MSU takes on
Final tuneups underway with season beginning Friday
Fans get first look at the Spartans Saturday
Fitterer, Toliver lead four Spartans in double figures
Spartans also play Little Rock, IUPUI
Michigan State improved to 2-0 by defeating host UAB on Friday night.
2014 | 2015
SOPHOMORE (2015): Led the Big Ten with 0.33 service aces per set ... Contributed 2.48 kills, hit .200, and added 1.21 digs 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 hills, 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 now attends 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 ... Enjoys lifting and working out ... Pursuing her degree in criminal justice.