Spartans take on Oregon, Oregon State
MSU welcomes North Carolina, Duke to East Lansing
No. 16 MSU plays four matches this weekend
MSU one of seven teams in pre-season survey
Two-time B1G Defensive Player of the Year among 250 at tryouts.
SENIOR (2013): AVCA Honorable Mention All-America and First Team All-North Region ... Honorable Mention All-Big Ten Selection, the first such honor of her career ... Had a career-best statistical season as a senior, setting MSU single-season mark in block assists (172) and posting the second-highest total block number (184) in school history ... Her 184 blocks was the fifth-highest total of any player in the country and tied for 22nd in the all-time single-season NCAA recordbook ... Averaged 1.47 blocks per set (good for 11th nationally, and sixth at MSU in the single-season record book) and her .395 hitting percentage ranked third in the Big Ten and 26th among Division I players, while ranking fourth all-time in the Spartan annals ... Appeared in 135 career matches (good for sixth all-time at MSU), posting an MSU-record 562 career block assists and 624 total blocks; her total blocks ranks 12th all-time in the Big Ten and ninth among Big Ten block assist leaders ... Career .343 hitting percentage is second-all-time at MSU ... All-Tournament Team at the Hokie Invitational in the opening weekend of the season ... Opened the season with an 11-kill, five-block performance against St. Francis, and later that day had 11 kills and four blocks in a win over Towson (8/30) ... Contributed 15 kills, tying her career best, and added six blocks in a come-from-behind victory over Virginia Tech (8/31) ... Matched her career kill total with 15 against No. 12 Oregon (9/6), adding five blocks ... Tied her then-season best with six blocks and added eight kills against Oregon State (9/7) ... Named to the Butler Invitational All-Tournament Team (9/14) ... Had 20 kills and 11 blocks as MSU swept its competition at Butler ... Hit a season and career-best .667 vs. Eastern Michigan (9/20) ... Recorded nine blocks in a four-set win over Duquesne (9/21) with three kills ... Had six blocks in a five-set win over No. 1 Penn State (9/27) ... Attained her 500th career block in a sweep of Ohio State on the road (9/29), becoming the fourth player in MSU history and the 36th in the Big Ten to hit that mark. She also had nine kills in the match ... Contributed seven kills and five blocks in a home sweep of Illinois (10/4) ... Tied her then-season best with nine blocks - all block assists - and added six kills in MSU's victory at home over Northwestern (10/5) ... Had five kills and four blocks in a sweep of Iowa (10/11) ... Contributed five blocks and seven kills in a 3-1 win over No. 9 Nebraska at home ... Had nine kills and added a season-best 10 blocks (including two solo, also a 2013 high) at Minnesota (10/17) ... Tied her season best with 10 blocks, all assists, at Wisconsin, along with contributing five kills ... Had nine kills and nine blocks in a loss to Michgian (10/23) ... Hit .588 (11-1-17) with six blocks against Indiana (10/26) ... Turned in an eight-kill, eight-block performance against Ohio State (11/1), sweeping the Buckeyes for the first time since 2008 ... Held without a block for just the second time in the season, and had four kills in a loss to No. 2 Penn State (11/2) ... Had nine kills and four blocks in a four-set win at Northwestern (11/8) ... Had eight blocks and six kills at Illinois (11/9) ... Had nine kills on 14 swings (.571) and a pair of blocks in a win at Iowa (11/16) ... Contributed eight kills and seven blocks on senior night as MSU fell in a hard-fought match to Minnesota (11/23) ... Had nine kills, hit .571, and had eight block assists in the three-set sweep of Michigan to retain the State Pride Flag for the fourth straight season (11/27) ... Contributed 11 kills on 22 swings - her season high during the Big Ten campaign - and also had eight blocks in a tough five-set loss to Purdue (11/30) ... Contributed 10 kills and five blocks against Ohio (12/7), and became MSU's single-season and career block assist leader ... Had 12 kills and four blocks, hitting .450, in a four-set win over Kentucky (12/8) ... Had five kills and two blocks in a season-ending loss to Penn State (12/13).
JUNIOR(2012): Completed her junior season with career numbers that put her among the program's best, as she ranks third all-time in blocks per set (1.25) and fifth in block assists (390) ... Started in 34 of 35 matches ... Led the team with 158 blocks, tied for fifth in a single season at MSU and fourth in the Big Ten in Blocks/set (1.23) ... Third in the Big Ten and 16th nationally in hitting percentage (.384). Her career hitting percentage (.325) is the second-best in MSU's career annals ... Was named to the Spartan Showcase, UConn Classic, and Charlseston Invitational All-Tournament Teams ... Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on September 17 following the Charleston Invitaitonal, where she averaged 1.70 blocks and 2.6 kills per set, also led all players with a .477 hitting percentage during the tournament and recorded 17 blocks ... Had seven blocks and ten kills at College of Charleston (9/15) ... Came away with 14 kills on 20 attacks and six blocks against Purdue (9/21) ... Notched 11 blocks at Minnesota (10/6) ...Had 11 kills and four blocks against Illinois (10/13) ... Recorded 11 kills and five blocks in a 3-1 win over Nebraska (11/3) ... Had 12 kills and five blocks at Illinois (11/16) ... Notched a double-double against San Diego in the NCAA Tournament with 14 kills and 10 blocks (11/30) ... ... Was selected to participate with the U.S. Women's National Volleyball A2 Program in the summer of 2013.
SOPHOMORE (2011): Started in 33 of 34 matches for the Spartans and led the team in total blocks with 155 and in hitting percentage with a .342 mark ... Also third on the team in points (327) and kills (244) ... Named to the COBRA Magazine All-Region First Team ... Was 32nd in the nation and fourth in the Big Ten with 1.27 blocks per set ... Also was sixth in the Big Ten in hitting percentage with a .342 mark ... Notched double-digit kills in nine matches on the season ... Had a season high nine blocks and added six kills in a 3-0 win over St. Johns (9/2) ... Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Spartan Showcase (9/2), the Best Western Falcon Invite (9/9), and the Spartan Invitational (9/16) ... Recorded 10 kills and five blocks in a 3-1 win at Northwestern (10/14) ... Scored 13 kills on 18 total attacks in a 3-1 win over Indiana (10/26) ... Came away with a career high 15 kills and also had nine blocks in a 3-1 win at Wisconsin (11/12) ... Had 11 kills and six blocks in a 3-1 upset over No. 7 Illinois (11/18) ... Followed that up with a nine kill and eight block performance in a 3-2 win over Northwestern (11/19) ... Notched 10 kills and four blocks in an NCAA Tournament win over Arizona (12/2) ... Was selected to contribute on the U.S. Women's National Volleyball A2 Program this summer.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2010): Selected to represent USA at the USA Volleyball Open National Championships as a part of the U.S. National A2 Team, earning a silver medal at the competition ... Posted a freshman season which ranks amongst the all-time bests in Spartan history ... Ended the season ranked fourth in program history as a freshman with 109 block assists and total blocks with 127 (18-109) to lead the team on the year ... Ranks sixth as a freshman with 18 solo blocks on the year, a team-best tally ... Recorded a career-best 12 total blocks in MSU's 3-0 upset win over No. 19 Michigan (11/24), a mark with ranks tied for fourth all-time in program history for a single-match performance ... Her 12 blocks against Wolverines is also the most recorded in school history in a three-set contest ... Posted a then career-best 10 kills at Minnesota (11/13), against Michigan (11/24) and against Oakland (9/14) ... Tallied first double-double of career with kills and 12 blocks against Michigan (11/24) ... Recorded a career-high 35 attacks in MSU's five-set match at Minnesota (11/13) ... Led the team on the year with a 1.27 blocks per set mark, improving her tally to 1.29 for conference contests ... Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Nov. 29 after averaging 2.12 blocks per set and 1.88 kills against Michigan (11/24) and Northwestern (11/26) to wrap-up the season ... Earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors on Nov. 22 after a 1.78 blocks per set average hosting Indiana (11/19) and Purdue (11/20) along with a 1.33 kills per set mark.
FRESHMAN (2009): Red-shirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Renaissance High School under head coach Louis Mitchell ... Helped her team to win the Detroit Public School League Championship in 2007 and helped them earn runner-up honors in 2008 ... Named to the all-area and all-region team in 2008 ... Was the team's Most Outstanding Player in 2006 and the Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 ... Was featured in ESPN Rise in the "Got Game" segment in October.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Edrick and Andrea Mathews ... Born Jan. 23, 1991 ... Apparel and textile design major.
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