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Alyssa Garvelink
Alyssa  Garvelink


Holland, Mich.

High School:
Holland Christian



Michigan Volleyball Academy


MSU Volleyball 2017 Season in Review


Record-Setting Season Celebrated at Volleyball Banquet

Garvelink Earns MVP Honors for the second straight season


Four Spartans Earn All-America Honors

Program-best four players earn AVCA Distinction


Final Four Spot On the Line Saturday for Spartans

MSU looks for first Final Four berth since 1995


Spartans Fall to No. 1 Penn State in NCAA Regional Final

Bailey, Minarick Earn All-Regional Team Honors


MSU 3, Illinois 1

Michigan State advanced to the Elite Eight with a 3-1 victory over B1G rival Illinois


Michigan State 3, Missouri State 0

The Spartans defeated the No. 25 Missouri State Bears in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament.


2017 MSU Volleyball Seniors

The Spartan volleyball program will celebrate its senior class on Saturday, Nov. 18 vs. Indiana


Michigan State 3, Maryland 0

MSU welcomed Maryland to Jenison Field House for its first home game of the 2017 Big Ten schedule.


MSU 3, Northwestern 0

Michigan State defeated Northwestern 3-0

Collegiate Honors
  • 2016, 2017 AVCA Second Team All-America
  • 2016, 2017 AVCA All-North Region
  • 2016, 2017 First Team All-Big Ten
  • 2015 USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team
  • 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District
  • 2015, 2016, 2017 Academic All-Big Ten
  • 2017 Team Co-Captain
  • Big Ten Player of the Week (Oct. 10, 2015)
  • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 7, Nov. 14 2016)
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 2014)
  • 2016, 2017 MSU Team MVP
  • 2016 MSU Playmaker Award
  • 2014 MSU Most Improved Player Award
  • 2017 Hyatt Regency Invitational MVP
  • 2017 Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • Shamrock Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • 2016 Spartan Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • 2016 WKU Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • 2016 Spartan Classic All-Tournament Team
  • 2015 Bluegrass Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • 2015 Holly Young Invitational All-Tournament Team

  • Match-by-Match Stats
    2014 | 2015 | 2016 2017 >

    CAREER CAPSULE: Two-Time Second Team AVCA All-America Selection ...Two-time All-Big Ten pick ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten ... Ranked fifth all-time at MSU with 557 total blocks, and third with 499 block assists ... Ranks in a tie for 25th all-time in the Big Ten in career blocks ... Career .304 hitting percentage is sixth all-time at MSU ... Ranks eighth at MSU with 133 career matches and 460 career sets played ...

    SENIOR (2017): AVCA Second Team All-America ... First Team AVCA All-North Region ... Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-District V ... First Team All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Was voted Team MVP for the second consecutive season ... Led MSU with 1.35 blocks per set and a .374 hitting percentage, while posting 2.59 kills per set ... Ranked fourth in the B1G and 25th nationally in blocks per set and 36th nationally and sixth in the Conference in hitting percentage ... In the NCAA Tournament, Averaged 1.50 blocks per set, 13th among players nationally ... Named the MVP of the Hyatt Regency Invitational at Georgia Tech (8/25-26), where she led MSU in the season opener with 12 kills and nine blocks, hitting .500, added five kills and six blocks vs. Auburn, then had 14 kills and six stuffs in the finale vs. the host Yellow Jackets ... Posted seven kills, hit a team-best .500, and added five blocks in a sweep of San Diego State ... Had four kills and six digs in a win over Marshall (9/1) ... All-Tournament Team honors at the Spartan Invitational (9/1-2), averaging 1.56 blocks and 2.33 kills per set and hitting .548 on the weekend ... All-Tournament Team at Notre Dame’s Shamrock Invitational; Hit a team-high .421 (9-1-19) and added six blocks in the opener of the Shamrock Invitational against the host Irish in the opener (9/15) and in the finale, posted 13 kills and seven blocks against SIU ... Opened Big Ten play with a nine-block, seven-kill effort at No. 5 Wisconsin (9/22) ... Notched eight kills, hit .438, and added three blocks in a win at No. 1 Minnesota (9/24) ... Seven kills, hit .308, and had a match-high three blocks against Ohio State (9/30) ... Had seven kills and added six blocks (two solo) in a four-setter at No. 4 Nebraska (10/4) ... Posted a .667 hitting percentage with 11 kills in 15 swings (one error) along with a match-best four blocks and a dig vs. No. 7 Wisconsin (10/7) ... Hit .333 (10-3-21) and added five blocks (one solo) in a loss at No. 2 Penn State (10/13) ... Hit .750 (6-0-8) and added a block and a dig in limited action at Rutgers (10/14) ... Hit a match-best .560 (14-0-25) and had seven blocks in a home win over Michigan (10/18) ... Posted 10 kills, hit .562, and had two digs in a road win at Maryland (10/21) ... Recorded her 500th career block as part of an eight-kill, five-block effort vs. Nebraska (10/27) ... Hit .333 (11-4-21) and added four blocks in a win over Iowa (10/28) ... Hit .412 with nine kills and a block vs. No. 1 Penn State (11/1) ... Hit .429 with eight kills and a match-best four blocks in a win at Northwestern (11/5) ... Tallied eight kills, hit .533, and added three blocks (two solo) in a sweep of Illinois (11/10) ... Hit .615 (8-0-13) with three blocks as MSU swept Northwestern (11/11) ... Posted nine kills, hit .467, and had six blocks (one solo) at Michigan (11/15) ... Recorded her 1,000th career kill as part of a six-termination, three-block effort on Senior Night (11/18) ... Posted 13 kills, hit .333, and added four blocks at No. 16 Purdue (11/24) ... Had nine kills, four blocks and three digs while hitting .353 in the regular-season finale at Indiana (11/25) ... Hit .526 with 12 kills and added seven blocks in MSU’s first-round NCAA win over No. 25 Missouri State (12/1) ... In the second round of the NCAA Tournament, had 13 kills, hit .455, and added four blocks (one solo) in a win over No. 15 Creighton (12/2) ... Delivered nine kills and four blocks in the NCAA third round vs. Illinois (12/8) ... Posted six kills and six blocks in the NCAA Regional Final vs. No. 1 Penn State (12/9) ...

    JUNIOR (2016): Second Team AVCA All-American ... AVCA All-North Region ... Earned First Team All-Big Ten honors ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Started all 34 matches, appearing in 114 of 117 sets ... Ranked second in the Big Ten with 1.40 blocks per set, good for seventh all-time in a single season at MSU ... Recorded 145 block assists and 160 total blocks, which rank fifth and sixth, respectively, in the MSU single-season record book ... Hit .359 (seventh in the Big Ten), which also ranks seventh in a single season in the MSU annals ... Contributed 2.39 kills per set, which ranked third on the team ... Opened the SDSU Invitational with six kills vs. Denver (8/26) ... Had 12 kills and hit a team-best .550 with seven blocks vs. host San Diego State, and wrapped the tournament with three kills and a block in one set vs. Marist (8/27) ... Hit .600 (8-1-10) and shared the team lead in blocks (4) in the Spartan Invite opener vs. Morgan State ... Added six kills and four blocks in a sweep of Central Michigan later the same day (9/3) ... Led MSU with a .455 hitting percentage, recording six kills and a pair of blocks against No. 7 Florida, earning Spartan Invitational All-Tournament Team Honors ... Opened the WKU Invitational with seven kills (.462) and four blocks (one solo) vs. Cincinnati (9/9) ... Had five kills and two blocks (one solo) in the second game of the WKU Invite vs. Southern Illinois ... Finished the WKU Invite with All-Tournament Team honors, posting 12 kills, hitting .357, and adding five blocks and two digs in the five-set win over No. 23 WKU ... Had seven kills on 12 swings (.500, 7-1-12) with two blocks vs. Notre Dame in the Spartan Classic opener (9/16) ... Had eight kills and a match-best five blocks vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore (9/17) ... Wrapped up the Spartan Classic with six kills, seven blocks, and a .455 hitting percentage vs. DePaul (9/17) to earn All-Tournament Team Honors ... Recorded seven blocks for the second straight game, adding five kills and a dig against Iowa (9/23) ... Eleven kills on a season-high 22 swings and four blocks in a five-set thriller vs. No. 1 Nebraska (9/24), hitting .364 ... Led MSU with nine kills and added a match-best three blocks (one solo) at Penn State (9/30) ... Led MSU with a .636 hitting percentage (8-1-11) and had a match-best four blocks (one solo) in a sweep at Rutgers (10/1) ... Posted seven kills, hit .400 (7-1-15), and added four blocks in a win over No. 14 Ohio State (10/7) ... Accumulated nine kills on 9-1-19 (.421) hitting, with seven blocks vs. Maryland (10/8) ... Posted seven blocks along with eight kills and a match-best .533 hitting percentage at No. 24 Illinois (10/12) ... Exploded for a career-best 18 kills and 10 blocks (one off her career best) while hitting .364 in a home win over No. 3 Minnesota (10/15) ... Had five kills, shared the team lead with three blocks against Rutgers (10/19) ... Registered six kills, a pair of digs, and a block in a loss at No. 19 Ohio State (10/22) ... Posted eight kills, hit a match-best .533, and had a team-high two blocks in a road win at Indiana (10/28) ... Logged seven kills, three blocks, and an assist in a road win at Purdue (10/29) ... Delivered nine kills, hit .467, and posted a match -best four blocks (two solo) vs. Northwestern (11/4)... Set a school record for block assists in a three-set match (10) while establishing a new career best in block assists vs. Illinois (11/5), adding six kills and hitting .375 ... Had her second consecutive double-digit blocking match with 10 blocks (two solo) along with seven kills and a dig in a straight-set victory over Purdue (11/9) ... Continued her dominance at the net with a match-best eight blocks along with nine kills in a win over Michigan (11/12) ... Posted 13 kills, nine blocks (a season-best three solo) and hit .357 at No. 2 Minnesota (11/18) ... Recorded nine kills, hit .353, and added five blocks at No. 3 Wisconsin (11/19) ... Led MSU with eight kills and four blocks at Michigan (11/23) ... Posted seven kills, hit a team-high .357, and also had seven blocks at Iowa (11/26) ... Hit .545 with seven kills and added five blocks in the opening-round NCAA win over Fairfield (12/2) ... Posted eight kills, hit .294, and had two blocks (one solo) in a five-set setback to Arizona (12/3) ...

    SOPHOMORE: (2015): Ranked 18th in the Big Ten and second on the team in blocks/set (1.04), while also contributing 2.21 kills per set and hitting .270 ... Earned the first Academic All-Big Ten honors of her career ... Named to the Bluegrass Invitational All-Tournament Team at Kentucky after averaging 1.64 kills per set and nearly three kills per set over the tournament ... Had 11 kills vs. IUPUI (8/29) ... Had nine kills and seven blocks in matches against Kentucky (8/28) and Little Rock (8/29) ... Tied her career best with 17 kills vs. Butler (9/4) and added a solo block in a five-set victory ... Had eight kills, and season-bests in digs (five) and blocks (eight, two solo) in a loss to Virginia Tech (9/4) ... Six kills, three digs, and pair of blocks vs. Miami (9/5) ... Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Holly Young Invitational at New Hampshire (9/11-12), hitting .362 with 2.89 kills and 0.78 blocks per set ... Posted a match-best 14 kills against the host Wildcats (9/12), adding two blocks and hitting .478 (14-3-23) ... Contributed 14 kills and a match-high four blocks, hitting .360 (14-5-25) at North Carolina (9/18) ... Hit .353 on 17 swings with seven kills against just one error and had three blocks at Duke (9/19) ... Tied a school record for solo blocks in a three-set match with five (and seven blocks total) against Michigan (9/30), adding seven kills and a dig, while hitting a career-best .700 with no errors ... Had six kills and three blocks at Michigan (10/3) ... Shared the team lead with four blocks and added five kills at No. 4 Nebraska (10/7) ... Helped the Spartans to a sweep of Iowa (10/10) with a match-best four blocks, eight kills, and a pair of digs ... Hit .529 with 11 kills and just two errors in a win over Maryland (Oct. 14), adding four blocks ... Hit .647, compiling a match-best 12 kills and adding five blocks - three solo- in a 3-0 win over Rutgers (10/17) ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week after the Maryland-Rutgers week (10/18) ... Posted a match-best 10 kills, hitting .467 with a pair of blocks and career-best two service aces in an upset of No. 6 Ohio State (10/21) ... Led MSU with nine kills, hit a team-best .368, and posted four blocks, three digs, and a sevice ace in a loss to No. 5 Penn State (10/24) ... Nine kills and hit .389 while adding a pair of blocks at No. 21 Illinois (10/30) ... Set a season best with nine blocks at Northwestern (10/31), tying her career best with eight block solos and adding eight kills and an ace ... Led the Spartans with five blocks and added four kills and a dig in a loss at No. 4 Minnesota (11/6) ... Posted six blocks and added four kills in a tough five-setter vs. No. 8 Nebraska (11/11) ... Two kills and three blocks at Indiana (11/14) ... Seven kills, hit .263, and posted four blocks in a win over Northwestern (11/18) ... Led the MSU offense with 12 kills on 17 swings (.588), adding a dig and a block in a sweep of Rutgers (11/21) ... Had six kills and a match-best seven blocks in MSU's win at No. 14 Purdue (11/25) ... Hit a match-best .600 with nine kills and added a pair of blocks against Iowa in the regular-season finale (11/28) ... Had five kills, hit .364, and added a pair of blocks and two digs in a first-round NCAA victory over No. 24 Arkansas State (12/4) ... Posted eight kills, two blocks, and two digs in a loss to No. 1 Washington in the NCAA second round (12/5) ...

    FRESHMAN: (2014): Appeared in all 33 matches, playing 115 of 119 sets ... Third on the team in kills per set (2.10), while hitting .220 and finishing second on the team with 1.06 blocks per set ... Finished 13th in the Big Ten in blocks per set, and second among Conference freshmen in that category ... In MSU's freshman record book, her 110 block assists is fourth, 122 total blocks is fifth, and 1.06 blocks per set is seventh ... Eighth among B1G freshmen in points per set (2.70), which found her third on the team ... Two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week ... Made her collegiate debut vs. Southeastern Louisiana at the UAB/Samford Invitational, hitting .556 (5-0-9) and recording one block (8/29) ... Had eight kills and four blocks in the nightcap against UAB (8/29) ... Had three kills and three blocks -two solo - in a three-set sweep of Jacksonville State (8/30) ... Had six kills and seven blocks along with a pair of digs against Samford (8/30), helping MSU to the tournament title ... Contributed six kills (6-1-11, .455) with five blocks in a five-setter vs. No. 19 Duke (9/6) ... Had a service ace in each of the games of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge (9/5-6) ... Contributed seven kills and a solo block at Oregon (9/12), then five kills and a pair of blocks at Oregon State (9/13) ... Played three of five sets against LIU-Brooklyn, with six kills and a block (9/19) ... Had five kills and four blocks against Western Kentucky (9/19) ... Hit .500 (5-1-8) against Milwaukee in the Spartan Invitational finale, adding three blocks ... Contributed a season-best nine kills and tied her career best with seven blocks at Indiana (9/26) ... Recorded four kills and four blocks at Purdue (9/27) ... Contributed a career-best 12 kills and added four blocks in a four-set loss at Michigan (9/30) ... Led all players with six blocks and also added eight kills in a win at home against Michigan (10/3) ... Had nine kills, two digs, and two blocks in a home loss to Nebraska (10/10) ... Had 10 kills and hit .273, along with adding three blocks, in a sweep of Iowa (10/11) ... Had a team-best four blocks (one solo) and also had four kills in a win at Maryland (10/17) ... Had 10 kills in a 3-0 sweep at Rutgers (10/18) ... Posted seven kills and a pair of blocks at Ohio State (10/24) ... Recorded six kills and three digs in a three-set loss at Penn State (10/25) ... Four kills and a pair of blocks vs. Illinois (10/31) ... Had six kills, hit .333, and had a pair of blocks and an assist in a sweep of Northwestern (11/1) ... Posted eight kills, a dig, and three blocks in a tough loss to Minnesota (11/7) ... Six kills and three blocks against Wisconsin at home (11/9) ... Had her fourth double-digit kill effort at Nebraska (11/12), and shared the team lead with five blocks ... Matched her then--career best with seven blocks against Indiana (Nov. 15), while adding five kills and a season-high four digs ... Exploded for a season-high 11 blocks (four solo) and added nine kills on 20 swings without an error (.450) in a 3-1 win at Northwestern (11/19) ... Her four solo blocks were the third-most all-time in a four-set match at MSU ... Tied her career high with 12 kills against Rutgers (11/22), adding a block and a service ace ... Earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors for her performances against the Wildcats and Scarlet Knights (11/24) ... Shared the team lead with 10 kills while turning in a match-high four blocks a sweep of No. 19 Purdue in the final home game of the season (11/26) ... Finished the regular season with an eight-block, nine-kill performance, adding three digs in the season finale at Iowa (11/28) ... Her eight block assists vs. the Hawkeyes was her season high in that category ... Earned a second straight Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor for her performance vs. Purdue and Iowa (12/1) ... Made NCAA debut with 10 kills and six blocks against Loyola-Marymount (12/5) ... Had 13 kills, hit a team-best .346, and added three blocks and a pair of digs in the four-set loss to top-ranked Stanford in the NCAA second round (12/6).

    CLUB: Rated No. 26 among 2014 Senior Aces ... Competed for Michigan Volleyball Academy and coach Mayme Vlietstra ... Helped the team to US Junior Nationals in 2013 & 2014 ... 2014 18's JVA All-National Team.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Michigan Miss Volleyball Finalist ... Under Armour Second Team All-American ... Two-time Holland Sentinel Volleyball player of the year ... Earned MIVCA All-Conference and All-Region honors all four years ... MIVCA All-State as a junior and senior ... Helped Holland Christian to conference championships in each of her four seasons ... Also earned varsity letters in basketball as a sophomore, junior, and senior.

    PERSONAL: Daughter of Dave and Sue Garvelink ... Has two brothers: Matt (who played soccer at Trinity Christian College) and Josh ... Enjoys fishing, baking, camping, boating, and golfing ... Majoring in Communications.


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