Spartans take on archrival twice this week
Fitterer, Reinig Have 13 Kills
MSU hits the road for B1G opener for third time in four seasons.
Reinig goes for 20 kills in MSU victory
Spartans take on Oregon, Oregon State
Coach George and Sophomores Allyssah Fitterer and Chloe Reinig talk maintaining momentum and heading into Big Ten play
Thoughts from Head Coach Cathy George, Sophomore Chloe Reninig and Sophomore Allyssah Fitterer, along with video of Lauren Wicinski's banner unveiling
FRESHMAN (2013): Completed an impressive freshman season where she averaged 1.88 kills, 0.74 blocks, and 0.47 digs per set ... Named to the NCAA Lexington Regional All-Tournament Team ... Appeared in all 35 matches for MSU, appearing in 120 of a possible 126 sets - the most of any non-senior, and the sixth-most for any freshman in program history ... Hit .278 on the season, third on the team, while ranking second in blocks, third in points, and fourth in kills ... Recorded 82 blocks assists and 88 total blocks, good for sixth and ninth, respectively, in the MSU freshman record book ... Set a school record for hitting percentage in a four-set match on Nov. 8 at Northwestern, (.786) with 12 kills on 14 swings with just one error ... Hit a team-best .387 in the NCAA Tournament, averaging 3.87 kills, 0.64 digs and 0.45 blocks per set in the post-season ... Opened the season with two kills, and three blocks against St. Francis ... Contributed four kills and three blocks against Towson ... Capped the Hokie Invitational with an eight-block, three-kill, three-dig performance against host Virginia Tech (8/30) ... Eight kills against Illinois State (9/13), with three blocks (two solo) ... Opened the Spartan Invitational with a six-kill performance against Eastern Michigan ... Had a career-best nine kills in a four-set battle with Duquesne (9/21) , where she also had two assists, two aces, and five blocks ... Had two kills and two blocks (one solo) against Cincinnati (9/21) ... Had eight kills, three blocks, two digs, and an ace in her Big Ten debut, an upset of No. 1 Penn State (9/27) ... Served up three aces, all in the same rotation, and added three digs in a 3-0 sweep of No. 13 and previously-undefeated Ohio State (9/29) ... Turned in a five-kill, three-block, two-assist performance against Northwestern (10/5) ... Hit .462 and had seven kills and two blocks in a win over Iowa (10/11) ... Had 11 kills, hit .500, and also had five blocks in a win over No. 9 Nebraska at Jenison (10/12) ... Five kills, two blocks, a career-high five digs, and an ace at Minnesota (10/17) ... Hit a team-best .444 with 10 kills in a loss to Michigan at home (10/23) ... Had five kills, four blocks, four digs and 22 attempts in a loss to Indiana (10/26) ... Recorded six kills, four digs, two blocks, and two aces in a sweep of Ohio State (11/1) ... Had 10 kills, two blocks, and a dig in a loss to No. 2 Penn State (11/2) ... Hit .786 (12-1-14) in a win at Northwestern (11/8), MSU's single-game high for any player that season and an MSU team record for hitting percentage in a four-set match ... Had a career-best 15 kills on 25 attempts at Illinois, (11/9), hitting .520 and adding five blocks ... Had four kills and two digs at Nebraska (11/15) ... Hit .385, recording eight kills on 13 swings, and added two blocks and a dig in a sweep at Iowa (11/16) ... Had 10 kills, an ace, and four blocks in a loss to Wisconsin (11/22) ... Had 11 kills on a career-high 28 swings, to go with three digs and a block against Minnesota (11/23) ... Had four kills and five blocks, along with three digs, in a three-set win at Michigan (11/27) ... Contributed eight kills, two aces, and four blocks in a five-set heartbreaker at Purdue (11/30) ... Three kills and two blocks with two digs in the NCAA opener vs. Ohio (12/7) ... Had career bests in kills (15) and attempts (30) in MSU's second-round victory over host Kentucky, (12/8), and added three blocks and an ace ... Had a match-high 18 kills, hitting ,441 (18-3-24) setting new personal bests in attempts and kills, in a loss to Penn State in the Sweet 16 (12/13).
CLUB: Played for Defensa Volleyball Club, which was the Canadian National Champions in 2013 ... Coached by Rob Fernley with Defensa ... Named the Most Promising Athlete in 2009-10 ... Won the IMPACT Award and was honored with the Coaches Award.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was an All Star at the Canadian Nationals in 2010 and 2011 ... Led the team to a first place finish at Canadian Nationals as a sophomore ... Recognized on the honor roll in 2009 and 2011.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Leonard Koekkoek and Bonnie Wolters ... Brother, Zach played football at Queen's University ... Also has a sister, Misha ... A no-preference major.
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