyball gets ready to kick off their first Big Ten match this season on Friday, a pair of sisters get ready to watch their schools face off for the first time. Redshirt junior outside hitter Maddie Haggerty and her sister sophomore outside hitter Molly Haggerty who plays Wisconsin will watch their schools compete against each for the first time in their collegiate careers.
For the typical college freshman just entering, already having a friend in the same boat as you can go a long way towards facilitating the transition to the classroom. For freshmen MSU volleyball players Jamye Cox and Meredith Norris, it facilitates their transition to the court.
The MSU Volleyball team cancelled their matchup today against the Florida Gators in Gainesville due to the threat of Hurricane Irma.
The MSU Women’s Volleyball team swept through the entire Auto Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational this weekend, defeating San Diego State, Marshall, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Spartans won every set in each game due to the exceptional play of three seniors.
Volleyball head coach Cathy George earned her 600th career win as a coach after defeating San Diego State earlier today. Her overall record is now at 600-390 ranking her as the 20th for total wins in the NCAA Division I volleyball and currently is ranked in the top 80 coaches all-time with her career winning percentage at .607.
The MSU volleyball team's 2017 schedule is set. Of the eight Big Ten teams to reach the NCAA Tournament, the Spartans are schedule to take them on a total of 12 times in 2017.
For one last time as a Spartan, Allyssah Fitterer of MSU volleyball and Joe Cox of MSU hockey earned an accolade for their stellar senior seasons.
MSU volleyball's Autumn Bailey was selected to the Big Ten Foreign Tour Team, as one of 14 players around the conference chosen.
The American Volleyball Coaches Association, or AVCA, has named MSU volleyball head coach Cathy George to its Board of Directors.
On Wednesday, the MSU volleyball team announced it will be sending five of its players to the U.S. Women's Open National Tryouts this weekend at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, according to a press release.
Since 2000, MSU has partnered with Auto-Owners Insurance and together they awarded numerous student-athletes the Auto-Owners Champions in the Classroom award.