Kristen Kelsay
Kristen  Kelsay

Position:
Assistant Coach


02/07/2017

Ortiz Joins Spartan Volleyball Staff

Miami Assistant comes to MSU as new assistant coach.

11/30/2016

Spartans Open NCAA Tournament At Home Friday

Michigan State Hosts First and Second Round Matches

11/08/2016

MSU Hosts Purdue, Michigan in Final Regular-Season Home Matches

Seniors will be celebrated after Michigan match on Saturday

10/11/2016

First B1G Midweek Game On Tap at Illinois For No. 14 Volleyball

Spartans take on Illini Wednesday at 8 pm ET

10/06/2016

Ohio State, Maryland Come to Jenison For Big Ten Weekend

Spartans look to start winning streak

Former Michigan State captain Kristen Kelsay joins the coaching staff at her alma mater for her first season as an assistant coach for the 2015 season.

Prior to coming on board the Michigan State coaching staff, Kelsay was working as a graduate assistant for MSU's Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS). While pursuing her graduate degree in psychology, Kelsay has served as an academic counselor and helped oversee the department's community outreach initiatives.

As an undergraduate, the Wheaton, Illinois native was a four-year letterwinner for Michigan State (2010-13), and captained the Spartans for three seasons. A setter, she finished her career with 3,040 assists, good for sixth all-time in the MSU record book. She appeared in 133 career matches, which ranks eighth all-time at MSU, and her 473 career sets ranks fourth all-time. As a senior, Kelsay earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors (just the fourth player in program history to do so), and was a three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection. She twice was a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner, served as the Student-Athlete Advisory Council president, and was featured in the MSU President's Report "'Inside Out,' which followed nine Michigan State students whose lives were documented throughout the 2013 fall semester.