Michelle Bartsch-Hackley

Michelle Bartsch-Hackley

United States
Birth Date
Birth Place
Kansas, USA
190 cm
78 kg

Position: Outside Hitter

Height: 6-3
Hometown: Champaign, Illinois
High School: Collinsville High School (Collinsville, Illinois)
College: University of Illinois

Most Notable

Named most valuable player of the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League after leading the U.S. to victory
Alternate to 2016 U.S. Olympic Women's Volleyball Team roster
Selected AVCA All-America Third Team in 2010 and 2011, Volleyball Magazine All-America First Team in 2011
Named AVCA Mideast Region Freshman of the Year
Helped Dresdner Win the 2014-2015 German Bundesliga title


2018: FIVB Volleyball Nations League (Gold, MVP)
2017: Pan American Cup (Gold); FIVB World Grand Prix (5th Place): USA Volleyball Cup vs. Brazil; FIVB World Grand Champions Cup (Bronze)
2016: FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round (Silver)

Did You Know

Scored 11 points in two sets against China during FIVB World Grand Prix Finals Round on July 8, 2016 - her first FIVB match appearance
Served as an assistant coach for the UC Irvine Men's Volleyball Program in 2013 as the team won the NCAA Men's National Championship
Led Illinois to NCAA title match in 2011 and named to NCAA All-Tournament Team
Ended collegiate career at Illinois ranked 7th in kills and 10th in digs
Named to U.S. Women's National A2 Team (now called U.S. Collegiate National Team)
Helped Illinois to four straight Big Ten runner-up finishes and four straight NCAA Sweet 16 appearances
Starting middle blocker for U.S. Women's Junior National Team that won gold at 2008 NORCECA Women's Junior Continental Championship
Named Best Server at 2008 NORCECA Women's Junior Continental Championship
Started professional career playing in Puerto Rico
Served as student assistant coach at Illinois while getting her undergraduate degree in sport management
In high school, qualified for sectionals as a member of her high school's swim team and placed sixth at the regional track and field meet in the triple jump
Was a high school four-year starter in basketball eclipsing the 1,000-point plateau and shooting 63.5 percent from the field in earning honorable mention all-state honors
Mother (Julie) played volleyball at University of Kansas while father (Michael) played soccer at Blackburn College.
Brother Andrew competed in throws in track and field at UC Davis and University of Wisconsin
Married to Corbin Hackley

Michelle Bartsch-Hackley's Favorites

Food: Spaghetti and pizza ... Book: Harry Potter ... Music Type: Country ... Movie: Notting Hill ... Athlete: Mia Hamm

Hobbies and Interests: Cooking, Eating, Home decorating, Playing with my dog, any outdoor or water activity

Most Admired Person: Her parents because "my Dad served in the U.S. Navy for 26 years and taught High School science. On the long overseas tours my Mom kept my brother and I at home so we could have normal lives. They both made a lot of sacrifices to support our family."

Happiest Moment in Life: "Our wedding day, getting our dog, and buying our first home."

Interesting Notes on Michelle Bartsch-Hackley:

Her wedding flooded and she and her husband said their vows standing on chairs
Her husband, Corbin, and their dog, Champion, travels with her when she goes to play club overseas
Her Dad was in the U.S. Navy and just retired in 2017 after 16 years
She has a cooking and baking website (www.makeeatbake.com) that I work on overseas


  • Position Wing spiker
  • Selection Olympic (0) - W.C. (12) - Other (94)
  • Current Club Vakifbank Istanbul
  • Spike 305
  • Block 296