May 31, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State volleyball is bringing in one of the top recruiting classes in the nation according to PrepVolleyball.com's annual rankings. The incoming class of five freshmen is touted as the seventh-best class in the country. It ties the 2008 class as the highest ranked Spartan class since the website began it listing.
The following will join Michigan State in the fall: Chloe Reinig (OH, 6-4, South Lyon, Mich./South Lyon), Allyssah Fitterer (MB, 6-2, Barrie, Ontario/Assumption Catholic Academy), Brooke Kranda (MB/OPP, 6-6, Westfield, Ind./Westfield), Autumn Christenson (MB, 6-4, Whitehall, Mich./Whitehall), and Megan Tompkins (MB, 6-4, Petoskey, Mich./Petoskey).
"The depth, athleticism, physicality and the ability levels of all the players is exceptional," head coach Cathy George said. "We know that we need to bring that height advantage and the physicality to the Spartan roster in order to reach the goals that we have set for our program. Our biggest challenge will be to blend this class with the existing roster that returns all but one starter."
Four of the five student-athletes are 6-4 or taller, with the fifth checking in at 6-2.
From PrepVolleyball.com, "Leading the way is Reinig, who is No. 4 in PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces. The former USA Youth National Team player is a dominating blocker with terminating ability all over the court. Kranda, Tompkins and Christensen all add size and have played in very talented club systems."