Garvelink Earns MVP Honors for the second straight season
Program-best four players earn AVCA Distinction
MSU looks for first Final Four berth since 1995
Michigan State advanced to the Elite Eight with a 3-1 victory over B1G rival Illinois
The Spartans defeated the No. 25 Missouri State Bears in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
The Spartan volleyball program will celebrate its senior class on Saturday, Nov. 18 vs. Indiana
MSU welcomed Maryland to Jenison Field House for its first home game of the 2017 Big Ten schedule.
No. 1 Nebraska edged Michigan State 3-2 on Sept. 24 in East Lansing.
CAREER CAPSULE: 2017 Honorable Mention All-America ... Over 348 career matches, compiled 777 kills (2.23 per set), hit .205, and contributed 603 digs (1.73/s) and 125 service aces (0.36/s) ...
SENIOR (2017): Honorable Mention AVCA All-America ... Honorable Mention AVCA All-North Region ... Honorable Mention All-Big Ten ... Played in 109 of 112 sets on the season ... Averaged 2.99 kills, hit .....243, and added 2.25 digs and 0.55 blocks per set, all career bests ... Ranked second in the Big Ten and 34th nationally in service aces per set (0.41) ... Opened the season with five kills, three digs, and one each ace and block vs. Furman (8/26) ... Posted a match-high 12 kills, three aces, seven digs and four blocks vs. Auburn, then just missed a double-double with nine kills, three aces, and 13 digs at Georgia Tech in the nightcap (8/26) ... In the Spartan Invitational, hit .438 (8-1-16) with five digs and a pair of aces in a sweep of SDSU (9/1), then shared the team lead with 11 kills and added two aces and eight digs vs. Marshall ... Six kills and two assists in the Spartan Invite finale vs. Corpus Christi ... Named to the Shamrock Invitational All-Tournament team: 13 kills, hit .321, and had eight digs at Notre Dame (9/15) ... Eleven kills, hit .429, and added four digs vs. CMU (9/16) ... Wrapped the Shamrock Invite with eight kills, no errors (.444) and three blocks vs. SIU (9/16) ... Had a double-double ( 12 kills/ 12 digs) in an upset win at No. 5 Wisconsin (9/22) ... Posted 10 kills, hit .348, and had three blocks, seven digs, and three aces (consecutive, in the first set) at No. 1 Minnesota (9/24) ... Produced a match-best 12 kills on a season-high .476 hitting percentage against Maryland (9/29), adding eight digs and two aces ... Hit .471 (9-1-17) and added four digs, a block, and a pair of aces in a home win over Ohio State (9/30) ... Posted her second double-double of the season with 11 kills and 14 digs at No. 4 Nebraska (10/4) ... Shared the team high with 16 kills, hit .364, and had nine digs, four blocks, two assists, and an ace in a win over No. 7 Wisconsin (10/7) ... Posted a double-double with 11 kills and 10 digs, along with four blocks, three aces, and three assists at No. 2 Penn State (10/13) ... Delivered 11 kills and 10 digs along with two blocks (one solo) in a home win over Michigan (10/18) ... Had 12 kills, seven digs, an ace, and an assist in a road sweep of Maryland (10/21) ... Had eight kills, seven digs, and three blocks with an ace against Nebraska (10/27) ... Led the Spartans in kills (16) and had seven digs, two blocks, two assists, and three aces in a win over Iowa (10/28) ... Posted a double-double with 14 assists, 11 digs, a pair of assists and a block vs. No. 1 Penn State (11/1) ... Had seven kills, seven digs, three blocks, and a pair of assists in a sweep at Northwestern (11/5) ... Seven kills and seven digs to go with two aces in a sweep of Illinois (11/10) ... Hit a season-best .522 (13-1-23) and tied her career best with six aces and added seven digs in a home sweep of Northwestern (11/11). Served up three straight aces in the third set to secure the sweep ... Had five kills, five digs, and a pair of blocks at Michigan (11/15) ... Delivered seven kills, five digs, two blocks, and a pair of aces on Senior Night vs. Indiana (11/18) ... Posted 12 kills, a career-best five blocks, and added eight digs at No. 16 Purdue (11/24) ... Hit a season-best .550, delivering 12 kills, 10 digs, and a pair of assists for a double-double in the regular-season finale at Indiana (11/25) ... Had seven kills, hit .300, and added two aces, five digs, and a pair of blocks in MSU’s first-round NCAA win over No. 25 Missouri State (12/1) ... In the NCAA second round, had 13 kills and 11 digs with three assists vs. No. 15 Creighton (12/2) ... Posted 14 kills, eight digs, and two blocks in a third-round NCAA win over Illinois (12/8) ... Just missed a double-double with 10 digs, nine kills, four blocks, four assists, and three aces in the NCAA Regional Final vs. No. 1 Penn State (12/9) ...
SUMMER 2017: Participated in the USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team- Minneapolis, which is part of USA Volleyball's High Performance pipeline and is considered a second tryout for the U.S. Women's National Team ... As a part of Team Red, led her team in the final round-robin match with 12 kills on 19 swings without an error (.630), and in the final hit .430 with 15 kills, two blocks, and a pair of aces.
JUNIOR (2016): Enjoyed the first healthy campaign of her collegiate career, appearing in all 34 matches and playing in 116 of a possible 117 sets, sharing the team high ... Ranked second in the Big Ten in aces per set (0.36) ... Averaged 1.95 digs per frame, good for third on the team ... Averaged 1.32 kills per frame ... Named to the All-Tournament Team at the San Diego State Aztec Invitational ... Had three double-digit dig performances, with a high of 13 in each of the first two matches vs. Denver (8/26) and San Diego State (8/27) ... Had five service aces in the opener vs. Denver, one off her career best ... Posted her first double-double of the year and the fourth of her career with 11 kills and 10 digs, along with tying her career best with four blocks vs. Marist (8/27) ... Had eight digs, two kills, and a pair of aces in the Spartan Invitational opener vs. Morgan State, and then posted 10 kills, two aces, and seven digs in the nightcap - a sweep of Central Michigan (9/3) ... Led MSU with seven kills, and had six digs against No. 7 Florida in the finale of the Spartan Invitational (9/4) ... Posted five kills, 13 digs (tying her season high), and two each aces and blocks in the opening game of the Western Kentucky Invitational vs. Cincinnati (9/9) ... Had eight kills, five digs, and three blocks in the second tournament game vs. Southern Illinois (9/10) ... Against No. 23 Western Kentucky, had seven kills, hit .294, adding six digs (9/10) ... Posted nine kills and hit a season-best .412 (9-2-17) with three assists and four digs in a three-set sweep of Maryland-Eastern Shore (9/17) ... Led the Spartans with team highs in kills (10) and digs (12) for her second double-double of the season, a 3-0 sweep of DePaul in which she also hit a scorching .435, tying her career best (9/17) ... Had four digs, two aces, and an assist in a sweep of Iowa (9/23) to open Big Ten play ... Had seven kills, hit .357, and added two digs and an ace at Rutgers (10/1) ... In a three-set sweep of Ohio State (10/7), contributed a pair of service aces along with five digs ... Four kills and five digs in a home victory over Maryland (10/8) ... Recorded three kills, seven digs, a block and a pair of aces in MSU's five-set win over No. 3 Minnesota (10/15) ... Shared the team lead with 10 kills and hit a career-high .533 in a home victory over Rutgers (10/19) ... Posted five digs in a road win at Indiana (10/28) ... Notched 10 digs, three aces, and a kill in a road win at Purdue (10/29) ... Career-bests of 15 digs and a .625 hitting percentage (10-0-16) along with a block, an ace, and an assist in a home sweep of Northwestern (11/4), her third double-double of the season ... Had six kills, seven digs, tied her career high with four blocks, and added a pair of aces in a 3-0 win over Illinois (11/5) ... Contributed six digs in a home win over Purdue (11/9) ... Had five kills on .714 hitting (5-0-7) and added 11 digs and an ace in a four-set victory over Michigan at Jenison Field House (11/12) ... Had five digs, four kills, a season-best three assists , and four aces at No. 2 Minnesota (11/18) ... Five digs and two aces at No. 3 Wisconsin (11/19) ... Three kills and five digs in a loss at No. 18Michigan (11/23) ... Tallied four digs and an assist at Iowa (11/26) ... Had four kills, hit .333, and added five digs and a pair of aces in a first-round NCAA win over Fairfield (12/2) ... Posted six kills and nine digs in MSU's second-round NCAA match vs. Arizona (12/3).
SOPHOMORE: (2015): Appeared in 29 of 33 matches, getting the start in 17 of the final 18 of the season ... Averaged 2.48 kills per set, third on the team, and hit .200 ... Also contributed 1.21 digs per set ... second on the team with 35 service aces, and Ranked first in the Big Ten with 0.33 service aces per set ... Missed the first four matches of the season with injury ... Made her season debut in a short appearance vs. Butler (9/4) ... Had six kills and a pair of service aces against Miami in the finale of the Spartan Invitational (9/5) ... Posted early-season bests of seven kills and a .200 hitting percentage (7-3-20) against Boston College in the opening match of the Holly Young Invitational at New Hampshire (Sept. 11) ... Came back with five kills, two aces, and a season-best five digs against the host Wildcats (9/12) ... Had four kills, an ace, and a season-best two blocks vs. Delaware in the UNH tournament finale (9/12) ... Posted nine kills, and four digs along with an assist at North Carolina (9/18) ... Had a season-high 12 kills and posted a career-best hitting percentage of .435 (12-2-23) along with a pair of digs and two aces in a sweep of Duke (9/19) ... Posted a career-best 16 kills and six digs while hitting .406 (16-3-32) in a four-setter vs. Purdue (9/26) ... Served up three aces against Michigan (9/30) on three consecutive serves in the opening set, and finished the match with six kills and three digs ... Four kills, two aces, two digs, and two blocks at Michigan (10/3) ... Had her first career double-double at No. 4 Nebraska (10/7), digging a career-best 11 balls in addition to posting 10 kills (on a season-high 38 swings) and a pair of assists ... Led the Spartans with 13 kills and added six assists and a block in a sweep at Iowa (10/10) ... Posted her second career double-double a week after her first one, posting 11 kills and 10 digs in a home win over Maryland (Oct. 14) ... Nine kills, hit .333, six digs, an ace, and a block in MSU's sweep of Rutgers (10/17) ... Posted six kills, five digs, and a career-best four service aces in a upset of No. 6 Ohio State (10/21) ... Seven kills, an ace, three digs, and a block vs. No. 5 Penn State (10/24) ... Compiled 10 kills and a career-best 14 digs, along with a career-best three assists, for a double-double in a tough loss at No. 21 Illinois (10/30) ... Had a second consecutive double-digit kill effort with 11 at Northwestern (10/31) with three digs and a block ... In a loss at No. 4 Minnesota (11/6), had five digs, two kills, two assists and two blocks ... Shared the team best with five digs and added four kills in a loss at No. 13 Wisconsin (11/8) ... Recorded 12 kills and hit .273 while adding an assist and a dig in MSU's tough five-setter vs. No. 8 Nebraska (11/11) ... Lead all players with then-career-bests of 17 kills, 45 swings, three blocks (one solo), hitting .311, at Indiana (11/14) ... Posted seven kills, six digs, and a career-best four blocks in a home win over Northwestern (11/18) ... Six kills, a block, and a dig in MSU's sweep of Rutgers (11/21) ... Established a new career best with 18 kills, hitting .400, and adding four digs, a block, and trying her career best with four service aces in a win at No. 14 Purdue (11/25) ... Established a new career best of six service aces, one off the school record in a three-set match, and added seven kills, five digs, and an assist in the B1G finale vs. Iowa (11/28) ... Posted 10 kills, four aces, and a pair of digs in a first-round NCAA win over No. 24 Arkansas State (12/4) ... Five kills and an ace vs. No. 1 Washington in the NCAA second round (12/5).
FRESHMAN: (2014): Appeared in just 12 matches in her first collegiate season, limited due to injuries ... Had only spot duty in her final six appearances as she attempted to play through the injury ... Averaged 2.22 kills per set ... Had an impressive collegiate debut vs. Southeastern Louisiana at the UAB/Samford Invitational (8/29), recording a team-best 14 kills and hitting .400 (14-4-25) and contributing a block and pair of digs ... Had 10 digs and four blocks (one solo) against UAB (8/29) ... Had eight kills and a block against Jacksonville State (8/30) ... Had eight kills and her first career service ace in a tough loss to North Carolina (9/5) ... Contributed 11 kills and three blocks against Duke (9/6) ... Missed seven games, starting with the Oregon/Oregon State weekend, with injury ... Played two of three sets against Maryland (10/17), her first significant action since her injury, and had four kills and a block, along with a service ace ... Had a kill and two digs in one set against Rutgers (10/18).
CLUB: Played club for Dead Frog Far Out and coach Joe Steenhuysen ... Helped DFFO to a fifth-place finish at Nationals in 2012.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated No. 31 among 2014 PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces ... Michigan Miss Volleyball Finalist ... All-Conference selection all four varsity seasons at Berrien Springs ... All-Region and All-State pick as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... Helped Berrien Springs to a district title as a sophomore and junior, and a Regional championship in 2012 ... Lost to the eventual champion in the state quarterfinals in her junior season ... Standout track athlete in addition to earning four volleyball varsity letters ... Earned All-Conference honors in her freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons ... Qualified for the state track meet her last two seasons, placing fifth in the state in high jump as a junior.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Paul and Carolyn Toliver ... Has one older brother, Greg, who played baseball at Kalamazoo County Community College and graduated from Purdue North Central ... Father, Paul, played basketball at Hope College for one season before eventually finishing his degree at Michigan State ... Mother, Carolyn, was a basketball and volleyball player at Muskegon Community College and Grand Valley State ... Enjoys lifting and working out ... Pursuing her degree in criminal justice.