2017 VolleyMob Compiled Awards List (featuring a three-team list + honorable mention All-Americans and yearly awards)
Eleven schools were represented on the 14 member first team All-America team with Stanford earning three honors and Penn State notching two. Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke was named AVCA Freshman of the Year.
Take a look at the top performers of the NCAA Regional Round in our VolleyMob Dream Team, with three hitters, two middle blockers, a setter and libero representing six teams.
Penn State’s quest for its 13th NCAA Final Four berth took three match-point attempts and overcoming a pair of Spartan set point tries, but in the end, the Nittany Lions finished off the sweep.
Match Stats Michigan State def. Illinois 3-1 (25-23, 18-25, 25-27, 29-27) Michigan State advances to play #1 seed Penn State…
Of the five remaining unseeded teams, Michigan State has the best opportunity to reach a Final Four.
Penn State is the lone team of the four in the University Park regional to make it to the Elite Eight or further in the last five years. Illinois last advanced past the Sweet 16 in 2011, while Missouri and Michigan State last made the regional finals in 2005 and 1996 respectively.
MATCH STATS Michigan State def. No. 9 Creighton 3-1 (25-23, 19-25, 25-20, 25-16) Michigan State moves to 23-8; Creighton ends…
Brooke Kranda and Alyssa Garvelink turned in 12 kills apiece for Michigan State, while Marysa Wilkinson and Jaali Winters notched double-digit efforts for Creighton as both advanced to the NCAA Second Round in Omaha.
#11 Michigan State finished their regular season with a four-set victory over Indiana on the Hoosiers’ Senior Night in Bloomington, Indiana.