Spartans add DS/L DePaul transfer Avery Horejsi


MSU defensive specialist/libero Avery Horejsi prepares to serve the ball during her time at DePaul/Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Manit Patel, General Assignment Reporter

EAST LANSING, Mich—Michigan State volleyball head coach Cathy George announced that the team had added defensive specialist/libero Avery Horejsi to the Spartan roster on Monday. 

Horejsi, a sophomore from White Lake, Michigan, played her freshman season at DePaul under head coach Marie Zidek. She appeared in 58 sets for DePaul, recording 72 digs at an average of 1.24 digs/set. She transfers to East Lansing with three years of eligibility remaining.

Horejsi appeared in 22 matches for the Blue Demons and started in five games. 

MSU defensive specialist/libero Avery Horejsi during her time at DePaul/Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

She was a four-year letter winner at Walled Lake Central High School. She earned Lakes Valley Conference honors all four seasons and earned an All-Region 15 selection in three of those years. While playing club volleyball for Unified Volleyball, Horejsi was named to the Ultra Ankle JVA and Under Armour AVCA Phenom lists. 

She, along with returner defensive specialist/libero Talia Edmonds, will be tasked with anchoring a Spartan defense that is set to lose defensive specialist Lauryn Gibbs due to graduation. Middle blocker Naya Gros and outside hitter Molly Johnson are also graduating at the end of the spring semester; middle blocker Rebecka Poljan announced that she would be returning for a fifth year on Dec. 17.