EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State head softball coach Sharonda McDonald-Kelley announced the addition of right-handed pitcher Olivia Grey on Thursday. Grey joins the Spartans after graduating from Portland State in the spring.
“Olivia is a hard thrower that will be a great addition to our pitching staff,” said McDonald-Kelley. “She is a competitor that knows how to win and will bring a ton of experience to our rotation. We’re excited to welcome Olivia to East Lansing!”
Grey brings plenty of accolades with her to the banks of the Red Cedar River, including National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Second Team All-Region honors and First Team All-Big Sky honors in 2022. In 2021 Grey was named an All-Big Sky honorable mention, capping her career there as a three-time Big Sky Pitcher of the Week.
A four-year presence in the circle for the Vikings, Grey finished her career at PSU with a record of 38-29 along with three saves out of the bullpen. Grey posted a 3.03 ERA over 428 career innings, striking out 429 batters in the process. On May 11, 2023, Grey tossed her first career no-hitter to defeat Montana in the Big Sky Tournament.
Standing at 6-0, Grey is a native of Woodland, Washington where she attended Woodland High School. Prior to arriving in Portland, Grey was selected as the 2018 and 2019 2A Player of the Year and the State Championship MVP after leading Woodland to back-to-back state titles.
Grey is officially the sixth newcomer for the Spartans entering 2023-24, joining freshmen Payton Conroy, Jaeya Butler, Ava Mullen and Makayla Huddleston, and fellow fifth year Alexis Ross.