Post by ethankasales on Apr 26, 2020 17:47:53 GMT -5
The Nittany Lions recently added their third incoming transfer of the offseason in former West Virginia defensive specialist Keatan Broughton, who will be a junior this fall. She recorded 250 digs, 37 assists, 11 aces, and two kills as a Mountaineer.
Post by ethankasales on Apr 28, 2020 22:50:13 GMT -5
Penn State received a late addition to its 2020 recruiting class earlier this month in College Park, Georgia, native Samantha McCool, who attended Woodward Academy and also played for Tsunami Volleyball Club. The 5-foot-7 McCool is likely going to be a defensive specialist for head coach Russ Rose, though it’s currently unclear which position she will fill for the Nittany Lions upon her arrival this summer. McCool joins Annie Cate Fitzpatrick, Macy Van Den Elzen, and Maddy Bilinovic in Penn State's incoming freshman class.
Post by ethankasales on Aug 1, 2020 21:36:23 GMT -5
Allie Holland, a 6-foot-4 middle hitter from Ohio, committed to Penn State women’s volleyball Saturday and will enroll in classes right away and be eligible for the 2020 season. She played club for Elite Volleyball Training Center in Plain City, Ohio, and attended Hilliard Bradley High School in Hilliard, Ohio.
Looking at the MaxPreps AA List, this entry stuck out for 2022 (one of the few juniors that made the list):
OH — Carlie Rzeszotarski, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) 6-0 | Jr. | Undecided Blasting 523 kills — the second highest single-season total in school history — as a sophomore and led the Spartans to a 44-6 mark and Class A state crown. She added 278 digs and 52 aces and should pass the 1,000 career kill mark this season.
A little undersized for an OH, but given the stats cited, she looks like a baller and a natural leader, someone Russ would love to coach.
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Post by ethankasales on Sept 1, 2020 16:54:55 GMT -5
Stanford recently earned a verbal commitment from 6-foot-6 middle blocker Sami Francis, who is ranked as the No. 5 prospect in the 2021 recruiting class, per PrepVolleyball.com. Definitely a name to know for future Penn State-Stanford matches.
Yes, by position Sam is the top ranked MB for 2021. Also by position, Nebraska has the top ranked setter (Orr), the top two (Krause and Batenhorst) and sixth ranked (Lauenstein) OHs, and the top ranked Libero (Rodriguez), but no middles (guess they don’t need any).