Spartans Take on Two Top-Five Teams
MSU sweeps Southern Illinois to complete Notre Dame tournament
Spartans have three in double-digit digs
MSU plays final three non-conference matches
Spartans Participate in Active Ankle Challenge
Michigan State defeated Northwestern 3-0
No. 1 Nebraska edged Michigan State 3-2 on Sept. 24 in East Lansing.
The Spartan volleyball program celebrated its 2015 season on Sunday at the Kellogg Center.
Images of the 2014 Green & White Game, held at Jenison Field House on Aug. 23, 2014
SUMMER 2017: Was MSU's representative on the Big Ten Volleyball Foreign Tour, competing in Czech Republic, Slovenia, Italy and Austria. Averaged 2.0 kills and 0.52 blocks per set and hit .250 over the eight matches, leading the squad with 13 aces (0.57 per set) and averaging 0.91 digs per set ...
REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2016): Appeared in 30 of 34 matches, drawing 24 starts ... Led the Spartans with 49 service aces, averaging 0.56 per set (good for the top spot in the Big Ten and sixth nationally) ... Contributed 2.12 kills per set and 0.62 blocks per frame ... Appeared in two of three matches at the SDSU Invite ... Opened with four kills in one set vs. Denver (8/26) ... Had a kill, a pair of digs, and a block in one set vs. Marist (8/27) ... Contributed three service aces while adding five kills and hitting .500 (5-1-8) in a win in the opener of the Spartan Invitational vs. Morgan State (9/3) ... Posted a pair of kills and two blocks vs. No. 7 Florida (9/4) ... Posted three aces, adding five kills and hitting .556 in the win over No. 23 Western Kentucky (9/10) ... Recorded seven kills, a solo block, and three service aces against Notre Dame (9/16), opening the Spartan Classic hitting .375 (7-1-16) ... Posted four kills, two aces, and four blocks (one solo) vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore (9/17) ... Delivered nine kills and tied her career best with five blocks in a 3-0 sweep of DePaul (9/17) to help the Spartans claim the Spartan Classic title ... Posted six kills, three aces, three blocks, and a pair of digs in the Big Ten opener vs. Iowa (9/23) ... Posted season bests of 14 kills and 38 swings, adding two aces and three blocks (one solo) vs. No. 1 Nebraska (9/24) ... Put down seven kills on 14 swings (.429) and added two blocks and two digs at Rutgers (10/1) ... Contributed five kills, three aces, and a dig in MSU's win over No. 14 Ohio State at home (10/7) ... Had six kills, a pair of aces, and three blocks in a home win over Maryland (10/8) ... Shared the team lead with 11 kills and added two digs, two blocks, and an ace at No. 24 Illinois (10/12) ... Delivered a six-kill, two -block performance with a pair of aces in a home win over No. 3 Minnesota (10/15) ... Recorded four kills and two blocks in a home sweep of Rutgers (10/19) ... Hit .500 (7-0-14) and added a pair of aces in a loss at No. 19 Ohio State (10/22) ... Contributed five kills, hit .400, and served up a pair of aces in a win at Indiana (10/28) ... Established a school record with nine service aces in a four-set victory at Purdue, adding seven kills , three digs, and a pair of blocks (10/29) ... Tallied nine kills, a pair of blocks, and two digs in a home win over Purdue (11/9) ... Posted 10 kills, three aces, two digs, and a block in a home win over Michigan (11/12) ... Posted 11 kills, hit .345, and had two each digs and blocks in a five-setter at Minnesota (11/18) ... Tied her season best with five blocks (one solo) at Wisconsin (11/19) ... Had five kills and five digs in a loss at Michigan (11/23) ... Posted season bests in kills (17) and attempts (40), while establishing a career best in digs (7) and tying her career-best five blocks at Iowa (11/26) ... Had six kills, hit .333, and added two aces and three blocks in a first-round NCAA victory over Fairfield (12/2) ... Had seven kills and three digs in a season-ending five-set loss to Arizona (12/3) ...
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE: (2015): Ranked 20th in the Big Ten in kills per set (2.98), hitting .221 with 0.60 blocks per set ... Had an impressive season debut at Kentucky (8/28), posting 11 kills and five blocks ... Added her second double-digit kill effort against Little Rock (8/29) with two kills, and wrapped the tournament with seven kills and two digs vs. IUPUI later that day ... Named to the Spartan Invitational All-Tournament Team (9/4-5) ... Opened the Spartan Invite with a career-best 22 kills and added a pair of blocks in a five-set win over Butler (9/4), hitting a career-best .415 (22-5-41) ... Had 11 kills, two digs, and a block against Miami in the tournament finale (9/5) ... Had seven kills and five blocks, tying her season best, in the opening match of the Holly Young Invitational (9/11) vs. Boston College ... Match-best 14 kills and three blocks, hitting .364 vs. Holly Young host New Hampshire (9/12) ... Finished the tournament at New Hampshire with 12 digs and three blocks vs. Delaware, hitting .385 ... Posted a match-bests 16 kills and added a pair of blocks and an ace in a win at North Carolina (9/18) ... Led MSU in kills for the fifth straight match with 14 kills at Duke (9/19), tying her career best with three digs and added two blocks ... Hit a season-best .435 (10-0-23) against Indiana (9/25) ... Had a match-best 19 kills and four blocks in a tough four-set loss to Purdue (9/26) ... Contributed a match -high 11 kills and hit .308 in a sweep of Michigan (9/30) ... Led all Spartans with 15 kills with three blocks and a pair of digs at Michigan (10/3) ... Shared the team lead with 12 kills and added a career-best two service aces at No. 4 Nebraska (10/7) ... Posted 10 kills, hitting .320 (10-2-25) with a pair of blocks at Iowa (10/10) ... Credited with five kills and four blocks in a home win over Maryland (Oct. 14) ... Had three kills in a shortened outing vs. Rutgers (10/17) ... Had five kills and a team-best three blocks (one solo) in an upset of No. 6 Ohio State (10/21) ... Tied for second on the team with seven kills, hitting .200, in a home loss vs. No. 5 Penn State (10/24) ... Six kills and a pair of blocks, along with two digs, at No. 21 Illinois (10/30) ... Had 12 kills, her first double-digit kill game in six tries, and added a block at Northwestern (10/31) ... Led MSU with 15 kills and hit .296 (15-7-27) and added a block in a loss at No. 4 Minnesota (11/6) ... Led MSU with eight kills and added a pair of blocks at No. 13 Wisconsin (11/8) ... Three kills in two sets vs. No. 8 Nebraska (11/11) ... Came off the bench to provide a spark in a second-round NCAA match vs. No. 1 Washington, posting a pair of kills ...
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: (2014): Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Made her career debut during the Spartan Invitational against Milwaukee (9/20) ...
FRESHMAN (2013): Redshirted ...
CLUB: Played club for Munciana Samurai ... Runner-up in the AAU National Championship in 2012 and finished third in 2013 ...
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a second team All-State selection in 2012 ... Rated No. 70 on PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces List ... Broke the career high hitting percentage at Westfield ... Led the team in both kills and blocks as a junior and a senior ... Was first team all-county and a unanimous all-conference selection in 2012 ... An all-state honorable mention in 2011 ... All-Conference and first team All-County in 2011 ... Broke the record for blocks at Westfield with 108 in 2010 ... Averaged 2.85 kills per set and 0.83 blocks per set at Westfield ... Honorable mention Academic All-State selection in 2011 and 2012 ...
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 13, 1994 ... Daughter of Mary Beth Kranda, who played basketball at Notre Dame from 1984-87 ... Sister, Stephanie played volleyball at Butler ... brother, Matt, graduated from Indiana State ... Majoring in zoology.
PERSONAL:Born Dec. 13, 1994 ... Daughter of Mary Beth Kranda ... Sister, Stephanie graduated from Butler and was a four-year member of the volleyball team ... Also has a brother, Matt, who graduated from Indiana State in 2015 ... Mother played basketball at Notre Dame from 1984-87 ... Majoring in zoology.