Sophomore setter earns kudos for third time in 2015
Fitterer, Toliver lead four Spartans in double figures
Duo helped MSU to five straight wins
Minarick posts 11th triple-double in school history
Bailey, Minarick Post Double-Doubles
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.
MSU dropped a tough five-setter at No. 20 Ohio State on Oct. 24
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
2014 AVCA Honorable Mention All-America
2014 First Team AVCA All-North Region
2014 Big Ten All-Freshman Team
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Oct. 20, 2014)
FRESHMAN: (2014): AVCA Honorable Mention All-America ... First team AVCA All-North Region ... Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Fifth in the Big Ten with 10.24 assists per set, and first among B1G freshmen ... Her 10.24 assists is fifth-best for a freshman all-time at MSU, as is her 1,157 total assists ... Also averaged 1.16 kills per set, hit .384, with 1.95 digs and 0.58 blocks per frame ... Led the Spartans with six double-doubles on the season ... Made her collegiate debut vs. Southeastern Louisiana (8/29), recording four digs, 23 assists, and a pair of kills on three swings in two sets ... Recorded 37 assists and six digs against UAB (8/29), hitting .667 (5-2-6) and adding a pair of blocks ... Contributed 28 assists and a team-best 12 digs in a three-set sweep of Jacksonville State (8/30) ... Wrapped up the UAB/Samford Invitational with a 35-assist, eight-dig, three-block, two-kill performance, including a solo block, against Samford (8/30) ... Had 21 assists and four kills in a straight-set loss to No. 20 North Carolina (9/5) ... Had 42 assists, a career best, to go with four kills, an ace, and five blocks in a five-set loss to No. 19 Duke (9/6) ... Hit a team-best .462 (6-0-13) with 14 assists and 13 digs at Oregon (9/12) ... Had 55 assists and 19 digs for her second straight double-double as MSU knocked off previously-unbeaten Oregon State (9/13) ... Missed the LIU-Brooklyn match with injury (9/13) ... Had 34 assists, four kills, seven digs, and three blocks when she returned to the lineup against Western Kentucky (9/19) ... Had 29 assists, while hitting .625 (5-0-8) in the Spartan Invitational finale vs. Milwaukee (9/20) ... Had 38 assists in her Big Ten debut, a four-set win at Indiana (9/26), where she also chipped in three kills, three aces, three digs, and three blocks ... Had 42 assists at Purdue in a four-setter (9/27), while adding four blocks and three kills, along with nine digs to just miss a double-double ... Recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 43 assists, four kills, and 11 digs at Michigan (9/30) ... Had 44 assists, seven kills, four digs, and a block in a home win over Michigan (10/3), and two of her three service aces were the final two points of the deciding fourth set ... Had her fifth double-double of the season against Nebraska (10/10), with 41 assists and 13 digs against the Huskers ... Hit .714 (5-0-7) while putting up 39 assists and three aces in a home sweep of Iowa (10/11) ... Netted 33 assists in a win at Maryland, (10/17), and also had five digs and five kills ... In MSU's first-ever game at Rutgers (10/18), had 33 assists, three kills, and six digs ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Oct. 20) for her performance against the Terps and Scarlet Knights ... Set career bests in kills (nine) and blocks (seven), along with 34 assists and 10 digs for her sixth double-double of the season ... Contributed 29 assists and three kills at Penn State (10/25) ... Had 38 assists, six kills, six digs, and five blocks in a four-set loss to Illinois (10/31) ... Had 34 assists, five kills (hitting .714), along with three digs, a pair of aces, and two blocks in a sweep of Northwestern (11/1) ... Had 41 assists, seven digs, a pair of blocks and six kills in a four-setter with Minnesota (11/7) ... Had 36 assists and five digs against No. 4 Wisconsin (11/9) ... Had 44 assists, eight digs, a block, and five kills on a season-high 18 attempts at Nebraska (11/12) ... Had 29 assists, three kills, an ace, and a pair of blocks against Indiana (11/15) ... Compiled 40 assists, six kills, eight digs, and three blocks in a win at Northwestern (11/19) ... Had 35 assists while hitting .875 (7-0-8) against Rutgers (11/22) ... Compiled 35 assists, five digs, three kills, and three blocks in a sweep of No. 19 Purdue in the final home game of the season (11/26) ... In the regular-season finale at Iowa (11/28), had 31 assists, hit ..455 with five kills, and added a pair of digs and five blocks ... Recorded 48 assists, three kills, five digs and five blocks (one solo) in a first-round NCAA win over Loyola-Marymount (12/5) ... Had 52 assists, three off her season best, in the season finale at Stanford, with eight digs and an ace (12/6).
CLUB: Played for Sports Performance and coach Rick Butler ... AAU National Champions in 18-Open Division and named AAU All-American and tournament MVP... Program Captain for Sports Performance in 2014 ... First-place finish at the JVA World Challenge ... First place finish at the National Junior Classic and named tournament MVP ... 18 Elite team ranked #1 in nation by PrepVolleyball.com ... PrepVolleyball.com 2014 Club All-American ... Named to 2013 and 2014 JVA All-National Team ... 17 Mizuno Team Captain in 2013 ... Finished third and earned All-Tournament Team honors at the National Junior Classic ... Finished ninth at AAU Junior Nationals ... Helped the 18 Elite Team to a first-place finish at the JVA World Challenge ... Team Captain for the 16 Elite team which finished third at the JVA World Challenge, fourth at the National Junior Classic playing up in the 17-Open division, and fifth at AAU Junior Nationals ... 2012 AAU All-American ... In 2011, finished third at the JVA World Challenge and the National Junior Classic, and ninth at AAU Junior Nationals in the 15-Open Division.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated No. 22 among 2014 PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces ... PrepVolleyball.com High School All-American and Academic All-American ... MaxPreps Second Team All-American ... 2013 Volleyball Magazine "30 Underclassmen to Watch" and 2014 "Girls Fab 50" lists ... PrepVolleyball.com Soph 79 Elite Honorable Mention and Top 50 Juniors ... A four-year varsity starter and two-year captain at Waubonsie Valley ... Won conference championships as a freshman and sophomore and regional championships as a freshman and senior ... Academic All-Conference and All-Conference pick as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... Naperville Sun All-Area selection her final three years, and was the paper's selection as Player of the Year as a senior ... Daily Herald All-Area in 2011, 2012, and All-Area Team Captain in 2013 ... Beacon News All-Area as a sophomore and junior and Player of the Year as a senior ... Chicago Sun-Times All-Area First Team in 2013 ... All-State Honorable Mention in 2012 and All-State 1st Team in 2013... Team MVP as a junior and senior and 2014 Waubonsie Valley Female Athlete of the Year.
PERSONAL: Daughter of John and Deb Minarick ... Has two older brothers, Ben and Zach ... Mother, Deb, was a varsity volleyball player at Nebraska-Omaha in the early 1980's ... Enjoys fitness, reading, and music ... Plans to major in kinesiology and pursue a career as a pediatric physical therapist.