Spartans celebrate 2015 season
AVCA Regional Honors Announced
Junior Honorable Mention All-Big Ten
Fitterer, Toliver lead four Spartans in double figures
Bailey, Minarick Post Double-Doubles
Cathy George and three players reflect on the season so far and talk about returning home for the weekend
The Spartans fell in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to the top seed Stanford.
The Spartans advanced past the first round on the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
Michigan State improved to 2-0 by defeating host UAB on Friday night.
Images of the 2014 Green & White Game, held at Jenison Field House on Aug. 23, 2014
MSU 0, Penn State 3
2014 AVCA Honorable Mention All-America
2014 First Team AVCA All-North Region
2015 AVCA All-North Region Honorable Mention
2014 First Team All-Big Ten
2015 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten 2013 Big Ten All-Freshman Team
2014, 2015 Academic All-Big Ten
2014 MSU Playmaker Award
2014 UAB/Samford Invitational All-Tournament Team
2014 Spartan Invitational All-Tournament Team
JUNIOR (2015): Honorable Mention All-Big Ten ... AVCA North Region Honorable Mention ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Ranked 17th in the Big Ten and led the Spartans with 3.03 kills per set ... Also contributed 0.62 blocks and 0.47 digs per set ... Had nine kills, four blocks and four digs in the season opener against host Kentucky at the Bluegrass Invitational (8/28) ... Nine kills and 3-0 sweep of Little Rock (8/29) and 12 kills , three digs, two blocks, and an ace in the tournament finale vs. IUPUI later that day, hitting .348 (12-4-23) ... Posted a season-best 18 kills in a five-set win over Butler (9/4) in the opening match of the Spartan Invitational ... Had 12 kills and a pair of blocks vs. Virginia Tech in a tough four-set loss (9/4) ... Fifteen kills and hit .303 (15-5-33) with two digs against Miami (9/5) ... Missed the Holly Young Invitational at New Hampshire, the North Carolina/Duke weekend, and the first two Big Ten matches with injury ... Returned to the lineup vs. Michigan (9/30) and had eight kills and three blocks (two solo, her season best) ... Posted 14 kills and hit .258 at Michigan (10/3) with a pair of blocks, including one solo ... Shared the match high of 12 kills and added three digs and three blocks in a four-set loss at No. 4 Nebraska (10/7) ... Seven kills, a dig, and two blocks at Iowa (10/10) ... Had her best hitting performance since returning from injury, recording 12 kills on 26 swings and just two errors (.346) and adding a season-best four blocks in the home win over Maryland (10/14) ... Hit .375 as she recorded seven kills on 16 swings with a season-low one error in a sweep of Rutgers (10/17) ... Five kills and a block in an upset of No. 6 Ohio State (10/21) ... Had seven kills and a team-best five blocks (two solo, tying her season best) vs. Penn State (10/24) ... Led MSU in kills against both No. 21 Illinois (12, 10/30) and Northwestern (14, 10/31) ... Added a career-best three assists, as well as three digs and three blocks against the Wildcats ... Posted 12 kills, four blocks, and two digs in a loss at No. 4 Minnesota (11/6) ... Was the team's kill leader in a tough loss to No. 8 Nebraska, posting 13 with five blocks, tying her season best (11/11) ... Hit a season-best .382 with 16 kills, four blocks (two solo) and a dig at Indiana (11/14) ... Continued with the hot hand against Northwestern (11/18), tying her season best with 18 kills and adding four block assists, which also tied her season high. She also added three digs ... Eleven kills and hit .310 in a sweep of Rutgers, adding a pair of blocks ... Extended her double-digit kill streak to five matches with 15 kills, hitting .290, and adding four blocks and three digs in a win over No. 14 Purdue on the road (11/25) ... Led all scorers with 11 kills, hitting .348 and added a solo block in the Big Ten finale vs. Iowa (11/28) ... Led MSU in kills in both NCAA Tournament matches, posting 11 and hitting .429 (11-2-21) with two digs vs. No. 24 Arkansas State and 13 against No. 1 Washington (12/4-5).
SOPHOMORE: (2014): AVCA Honorable Mention All-America ... First Team AVCA All-North Region pick ... First Team All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Started all 33 matches, and played 118 of a possible 119 sets ... Ranked fourth in the Big Ten in kills (3.70 per set) and fifth in points (4.14), leading the Spartans in both categories ... Hit .233 on the season, while averaging 0.91 digs and 0.70 blocks per set ... Had a pair of double-doubles ... All-Tournament Team at the UAB/Samford Invitational ... Made her season debut with nine kills on 19 swings (.421) with a pair of blocks and a dig against Southeastern Louisiana (8/29) ... Later that day, hit .545 vs. UAB (7-1-11) ... Had seven kills and three blocks in a sweep of Jacksonville State (8/30) ... Had 11 kills, an assist, a dig, and four blocks in a four-set win over Samford in the tournament finale (8/30) ... Led the Spartans with nine kills against North Carolina (9/5) ... Had 12 kills and five blocks - including three solo stuffs - against Duke (9/6) ... Had six kills and three digs in a four-set loss at Oregon (9/12) ... Posted 20 kills on 46 swings, while adding an assist, four digs, and five blocks at Oregon State (9/13) ... Put up 24 kills on 55 swings on the stat sheet in the five-set battle with LIU-Brooklyn (9/19), while recording three blocks (one solo) ... Had 12 kills and no errors on 19 swings (.632, her career best) and a pair of blocks in a sweep of Western Kentucky (9/19) ... Rounded out the Spartan Invitational with a six-kill performance in a sweep of Milwaukee, and was named to the All-Tournament Team (9/20) ... Had 13 kills, sharing the team lead in that category, in the Big Ten opener at Indiana (9/26), and also had four blocks ... Led MSU with 15 kills at No. 16 Purdue (9/27), and added three digs and four blocks ... Exploded for 23 kills, hitting .296 at Michigan (9/30), adding a pair of blocks ... Established new career bests of 26 kills and 60 attempts in a win at home over Michigan (10/3), and also had a solo block and tied her career best with seven digs ... Her 26 kills were the third-most in a match by a Big Ten player in 2014 ... Led MSU with 15 kills and added three digs in a loss to Nebraska (10/10) ... Had a team-high 11 kills and added two blocks (one solo) in a sweep of Iowa (10/11) ... Contributed a match-best 16 kills and hit .273 in MSU's first-ever B1G match at Maryland (10/17), and just missed a double-double with nine digs ... Recorded a team-high 12 kills against Rutgers (10/18) and added six digs and a block ... Led the team with 13 kills and tied her career best with nine digs at Ohio State (10/24), just missing a double-double ... Tied for the team lead with seven kills at Penn State (10/25), and also had seven digs and four blocks ... Had a match-best 16 kills, adding 10 digs for her first career double-double against Illinois (10/31), while adding five blocks ... Tied for the team lead with 11 kills and hit .375 against Northwestern (11/1) in a three-game sweep ... Recorded her second double-double in three matches, posting 13 kills and 10 digs against Minnesota (11/7) ... Led all players with 15 kills and added three digs and an ace against No. 4 Wisconsin (11/9) ... Put up 13 kills and a pair of solo blocks at Nebraska (11/12) ... Hit .500 - her best of the Big Ten season - with 14 kills and three blocks against Indiana (11/15) ... Had 14 kills and three digs, along with three blocks, in a critical win at Northwestern (11/19) ... Had nine kills in a home match against Rutgers (11/22) ... Shared the team lead with 10 kills and added five digs and two blocks in a sweep of No. 19 Purdue in the final home game of the season (11/26) ... Posted a match-best 14 kills, hitting .370 (14-4-27) along with four blocks in the regular- season finale at Iowa (11/28) ... Exploded for 19 kills, including six in the fourth set, in a win over Loyola-Marymount in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, while hitting .417 and adding four blocks ... Shared the match high of 15 kills, adding five blocks and three digs in the final match of the season, a four-set battle with top-seeded Stanford in the NCAA Tournament (12/6).
FRESHMAN (2013): Appeared in 25 matches, missing most of the non-conference season with mononucleosis ... Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Ranked second on the team in kills per set (2.60) and was tied for third in blocks with 0.69 per set ... Her kills per set ranked eighth all-time in MSU's freshman record book, while her attempts per set (6.6) is tenth ... Made her season debut with a 13-kill performance against Duquesne (9/21) ... Had 12 kills in her Big Ten debut at Penn State, where MSU upset the No. 1 Nittany LIons on their home court ... Had another 12 kills in a win over No. 13 Ohio State (9/29), hitting .556 and adding a block ... Hit .579 with a 12-kill performance against Illinois (10/4) ... Had 11 kills and four blocks while hitting .562 (11-2-16) in a home victory over Northwestern (10/5) ... Hit a career-best .636 (7-0-11) in a sweep of Iowa (10/11) ... Tied her career best in kills (13) and had 33 attempts in a win over No. 9 Nebraska (10/12) ... Nine kills and three blocks in a loss at Minnesota (10/17) ... Second on the team with 12 kills in a loss to Wisconsin (10/20) ... Had 12 kills and a career- best seven blocks in a loss to Michgian (10/23) ... Recorded her eighth game with 12+ kills in BIg Ten play when she had 12 kills and three blocks against Indiana (10/26) ... Posted seven kills and three blocks in a sweep of Ohio State at home (11/1) ... Led MSU with 11 kills, hitting .304 (11-4-23) in a loss to No. 2 Penn State (11/2) ... Had 12 kills and two blocks in a win at Northwestern (11/8) ... Contributed 10 kills on a season-high 38 swings in a loss at Illinois (11/9) ... Held to a season-low four kills, and had two blocks in a loss at Nebraska (11/15) ... Had five kills and a dig in a three-set win at Iowa (11/16) ... Contributed seven kills and three blocks against Wisconsin (11/22) ... Had a solo block, six total blocks, and 11 kills in a tough loss to Minnesota (11/23) ... Seven kills and four blocks with a dig in a three-set victory at Michigan (11/27) ... Four kills and four blocks in a five-set loss at Purdue (11/30) ... Contributed five kills and four blocks in a first-round NCAA victory over Ohio (12/7) ... Had her 14th double-digit kill effort of the season with 10 terminations in the 3-1 win over Kentucky in Lexington (12/8) ... Had 10 kills on 28 swings in MSU's regional semifinal match against Penn State (12/13), and also contributing a pair of blocks.
CLUB: Played for Michigan Elite Volleyball Academy from 2009-12 and qualified for nationals in 2009 and 2012.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letter winner at South Lyon High School playing for head coach Mindy Collins ... Played her freshman year on the varsity at Marian High School, helping the Mustangs to a state championship ... Rated the No. 4 senior recruit in the country by PrepVolleyball.com ... Named a 2012-13 Under Armour First-Team All-American ... Helped Marian High School to a Class A State Championship in 2009, her freshman year ... Is a 2012 Miss Volleyball Nominee ... Broke the single-season record for South Lyon in kills in her junior season with 653 ... Is a two-time first team All-State selection ... Was also selected to the all-conference and all-region teams all four years of high school ... Selected to the U.S. Girls Select A1 Team in 2009 and 2010 ... Was also all-county in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Recognized by PrepVolleyball.com as one of the Top 50 juniors in the country in 2011 ... Was named to the honor roll four consecutive years and was awarded an academic letter in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
PERSONAL: Born April 6, 1995 ... Daughter of Geoff and Carol Reinig ... Older siblings, Garrett and Crystal, also attended MSU ... Has a younger brother, Gunnar ... Economics major with a minor in Mathematics ... Dean's List student.