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2012 Schedule January Sat. Fri. Sat. Fri. Sat.

14 20 21 27 28

Columbus, Ohio Chicago, Ill. Romeoville, Ill. Columbus, Ohio Columbus, Ohio

vs. Mount Olive vs. Cal-Baptist vs. Rutgers-Newark* vs. NJIT* at Harvard* at Sacred Heart* vs. Princeton* vs. George Mason*

University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. Boston, Mass. Fairfield, Conn. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa.

3 8 9 17 23 24 30 31

vs. Ohio State at Pepperdine at USC at Saint Francis (Pa.)* at NJIT* at Rutgers-Newark* at Princeton* at George Mason*

University Park, Pa. Malibu, Calif. Los Angeles, Calif. Loretto, Pa. Newark, N.J. Newark, N.J. Princeton, N.J. Fairfax, Va.

6 7 13 14 21 26 28

vs. Sacred Heart* vs. Harvard* at BYU at BYU vs. Saint Francis (Pa.)* EIVA Semifinals EIVA Championship

University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. Provo, Utah Provo, Utah University Park, Pa. Site of #1 seed Site of #1 seed

NCAA National Semifinals NCAA National Championship

Los Angeles, Calif. Los Angeles, Calif.

February Fri. Sat. Fri. Sat. Fri. Sat. Fri. Sat.

3 4 10 11 17 18 24 25

March Sat.. Thu. Fri. Sat. Fri. Sat. Fri. Sat.

April Fri. Sat. Fri. Sat. Sat. Thu. Sat.

May

SCHEDULE NOTES at Ohio State at Loyola at Lewis vs. Stanford vs. Pacific

Thu. 3 Sat. 5

7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m.

Home matches played at Rec Hall in bold • All times ET and subject to change • * Indicates EIVA match

• Penn State opens the season at Ohio State on Saturday, Jan. 14. It is the first of five straight road matches for the Nittany Lions. This is the first time in 18 years Penn State has not opened the season at the Hawaiian Outrigger Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii. • The Nittany Lions face eight teams ranked in the final AVCA Division I-II Top 15 poll, including No. 1 Ohio State, No. 3 USC, No. 5 BYU, No. 7 Stanford, No. 11 Pepperdine, No. 12 Loyola-Chicago, No. 13 Lewis and No. 15 Pacific.

• The Nittany Lions host their annual Alumni match on Saturday, Jan. 7 prior to traveling 7 p.m. to Columbus, Ohio for their season-opener 7 p.m. against Ohio State on Saturday, Jan. 14. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. • Penn State’s home-opener is scheduled 7 p.m. for Friday, Feb. 3 vs. Mount Olive at 7:30 7 p.m. p.m. The Nittany Lions remain at home for 7 p.m. three additional matches, dacing Cal-Baptist 7 p.m. on Feb. 4, Rutgers-Newark on Feb. 10 and NJIT on Feb. 11. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA TBA

• The 2011 spring trip has the Nittany Lions heading to California to face Pepperdine on March 8 in Malibu and USC on March 9 in Los Angeles.

• The 2011 schedule includes home and away matches with Penn State’s Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association opponents, including Saint Francis (Pa.), Princeton, Rutgers-Newark, Harvard, Sacred TBA Heart, NJIT and George Mason. TBA • The winner of the regular season conference schedule will serve as host of the 2012 EIVA Championship. The top four teams will earn a berth in the EIVA Semfinals. The EIVA Semifinals and Championship will be held Thursday and Saturday, April 26 and 28, on the campus of the No. 1 seed. • USC hosts the 2012 Men’s Volleyball National Collegiate Championship on May 3 & 5 in Los Angeles, Calif. The conference winners from each of the three conferences - the EIVA, the MIVA (Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) and the MPSF (Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) - along with an at-large team selected by the NCAA Committee - will battle for the national title.

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Table of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS 2012 Season............................................................................................................. 7-14 Schedule.......................................................................................................................................2 Roster & Radio/TV Chart.........................................................................................................4-5 Penn State Coaching Staff..................................................................................... 6-10 Head Coach Mark Pavlik......................................................................................................6-7 Assistant Coaches & Support Staff..................................................................................... 8-10 2012 Penn State Nittany Lions............................................................................. 11-27 Joe Sunder, Edgardo Goas......................................................................................................12-15 Tor Covello, Ryan Wolf.........................................................................................................16-17 Tom Comfort, Ian Hendries, Kyle Mars, Nick Turko............................................................18-21 Scott Kegerreis, Jace Olsen, Peter Russell...............................................................................22-24 Connor Curry, Nick Goodell......................................................................................................25 Meet the Freshmen................................................................................................................26-27 2011 In Review....................................................................................................... 28-37 2011 Season Notes................................................................................................................28-29 Season and Career Highs.......................................................................................................30-31 Results and Statistics..............................................................................................................32-33 Match Highs and Superlatives...............................................................................................34-35 EIVA.....................................................................................................................................36-37 Penn State Volleyball Records............................................................................. 38-41 Team and Match Records...........................................................................................................39 Individual Season and Career Records...................................................................................40-41 Penn State Volleyball History............................................................................... 42-72 EIVA and NCAA Postseason History.....................................................................................43-44 Honors and Awards...............................................................................................................45-47 Nittany Lions in the Pros............................................................................................................48 Nittany Alums............................................................................................................................49 Coaching History.......................................................................................................................50 2008 NCAA Champions.......................................................................................................51-55 1994 NCAA Champions............................................................................................................56 Rec Hall................................................................................................................................57-58 All-Time Results....................................................................................................................59-67 Letterwinners.........................................................................................................................68-69 Volleyball Tradition...............................................................................................................70-71 Series Records.............................................................................................................................72

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Contact: Susan Bedsworth 101-G Bryce Jordan Center University Park, Pa. 16802 Office Phone: 814-865-1757 Cell Phone: 814-308-2273 FAX: 814-863-3165 E-Mail: sjb5001@psu.edu

www.GoPSUsports.com CREDITS The 2012 Penn State Men’s Volleyball Yearbook was compiled, written, and layed out by Susan Bedsworth; Stephanie Petulla, Executive Editor; Erin Douglas, Design. Photos by: Mark Selders, Steve Manuel, Susan Bedsworth and Jen Armson-Dyer. Special thanks to Jeff Warner, the Stat Crew guru, Bill Kauffman of USA Volleyball and Penn State student assistants Amanda Landi, Trey Miller. Printed by: Jostens, State College, Pa. U.Ed. No. ICA-12-27

STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities. The Pennsylvania State University does not discriminate against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to the Affirmative Action Director, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901; tel. (814) 8630471; TDD (814) 865-3175.

Penn State and Media Information...................................................................... 73-74 Penn State...................................................................................................................................73 nterview & Credential Policies & Photo Boundaries...................................................................74

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2012 Roster ROSTER BREAKDOWN By Class Redshirt Seniors: Goas, Sunder Seniors: Covello, Wolf Juniors: Comfort, Hendries, Mars, Turko Redshirt Sophomore: Kegerreis Sophomores: Olsen, Russell Redshirt Freshmen: Curry, Goodell Freshmen: Gregan, Hammond, Russell, Seifert By Position Setters (3): Covello, Goas, Hammond Libero (1): Curry Middle Hitters (5): Gregan, Hendries, A. Russell, Seifert, Turko Outside Hitters (7): Comfort, Goodell, Kegerreis, Mars, Olsen, P. Russell, Sunder. Wolf

Numerical Roster No. 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Name Taylor Hammond Tor Covello Connor Curry Nick Goodell Kyle Mars Edgardo Goas Aaron Russell Peter Russell Nick Turko Jace Olsen Ian Hendries Tom Comfort Ryan Wolf Scott Kegerreis Kyle Gregan Joe Sunder Matt Seifert

Head Coach: Assistant Coaches: Trainer:

Yr. Fr. Sr. RS-Fr. RS-Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. RS-So. Fr. Sr. Fr.

Pos. S S L OH OH S MH OH MH OH MH Opp. OH OH MH OH MH

Ht. 6-4 6-4 6-0 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-9 6-5 6-5 6-7 6-8 6-6 6-3 6-6 6-8 6-7 6-9

Hometown/High School Mission Viejo, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury Newport Beach, Calif./Newport Harbor Ambridge, Pa./Ambridge Rochester, N.Y./Gates-Chili San Juan, Puerto Rico/Colegio Marista Ellicott City, Md./Centennial Ellicott City, Md./Centennial Lewisberry, Pa./Red Land Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa Cardiff, Calif./La Costa Canyon Orchard Park, N.Y./Orchard Park York, Pa./Central York Honeybrook, Pa./Twin Valley Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny Greensburg, Pa./Hempfield Reading, Pa./Exeter Township Senior

Mark Pavlik (Penn State, 1982), 18th year Jay Hosack (UC Santa Cruz, 1997) 3rd year Colin McMillan (Ohio State, 2000), 5th year Kelly Saxton (East Carolina, 2006), 3rd year

Net - 8’ (7’ 11 5/8”)

By State/Country California (4): Curry, Hammond, Hendries, Olsen

Left Front • OH

Middle Front • MH

Right Front • S, Opp.

Maryland (2): A. Russell, P. Russell New York (2): Comfort, Mars Pennsylvania (8): Covello, Goodell, Gregan, Kegerreis, Seifert, Sunder, Turko, Wolf Puerto Rico (1): Goas Pronunciations Covello: Co-vell-O

Left Back • OH, L, DS, MH

Goas: Go-as Kegerreis: Keg-er-rice Seifert: Sigh-Furt

Right Back Middle Back • OH, L, DS, MH

Position Breakdown:

OH: Outside hitter, generally attacks from left front MH: Middle hitter, generally attacks from middle front Opp.: Opposite or right side hitter, generally attacks from the right front DS: Defensive Specialist, a substitution in the backrow for serving, passing and defensive purposes

• S, Opp., DS

Players rotate in a clockwise direction and serve when they are in the right back position. The libero (wearing a different color jersey) may take the place of any of the three backrow players and does not count as a team substitution.

S: Setter, generally handles the second contact to distribute the ball to the hitters, may only attack and block when in the front row L: Libero, a backrow player focused on passing and defense; may not serve; may not attack the ball above the height of the net; wears a different colored jersey to help distinguish “on-the-fly” entry into the game.

Terminology and Scoring:

Matches will still consist of a best three-out-of-five format with the individual match segments now called “sets” instead of “games.” NCAA men’s college volleyball plays rally scoring to 25 points in the first four sets, and the fifth set rally scoring to 15 points.

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Radio/TV Roster #1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#7

Captain Taylor Hammond Fr., S, 6-4 Mission Viejo, Calif.

#8

Tor Covello Sr., S, 6-4 Yardley, Pa.

Connor Curry RS-Fr., L, 6-0 Newport Beach, Calif.

#9

Aaron Russell Fr., MH, 6-9 Ellicott City, Md.

#14

#11

#10

Peter Russell So., OH, 6-5 Ellicott City, Md.

Nick Turko Jr., MH, 6-5 Lewisberry, Pa.

#15

Nick Goodell RS-Fr., OH, 6-4 Ambridge, Pa.

Kyle Mars Jr., OH, 6-3 Rochester, N.Y.

#12

Jace Olsen So., OH, 6-7 Manhattan Beach, Calif.

#16

#13

Ian Hendries Jr., MH, 6-8 Cardiff, Calif.

#17

Edgardo Goas RS-Sr., S, 6-5 San Juan, Puerto Rico

Tom Comfort Jr., Opp, 6-6 Orchard Park, N.Y.

#18

Captain Ryan Wolf Sr., OH, 6-3 York, Pa.

Scott Kegerreis RS-So., OH, 6-6 Honeybrook, Pa.

Kyle Gregan Fr., MH, 6-8 Pittsburgh, Pa.

Joe Sunder RS-Sr., OH, 6-7 Greensburg, Pa.

Mark Pavlik Head Coach

Jay Hosack Assistant Coach

Colin McMillan Assistant Coach

Matt Seifert Fr., MH, 6-9 Reading, Pa.

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Head Coach Mark Pavlik

Mark

PAVLIK 18th Year at Penn State Career Record: 414-120 ALMA MATER: PENN STATE, 1982

Having been involved in all aspects of the Penn State men’s volleyball program as a player, assistant coach and head coach, 2008 AVCA National Coach of the Year Mark Pavlik now enters his 18th year at the helm in Happy Valley. Capturing the 2008 NCAA National Championship and helping build the Nittany Lions into one of the premier men’s volleyball powers in the nation, Pavlik has compiled a career record of 414-120, winning more than 77 percent of his matches. Within the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA), Pavlik’s teams have been even more dominating, racking up 183 wins and only suffering five league losses in 17 years (.973). A 1982 graduate of Penn State and the 2007, 2008 and 2009 EIVA Coach of the Year, Pavlik has experienced Penn State from all perspectives. As a player, he was a setter under legendary coach Tom Tait. For five years prior to his promotion, Pavlik served as Coach Tom Peterson’s top assistant. During that time, the Nittany Lions compiled a 111-39 record and made four NCAA Tournament appearances, highlighted by the 1994 national title. Pavlik’s experience and expertise has not gone unnoticed or unrecognized by those in the volleyball community. “Mark has developed not only one of the best programs in the East, but one of the most outstanding programs in the nation,” said USA Volleyball CEO and former longtime USA Men’s Volleyball Head Coach Doug Beal. “His teams compete with class at the highest levels, year-in and year-out. Mark brings an unusual passion and thoughtfulness, along with a special rapport with his team every year. USA Volleyball is fortunate to have coaches like Mark coaching at the collegiate level, working with athletes and growing the sport.” Drawing from his experiences, Pavlik has developed a unique coaching philosophy that stresses hard work in practice, a relaxed approach to competition, and a determination to develop the well-rounded person and student-athlete. “I feel that the coach’s role is extremely critical in training and creating the environment in which the team can improve,” Pavlik said. “I think I am more concerned about practices than I am about matches. “I have the philosophy that the team is going to win or lose the match. I tend to be more demanding in practice where the work gets done. During the matches, I like to help the team use what they have been trained to use.” As Pavlik explained, lending an ear goes a long way in coaching. “I think the best coaches are the most observant,” Pavlik said. “They are good in convincing young people what it takes to succeed in life, not just on the court. “I do not think about coaching as being the boss. Rather, I am here to see how all the parts fit together. I am in the middle of this storm, and that is where the calm is supposed to be.” Pavlik has guided some of the nation’s greatest players during his tenure. In 1997, he coached Ivan Contreras to the AVCA Player of the Year honor and in 2008 Matt Anderson earned the same award, the only times an 6

Pavlik has coached 21 different players to 40 All-America awards, including two AVCA National Players of the Year. Eastern player has earned the prestigious honor. He has coached 21 different players (Ivan Contreras, Jason Kepner, Kevin Hourican, Ed Josefoski, Carlos Ortiz, José Quiñones, Zeljko Koljesar, Zach Slenker, Carlos Guerra, Ricky Mattei, Keith Kowal, Nate Meerstein, Matt Proper, Matt Anderson, Luke Murray, Max Holt, Max Lipsitz, Dennis Del Valle, Joe Sunder and Edgardo Goas) to 40 All-America awards. At least three of his players have earned first team All-East/All-EIVA accolades each season. Over the past 25 years, Pavlik has gained considerable experience coaching at the international, national, collegiate and high school levels. He was a member of the AVCA Board of Directors as well as chairman of the AVCA All-America committee. Pavlik was also named EIVA Coach of the Year from 1995-97 and served as the Head of Delegation for the defending Olympic Champion USA men’s volleyball team at the America’s Cup in Brazil in September, 2008. During the summer of 1995, Pavlik was a member of the coaching staff of the World University Games team that competed in Japan and finished eighth out of 30 teams. Former Nittany Lion captains Ed Josefoski and Kevin Hourican were team members. Pavlik coached the U.S. National Team at the NORCECA competition in Edmonton, Alberta, in the fall of 1995. The USA took home the silver, losing to Cuba in the final. Fourteen years ago, Pavlik was a member of the U.S. staff at the World University Games in Buffalo, N.Y. In the summer of 1994, he directed the East team to a silver medal at the U.S. Olympic Festival.

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Head Coach Mark Pavlik Season 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 17 years

Pavlik Year By Year

Overall 26-4 24-6 29-2 17-15 22-13 20-14 24-8 25-4 26-6 23-7 30-4 21-9 22-8 30-1 27-4 24-8 24-7 414-120

EIVA 9-0* 9-0* 9-0* 5-1 7-0* 14-0* 13-1* 14-0* 14-0* 11-1* 12-0* 11-1* 12-0* 11-1* 12-0* 10-0* 10-0* 183-5

Postseason Finish NCAA Runners-Up NCAA Semifinals NCAA Semifinals EIVA Semifinals NCAA Semifinals NCAA Semifinals NCAA Semifinals NCAA Semifinals NCAA Semifinals NCAA Semifinals NCAA Semifinals NCAA Runners-Up NCAA Semifinals NCAA Champions NCAA Semifinals NCAA Runners-Up NCAA Semifinals 16 NCAA Berths

Penn State has captured 16 EIVA titles under Pavlik

Pavlik again joined the World University Games staff in the summer of 2001 when he served as the U.S. Head of Delegation for the Games, which were held in Beijing, China. Pavlik and the U.S. team brought home the gold, the first-ever gold medal won by the men’s World University Games team, and the first men’s gold medal at any level since the 1988 Olympic Games gold. Current Lion assistant coach Colin McMillan was a player on that WUG team. A native of Derry, Pa., Pavlik served as an assistant to Derry High School coach Rich Schall from 1985-88. Derry won two state titles (1986, ‘88) and finished second in 1987 and third in 1985. As head coach of a 17-and-under junior boy’s team åΩin the York, Pa., area (1985-86), he led the team to a fourth-place finish at the national tournament. From 1986-88, Pavlik worked with the South-Central Pennsylvania Girls Volleyball Association. He also served as an assistant coach for the women’s teams at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Juniata College. Pavlik resides in Cornpropst Mills, Pa., with his wife, the former Heather Blough, and their son Jackson, who was born on Dec. 23, 2001. Heather, a three-time AVCA First Team All-American setter for Juniata College, is now head coach for the Eagles women’s volleyball team that won the Division III National championship in 2004 and 2006 under head coach Larry Bock.

“I think the best coaches are the most observant. They are good in convincing young people what it takes to succeed in life, not just on the court.” - Head Coach Mark Pavlik

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Assistant Coach Jay Hosack

Jay

Hosack Third Year at Penn State

ALMA MATER: UC SANTA CRUZ, 1997

Jay Hosack begins his third season with the Nittany Lion men’s volleyball team. Hosack joined the Penn State staff for the 2010 season after having served as an assistant coach for the women’s volleyball program at UC Irvine in 2008-09. He assisted the head coach in recruiting and overall player development and performance. In addition, Hosack handled scouting reports of opponents and practice plans. “Being a part of the Penn State family means more than just wearing Blue and White. It means that you are upholding the traditions and expectations the athletics and coaches that came before you have put in place. Although I did not receive my undergrad degree here, I am fully invested in all that is being a Penn State. I am, Penn State.” In addition to his responsibilities as part of the Penn State staff, Hosack is the director of the newly formed Penn State monthly volleyball clinics. Penn State women’s volleyball assistant coach Kaleena Davidson is the assistant director. From 2005-08, Hosack served as the associate head coach for both the men’s and women’s volleyball teams at Irvine Valley College. While at IVC, Hosack helped guide the Lasers men’s team to Orange Empire Conference titles in 2005 and 2007 and back-to-back state championships in 2007 and 2008. Hosack earned conference Co-Coach of the Year honors in 2007 and coached the women’s program to a conference crown that same year. Hosack also made a mark in the classroom at IVC, teaching Physical Education volleyball courses. Most recently, Hosack traveled to Japan during the 2010 World Championships to assist the Women’s National Team with scouting opponents and served as an assistant coach with the U.S. women’s national team at the 2011 Pan Am Games where the team earned a bronze medal. Between 2006-08, Hosack served as an assistant coach with the U.S. Men’s National team. His responsibilities included creating effective practice plans, handling team data and assisting with player development in preparation for the 2008 Olympic games. He helped guide the U.S. men to a gold medal in Beijing and the 2008 World League Championship. Hosack, who was a member of the UC Santa Cruz men’s volleyball program from 1995-97, returned to his alma mater to serve as the head coach for the men’s and women’s volleyball teams from 2000-04. He was responsible for day-to-day operations, as well as recruiting and fundraising. While at Santa Cruz, Hosack earned UC Santa Cruz Coach of the Year accolades in 2002 and 2004, guided the men’s team to the national semifinals in 2004 and produced the program’s first All-American. He also negotiated the first UCSC televised match with a local media affiliate, which resulted in improvements in recruiting and increased community support. From there, Hosack spent one season as the assistant coach at Idaho State University where he handled recruiting, travel plans and tape exchange. He also handled practice schedules and the training of fundamentals. Hosack also has tremendous experience at the club level and with numerous camps and clinics. He served as head coach of the Orange Coast Volleyball Club 18-1’s, the Riptides Orange County Club and the Team Santa Cruz Club. He served as the director for the IVC summer camps, the 8

Aldusal Coaching Clinics in El Salvador and the UC Santa Cruz High Performance Camps among many others. Hosack received his bachelor’s degree in sociology at UC Santa Cruz and earned a Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University in Irvine, Calif. Hosack and his wife, Stephanie Rae Hosack, reside in Bellefonte, Pa.

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Assistant Coach Colin McMillan

Colin

McMillan Fifth Year at Penn State

ALMA MATER: OHIO STATE, 2000

Colin McMillan begins his fifth season at Penn State and will be involved in all aspects of the program, including opponent video breakdown, training the middle hitters and blocking defense. “We have some great competition right now in our gym with quality depth at every position, which is only going to make us better and better,” said McMillan. “I am excited to see where this team progresses to throughout the season. Our senior leadership should be a great asset through a tough schedule.” McMillan, a former standout at Ohio State from 1997-2000, has trained within the United States National pipeline and competed internationally for various clubs around the world. A 6-11 middle hitter, McMillan was a member of the 2001 United States team that captured the gold medal at the World University Games in Beijing, China, and also was a member of the U.S. World League team in 2001. From 2000 to 2005, he was the starting middle hitter for the Besiktas Volleyball Club in Istanbul, Turkey and also played for Castelo da Maia in Portugal, Marseille 13PVB in France and Los Rebeldes de Moca in Puerto Rico, winning the Superior League Championship in 2000. McMillan has also coached internationally with USAV. He assisted the Junior Men’s National Team in winning the NORCECA qualifying tournament in Gatineau, Canada in 2010. Most recently, McMillan was an

assistant coach for the U.S. Junior National team, which finished fourth in the 2011 World Junior Championships in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. “Colin brought his international experience to the PSU program and especially the middle blockers,” said head coach Mark Pavlik. “He will continue to work with our blocking and defense scheme development and will continue with his video and scouting responsibilities.” McMillan is a four-time All-MIVA selection and a four-year scholar athlete at Ohio State. Named to the 2000 National Collegiate Championship All-Tournament Team, McMillan led the Buckeyes to a national runnerup title that year and finished among the top five in hitting percentage all four years. He is the career record holder at OSU in hitting percentage (.481), block assists (473) and total blocks (548) and sits eighth in aces (59), second in blocks per game (1.56) and seventh in kills (1,206). During McMillan’s tenure, the Buckeyes accumulated a 90-21 overall record with three first-places finishes in the MIVA. A graduate assistant coach for Ohio State during the 2003 season, McMillan has also served as a club coach for several programs, most recently coaching the Excel Volleyball Club 18 boys program in Glenview, Ill. He guided the Next Level 16 boys program in Franklin, Wis., in 2005 and 2006 and coached and supervised the Stellar Sports LLC 15 girls club team in Colorado Springs, Colo., with duties including practice and match coaching as well as travel and on-site supervision. McMillan graduated from Ohio State in 2000 with a double major in international business and marketing, and has worked outside of the volleyball community with such corporations as DePuy Orthopedics and Cosentino North America.

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Darin

Corey

TEAM MANAGER

TEAM MANAGEr

Kelly

Kirk

TRAINER

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Jim

Dr. Kristine

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

DIRECTOR OF SPORTS NUTRITION

Susan

Dr. Dave

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST

VAN HORN

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Senior Co-Captain Joe Sunder

Joe

Sunder Redshirt-Senior Greensburg, Pa. • Hempfield 6-7 • OUTSIDE HITTER

LION CAREER 2011 (Redshirt Junior): AVCA First Team All-America ... Volleyball Magazine First Team All-America ... First Team All-EIVA ... EIVA Championship All-Tournament Team ... Outrigger Invitational Most Outstanding Player ... EIVA Player of the Week (1/17, 3/7, 3/21) ... AVCA National Player of the Week (1/18) ... Mike Anderson Player of the Game (1/22, 4/2) ... started in 28 matches, playing 100 sets … led the team with 4.54 kills, averaging 4.54 kills per set on .361 hitting … his 4.54 kills per set ranked fourth in the nation, while his .361 hitting percentage ranked ninth … tied for first on the team with 29 aces and his 0.29 aces per set ranked in the top 30 in the nation … finished third on the team with 119 digs and totaled 48 blocks for the season … pounded 24 kills one .341 hitting with three blocks against UCLA (1/13) ... tallied a career-high 33 kills with four blocks against Hawaii (1/14) ... had a team-best 15 kills against Springfield (1/22) ... combined for 46 kills and 12 digs against Loyola and Lewis (1/28-29) ... led the team with 16 kills vs. UC Irvine (2/4) ... led the team with 17 kills vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11) ... led the team with 16 kills and had five blocks vs. Saint Francis (2/23) ... put down a team-high 16 kills on .464 hitting vs. George Mason (2/26) ... had a team-best 16 kills on .464 hitting at Springfield (3/5) ... had a team-best 22 kills and was second on the team with nine digs at UCLA (3/9) … was second on the team with 17 kills vs. UCSB (3/11) .. had a team-best 17 kills and four blocks at Long Beach (3/12) ... led the team with 15 kills against George Mason (4/2) ... was second on the team with 11 kills and tied for first on the team with CAREER HONORS 2011 AVCA First Team All-America Volleyball Magazine First Team All-America First Team All-EIVA Uvaldo Acosta Memorial EIVA Player of the Year AVCA National Player of the Week (1/19) EIVA Player of the Week (1/18, 3/7, 3/21, 4/18) Outrigger Invitational MVP 2010 Second Team All-EIVA NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team EIVA Championship Most Outstanding Player EIVA Player of the Week (2/8) EIVA Championship All-Tournament Team Outrigger Invitational All-Tournament Team 2009 Second Team All-EIVA EIVA Championship All-Tournament Team

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three aces vs. Ohio State (4/10) ... combined for a team-best 24 kills in the EIVA Tournament (4/28-30) … had a match-high 18 kills vs. Ohio State in NCAA National Semifinal (5/5). 2010 (Redshirt Sophomore): Second Team All-EIVA … NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team … EIVA Championship Most Outstanding Player … EIVA Championship All-Tournament Team … Outrigger Invitational All-Tournament Team … EIVA Player of the Week (2/8) … started all 32 matches and played in all 112 sets … finished the season second on the team with 440 kills, averaging 3.93 kills per set … led the team in kills 12 times … had double-digit kills in 29 matches … also contributed 16 assists, 26 aces, 161 digs and 79.0 total blocks for the season … had a team-best 14 kills in the season opener against USC (1/7) … had 19 kills and a career-high four aces at Hawaii (1/8) … posted 20 kills and 11 digs at Lewis (1/29) … registered 19 kills and four blocks at Loyola (1/30) … recorded 11 kills in 13 attempts with only one error (.769) vs. IPFW (2/20) … put down a career-high 21 kills vs. BYU (3/12) … made a personal-best seven blocks at IPFW (4/2) … posted 16 kills and 10 digs at UC Santa Barbara (4/9) … had 15 kills on 19 errorless swings (.789) with seven digs in the EIVA Semifinal match vs. Springfield (4/29)… tallied 12 kills and

PENN STATE 2011–12 • Men’s Volleyball • 27-Time Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Champions


Senior Co-Captain Joe Sunder outside for 28 of them … finished the season with 251 kills, 23 aces, 120 digs and 52 total blocks … pounded 17 kills on .517 hitting in his first collegiate start at Hawaii (1/10) … posted 12 kills on .611 hitting with six digs against Ohio State (2/14) … went 10-1-16 to hit .714 with six digs against IPFW (3/20) … tallied 16 kills at George Mason (4/11) … went 15-2-20 to hit .650 against George Mason 4/30) … had 11 kills and four blocks in the EIVA title match with Juniata (5/2) … posted 14 kills against Southern California in the NCAA Tournament match. 2008 (Summer): Played outside hitter and opposite for the United States Junior National Team at the NORCECA Championship in San Salvador, El Salvador ... team finished third in the tournament to qualify for the 2009 World Championship ... led the team in points with 16 versus Guatemala. 2008 (Freshman): Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL Four-year volleyball letterwinner at Hempfield Area High School outside of Pittsburgh ... was named the WPIAL AAA Most Valuable Player in 2007 ... helped his Spartan squad to a 12-4 record in 2007 while recording 158 digs, 71 blocks and 199 kills ... during junior senior in 2006, recorded 65 digs, 175 blocks and 278 kills while aiding the squad to a 14-3 overall mark ... member of the Pittsburgh Elite Volleyball Club ... also earned WPIAL section 1 first team honors in basketball ... member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Who’s Who Among American High School Students. PERSONAL Born Joseph R. Sunder on May 18, 1989 in Jeannette, Pa. ... parents are Rick and Patti Sunder ... has one sister, Leslie (22) ... uncle Jack Greiner graduated from Penn State in 1955 and cousin Steve Grabowski graduated in 2000 ... names playing the guitar as a hobby, Pink Floyd as favorite musical entertainer, math as favorite school subject, the Pittsburgh Steelers as favorite professional sports team, Michael Jordan as favorite athlete, “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” as favorite book, “Seinfeld” as favorite television show, “Ocean’s Eleven” as favorite movie, Jim Carey as favorite actor, Angelina Jolie as favorite actress and Virginia Beach, Va., as favorite place to visit ... majoring in engineering ... nickname is Thunder.

10 digs in the EIVA Championship match against Princeton (5/1)… had 18 kills in the NCAA National Semifinal vs. Cal State Northridge (5/6) … recorded 12 kills in the NCAA Championship against Stanford (5/8). 2009 (Summer): Competed for the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team at the 2009 FIVB Men’s Junior World Championships in Pune, India ... was a starting opposite ... team finished eighth in the tournament ... led the team with 17 points on 14 kills, two blocks and one ace in a 3-1 win vs. Tunisia. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Second Team All-EIVA … EIVA Championship All-Tournament Team … played in all 31 matches starting on the SUNDER’S CAREER STATS Season MP-SP K E 2008 Redshirt season 2009 31-94 251 91 2010 32-112 440 150 2011 28-100 454 160 Career 91-306 1145 391

TA

Pct.

Assists

Aces

Digs

BS

BA

TB

KPS

APS

SAPS DPS

BPS

512 932

.313 .311

18 16

23 26

120 161

4 6

48 73

52 79

2.67 3.93

0.19 0.14

0.24 0.23

1.28 1.44

0.55 0.71

8242 2286

.361 .330

15 49

29 78

119 400

8 18

40 161

48 179

4.54 3.74

0.15 0.16

0.29 0.25

1.19 1.31

0.48 0.32

1994 & 2008 NCAA National Champions • 26 NCAA Championship Appearances • GoPSUsports.com • PENN STATE 2011–12

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Senior Co-Captain Edgardo Goas

Edgardo

Goas Redshirt-Senior San Juan, Puerto Rico • Colegia Marista 6-5 • SETTER

LION CAREER 2011 (Summer): Competed with the Puerto Rican National Team in the NORCECA Championships held in Puerto Rico. 2011 (Redshirt Junior): AVCA Second Team All-American … Volleyball Magazine Third Team All-America ... First Team All-EIVA … Outrigger Invitational All-Tournament Team … EIVA Player of the Week (1/24, 3/14) … Mike Anderson Player of the Game (1/21, 2/18) … started all 31 matches of the season playing in 111 of 113 sets … led the team with 1,224 assists, averaging 11.03 assists per set to rank eighth nationally … paced the Nittany Lions to a .309 hitting percentage, which ranked 11th in the nation … three of his primary hitters averaged 2.03 kills per set or better, including Joe Sunder who averaged 4.54 kills per set … guided teammate Joe Sunder to a .361 hitting percentage, which ranked ninth in the nation … totaled 98 kills, 27 aces, 128 digs and 67 total blocks … his 27 aces ranked second on the team and his 0.24 aces per set ranked in the top 50 nationally … his 1.15 digs per set ranked third on the team … his 67 total blocks was second on the team and his 0.60 blocks per set ranked third among the Nittany Lions … dished out 43 assists in season opener against UCLA (1/13) ... had 52 assists, six kills and four blocks against Hawaii (1/14) … guided Penn State to .461 hitting against George Mason (2/26) and led the team with nine digs … combined for 77 assists in the EIVA Tournament (4/28-30) … had 39 assists vs. Ohio State in NCAA National Semifinal (5/5). 2010 (Redshirt Sophomore): First Team All-EIVA … EIVA Championship All-Tournament Team … EIVA Player of the Week (1/25) … started every CAREER HONORS 2011 AVCA Second Team All-America Volleyball Magazine Third Team All-America First Team All-EIVA EIVA Player of the Week (1/24, 3/14) Outrigger Invitational All-Tournament Team 2010 First Team All-EIVA EIVA Championship All-Tournament Team EIVA Player of the Week (1/25) 2009 AVCA Second Team All-America First Team All-EIVA EIVA Newcomer of the Year EIVA Player of the Week (4/20) Outrigger Invitational All-Tournament Team

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match of the season, playing in 109 of 112 sets … led the team with 1,503 assists, averaging 13.79 assists per set to rank fourth in the nation … guided the Nittany Lion offense to a .327 attack percentage, which ranked fourth in the nation … had three primary hitters averaging 3.61 kills per set or better … guided teammate Max Lipsitz to a nation-leading .524 hitting percentage … totaled 78 kills, 20 aces, 190 digs and 93.0 total blocks for the year … averaged 1.74 digs per set to rank third on the team … registered 72 assists and six blocks at Hawaii (1/8) … posted a career-best 81 assists at UC Irvine (3/10) … recorded 68 helpers vs. BYU (3/12) … had seven kills on 10 errorless swings, 53 assists and eight total blocks vs. George Mason (4/17) … had 49 assists, four kills on six swings and three blocks vs. Cal State Northridge in the NCAA National Semifinal (5/6). 2009 (Summer): Starting setter for the Puerto Rican National Team at the Pan Am Cup in Chiapas, Mexico ... the team finished fourth in the tournament.

PENN STATE 2011–12 • Men’s Volleyball • 27-Time Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Champions


Senior Co-Captain Edgardo Goas season-high six kills and 45 assists versus Ball State (1/23) … recorded 60 helpers with eight digs at IPFW (2/21) … registered a career-high 61 assists, had four blocks and had six kills on six errorless swings against Lewis (2/27) … tallied 49 assists, six blocks and six kills at Long Beach State (3/14) … had 58 assists at George Mason (4/11) … totaled 60 helpers and three blocks in the NCAA Tournament match with Southern California (5/7). 2008 (Summer): Setter for the Puerto Rican Junior National Team at the NORCECA Championship in San Salvador, El Salvador ... team finished fifth in the tournament. 2008 (Freshman): Redshirted. 2007 (Summer): Starting setter for the Puerto Rican Youth National Team at the 2007 Youth World Championship in Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico … squad finished 11th in the world … Junior National team captain for Puerto Rico … recorded nine blocks in the match against Cuba, a Puerto Rican international competition record for boys or men. HIGH SCHOOL Three-year team captain for Colegio Marista High School in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico ... led the Seahawks to two varsity and two junior varsity championships within the Puerto Rico High School Athletic Alliance ... named to eight All-Star teams at various tournaments ... six-time Most Valuable Player ... three-time Most Outstanding Player at Marista ... won every league championship game in volleyball since sixth grade ... played for the club programs Torrimar and Borinquen Coqui, earning a silver medal at the USAV Junior Olympics in 2005, also named to the all-tournament team at the event ... earned a bronze medal with Borinquen Coqui at the USAV Junior Olympics in Austin, Texas, also picking up all-tournament team honors ... also played for the Puerto Rican Under-12 National Baseball team and captured a silver medal.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman): AVCA Second Team All-American … First Team All-EIVA … EIVA Newcomer of the Year … EIVA Player of the Week (4/20) … Outrigger Invitational All-Tournament Team … started every match of the season, playing in all 106 sets … led the team with 1,367 assists, averaging 12.90 assists per set to rank sixth in the nation … guided the offense to a nation-leading .397 attack percentage … had five primary hitters averaging more than 2.67 kills per set … totaled 74 kills, 16 aces, 137 digs and 85 total blocks … averaged 1.29 digs per set to rank second on the team … posted 57 assists, four blocks and four kills at Hawaii (1/10) … had a GOAS’ CAREER STATS Season MP-SP K E 2008 Redshirt season 2009 31-106 74 20 2010 32-109 78 15 2011 31-111 98 25 Career 94-326 250 60

PERSONAL Born Edgardo Goás García on Jan. 27, 1989 in San Juan, Puerto Rico ... parents are Aberlyn García and Roberto Goás ... has one brother, Roberto Goás, Jr., and one sister, Kyara Goás ... attended the same high school as former Nittany Lion setter José Quiñones, a three-time AVCA All-America setter ... names Daddy Yankee as favorite musical entertainer, math as favorite school subject, the LA Lakers as favorite professional sports team, Kobe Bryant as favorite athlete, “24” as favorite television show, “Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” and “Bad Boys II” as favorite movies, Will Smith as favorite actor, Megan Fox as favorite actress and the beach with his high school friends as his favorite place to visit ... majoring in communication arts and sciences ... nickname is Eddy G.

TA

Pct.

Assists

Aces

Digs

BS

BA

TB

KPS

APS

SAPS DPS

BPS

124 134 171 429

.435 .470 .427 .443

1367 1503 1224 4094

16 20 27 63

137 190 128 455

9 11 13 33

76 82 54 212

85 93 67 245

0.70 0.72 0.88 0.77

12.90 13.79 11.03 12.56

0.15 0.18 0.24 0.19

0.80 0.85 0.60 0.43

1.29 1.74 1.15 1.40

1994 & 2008 NCAA National Champions • 26 NCAA Championship Appearances • GoPSUsports.com • PENN STATE 2011–12

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Senior Tor Covello

Tor

COVELLO Senior Yardley, Pa. • Pennsburg 6-5 • SETTER

LION CAREER 2011 (Junior): Saw action in 21 matches and 57 sets … posted an ace against UCLA (1/13) in season opener ... had an ace against Ball State (1/15) ... tallied a dig vs. CS Northridge (2/5) ... tallied an ace vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11) ... had 18 assists vs. Princeton (2/12) ... tallied 12 assists and a block at Princeton (3/25). 2010 (Sophomore): Saw action in 10 matches and 13 sets … posted 18 assists and two blocks against Ball State (2/19) … had a career-high 19 assists at Princeton (2/26) … registered 16 helpers, one kill and two blocks at Saint Francis (3/19) … recorded 15 assists, one kill and one block at RutgersNewark (3/27). 2009 (Freshman): Saw action in five matches, including against Harvard (2/13), NJIT (2/28), Mount Olive (3/28), at Princeton (4/10) and at Ball State (4/17) … saw first collegiate action against Harvard (2/13) dishing out seven assists and posting two blocks … tallied one kill, four assists and a block against NJIT (2/28) … had three assists against Mount Olive (3/28). HIGH SCHOOL Three-year volleyball letterwinner at Pennsbury High School in Fairless Hills, Pa. … team captain for the Falcons in senior season … led his team to a two-year varsity record of 45-6 … squad qualified for the PIAA AAA state quarterfinals in senior season, also capturing the 2008 Suburban One League and District 1 championships … two-time first team all-league and all-district selection … twice earned PIAA AAA All-State Finest 40 accolades … two-time PIAA AAA All-State All-Tournament team honoree … twice named first team by the Bucks County Courier-Times … Volleyball Magazine “Fab 50” … squad was the 2007 PIAA AAA state runners-up, also capturing the Suburban One League title and finishing second in District 1 … second in career blocks and fourth in career digs … played club for Printmail Systems in Fairless Hills, Pa. … earned the Spanish and French Language Excellence Awards.

and Joshua Martin (20) … sister Kara went to Penn State … father Michael competed in the Olympic Trials in cycling … plans on majoring in business … names Jurassic 5 as favorite musical entertainers, English as favorite school subject, the Philadelphia Eagles as favorite pro sports team, Zlatan Ibrahimovic as favorite athlete, prime rib as favorite food, “1984” as favorite book, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” as favorite television show, “Forrest Gump” as favorite movie, Russell Crowe as favorite actor, Scarlett Johansson as favorite actress and favorite place to visit as Bermuda.

CAREER HONORS 2011 Academic All-Big Ten 2010 Academic All-Big Ten

PERSONAL Born Tor Michael Covello in New York, N.Y., on May 14, 1990 … parents are the late Michael Covello, Joan Covello Martin and Daniel Martin … has one sister, Kara Covello (21) and two step-brothers, Jeremy Martin (23) COVELLO’S CAREER STATS Season MP-SP K E 2009 5-6 1 0 2010 10-13 2 0 2011 21-57 0 0 Career 36-76 3 0

16

TA 1 4 2 7

Pct. Assists 1.000 16 .500 76 .000 30 .429 122

Aces 0 0 5 5

Digs 0 7 10 17

BS 1 2 0 3

BA 2 4 1 7

TB 3 6 1 10

KPS 0.17 0.15 0.00 0.04

APS 2.67 5.58 0.53 1.61

SAPS 0.00 0.00 0.09 0.07

PENN STATE 2011–12 • Men’s Volleyball • 27-Time Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Champions

DPS 0.00 0.54 0.18 0.22

BPS 0.50 0.46 0.02 0.09


Senior Ryan Wolf

Ryan

WOLF Senior York, Pa. • Central York 6-3 • OUTSIDE HITTER

LION CAREER 2011 (Junior): EIVA Championship All-Tournament Team ... saw action in 18 matches, starting four, and 31 sets … totaled 82 kills, 44 digs and 18 total blocks for the season … pounded 15 kills and had six blocks vs. Lees McRae (2/19) ... had six kills and a team-best seven digs at Princeton (3/25) ... recorded six kills in nine errorless swings at Rutgers-Newark (3/26) … pounded eight kills vs. Rutgers-Newark (4/28) ... second on the team with 11 kills vs. Springfield (4/30). 2010 (Sophomore): Academic All-EIVA … EIVA Player of the Week (3/1) … saw action in 29 matches, starting 22, and 80 sets … was fourth on the team in kills with 124, averaging 1.55 kills per set … also contributed 13 aces, 107 digs and 30.0 total blocks for the season … had at least one kill in 22 matches … posted 11 kills on 15 attempts vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/5) … was second on the team with 10 digs against Springfield (2/6) … recorded 11 kills and nine digs at Princeton (2/26) … had a team-best nine digs at Saint Francis (3/19) … registered a career-high 12 digs and four blocks at Ball State (4/1) … posted a personal-best 12 kills against Springfield in the EIVA Semifinal match (4/29) … put down seven kill vs. Princeton in the EIVA Championship (5/1) … had six kills, six digs and four blocks against Cal State Northridge in the NCAA National Semifinal (5/6). 2009 (Freshman): Saw action in four matches, including against Harvard (2/13), NJIT (2/28 & 4/4) and Princeton (3/27) … had one assist and one dig against Harvard (2/13) … posted one kill, one dig and one block against NJIT (2/28) … recorded two assists and two blocks versus Princeton (3/27).

2007 J.O. Club 17 Nationals … graduated in the top five percent of his class .. member of the Distinguished Honor Roll and the National Honor Society. PERSONAL Born Ryan Zachary Wolf on Oct. 18, 1989 in York, Pa. … parents are George and Nancy Wolf … has one brother, Christopher (25) and one sister, Lindsey (22) … brother Christopher played football at Shippensburg University … uncle Steve Hoffman and cousin Phillip See both graduated from Penn State … names Goo Goo Dolls as favorite musical entertainers, math as favorite school subject, the Green Bay Packers as favorite professional sports team, Tiger Woods as favorite athlete, steak as favorite food, “Harry Potter” as favorite book, “Man vs. Wild” as favorite television show, “Wedding Crashers” as favorite movie, Denzel Washington as favorite actor, Cameron Diaz as favorite actress and the Dominican Republic as favorite place to visit ... majoring in business.

HIGH SCHOOL Three-year volleyball letterwinner and two-year year football letterwinner at Central York High School in York, Pa. … 2007 and 2008 volleyball team captain and 2007 football team captain for the Panthers … volleyball squad was the 2008 PIAA AAA state runners-up, also claiming the YAIAA championship and finishing third in District 3 … 2008 District 3 All-Star in volleyball, also earning First Team All-YAIAA honors in football senior year … during junior volleyball season, earned PVCA AAA All-State, PIAA AAA State Championship All-Tournament and YAIAA All-Star honors … team finished third in District 3 in 2007 … member of First Capitol USA Damon’s Volleyball Club (for 2008 J.O.’s) programs … team placed ninth at the WOLF’S CAREER STATS Season MP-SP K E 2009 4-6 1 3 2010 29-80 124 62 2011 18-41 82 38 Career 51-127 207 103

TA 6 294 183 483

Pct. -.333 .211 .240 .215

Assists 4 13 6 23

Aces 0 13 2 15

CAREER HONORS 2011 Elite 88 Award Winner Academic All-Big Ten 2010 Academic All-EIVA EIVA Player of the Week (3/1) Academic All-Big Ten

Digs 3 17 44 154

BS 0 3 2 5

BA 3 27 16 46

TB 3 30 18 51

KPS 0.17 1.55 2.00 1.63

APS 0.67 0.16 0.15 0.18

SAPS 0.00 0.16 0.05 0.12

DPS 0.50 1.34 1.07 1.21

BPS 0.50 0.38 0.44 0.22

1994 & 2008 NCAA National Champions • 26 NCAA Championship Appearances • GoPSUsports.com • PENN STATE 2011–12

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Junior Tom Comfort

Tom

COMFORT Junior Orchard Park, N.Y. • Orchard Park 6-6 • OPPOSITE

LION CAREER 2011 (Sophomore): Second Team All-EIVA ... EIVA Player of the Week (2/14, 2/28) ... Mike Anderson Player of the Game (2/12, 2/19) ... played in 27 matches, starting 24, and 85 sets … finished the season second on the team with 267 kills, averaging 3.14 kills per set … his 3.14 kills per set ranked in the top 35 nationally … totaled 16 aces, 89 digs and 43 total blocks for the season … had 12 kills and seven digs in season opener against UCLA (1/13) ... pounded 11 kills against Hawaii (1/14) ... totaled 10 kills against Ball State (1/15) ... led the team with 12 kills vs. Princeton (2/12) ... combined for 33 kills on .441 hitting with 12 digs vs. Mount Olive and Lees McRae (2/18-19) ... finished second on the team with 14 kills vs. Saint Francis (2/23) ... was second on the team with 15 kills on .565 hitting and had five blocks vs. George Mason (2/26) … finished second on the team with 18 kills at UCLA (3/9) ... led the team with 18 kills and four blocks vs. UCSB (3/11) ... posted a team-best 13 kills at Rutgers-Newark (3/26) ... pounded a team-high 14 kills with two aces and three blocks vs. Ohio State (4/10). 2010 (Freshman): Saw action in 19 matches, starting six, and 37 sets ... totaled 67 kills, seven aces, 44 digs and 20.0 total blocks for the season ... put down six kills against USC (1/7) in his collegiate debut ... was second on the team with 21 kills at Hawaii (1/8) ... had seven kills, four aces and four blocks, including two solo, against Ohio State (1/9) ... recorded six kills and eight digs at Juniata (3/23) ... tallied seven kills at Rutgers-Newark (3/27) ... registered three kills at UC Santa Barbara (4/9). HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterwinner in volleyball and two-year letter winner in both basketball and baseball at Orchard Park High School in Orchard, Park, N.Y… team captain in volleyball, baseball and basketball … guided Orchard Park volleyball team to the New York SPHAA State Championship senior year and Section 6 Championship junior and senior year … two-time First Team All-ECIC 1 and Division I First Team All Star in volleyball … participated in the USA Boys Youth A2 Camp and USA High Performance Camp junior year … earned New York State Championship Sportsmanship award … selected Second Team All-Western New York in volleyball, First Team AllECIC 1 in basketball and Second Team All-ECIC 1 in baseball junior year … OPHS Season MVP in basketball … Second Team AVCA Boy’s Senior High School All-American senior year ... FAN Award Buffalo - 2009 Boy’s COMFORT’S CAREER STATS Season MP-SP K E 2010 19-37 67 39 2011 27-85 267 117 Career 46-122 334 156 18

TA 163 605 768

Pct. .172 .248 .232

Assists 1 3 4

Aces 7 16 23

Volleyball Player of the Year … Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 … 2009 New York State Volleyball Championship Team and Sportsmanship Award winner … Boys Volleyball All-Western New York Team ... Second Team All-ECIC 1 in basketball and First Team All-ECIC 1 in baseball senior year … earned Orchard Park Town Supervisor Outstanding Male Athlete award … Orchard Park PRIDE Award winner … played for Eden Volleyball Club in Buffalo, N.Y., which finished fifth at Junior Olympics. PERSONAL Born Thomas Michael Comfort Jr. on October 12, 1991 in Buffalo, N.Y. … parents are Tom and Ann Comfort … has two sisters Emily (24) and MaryKate (22) … sister, Mary Kate, plays basketball at St. John’s Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y. … names hanging out with friends as favorite hobby, “The Doors” as favorite entertainer, math as favorite school subject, the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, and Boston Red Sox as favorite professional sports teams, Jim Kelly as favorite athlete, meatloaf as favorite food, “The Innocent Man” as favorite book, “Seinfeld” as favorite TV show, “Billy Madison” as favorite movie, Johnny Depp as favorite actor, Rachel McAdams as favorite actress, and Rome as favorite place to visit … majoring in business.

CAREER HONORS 2011 Second Team All-EIVA Academic All-Big Ten EIVA Player of the Week (2/14, 2/28)

Digs 44 89 133

BS 2 6 8

BA 18 37 55

TB 20 43 63

KPS 1.81 3.14 2.74

APS 0.03 0.04 0.03

SAPS 0.19 0.19 0.19

PENN STATE 2011–12 • Men’s Volleyball • 27-Time Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Champions

DPS 1.19 1.05 1.09

BPS 0.54 0.51 0.29


Junior Ian Hendries

Ian

HENDRIES Junior Cardiff, Calif. • La Costa Canyon

6-8 • MIDDLE HITTER

LION CAREER 2011 (Sophomore): Mike Anderson Player of the Game vs. CS Northridge (2/5) ... started 28 matches and played in 77 sets … totaled 56 kills and 65 total blocks for the season … his 0.84 blocks per set ranked in the top 50 nationally … put up four blocks in season opener against UCLA (1/13) ... had six kills in seven swings for a .714 attack percentage against Hawaii (1/14) ... posted a team-best six blocks vs. CS Northridge (2/5) ... had a match-high six blocks vs. Saint Francis (2/23) ... put up five blocks against George Mason (2/26) ... led the team with four blocks at Springfield (3/5) ... had a team-best six blocks at UCLA (3/9) ... tied for first on the team with four blocks at Long Beach (3/12). 2010 (Freshman): Played in 14 matches, starting eight, and 36 sets ... totaled 32 kills, three aces, 15 digs and 27.0 total blocks for the season ... had at least one kill in 12 matches ... posted two kills and three blocks in collegiate debut at Hawaii (1/8) ... recorded four blocks vs. Ohio State (1/9) in first career start ... had six kills on eight swings with five blocks against Juniata (1/26) ... totaled five blocks and two aces at Loyola (1/30) ... posted three kills in three attempts against George Mason (3/6). HIGH SCHOOL Two-year letterwinner in volleyball, and captain his senior year at La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif. … named Most Improved Player his freshman year … guided La Costa Canyon to four league championships … 2008 and 2009 CIF Champions … La Costa Canyon finished third at States senior year … played for Seaside Club in San Diego, Calif. and finished fifth at Junior Olympics. PERSONAL Born Ian Victor Hendries on November 24, 1990 in Houston, Texas … parents are Scott and Amy Hendries … names riding bikes, kayaking, swimming, and snow boarding as favorite hobbies, “Ratatat” and “Notorious B.I.G.” as favorite musical entertainers, history and art as favorite school subjects, Chargers, Pistons, and Red Wings as favorite professional sports teams, Tayshaun Prince as his favorite athlete, steak as favorite food, “That 70’s Show” as favorite TV show, “Big Daddy” as favorite movie, Seth Rogan as favorite actor, Katherine Heigl as favorite actress, and Hawaii as favorite place to visit … majoring in secondary education.

HENDRIES’ CAREER STATS Season MP-SP K E 2010 14-36 32 9 2011 25-77 56 20 Career 39-113 88 29

TA 70 115 185

Pct. .329 .313 .319

Assists 3 6 9

Aces 3 3 6

Digs 15 14 29

BS 3 4 7

BA 24 61 85

TB 27 65 92

KPS 0.89 0.73 0.78

APS 0.08 0.08 0.08

SAPS 0.08 0.04 0.05

DPS 0.42 0.18 0.26

BPS 0.75 0.84 0.44

1994 & 2008 NCAA National Champions • 26 NCAA Championship Appearances • GoPSUsports.com • PENN STATE 2011–12

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Junior Kyle Mars

Kyle

MARS Junior Rochester, N.Y. • Gates-Chili 6-3 • OUTSIDE HITTER

LION CAREER 2011 (Sophomore): Saw action vs. Princeton (2/12) and tallied a kill. 2010 (Freshman): Played in four matches and seven sets, including against Springfield (1/23), George Mason (3/6), Ohio State (3/21) and Princeton (3/26) ... totaled five kills and two digs for the season ... posted four kills and one dig at Springfield (1/23) ... had one kill and one dig vs. Ohio State (3/21). HIGH SCHOOL Four-year varsity letterwinner in volleyball at Gates Chili High School in Rochester, N.Y. ... two-year captain ... named All-Monroe County Honorable Mention freshman year and Second Team All-Monroe County sophomore year ... two-time First Team All-Monroe County ... earned First Team All-Greater Rochester honors senior year ... played in Rochester vs. Buffalo All-Star game junior and senior year ... selected team MVP senior year ... Penfield Tournament All-Tournament Team and Section V Championship All-Tournament Team senior year ... played for Pace Bootlegger Volleyball Club in Rochester, N.Y. ... placed fifth at Junior Olympics in 2005 ... three-time East Coast Championship Champions ... two-time Can-Am Qualifier Champions ... three-time WEVA Regional Champions ... competed for the USA Youth National A2 Team in 2007 and the USA Junior National A2 Team in 2008. PERSONAL Born Kyle Harold Mars on October 12, 1990 in Portland, Oregon … parents are Harold and Mary Beth Mars … has one sister Lauren (26) and two brothers Tyler (25) and Alan (23) … brother, Alan, played volleyball for Penn State … names basketball, golf, beach volleyball, and poker as favorite hobbies, Kanye West and Drake as favorite musical entertainers, science as favorite school subject, San Francisco 49ers as favorite professional team, Tiger woods and Jonny Flynn as favorite athletes, chicken alfredo as favorite food, “Holes” as favorite book, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Chappelle’s Show” as favorite TV shows, “Dazed and Confused” and “Troy” as favorite movies, Will Smith and Dave Chappelle as favorite actors, Angelina Jolie as favorite actress, and Yellowstone National Park as favorite place to visit … majoring in information sciences and technology.

MARS’ CAREER STATS Season MP-SP K E 2010 4-7 5 5 2011 1-1 1 1 Career 5-8 6 6 20

TA 15 4 19

Pct. .000 .000 .000

Assists 1 0 1

Aces 0 0 0

Digs 2 0 2

BS 0 0 0

BA 0 0 0

TB 0 0 0

KPS 0.71 1.00 0.75

APS 0.14 0.00 0.13

SAPS 0.00 0.00 0.00

PENN STATE 2011–12 • Men’s Volleyball • 27-Time Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Champions

DPS 0.29 0.00 0.25

BPS 0.00 0.00 0.00


Junior Nick Turko

Nick

TURKO Junior Lewisberry, Pa. • Red Land 6-5 • MIDDLE HITTER

LION CAREER 2011 (Sophomore): First Team All-EIVA ... EIVA Player of the Week (4/4) ... Mike Anderson Player of the Game (2/4, 2/11) ... finished third on the team with 187 kills on .435 hitting ... tied for first on the team with 29 aces ... his 0.28 aces per set ranked in the top 30 nationally ... led the team with 80 total blocks, averaging 0.78 blocks per set ... saw action in 30 matches, starting 27, and 102 sets ... second on the team with 11 kills against UC Irvine (2/4) ... was second on the team with 13 kills on .750 hitting against Rutgers-Newark (2/11) ... pounded eight kills in 13 errorless attempts and had three blocks vs. George Mason (2/26) ... had eight kills in 14 errorless swings and four blocks against George Mason (4/2) ... led the team with five blocks vs. Rutgers-Newark (4/28) ... put down six kills in 10 errorless swings with four blocks vs. Springfield (4/30) ... had seven kills on .438 hitting with four blocks in NCAA National Semifinal vs. Ohio State (5/5). 2010 (Freshman): Played in 30 matches, starting 23, and 83 sets ... totaled 117 kills, 12 aces, 24 digs and 56.0 total blocks for the season ... had at least two kills and at least one block in 23 matches ... had five kills, two aces and two blocks in first collegiate start vs. USC (1/7) ... had six kills and two blocks at Ohio State (3/3) ... had a personal-best 10 kills at UC Irvine (3/10) ... put down nine kills in 15 attempts with a career-best five blocks against Ohio State (3/21) ... posted nine kills and four blocks against Princeton (3/26) ... had seven kills on seven errorless swings in the EIVA Championship match vs. Princeton (5/1). HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in volleyball at Red Land High School in Lewisberry, Pa. ... three-year varsity starter ... earned “Future of Red Land” award after freshman year ... two-year captain ... two-time District I first team ... selected First Team Carlisle Sentinel junior year ... Divisional MVP and Carlisle Sentinel Player of the Year senior year ... Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 ... AVCA First Team All-American senior year ... guided Red Land to the 2009 MidPenn Championship ... played for Yorktowne Volleyball in York, Pa. ... in 2006-07, team finished first at Rochester Can-Am, first at Molten Qualifier, second at Nittany Invitational and ninth at Nationals ... in 2007-08, placed second at Nittany Inviational and ninth at Nationals ... in 2008-09, served as team captain and finished first at Rochester Can-Am ... also lettered one year in golf ... Distinguished Honor Roll all four years.

TURKO’S CAREER STATS Season MP-SP K E 2010 30-83 117 48 2011 30-102 187 37 Career 60-185 304 85

TA 241 345 586

Pct. .286 .435 .364

Assists 3 5 8

Aces 12 29 41

PERSONAL Born Nicholas Stephen Turko on Jan. 8, 1991 in Harrisburg, Pa. ... parents are Jan and Terry Turko ... has one sister, Samantha (22) ... parents both attended Penn State ... sister, Samantha, played volleyball at Slippery Rock University ... names playing piano, juggling and the rubix cube as favorite hobbies, “Yes,” “Billy Joel” and Nickelback as favorite entertainers, math and physics as favorite school subjects, the Eagles and Cavs as favorite professional sports teams, Coy Wire as favorite athlete, chocolate chip cookies and Arby’s Roast Beef as favorite foods, “Holes” and “Count of Monte Cristo” as favorite books, “Mythbusters” and “How It’s Made” as favorite TV shows, “Lucky Number Slevin” and “Fight Club” as favorite movies, Tom Hanks as favorite actor, Uma Thurman as favorite actress and names the Moon as a place he’d like to visit ... majoring in mechanical engineering.

CAREER HONORS 2011 First Team All-EIVA EIVA Player of the Week (4/4) Academic All-Big Ten

Digs 24 28 52

BS 5 10 15

BA 51 70 121

TB 56 80 136

KPS 1.41 1.83 1.64

APS 0.04 0.05 0.04

SAPS 0.14 0.28 0.22

DPS 0.29 0.27 0.28

BPS 0.67 0.78 0.41

1994 & 2008 NCAA National Champions • 26 NCAA Championship Appearances • GoPSUsports.com • PENN STATE 2011–12

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Redshirt Sophomore Scott Kegerreis

Scott

KEGERREIS Redshirt Sophomore Honeybrook, Pa. • Twin Valley 6-6 • OUTSIDE HITTER

LION CAREER 2011 (Sophomore): Mike Anderson Player of the Game (1/28) ... played in 27 matches, starting seven, and 54 sets … totaled 97 kills, six aces, 46 digs and 14 total blocks for the season … made collegiate debut against UCLA (1/13) … put down 14 kills on .417 hitting with seven digs against Loyola (1/28) ... tallied eight kills and three blocks against Lewis (1/29) ... tied career-best with 14 kills vs. CS Northridge (2/5). 2010 (Freshman): Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL Four year letterwinner in volleyball at Twin Valley High School in Elverson, Pa. ... captain for the Raiders senior year ... two-time All-County and All-Distrcit ... three-time team MVP ... selected First Team Berks County All-Division I sophomore year ... Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 ... won silver medal at 2008 and 2009 KeyStone State Games and was 2008 U18 MVP ... played for Red Rose Volleyball Club in Lancaster, Pa. ... attended 2008 Junior Olympics in Utah ... attended 2009 Junior Olympics in Atlanta with Yorktowne Volleyball Club. PERSONAL Born Scott Charles Kegerreis on September 7, 1991 in West Chester, Pa. ... parents are Charles and Dana Kegerreis ... has two sisters Niccole (26) and Katherine (24) ... father, Charles, and his uncle, Ralph, both attended Penn State ... father was an All-American at Penn State (1979-82) ... names hunting, hiking, watching movies, and hanging out with friends as favorite hobbies, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, and Modest Mouse as his favorite entertainers, math and history as favorite school subjects, Philadelphia Eagles as favorite professional sports team, Michael Jordan as favorite athlete, seafood and macaroni and cheese as favorite foods, “Angels and Demons” as favorite book, “Seinfeld”, “Sports Center”, and the Discovery Channel as favorite TV shows, “Rush Hour” as favorite movie, Denzel Washington as favorite actor, Jessica Alba as favorite actress, and Logan, Utah as favorite place to visit ... majoring in mathematics.

CAREER HONORS 2011 Academic All-Big Ten KEGERREIS’ CAREER STATS Season MP-SP K E 2010 Redshirt season 2011 27-54 97 52 Career 27-54 97 52 22

TA

Pct.

Assists

Aces

Digs

238 238

.189 .189

2 2

6 6

46 46

BS

BA

TB

KPS

APS

SAPS DPS

BPS

0 0

14 14

14 14

1.80 1.80

0.04 0.04

0.11 0.11

0.26 0.26

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Sophomore Jace Olsen

Jace

OLSEN

Sophomore Manhattan Beach, Calif. • Mira Costa 6-7 • OUTSIDE HITTER

LION CAREER 2011 (Freshman): Second Team All-EIVA … Mike Anderson Player of the Game (3/18) … finished the season third on the team with 193 kills, averaging 2.03 kills per set … finished fourth on the team with 26 aces and also totaled 99 digs and 28 total blocks … tallied 10 kills against Hawaii (1/14) … was second on the team with 15 kills against Loyola (1/28) ... was second on the team with seven digs and four blocks vs. George Mason (2/26) ... finished third on the team with 11 kills and had a team-best three aces and four blocks vs. Springfield (3/5) ... was second on the team with 14 kills at Long Beach (3/12) ... led the team with nine kills at Princeton (3/25) ... had seven kills and tied for first on the team with seven digs vs. Ohio State (4/10). HIGH SCHOOL Two-year varsity letterwinner at Mira Costa in Manhattan Beach, Calif. ... team captain senior year ... named Most Improved in 2006 and 2009, Best Blocker in 2007 and Best Attacker in 2009 ... guided his team to the 2008 Best of the West Championship ... selected 2009 Bay League Co-MVP ... guided Mira Costa to the 2008 and 2009 Bay League Championships and a runner-up finish in the 2009 CIF ... named 2010 Bay League MVP and guided his team to the 2010 State Championship ... was a 2010 CIF Finalist ... MVP of the Karch Kiraly Tournament of Champions ... played for the SCVC in Southern California ... named to the Junior Olympics All-Tournament Team in 2008 and 2009 ... 2010 Volleyball Magazine “Fab 50” ... 2010 ESPN The Magazine Top 25 ... was a three-time HP Indoor A1 alternate for USA Volleyball ... member of the Youth National Beach Team ... participated in the 2009 World Beach Championship in Alayna, Turkey and the 2010 World Beach Championship in Porto, Portugal PERSONAL Born Jace Robert Olsen on Jan. 14, 1992 in Chandler, Ariz. ... parents are Jim and Gina Olsen ... has one sister, Jordan (21) ... mother, Gina, played college basketball ... names going to the beach, surfing and study hall hours as hobbies, KiD CuDi, Jay-Z and Kid Rock as favorite entertainers, english as favorite school subject, the Phoenix Suns as favorite professional sports team, Shaq as favorite athlete, Hawaiian food as favorite food, the “Eragon” series as favorite books, “East Bound and Down” as favorite TV show, “Marley and Me” as favorite movie, Owen Wilson as favorite actor, Courtney Cox as favorite actress and Hawaii as favorite place to visit ... majoring in kinesiology.

CAREER HONORS 2011 Second Team All-EIVA

OLSEN’S CAREER STATS Season MP-SP K E

TA

Pct.

Assists

Aces

Digs

2011 30-95 193 Career 30-95 193

426 426

.245 .245

34 34

26 26

99 99

86 86

BS

BA

TB

KPS

APS

SAPS DPS

BPS

4 4

24 24

28 28

2.03 2.03

0.36 0.36

0.27 0.27

0.29 0.29

1.04 1.04

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Sophomore Peter Russell

Peter

RUSSELL Sophomore Ellicott City Md. • Centennial 6-5 • OUTSIDE HITTER

LION CAREER 2011 (Freshman): Saw action in eight matches, starting three, and 15 sets … totaled 34 kills, three aces, 17 digs and five total blocks for the season …t two kills and one block against CS Northridge (2/5) ... was second on the team with eight kills vs. Ohio State (2/9) ... posted 10 kills and two blocks vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11) ... tallied eight kills and six digs vs. Princeton (2/12) ... had four kills and five digs vs. Mount Olive (2/18). HIGH SCHOOL Two-year team captain at Centennial High School in Ellicott City, Md. ... also was a two-year letterwinner in soccer and earned Second Team AllCounty ... played for the Maryland Volleyball Program in Rockville, Md. ... captained the 16-1’s, 17-1’s and 18-1’s ... guided his 18-1’s team to the 2008 East Coast Championships ... won the 2009 Can-Am Tournament held in Rochester, N.Y. ... member of the four-time CHRVA Regional Championship Team. PERSONAL Born Peter James Russell on February 22, 1992 in Baltimore, Md. ... parents are Stew and Marian Russell ... has four brothers, Aaron (18), Samuel (16), Tim (12) and Paul (9) ... father, Stew, played volleyball at Penn State, was an All-American and graduated in 1986 ... brother, Aaron, plays for Penn State ... names beach volleyball, going to the beach and playing soccer as hobbies, Switchfoot as favorite entertainer, math as favorite school subject, the Pittsburgh Penguins as favorite professional sports team, Didier Drogber as favorite athlete, crabcakes and perogies as favorite foods, the Bible as favorite book, “Psych”, “Monk” and “Family Guy” as favorite TV shows, “Remember the Titans” and “Talladega Nights” as favorite movies, Denzel Washington and Will Ferrell as favorite actors, Selena Gomez as favorite actress and Ocean City, Md. as favorite place to visit ... majoring in secondary education.

RUSSELL’S CAREER STATS Season MP-SP K E 2011 8-15 34 7 Career 8-15 34 7 24

TA 58 58

Pct. .466 .466

Assists 1 1

Aces 3 3

Digs 17 17

BS 0 0

BA 5 5

TB 5 5

KPS 2.27 2.27

APS 0.07 0.07

SAPS DPS 0.20 1.13 0.20 1.13

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Redshirt Freshmen Connor Curry & Nick Goodell

Connor

Nick

Redshirt-Freshman Newport Beach, Calif. • Newport Harbor

Redshirt-Freshman Ambridge, Pa. • Ambridge

6-0 • LIBERO

6-4 • OUTSIDE HITTER

CURRY

GOODELL

LION CAREER

LION CAREER

2011 (Freshman): Redshirt season.

2011 (Freshman): Redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL Two-year varsity letterwinner at Newport Harbor High in Newport Beach, Calif. ... two-time All-County selection ... named to the Best of the West Tournament All-Tournament Team ... also lettered in tennis and ran cross country during freshman year ... played for the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club in Costa Mesa, Calif. ... won gold medals at the 2008 and 2009 Junior Olympics ... named to the 2008 Junior Olympics All-Tournament team ... four year member of the honor roll.

HIGH SCHOOL Four-year varsity letterwinner and two-year captain at Ambridge Are High school in Ambridge, Pa. ... four-time All-Section selection and two-time Section, Distrcit and State MVP ... three-time All-State Fab 40 selection ... two-time State All-Tournament team member ... two-time Fox Chapel Tournament MVP ... three-time team leader in kills and digs and two-time team leader in aces ... made the cover of ESPN Rise magazine during senior year ... set the state record for kills in a match during senior season with 55 ... team went undefeated all four years in section ... guided Ambridge to two District Championships and the 2009 State Championship ... played for Beaver Valley Premier and the Pittsburgh Volleyball Club.

PERSONAL Born Connor Scott Curry on Jan. 16, 1992 in Arcadia, Calif. ... parents are Randy and Dee Curry ... has one brother, Ryan (29), and two sisters, Melissa (31) and Kate (25) ... names tennis, boating, fantasy sports and traveling as hobbies, O.A.R. as favorite entertainer, economics and political science as favorite school subject, Mexican food as favorite food, “Dexter”, “Californication”, and “East Bound” as favorite TV shows, “The Big Lebowski” as favorite movie, Vince Vaughn as favorite actor and Spain as favorite place to visit ... majoring in economics and international politics.

PERSONAL Born Nicholas Walker Goodell on March 5, 1991 in Clinton, N.J. ... parents are Kathryn and Frank Goodell ... has one brother, Charlie (23) ... names being outside and hanging out with friends as hobbies, T.I. and Kid Cudi as favorite entertainers, math as favorite school subject, the San Diego Chargers as favorite professional sports team, Andre Johnson as favorite athlete, wings as favorite food, “Family Guy” and “Fresh Prince” as favorite TV shows, “The Hangover” as favorite movie, Paul Walker as favorite actor, Jessica Alba as favorite actress and Florida as favorite place to visit ... majoring in secondary education.

1994 & 2008 NCAA National Champions • 26 NCAA Championship Appearances • GoPSUsports.com • PENN STATE 2011–12

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Freshmen Kyle Gregan & Taylor Hammond

Kyle

Taylor

Freshman Pittsburgh, Pa. • North Allegheny

Sophomore Mission Viejo, Calif. • Santa Margarita Catholic

GREGAN 6-8 • MIDDLE HITTER

HIGH SCHOOL Two-year varsity letterwinner and team captain at North Allegheny in Wexford, Pa. … four-year Scholar-Athlete … helped guide his team to four straight WPIAL Championships … helped the team to third place finishes in the PIAA Championship from 2007-2010 … played for Sandlot VBC in 2009 and the Pittsburgh Volleyball Club in 2010 … selected to the Junior Olympics All-Tournament team in 2009 … helped the team to a fourth place finish in the 2010 Junior Olympics. PERSONAL Born Kyle Thomas Gregan on Dec. 30, 1991 in Pittsburgh, Pa. … parents are Tom and Sue Gregan … has two sisters, Krista (25) and Cara (32), and one brother, Ryan (35) … both Krista and Cara attended Penn State … father, Tom, ran track for Villanova …names doing anything outside or hanging with friends as hobbies, Mumford & Sons, Sam Adams and Kid Cudi as favorite entertainers, the Pittsburgh Steelers as favorite professional sports team, Hines Ward as favorite athlete, steak as favorite food, “Prey” by Michael Chriton as favorite book, “Scrubs”, “Lost” and “Family Guy” as favorite TV shows, “The Hangover”, “Super Troopers” and “Inception” as favorite movies, Leonardo DiCaprio and Angelina Jolie as favorite actors and San Diego as favorite place to visit … majoring in environmental resource management. WHY PENN STATE? “I chose Penn State because of the prestigious volleyball program, the great coaches and the great academics the school is known for.”

HAMMOND 6-4 • SETTER

HIGH SCHOOL Three-year varsity letterwinner and team captain at Santa Margarita Catholic High in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. … guided his high school team to four straight Trinity League Championships and two Orange County Championships and the 2011 Karch Kiraly Tournament of Championship Championship … team was a finality in the 2011 Best of the West tournament and the 2011 CIF-SS … was a three-time All-Trinity League First Team selection and the 2011 Trinity League MVP … named an Orange Country Top 15 Sophomore and received the Coaches Award for Most Improved … was a 2010 All-CIF Third Team pick and a 2011 All-CIF First team honoree … earned 2011 Second Team All-America laurels … was an all-tournament selection at the 2011 Best of the West and named the MVP at the Karch Kiraly Tournament of Champions … played for the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club in Newport Beach, Calif. … was a three-time gold medalist and two-time all-tournament team honoree at the Junior National Championships … 2011 “Fab 50” selection … was the 2010 California Beach Volleyball Association Youth Tour Points Champion … was a 2010 CBVA State Champion. PERSONAL Born Taylor Douglas Hammond on Oct. 27, 1992 in Mission Viejo, Calif. … parents are Teresa and Doug Hammond … has one sister, Dilynn (14) … names beach volleyball and soccer as hobbies, Rise Against and Foo Fighters as favorite entertainers, math as favorite school subject, the L.A. Lakers as favorite professional sports team, Derek Fisher as favorite athlete, hamburger as favorite food, “The Road” as favorite book, “Seinfeld” and “Wilfred” as favorite TV shows, “Talladega Nights”, “Big Daddy”, “Anchorman” and “Step Brothers” as favorite movies, Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler and Mila Kunis as favorite actors and Hawaii as favorite place to visit … his anticipated major is business. WHY PENN STATE? “I chose Penn State because of the rich history of academic and athletic success.”

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Freshmen Aaron Russell & Matt Seifert

Aaron

Matt

Freshman Ellicott City, Md. • Centennial

Freshman Reading, Pa. • Exeter Township

6-4 • OUTSIDE HITTER

6-9 • MIDDLE HITTER

RUSSELL

2011 (Summer): Competed with the USA Boy’s Youth National Team … earned a bronze medal at the U-19 Pan Am Cup held in Mexicali, Mexico … helped the team to an 11th place finish in the FIVB Volleyball Boy’s Youth World Championship in Argentina. HIGH SCHOOL Played for the Maryland Volleyball Program in Rockville, Md. … member of the 2010 and 2011 Youth National Team … named NORCECA Best Blocker award at 2010 NORCECA Regional Championship … awarded MVP honors at the 2010 HP Championships … three year letter winner and two-year team captain in soccer at Centennial High School in Ellicott City, Md. … earned First Team All-County and Honorable Mention AllState as a junior … picked up Second Team All-County laurels as a senior … led his club soccer team to the state championship three times, regionals twice and nationals once. PERSONAL Born Aaron Joseph Russell on June 4, 1993 in Baltimore, Md. … parents are Stewart and Marian Russell … has four brothers, Peter (19), Samuel (16), Tim (12) and Paul (9) … brother, Peter, is a sophomore on the Penn State men’s volleyball team … father, Stew, played volleyball at Penn State, was an All-American and graduated in 1986 ... names going to the beach and playing beach volleyball as hobbies, Kid Cudi as favorite entertainer, nutrition as favorite school subject, the Baltimore Ravens as favorite professional sports team, Tim Tebow as favorite athlete, chocolate chip cookies as favorite food, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” as favorite book, “Psych”, “Monk”, “The Office” and “24” as favorite television shows, “Inception”, “Anchorman”, “The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, and “Despicable Me” as favorite movies, Will Ferrel as favorite actor and Venice, Italy as favorite place to visit.

SEIFERT

HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner and two-year team captain at Exeter Township Senior High School in Reading, Pa. … also a four-year letterwinner in basketball and two-year letterwinner in football … guided Exeter to the 2009 and 2010 Berks Championship … was a two-time First Team BCIAA and First Team District 3 AAA selection … earned Berks Honorable Mention accolades in 2009 … was a Pennsylvania Fab 40 pick … was a USA Top 50 member … played for the Yorktowne club program in York, Pa. PERSONAL Born Matthew Alan Seifert on Dec. 11, 1992 in Reading, Pa. … parents are Anita and Harvey Seifert … has one brother, Elliot (26) … brother played football at Temple and in the AFL with the New York Dragons … names fishing, swimming and doubles volleyball as hobbies, math as favorite school subject, the Philadelphia Eagles as favorite professional sports team, Muhammad Ali as favorite athlete, “It’s Not About The Bike” by Lance Armstrong as favorite book, “That 70s Show” and “Eastbound and Down” as favorite TV shows, “The Boondock Saints” and “Fight Club” as favorite movies, Will Ferrell and Sandra Bullock as favorite actors and Italy and Paris as favorite places to visit … majoring in secondary education and mathematics. WHY PENN STATE? “I chose Penn State for the great academic opportunities, the great volleyball tradition and because nowhere else felt as good as Penn State did.”

WHY PENN STATE? “I chose Penn State because of its reputations academically, atmospherically and athletically.”

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2011 Season Notes The six All-EIVA honors pushed Penn State’s total number of all-time AllEIVA selections to 177 since 1972. Sunders’ Player of the Year distinction is the fourth straight and 12th overall for PSU. Lions Grab 27th EIVA/ECVL Title The Nittany Lions claimed their 27th EIVA/ECVL title since 1976 with a 3-0 sweep of George Mason on April 2. The Nittany Lions secured a bye for the EIVA Quarterfinals and host the EIVA Semifinals and Championship on April 28 and 30. Penn State remained undefeated in EIVA play with the win and improved its all-time EIVA record to 231-66. This was the 11th time in program history the Lions went undefeated in league play and the 12th with head coach Mark Pavlik at the helm.

Penn State and the NCAAs The Nittany Lions men’s volleyball team won its 13th consecutive Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) title on April 30 with a sweep of Springfield (25-20, 25-14, 26-24). Penn State has earned an automatic berth into the NCAA National Semifinals for the 13th straight season. It is Penn State’s 26th overall appearance. The Nittany Lions captured the NCAA National Championship twice, in 1994 and 2008.

Del Valle Secures Penn State Career Digs Record Senior Dennis Del Valle closed out his career in firm control of the Penn State career digs record, as well as owning the top three single season records. Del Valle first set the single season digs record as a sophomore in 2009, totaling 310. He topped that total in 2010 as a junior with 386. In 2011, despite individual sets only going to 25 points (as opposed to 30), Del Valle tallied enough digs to secure a third place spot in the single season records with 300. With the 264 digs he recorded as a freshman in 2008, Del Valle finished his career with a Penn State record 1,260 digs.

Trio of Nittany Lions Earn All-America Honors Three Nittany Lions were named AVCA All-Americans, including redshirt junior Joe Sunder who was selected to the First Team. Redshirt junior Edgardo Goas and senior Dennis Del Valle picked up Second Team AVCA All-America laurels. Del Valle has earned a spot on the Second Team every year of his career to bring his total to four. This is the second honor for Goas, who was named to the Second Team in 2008, and a first for Sunder. The three awards bring Penn State’s total number of All-Americans to 78 since 1971.

Career Digs 1. Dennis Del Valle - 1,260 2. Ricky Mattei - 909 3. Tony Mazzullo - 777

Three Nittany Lions Named to EIVA All-Tournament Team After winner their 13th straight EIVA title with a 3-0 sweep of Springfield on April 30, three Nittany Lions were honored as members of the EIVA Championship All-Tournament Team. Senior Dennis Del Valle, redshirt junior Joe Sunder and junior Ryan Wolf were PSU’s three selections. Del Valle was also named the EIVA Championship’s Most Outstanding Player. Joining the trio on the all-tournament team were Springfield’s Cal Palumbo and Alberto Bravo, Eric Lucas of George Mason and Rutgers-Newark’s Jeff Zornig.

Turko Picked as EIVA Player of the Week Sophomore Nick Turko picked up EIVA Player of the Week laurels on April 4. Turko helped Penn State to a 3-0 sweep of George Mason on April 2 to close out the EIVA regular season. Turko was second on the team with eight kills on 14 errorless swings for a .571 attack percentage. He totaled 12.0 points for the match after also contributing two aces and four blocks.

Penn State and the EIVA Championship Penn State owns an overall record of 61-3 in the EIVA Championship, with a 23-3 record in the EIVA Final dating back to the 1986 season. Under head coach Mark Pavlik, the Nittany Lions have earned the right to host the EIVA Championships 14 times since 1995, including the last 13 years. Penn State has an overall record of 43-1 under Pavlik. The Nittany Lions are a perfect 43-0 in the EIVA Championship at Rec Hall, including 36-0 under Pavlik.

Single Season Digs 1. Dennis Del Valle (‘10) - 386 2. Dennis Del Valle (‘09) - 310 3. Dennis Del Valle (‘11) - 300

4. Ivan Contreras - 699 5. Jason Kepner - 693 6. Carlos Bertran - 647 4. Robert Pierce (‘88) - 297 5. Gary Vogel (‘05) - 278 6. Ricky Mattei (‘03) - 277

Sunder Tabbed EIVA Player of the Week Redshirt junior Joe Sunder was named the EIVA Player of the Week on March 21. Sunder led the Nittany Lions to victories against Ball State and

Lions Earn Seven All-EIVA Awards Six members of the Penn State men’s volleyball team picked up seven AllEIVA awards. Redshirt junior Joe Sunder led the way as the Uvaldo Acosta Memorial EIVA Player of the year. He was also one of six Nittany Lions named to the All-EIVA squads. Sunder, redshirt junior Edgardo Goas, senior Dennis Del Valle and sophomore Nick Turko all garnered First Team AllEIVA accolades, while sophomore Tom Comfort and freshman Jace Olsen were named to the All-EIVA Second Team. 28

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2011 Season Notes IPFW, both of the MIVA. Against Ball State on March 18, Sunder totaled 19.5 points after pounding 17 kills on .542 hitting and tallying two aces and one block. He also notched a team-high eight digs. The following night against IPFW, Sunder hit .381 and posted 12 kills and one block. For the weekend, Sunder averaged 4.73 kills, .33 aces, 1.50 digs, .33 blocks and 5.33 points per set. Goas Picks Up EIVA Weekly Honors Redshirt junior Edgardo Goas was named the EIVA Player of the Week on March 14. It was his second award of the season. Goas led the Nittany Lion offense against three nationally-ranked opponents, including then No. 8 UCLA, as well as UCSB and Long Beach State, both tied at No. 5. Against the Bruins, Goas scored eight points off of six kills and three blocks. He had 49 assists, while guiding Penn State to a .234 attack percentage. Versus the Gauchos, Goas tallied another 49 assists and guided Penn State’s offense to an impressive .449 attack percentage. He also contributed one kill, one ace and one block with two digs. To close out the week at Long Beach, Goas dished out 41 assists and had six kills and three blocks. Sunder Honored as EIVA Player of the Week Redshirt junior Joe Sunder was honored as the EIVA Player of the Week on March 7. It was Sunder’s second award of the season. Sunder guided Penn State to a 3-1 victory on the road at Springfield to extend the team’s winning streak to seven consecutive matches. Sunder put down a match-high 16 kills on .464 hitting. He also put up two blocks and had an ace, while contributing one assist and two digs. Sunder totaled 18 points in the match. Comfort Earns EIVA Player of the Week Accolades Sophomore Tom Comfort was named the EIVA Tait Player of the Week on Feb. 28. Comfort guided the Nittany Lions to two EIVA wins against Saint Francis and George Mason. Against the Red Flash, Comfort pounded 14 kills while hitting .355, and also tallied five digs and three blocks. Versus George Mason, Comfort put down 15 kills on .56 hitting. He also put up five blocks. He averaged 4.41 kills, 1.29 digs, 1.14 blocks and 4.71 points per set for the week. Comfort Named EIVA Player of the Week Sophomore Tom Comfort was named EIVA Player of the Week on Feb. 13 after guiding the Nittany Lions to two wins against EIVA foes. Against Rutgers-Newark in a 3-1 victory on Feb. 11, Comfort scored seven points. He posted six kills and one block. The next night against Princeton, Comfort led the team with 12 kills on .500 hitting. He also tallied three aces and two

digs. For the weekend, Comfort averaged 3.00 kills per set, .40 aces per set, .33 digs per set, .17 blocks per set and 3.67 points per set. Goas Earns EIVA Player of the Week Laurels Redshirt junior Edgardo Goas was named the EIVA Tait Player of the Week on Jan. 24. Against Saint Francis in a 3-1 win, Goas dished out 43 assists and guided the Nittany Lions to a .361 hitting percentage. He contributed six kills in seven attempts, two aces, six digs and one block. Goas guided his team to a .316 attack percentage against Springfield the following night. In the 3-0 victory, he posted three kills, one ace, four digs and two blocks against the Pride. For the week, Goas averaged 1.29 kills per set, 10.71 assists per set, 0.43 aces per set, 1.43 digs per set and 0.43 blocks per set. Sunder Garners AVCA Player of the Week Laurels Redshirt junior Joe Sunder was named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men’s Division I-II National Player of the Week on Jan. 18. Sunder led the Nittany Lions to a 2-1 record in the team’s opening weekend of play at the Outrigger Invitational. Sunder pounded 70 kills through three matches, including a career-best 33 against Hawaii. He was named the Outrigger Invitational Most Outstanding Player. This award marks the 14th time a Penn State men’s volleyball player has been named an AVCA Player of the Week, and it’s the first time for Sunder. Pavlik Reaches 400th Win Head coach Mark Pavlik entered the 2011 season with a career-record of 390-113, winning more than 77 percent of all matches he’s coached. With a 3-0 victory against Mount Olive on Feb. 18, Pavlik reached his 400th career win. He currently owns a career record of 414-120. Nittany Lions Take Second at Outrigger Invitational The Nittany Lions earned a second place finish at the Hawaii Outrigger Invitational. Despite suffering a 3-1 setback to UCLA to open the tournament, the Nittany Lions defeated Hawaii, 3-2, and Ball State, 3-0. Outrigger All-Tournament Honors Three Nittany Lions earned a spot on the Outrigger Invitational All-Tournament Team for their performances during the week. Senior libero Dennis Del Valle, who had a team-best 24 digs, and redshirt junior setter Edgardo Goas, who guided the Nittany Lions to a .346 hitting percentage, were honored along with redshirt junior Joe Sunder who was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

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2011 Individual Player Season Highs #2 TOR COVELLO (JR., S) Kills:..........................................................N/A Attacks:............1, 2x, last at Princeton (3/25) Hitting %:..................................................N/A Assists:.......................18 vs. Princeton (2/12) Aces:...........1, 5x, last vs. Lees McRae (2/19) Digs:............................... 1 at Princeton (3/25) Blocks:........................... 1 at Princeton (3/25) Points:......1.0, 5x, last vs. Lees McRae (2/19)

#9 PETER RUSSELL (FR., OH) Kills:................. 10 vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11) Attacks:........... 19 vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11) Hitting %:.... 583 (8-1-12) vs. Princeton (2/12) Assists:.............. 1 vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11) Aces:...........1, 3x, last vs. Lees McRae (2/19) Digs:..............................6 vs. Princeton (2/12) Blocks:............... 2 vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11) Points:........... 12.0 vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11)

#14 RYAN WOLF (JR., OH) Kills:....................... 15 vs. Lees McRae (2/19) Attacks:............... 532 vs. Lees McRae (2/19) Hitting %:... 667 (6-0-9) at Rutgers-Newark (3/26) Assists:..........1, 6x, last vs. Springfield (4/30) Aces:........................... 2 vs. Springfield (4/30) Digs:.................................... 11 at IPFW (4/16) Blocks:..................... 6 vs. Lees McRae (2/19) Points:................. 18.5 vs. Lees McRae (2/19)

#5 KYLE MARS (SO., OH) Kills:..............................1 vs. Princeton (2/12) Attacks:........................4 vs. Princeton (2/12) Hitting %:..................................................N/A Assists:.....................................................N/A Aces:.........................................................N/A Digs:..........................................................N/A Blocks:......................................................N/A Points:.......................................................N/A

#10 NICK TURKO (SO., MH) Kills:................. 13 vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11) Attacks:..............18, 3x, last vs. UCSB (3/11) Hitting %:... 1.000 (6-0-6) vs. Princeton (2/12) Assists:.....................1, 5x, last at UCLA (3/9) Aces:........................... 3 vs. Ohio State (4/10) Digs:.................3, 3x, last at Princeton (3/25) Blocks:..................... 7 vs. Lees McRae (2/19) Points:........... 17.0 vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11)

#15 SCOTT KEGERREIS (RS-FR., OH) Kills:........ 14, 2x, last vs. CS-Northridge (2/5) Attacks:.. 27, 2x, last vs. CS-Northridge (2/5) Hitting %:...... .417 (14-4-24) vs. Loyola (1/28) Assists:.............. 2 vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11) Aces:...................3 vs. Loyola-Chicago (1/28) Digs:........................ 7, 2x, last at IPWA (4/16) Blocks:...... 3, 2x, last vs. CS-Northridge (2/5) Points:............17.5 vs. Loyola-Chicago (1/28)

#6 DENNIS DEL VALLE (SR., L) Kills:..................1, 4x, last at Princeton (3/25) Attacks:..............................2 vs. UCLA (1/13) Hitting %:..................................................N/A Assists:................................ 7 at LBSU (3/12) Aces:.........................................................N/A Digs:...................................18 vs. IPFW (3/19) Blocks:......................................................N/A Points:............1.0, 4x, last at Princeton (3/25)

#11 JACE OLSEN (FR., OH) Kills:..................15 vs. Loyola-Chicago (1/28) Attacks:............................. 29 at LBSU (3/12) Hitting %:...... .545 (15-3-22) vs. Loyola (1/28) Assists:.......................5 vs. SPringfield (1/22) Aces:......... 3, 4x, last vs. George Mason (4/2) Digs:....................................8 vs. LBSU (3/12) Blocks:.............. 4, 2x, last at Springfield (3/5) Points:............19.0 vs. Loyola-Chicago (1/28)

#16 JOE YASALONIS (FR., MB/OPP.) Kills:............................... 1 at Princeton (3/25) Attacks:........................6 vs. Princeton (2/12) Hitting %:..................................................N/A Assists:.....................................................N/A Aces:.........................................................N/A Digs:..........................................................N/A Blocks:..........................1 vs. Princeton (2/12) Points:......................... 1.0 at Princeton (3/25)

#7 EDGARDO GOAS (RS-JR., S) Kills:........................6, 5x, last at LBSU (3/12) Attacks:..................11, 2x, last at UCLA (3/9) Hitting %:..............857 (6-0-7) at LBSU (3/12) Assists:.............62 vs. Loyola-Chicago (1/28) Aces:.................. 3 vs. Rutgers-Newark (4/28) Digs:....................... 9 at George Mason (2/26) Blocks:........................... 7 vs. Mt. Olive (2/18) Points:............................... 9.5 at LBSU (3/12)

#12 IAN HENDRIES (SO., MH) Kills:.................................... 6 at Hawaii (1/14) Attacks:........... 11 vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11) Hitting %:..833 (5-0-6) at Saint Francis (2/23) Assists:........... 1, 6x, last vs. Ball State (3/18) Aces:................ 1, 3x, last vs. Mt. Olive (2/18) Digs:....................................2 vs. UCLA (1/13) Blocks:......................6, 3x, last at UCLA (3/9) Points:....................8.0 at Saint Francis (2/23)

#17 JOE SUNDER (RS-JR., OH) Kills:.................................. 33 at Hawaii (1/14) Attacks:............57 vs. Loyola-Chicago (1/28) Hitting %:........ 583 (33-5-48) at Hawaii (1/14) Assists:........... 2, 2x, last vs. Ball State (1/15) Aces:..............3, 4x, last vs. Ohio State (4/10) Digs:....................................... 9 at UCLA (3/9) Blocks:......................5 at Saint Francis (2/23) Points:............................ 35.0 at Hawaii (1/14)

#8 ALAN MARS (SR., MH) Kills:......6, 2x, last vs. Rutgers-Newark (4/28) Attacks:............................ 14 at Hawaii (1/14) Hitting %:........... .625 (5-0-8) vs. Lewis (1/29) Assists:................................2 vs. IPFW (3/19) Aces:.............................. 3 at Ball State (4/15) Digs:.....................................3 vs. IPFW (3/19) Blocks:...........5, 2x, last vs. Ohio State (4/10) Points:............8.0, 2x, last at Ball State (4/15)

#13 TOM COMFORT (SO., OPP.) Kills:....................... 19 vs. Lees McRae (2/19) Attacks:............................... 43 at UCLA (3/9) Hitting %:.... .565 (15-2-23) at George Mason (2/26) Assists:............1, 3x, last vs. Ohio State (5/5) Aces:.............................4 vs. Ball State (3/18) Digs:....................... 10 vs. Lees McRae (2/19) Blocks:................... 5 at George Mason (2/26) Points:................. 21.0 vs. Lees McRae (2/19)

* Minimum five kills required for hitting percentage ** Penn State single-match record

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Individual Player Career Highs #2 TOR COVELLO (JR., S) Kills:....1, 3x, last at Rutgers-Newark (3/27/10) Attacks:......... 3 at Rutgers-Newark (3/27/10) Hitting %:..................................................N/A Assists:................... 19 at Princeton (2/26/10) Aces:......1, 5x, last vs. Lees McRae (2/19/11) Digs:.....................4 at Saint Francis (3/19/10) Blocks:... 2, 3x, last at Saint Francis (3/19/10) Points:...............2.5 at Saint Francis (3/19/10)

#9 PETER RUSSELL (FR., OH) Kills:............10 vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11/11) Attacks:......19 vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11/11) Hitting %:.583 (8-1-12) vs. Princeton (2/12/11) Assists:.........1 vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11/11) Aces:......1, 3x, last vs. Lees McRae (2/19/11) Digs:.........................6 vs. Princeton (2/12/11) Blocks:..........2 vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11/11) Points:......12.0 vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11/11)

#14 RYAN WOLF (JR., OH) Kills:.................. 15 vs. Lees McRae (2/19/11) Attacks:............ 32 vs. Lees McRae (2/19/11) Hitting %:... .667 (6-0-9) at Rutgers-Newark (3/26/11) Assists:....2, 4x, last vs. CS-Northridge (5/6/10) Aces:........ 2, 5x, last vs. Springfield (4/30/11) Digs:.......................... 12 at Ball State (4/1/10) Blocks:................ 6 vs. Lees McRae (2/19/11) Points:............ 18.5 vs. Lees McRae (2/19/11)

#5 KYLE MARS (SO., OH) Kills:........................ 4 at Springfield (1/23/10) Attacks:................ 10 at Springfield (1/23/10) Hitting %:..................................................N/A Assists:................... 1 at Springfield (1/23/10) Aces:.........................................................N/A Digs:......... 1, 2x, last vs. Ohio State (3/21/10) Blocks:......................................................N/A Points:.................. 4.0 at Springfield (1/23/10)

#10 NICK TURKO (SO., MH) Kills:............13 vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11/11) Attacks:.........18, 4x, last vs. UCSB( 3/11/11) Hitting %:... 1.000 (7-0-7) vs. Princeton (5/1/10) Assists:................1, 8x, last at UCLA (3/9/11) Aces:...................... 3 vs. Ohio State (4/10/11) Digs:.........3, 3, 4x, last at Princeton (3/25/11) Blocks:................ 7 vs. Lees McRae (2/19/11) Points:......17.0 vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11/11)

#15 SCOTT KEGERREIS (RS-FR., OH) Kills:... 14, 2x, last vs. CS-Northridge (2/5/11) Attacks:... 27, 2x, last vs. CS-Northridge (2/5/11) Hitting %:..417 (14-4-24) vs. Loyola (1/28/11) Assists:.........2 vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11/11) Aces:..............3 vs. Loyola-Chicago (1/28/11) Digs:................... 7, 2x, last at IPWA (4/16/11) Blocks:.3, 2x, last vs. CS-Northridge (2/5/11) Points:.......17.5 vs. Loyola-Chicago (1/28/11)

#6 DENNIS DEL VALLE (SR., L) Kills:.................... 2, 2x, last at UCSB (4/9/10) Attacks:.............. 2, 4x, last at UCSB (4/9/10) Hitting %:..................................................N/A Assists:.................... 8 vs. Ohio State (5/1/08) Aces:.........................................................N/A Digs:.........................25 at UC Irvine (3/10/10) Blocks:......................................................N/A Points:.............. 2.0, 2x, last at UCSB( 4/9/10)

#11 JACE OLSEN (FR., OH) Kills:.............15 vs. Loyola-Chicago (1/28/11) Attacks:........................ 29 at LBSU (3/12/11) Hitting %:..545 (15-3-22) vs. Loyola (1/28/11) Assists:..................5 vs. SPringfield (1/22/11) Aces:....3, 4x, last vs. George Mason (4/2/11) Digs:...............................8 vs. LBSU (3/12/11) Blocks:.........4, 2x, last at Springfield (3/5/11) Points:.......19.0 vs. Loyola-Chicago (1/28/11)

#16 JOE YASALONIS (FR., MB/OPP.) Kills:.......................... 1 at Princeton (3/25/11) Attacks:...................6 vs. Princeton (2/12/11) Hitting %:..................................................N/A Assists:.....................................................N/A Aces:.........................................................N/A Digs:..........................................................N/A Blocks:.....................1 vs. Princeton (2/12/11) Points:.................... 1.0 at Princeton (3/25/11)

#7 EDGARDO GOAS (RS-JR., S) Kills:..................7 at George Mason (4/17/10) Attacks:......... 11, 3x, last at Hawaii (1/14/11) Hitting %:.... 1.000 (6-0-6) vs. Lewis (2/27/09) Assists:....................81 at UC Irvine (3/10/10) Aces:....3, 2x, last vs. Rutgers-Newark (4/28/11) Digs:............................. 13 at Loyola (1/30/10) Blocks:..............8 at George Mason (4/17/10) Points:..........13.0 at George Mason (4/17/10)

#12 IAN HENDRIES (SO., MH) Kills:................. 6, 2x, last at Hawaii (1/14/11) Attacks:... 11, 2x, last vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11/11) Hitting %:.... .833 (5-0-6) at Saint Francis (2/23/11) Assists:...... 1, 9x, last vs. Ball State (3/18/11) Aces:.............................. 2 at Loyola (1/30/10) Digs:......................... 3 vs. Ohio State (1/8/10) Blocks:.................6, 3x, last at UCLA (3/9/11) Points:...................... 8.5 vs. Juniata (1/26/11)

#17 JOE SUNDER (RS-JR., OH) Kills:.............................33 at Hawaii (1/14/11) Attacks:..................... 57 vs. Loyola (1/28/11) Hitting %:....789 (15-0-19) vs. Springfield (4/29/10) Assists:...... 2, 7x, last vs. Ball State (1/15/11) Aces:.....4, 2x, last vs. Saint Francis (1/15/10) Digs:........... 11, 2x, last at UC Irvine (3/10/10) Blocks:............................... 7 at IPFW (4/2/10) Points:.......................35.0 at Hawaii (1/14/11)

#8 ALAN MARS (SR., MH) Kills:............................. 13 at Loyola (1/30/10) Attacks:....................... 21 at Loyola (1/30/10) Hitting %:...... .625 (5-0-8) vs. Lewis (1/29/11) Assists:.......................... 2 vs. IPFW (3/19/11) Aces:......................... 3 at Ball State (4/15/11) Digs:............................... 9 at Loyola (1/30/10) Blocks:............................... 7 at IPFW (4/2/10) Points:....................... 15.5 at Loyola (1/30/10)

#13 TOM COMFORT (SO., OPP.) Kills:...............................21 at Hawaii (1/8/10) Attacks:.......................... 43 at UCLA (3/9/11) Hitting %:.....565 (15-2-23) at George Mason (2/26/11) Assists:...... 1, 4x, last vs. Ohio State (5/5/11) Aces:.......... 4, 2x, last vs. Ball State (3/18/11) Digs:.................. 10 vs. Lees McRae (2/19/11) Blocks:..............5 at George Mason (2/26/11) Points:.........................22.5 at Hawaii (1/8/11)

* Minimum five kills required for hitting percentage ** Penn State single-match record

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2011 Results and Honors 2011 Schedule & Results (24-7, 10-0 EIVA Tait) Date Jan. 13 Jan. 14 Jan. 15 Jan. 21 Jan. 22 Jan. 28 Jan. 29 Feb. 4 Feb. 5 Feb. 9 Feb. 11 Feb. 12 Feb. 18 Feb. 19 Feb. 23 Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 9 Mar. 11 Mar. 12 Mar. 18 Mar. 19 Mar. 25 Mar. 26 Apr. 2 Apr. 10 Apr. 15 Apr. 16 Apr. 28 Apr. 30 May 5

Opponent @UCLA @Hawaii @Ball State Saint Francis Springfield Loyola Lewis UC Irvine CS-Northridge Ohio State Rutgers Princeton Mount Olive Lees McRae St. Francis George Mason Springfield UCLA #UCSB #Long Beach Ball State IPFW Princeton Rutgers George Mason Ohio State Ball State IPFW ^Rutgers ^Springfield Ohio State

W/L L W W W W W W L W W W W W W W W W L W L W W W W W W L W W W L

Score 3-1 3-2 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-0 3-2 3-1 3-0 3-1 3-2 3-1 3-1 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-2 3-1 3-0 3-1

Game Scores 25-23, 19-25, 22-25, 18-25 25-23, 21-25, 25-22, 24-26, 16-14 25-19, 25-21, 25-20 25-18, 20-25, 25-19, 25-22 25-22, 25-15, 25-18 21-25, 25-16, 25-20, 29-27 26-24, 25-19, 25-19 21-25, 14-25, 25-22, 17-25 25-19, 25-22, 26-25 25-17, 25-21, 25-20 25-19, 28-26, 29-31, 25-19 25-17, 25-16, 25-23 25-20, 25-19, 25-21 24-26, 25-12, 25-23, 22-25, 15-9 22-25, 25-23, 25-16, 25-18 25-19, 25-19, 25-20 25-23, 22-25, 25-21, 25-19 23-25, 26-24, 20-25, 25-22, 17-19 17-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-22 21-25, 21-25, 29-27, 20-25 25-18, 36-34, 25-17 25-19, 25-23. 25-22 25-21, 25-16, 25-16 25-22, 25-22, 28-26 28-26, 25-20, 25-21 25-21, 18-25, 25-19, 25-9 23-25, 21-25, 22-25 20-25, 19-25, 25-20, 25-22, 15-12 25-14, 16-25, 25-16, 25-19 25-20, 25-14, 26-24 18-25, 26-24, 22-25, 23-25

Site Honolulu, Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. Columbus, Ohio University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. Loretto, Pa. Fairfax, Va. Springfield, Mass. Los Angeles, Calif. Long Beach, Calif. Long Beach, Calif. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. Princeton, N.J. Newark, N.J. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. Muncie, Ind. Fort Wayne, Ind. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa.

Att. ---- ---- ---- 632 609 702 689 1,602 1,423 612 317 612 374 637 550 1,600 1,029 424 ---- 873 532 491 450 164 577 809 1,277 716 727 967 3,761

Record 0-1 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 6-1 6-2 7-2 7-3 8-3 9-3 10-3 11-3 12-3 13-3 14-3 14-4 15-4 15-5 16-5 17-5 18-5 19-5 20-5 21-5 21-6 22-6 23-6 24-6 24-7

Time 1:56 2:41 1:28 1:43 1:17 1:52 1:14 1:44 1:22 1:20 1:54 1:20 1:18 2:00 1:39 1:14 1:42 2:15 1:39 1:50 1:24 1:30 1:10 1:22 1:27 1:49 1:33 2:13 1:25 1:20 1:57

@ - indicates match played at the Outrigger Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii # - indicates match played at the Active Ankle Challenge in Long Beach, Calif. ^ - indicates EIVA Championship match

2011 Penn State Men’s Volleyball Individual Honors AVCA All-America Joe Sunder (First Team), Edgardo Goas, Dennis Del Valle (Second Team) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Joe Sunder Uvaldo Acosta EIVA Player of the Year Joe Sunder Academic All-Big Ten Tom Comfort, Tor Covello, Scott Kegerreis, Alan Mars, Nick Turko, Ryan Wolf

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All-EIVA Conference Edgardo Goas, Dennis Del Valle, Joe Sunder, Nick Turko (First Team), Jace Olsen, Tom Comfort (Second Team)

Outrigger Invitational All-Tournament Team Joe Sunder (MVP), Dennis Del Valle, Edgardo Goas

EIVA Player of the Week Tom Comfort (2/14/11, 2/28/11), Edgardo Goas (1/24/11, 3/14/11), Joe Sunder (1/18/11, 3/7/11, 3/21/11, 4/18/11), Nick Turko (4/4/11)

EIVA Championship All-Tournament Team Dennis Del Valle (MVP), Joe Sunder, Ryan Wolf

AVCA National Player of the Week Joe Sunder (1/19/11)

Volleyball Magazine All-America Joe Sunder (First Team), Dennis Del Valle (Second Team), Edgardo Goas (Third Team)

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2011 Overall and EIVA Statistics Overall Record: 24-7 (Home: 15-2; Away: 7-4; Neutral: 2-1) Player

S

K

K/S

E

Pct

A

SA

SE

RE

D

BS

BA

TB

B/S

BE

#17 Joe Sunder

100

454

4.54

150 842

TA

.361

15

29

68

22

119 1.19

D/S

8

40

48

0.48

4

511.0

Pts.

#13 Tom Comfort 85

267

3.14

117 605

.248

3

16

34

0

89

1.05

6

37

43

0.51

4

307.5

#11 Jace Olsen

95

193

.203

86

436

.245

34

26

80

36

99

1.04

4

24

28

0.29

3

235.0

#10 Nick Turko

102

187

1.83

37

345

.435

5

29

67

0

28

0.27

10

70

80

0.78

10

261.0

#7 Edgardo Goas 111

98

0.88

25

171

.427

1224 27

51

2

128 1.15

13

54

67

0.60

10

165.0

#15 Scott Kegerreis 54

97

1.80

52

238

.189

2

6

14

0

46

0.85

0

14

14

0.26

6

110.0

#14 Ryan Wolf

41

82

2.00

38

183

.240

6

2

17

7

44

1.07

2

16

18

0.44

1

94.0

#8 Alan Mars

73

57

0.78

21

135

.267

5

13

30

0

15

0.21

7

26

33

0.45

7

90.0

#12 Ian Hendires

77

56

0.73

20

115

.313

6

3

18

1

14

0.18

4

61

65

0.84

7

93.5

#9 Peter Russell

15

34

2.27

7

58

.466

1

3

6

4

17

1.13

5

5

0.33

0

39.5

#6 Dennis Del Valle 113

4

0.04

3

7

.143

80

0

0

21

300 2.65

0

0

0

0.00

0

4.0

#16 Joe Yasalonis 2

1

0.50

2

7

-.143

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

0

1

1

0.50

0

1.5

#5 Kyle Mars

1

1

1.00

1

4

.000

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

0

0

0

0.00

0

1.0

#2 Tor Covello

57

0

0.00

0

2

.000

30

5

20

1

10

0.18

0

1

1

0.02

1

5.5

TEAM PENN STATE.......... 113 1531 13.55 559 3148 .309

1411 159

405

105

909 8.04

54

349

228.5 2.02

53 1918.5

Opponents........... 113

1339 11.85 521 2952 .277

1270 105

419

159

839 7.42

38

460

268.0 2.37

70 1712.0

Player

S

K

K/S

E

TA

Pct

A

SA

SE

RE

D

D/S

BS

BA

TB

B/S

BE Pts.

#17 Joe Sunder

29

123

4.24

34

217

.410

3

10

22

9

28

0.97

2

12

14

0.48

0

141.0

#13 Tom Comfort 24

87

3.62

26

173

.353

1

5

9

0

26

1.08

0

14

14

0.58

3

99.0

#10 Nick Turko

32

66

2.06

7

107

.551

1

15

26

0

13

0.41

2

24

26

0.81

1

95.0

#11 Jace Olsen

28

61

2.18

25

132

.273

13

11

2

10

33

1.18

2

11

13

0.46

0

79.5

#7 Edgardo Goas 32

32

1.00

7

50

.500

346 8

15

0

39

1.22

6

16

22

0.69

3

54.0

#15 Scott Kegerreis 19

27

1.42

17

73

.137

2

0

5

0

16

0.84

0

5

5

0.26

2

29.5

#14 Ryan Wolf

9

21

2.33

11

45

.222

3

0

6

0

16

1.78

0

2

2

0.22

0

22.0

#9 Peter Russell

6

20

3.33

5

33

.455

1

1

0

0

7

1.17

0

3

3

0.50

0

22.5

#8 Alan Mars

19

18

0.95

8

44

.227

0

3

9

0

3

0.16

1

7

8

0.42

1

25.5

#12 Ian Hendries

20

17

0.85

9

33

.242

2

1

3

1

4

0.20

0

22

22

1.10

2

29.0

#6 Dennis Del Valle 34

2

0.06

1

3

.333

26

0

0

5

88

2.59

0

0

0

0.00

0

2.0

#5 Kyle Mars

1

1

1.00

1

4

.000

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

0

0

0

0.00

0

1.0

#16 Joe Yasalonis 2

1

0.50

2

7

-.143

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

0

1

1

0.50

0

1.5

#2 Tor Covello

0

0.00

0

2

.000

30

1

8

1

2

0.11

0

1

1

0.05

1

1.5

EIVA Record: 10-0 (Home: 5-0; Away: 5-0)

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TEAM PENN STATE.......... 34

474

14.00 153 923

.350

428 55

132

26

275 8.09

13

118

72.0

2.12

14 603.0

Opponents........... 34

386

11.35 170 900

.240

375 126

133

55

237 6.97

10

133

76.5

2.25

29 488.5

2011 Individual Match Highs

2011 Team Match Highs

Kills:............................................ 33, Joe Sunder at Hawaii (1/14) Attacks: ..................................... 57, Joe Sunder at Hawaii (1/14) Hitting Pct.: ............ .857 (6-0-7), Edgardo Goas vs. LBSU (3/12) Assists: ................................ 62, Edgardo Goas vs. Loyola (1/28) Total Blocks:...........7, 2x, last, Nick Turko vs. Lees McRae (2/19) Digs: ....................................18, Dennis Del Valle vs. IPFW (3/19) Aces: ...................................4, Tom Comfort vs. Ball State (3/18) Points: .................................... 35.0, Joe Sunder at Hawaii (1/14)

Kills: ....................................................71, 2x, last vs. Loyola (1/28) Attacks: ............................................................... 145at UCLA (3/9) Hitting Pct.: ....................... .461 (50-9-89) at George Mason (2/26) Assists: ............................................................ 67 vs. Loyola (1/28) Total Blocks: ........................................ 13.0 vs. Lees McRae (2/19) Digs: ....................................................................54 at IPFW (4/16) Aces: ......................................................... 11 vs. Ohio State (4/10)

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2011 Match-by-Match Highs Match-By-Match Highs Date Opponent Kills Attacks Assists Digs Jan. 13 UCLA Sunder - 24 Sunder - 41 Goas - 43 Del Valle - 9 Jan. 14 Hawaii Sunder - 33 Sunder - 48 Goas - 52 Del Valle - 5 Jan. 15 Ball State Sunder - 13 Sunder - 24 Goas - 36 Del Valle - 10 Jan. 21 St. Francis Sunder - 18 Sunder - 28 Goas - 43 Del Valle - 8 Jan. 22 Springfield Sunder - 15 Sunder - 28 Goas - 32 Del Valle - 10 Jan. 28 Loyola Sunder - 28 Sunder - 57 Goas - 62 Del Valle - 14 Jan. 29 Lewis Sunder - 18 Sunder - 31 Goas - 35 Del Valle - 10 Feb. 4 UC Irvine Sunder - 16 Sunder - 30 Goas - 46 Del Valle - 15 Feb. 5 Northridge Kegerreis - 14 Kegerreis - 27 Goas - 34 Del Valle - 9 Feb. 9 Ohio State Sunder - 13 Sunder - 29 Goas - 36 Del Valle - 9 Feb. 11 Rutgers Sunder - 17 Sunder - 30 Goas - 53 Del Valle - 9 Feb. 12 Princeton Comfort - 12 Comfort - 20 Goas - 21 Del Valle - 9 Feb. 18 Mount Olive Comfort - 14 Comfort - 24 Goas - 34 Del Valle - 7 Feb. 19 Lees McRae Comfort - 19 Comfort - 35 Goas - 46 Del Valle - 13 Feb. 23 St. Francis Sunder - 16 Comfort - 31 Goas - 41 Del Valle - 7 Feb. 26 G. Mason Sunder - 16 Sunder - 28 Goas - 34 Goas - 9 Mar. 5 Springfield Sunder - 16 Sunder - 28 Goas - 38 Del Valle - 9 Mar. 9 UCLA Sunder - 22 Sunder - 54 Goas - 49 Del Valle - 10 Mar. 11 UCSB Comfort - 18 Comfort - 30 Goas - 49 Sunder - 8 Mar. 12 Long Beach Sunder - 17 Sunder - 36 Goas - 41 Del Valle - 9 Mar. 18 Ball State Sunder - 17 Comfort - 28 Goas - 40 Sunder - 8 Mar. 19 IPFW Sunder - 12 Sunder - 21 Goas - 34 Del Valle - 18 Mar. 25 Princeton Olsen - 9 Comfort - 15 Goas - 21 Wolf - 7 Mar. 26 Rutgers Comfort - 13 Comfort - 29 Goas - 30 Del Valle - 13 Apr. 2 G. Mason Sunder - 15 Sunder - 28 Goas - 33 Del Valle - 11 Apr. 10 Ohio State Comfort - 14 Comfort - 29 Goas - 36 Del Valle - 7 Olsen - 7 Apr. 15 Ball State Sunder - 13 Sunder - 27 Goas - 37 Sunder - 7 Apr. 16 IPFW Sunder - 24 Sunder - 51 Goas - 52 Del Valle - 16 Apr. 28 Rutgers Sunder - 11 Comfort - 26 Goas - 41 Del Valle - 11 Apr. 30 Springfield Sunder - 13 Sunder - 26 Goas - 36 Del Valle - 14 Comfort - 26 Times Led (incl. ties) Sunder - 22 Sunder - 19 Goas - 30 Del Valle - 25 Comfort - 6 Comfort - 11 Sunder - 3 Kegerreis - 1 Kegerreis - 1 Goas - 1 Olsen - 1 Wolf - 1 Olsen - 1

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Total Blocks Hendries - 4 Goas - 4 Sunder - 4 Turko - 4 Hendries - 2 Kergerreis - 2 Sunder - 3 Turko - 3 Hendries - 2 Olsen - 2 Sunder - 2 Kegerreis - 3 A. Mars - 3 N/A Hendries - 6 Sunder - 2 Hendries - 2 Turko - 4 Turko - 2 Turko - 3 Turko - 7 Hendries - 6 Comfort - 5 Hendries - 5 Olsen - 4 Hendries - 4 Hendries - 6 Comfort - 4 Sunder - 4 Hendries - 4 Turko - 4 Turko - 4 A. Mars - 5 Goas - 3 Turko - 3 Goas - 1 A. Mars - 1 Turko - 1 Goas - 5 Mars - 5 Mars - 2 Sunder - 2 Goas - 5 Turko - 5 Turko - 4 Turko - 12 Hendries - 10 Sunder - 5 A. Mars - 5 Goas - 5 Comfort - 2 Kegerreis - 2 Olsen - 2


2011 Match Superlatives 2011 Penn State Superlatives

Three sets.................................................Individual......................................................................................................................................................Team Kills:...........................................................18 - Joe Sunder vs. Lewis (1/29)............................................................................. 50 - vs. George Mason (2/26) Attacks:.....................................................31 - Joe Sunder vs. Lewis (1/29)..................................................................................... 99 - vs. Ball State (4/15) Attack Pct.*:................................................615 (8-0-13) - Nick Turko vs. George Mason (2/26)................................ .461 (50-9-89)vs. George Mason (2/26) Assists:......................................................40 - Edgardo Goas vs. Ball State (3/18).......................................................................... 46 - vs. Ball State (3/18) Aces:..........................................................4 - Tom Comfort vs. Ball State (3/18).............................................................................. 10 - vs. Ball State (3/18) Digs:..........................................................18 - Dennis Del Valle vs. IPFW (3/19)..................................................................................... 44 - vs. IPFW (3/19) Solo Blocks:..............................................4 - Edgardo Goas vs. Mount Olive (2/18).......................................................... 4 - 3x, last vs. Mount Olive (2/18) Block Assists:............................................5 - 3x, last I. Hendries and T. Comfort vs. George Mason (2/26)............................ 18 - vs. George Mason (2/26) Total Blocks:..............................................7 - Edgardo Goas vs. Mount Olive (2/18)............................................................. 11.0 - vs. George Mason (2/26) Four sets..................................................Individual......................................................................................................................................................Team Kills:...........................................................28 - Joe Sunder vs. Loyola (1/28)....................................................................................... 71 - vs. Loyola (1/28) Attacks:.....................................................57 - Joe Sunder vs. Loyola  (1/28)..................................................................................... 134 - vs. Loyola (1/28) Attack Pct.*:................................................750 (13-1-16) - Nick Turko vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11)...................... .376 (56-18-101) - vs. Saint Francis (1/21) Assists:......................................................62 - Edgardo Goas vs. Loyola (1/28).................................................................................... 67 - vs. Loyola (1/28) Aces:..........................................................3 - 7x, last, E. Goas vs. Rutgers-Newark (4/28).............................................................11 - vs. Ohio State (4/10) Digs:..........................................................15 - Dennis Del Valle vs. UC Irvine (2/4)............................................................................... 43 - vs. Loyola (1/28) Solo Blocks:..............................................3 - Alan Mars vs. Ohio State (4/10)..................................................................................4 - vs. Ohio State (4/10) Block Assists:............................................6 - Ian Hendries vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (2/23)........................................................ 16 - 3x, last vs. Ohio State (5/5) Total Blocks:..............................................6 - Ian Hendries vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (2/23)................................................................19.0 - vs. St. Francis (1/21) Five sets...................................................Individual......................................................................................................................................................Team Kills:...........................................................33 - Joe Sunder at Hawaii (1/14)............................................................................................71 - at Hawaii (1/14) Attacks:.....................................................54 - Joe Sunder at UCLA (3/9)................................................................................................ 145 - at UCLA (3/9) Attack Pct.*:................................................583 (33-5-48) - Joe Sunder at Hawaii (1/14).................................................. .394 (71-21-127) - at Hawaii (1/14) Assists:......................................................52 - 2x, last, E. Goas at IPFW (4/16)......................................................................................61 - at Hawaii (1/14) Aces:..........................................................2 - Joe Sunder at UCLA (3/9).....................................................................................................3 - at IPFW (4/16) Digs:..........................................................16 - Dennis Del Valle at IPFW (4/16)........................................................................................54 - at IPFW (4/16) Solo Blocks:..............................................2 - Ian Hendries at UCLA (3/9).................................................................................................... 4 - at UCLA (3/9) Block Assists:............................................7 - Nick Turko vs. Lees McRae (2/19).........................................................................22 - vs. Lees McRae (2/19) Total Blocks:..............................................7 - Nick Turko vs. Lees McRae (2/19)......................................................................13.0 - vs. Lees McRae (2/19)

2011 Opponent Superlatives

Three sets.................................................Individual......................................................................................................................................................Team Kills:...........................................................16 - 2x, last, D. Shank, IPFW (3/19)...................................................................................... 39 - Ohio State (2/9) Attacks:.....................................................36 - Darryl Shank, IPFW (3/19)...................................................................................................104 - IPFW (3/19) Attack Pct.*:................................................727 (8-0-11) - A. Nelson, Ball State (3/18) & G. Falcone, Springfield (4/30).......370 (39-9-81) - Ohio State (2/9) Assists:......................................................35 - 2x, last, S. Kehoe, Ohio State (2/9)........................................................36 - 2x, last, Rutgers-Newark (3/26) Aces:..........................................................3 - 2x, last, M. Midura, Rutgers-Newark (3/26)....................................................................... 7 - Ohio State (2/9) Digs:..........................................................9 - 5x, last, E. Lucas, George Mason (4/2)............................................................................ 32 - Ohio State (2/9) Solo Blocks:..............................................2 - Anders Nelson, Ball State (3/18)........................................................................................ 3 - Ball State (3/18) Block Assists:............................................10 - J.D. Gasparovic, Ball State (4/15).................................................................................. 29 - Ball State (4/15) Total Blocks:..............................................10 - J.D. Gasparovic, Ball State (4/15)............................................................................... 15.5 - Ball State (4/15) Four sets..................................................Individual......................................................................................................................................................Team Kills:...........................................................17 - Logan Patterson, St. Francis (Pa.) (2/23).......................................................... 55 - 2x, last, Ohio State (5/5) Attacks:.....................................................36 - Mike Bunting, Loyola (1/28)..............................................................................................114 - Loyola (1/28) Attack Pct.*:................................................583 (8-1-12) - Ryan Meehan, Long Beach (3/12)...................................................454 (54-10-97) - UCSB (3/11) Assists:......................................................51 - Steven Kehoe, Ohio State (5/5)........................................................................ 53 - 2x, last, Ohio State (5/5) Aces:..........................................................3 - 3x, last, C. Yoder, UC Irvine (2/4)........................................................................................10 - UC Irvine (2/4) Digs:..........................................................9 - 2x, last, M. Berzins, Ohio State (5/5)............................................................................... 36 - Ohio State (5/5) Solo Blocks:..............................................3 - Antwain Aguillard, Long Beach (3/12)............................................................................ 4 - Long Beach (3/12) Block Assists:............................................8 - Antwain Aguillard, Long Beach (3/12).......................................................................... 29 - Long Beach (3/12) Total Blocks:..............................................11 - Antwain Aguillard, Long Beach (3/12)..................................................................... 18.5 - Long Beach (3/12) Five sets...................................................Individual......................................................................................................................................................Team Kills:...........................................................28 - Jonas Umlauft, Hawaii (1/14)................................................................................................. 70 - UCLA (3/9) Attacks:.....................................................48 - Darryl Shank, IPFW (4/16)...................................................................................................153 - IPFW (4/16) Attack Pct.*:................................................615 (8-0-13) - Corey Frain, IPFW (4/16)............................................................. .396 (65-21-111) - Hawaii (1/14) Assists:......................................................57 - Connor Bannan, UCLA (3/9).................................................................................................. 67 - UCLA (3/9) Aces:..........................................................2 - 4x, last, E. Rivera, IPFW (4/16).................................................................................................. 4 - UCLA (3/9) Digs:..........................................................14 - Shaun Dryden, IPFW (4/16)..................................................................................................52 - IPFW (4/16) Solo Blocks:..............................................2 - John Lucas, Lees McRae (2/19)................................................................................. 3 - 2x, last, IPFW (4/16) Block Assists:............................................7 - Weston Dunlap, UCLA (3/9)...................................................................................... 17 - 2x, last, IPFW (4/16) Total Blocks:..............................................7 - Weston Dunlap, UCLA (3/9)..................................................................................................11.5 - IPFW (4/16 * a minimum of 10 kills required for individual attack percentage ** rally-scoring-era school record 1994 & 2008 NCAA National Champions • 26 NCAA Championship Appearances • GoPSUsports.com • PENN STATE 2011–12

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2011 EIVA Champions

The 2011 Penn State men’s volleyball team put another successful season in the record books last May after making its 26th NCAA appearance, the 16th under head coach Mark Pavlik. The Nittany Lions secured their 27th overall EIVA/ECVL Championship Title since 1976 and the 16th under Pavlik. The squad improved its already impressive conference record to 236-11, which is a blistering 95 percent winning percentage. Penn State also won its 23rd overall and 13th straight EIVA Tournament title with a 3-0 sweep of Springfield on April 30. The Nittany Lions finished the 2011 regular season undefeated in the EIVA, 10-0, for the 15th time in program history and the 12th time with Pavlik at the helm. Penn State was honored with six EIVA Postseason awards. Redshirt-junior Joe Sunder was selected as the Uvaldo Acosta Player of the Year, while also earning a spot on the All-EIVA First Team. Redshirt-junior Edgardo Goas, senior Dennis Del Valle and sophomore Nick Turko all were named to the All-EIVA First Team, while freshman Jason Olsen and sophomore Tom Comfort picked up All-EIVA Second Team accolades. Following the EIVA Championship, Del Valle was honored as the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. He was joined on the all-tournament team by junior Ryan Wolf and Sunder Del Valle securely etched his name in the Penn State men’s volleyball record books in 2011. Del Valle closed out his four-year career as the libero with the top three single season digs totals and in firm control of the Penn State career digs record. Del Valle took control of the career digs record in 2010 as a junior. He finished his senior year with 300 digs, which ranks third all-time at Penn State, for a career total of 1,260 digs. Four Nittany Lions earned a total of 10 weekly awards in 2011. Sunder led the way with four EIVA Player of the Week honors, as well as securing AVCA

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Player of the Week laurels. Comfort was named EIVA Player of the Week on two occasions, as was Goas. Turko also picked up one weekly conference award during the season. Penn State once again hosted the EIVA Championship at Rec Hall. After earning a bye in the quarterfinal round as the top seed, the Nittany Lions defeated Rutgers-Newark 3-1 (25-14, 16, 25-25, 16-25, 19) in the semifinals and Springfield 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 26-24) in the finals for the conference crown. Penn State improved its all-time conference tournament mark to 61-3 dating back to 1986. The Nittany Lions have advanced to the championship match in 25 conference tournaments, posting an overall record of 23-3 in championship matches. PSU has never been defeated in a conference tournament match held at Rec Hall, compiling a 40-0 record. The Nittany Lions hosted the 2011 NCAA National Collegiate Men’s Volleyball Championship at Rec Hall. Penn State earned the No. 2 seed and faced third seeded Ohio State. USC was the No. 1 seed and UC Santa Barbara earned the fourth seed as the MPSF Conference Champion. Ohio State defeated Penn State in the semifinals, 3-1 (25-18, 24-26, 25-22, 25-23), and stormed past UCSB for the 2011 NCAA title. Sunder secured a spot on the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team to represent the Nittany Lions. Penn State closed out its season ranked ninth in the nation and three Nittany Lions were named 2011 AVCA All-Americans. Sunder was named First Team AVCA All-America, while Del Valle and Goas picked up Second Team accolades. It was the fourth All-America honor for Del Valle, the second for Goas and the first for Sunder. The three awards bring Penn State’s total number of All-Americans to 78 since 1971.

PENN STATE 2011–12 • Men’s Volleyball • 27-Time Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Champions


2011 EIVA Standings

2011 EIVA Standings Tait Division

SCHOOL Penn State George Mason Springfield Rutgers-Newark Saint Francis Princeton

EIVA Overall W L W L 10 0 24 7 8 2 17 11 4 6 18 15 4 6 17 12 3 7 10 19 1 9 3 19

2011 EIVA Divisions TAIT Penn State George Mason Springfield Rutgers-Newark Saint Francis Princeton HAY Juniata NYU Sacred Heart Harvard NJIT EIVA Conference Website: www.eivavolleyball.com

Hay Division

SCHOOL Juniata NYU Sacred Heart Harvard NJIT

EIVA Overall W L W L 8 0 18 12 5 3 19 9 5 3 13 9 1 7 9 13 1 7 7 21

BISON/AVCA Men’s Division I-II Final Poll Rank School 1 Ohio State (14) 2 UCSB 3 USC (2) 4 UC Irvine 5 BYU 6 LBSU 7 Stanford 8 Hawaii 9 Penn State 10 UCLA 11 Pepperdine 12 Loyola-Chicago 13 Lewis 14 UC San Diego 15 Pacific

Points 232 216 212 191 176 157 147 127 112 104 65 60 44 40 27

Record 26-6 17-15 23-4 20-11 20-8 15-14 19-9 15-13 22-7 16-15 11-15 21-8 20-11 9-20 11-19

Others Receiving Votes: Ball State 3; CS-Northridge 2

Changes for 2012:

The 2012 campaign will mark the first time the EIVA will feature a single division eight-team conference. Each program will host seven home conference matches. The top four teams at the conclusion of the regular season will advance to the EIVA Championship with the hope of earning the automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship.

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Single-Season Team &SECTION IndividualHEADING Match Records RIGHT ­ INGLE-SEASON S TEAM RECORDS

Nate Matthews sets Norm Keil

Kills 2,677........................................1999 2,616........................................1990 2,559........................................1998 2,479........................................1991 2,441........................................2000 2,420........................................1997 2,290........................................1992 2,225........................................1995 Hitting Percentage .399.........................................2008* .397.........................................2009* .384..........................................1994 .384.........................................2002* .381..........................................1997 .363.........................................2005* .362.........................................2003* .362..........................................1995 .361..........................................1999 Total Blocks 473..........................................2005* 422...........................................1991 406.5........................................1999 404...........................................2000 390...........................................1995 389...........................................1994 380...........................................1992 374...........................................1998 357..........................................2004* Service Aces 230..........................................2009* 193...........................................2000 191..........................................2007* 176..........................................2001* 173...........................................1991 171............................. 1999 & 2008* 159..........................................2011* 158..........................................2005* 154..........................................2002* Digs 1,531........................................1990 1,482........................................1991 1,455........................................1992 1,328........................................1988 1,328........................................1999 1,274.......................................2010* 1,272........................................1993 Assists 2,491........................................1999 2,483........................................1990 2,357........................................1998 2,256........................................2000 2,232........................................1991 2,230........................................1997 2,130........................................1992 2,027........................................1995 * - Rally-scoring era

­SINGLE-SEASON INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Traditional Scoring

Rally Scoring­

Kills - 51 Ivan Contreras vs. Princeton April 19, 1997

Kills - 35 Matt Anderson at UC Santa Barbara March 12, 2007

Attacks - 89 Ivan Contreras vs. Princeton April 19, 1997

Attacks - 62 Matt Anderson at UC Santa Barbara March 12, 2007 Will Price at UC Irvine March 10, 2010

Hitting Percentage: .929 (13-0-14) Ivan Contreras vs. East Stroudsburg Feb. 13, 1997 Digs - 23 Tom Gingrich vs. Cal State Northridge March 9, 1991 Assists - 115   Dan Pollock vs. Princeton April 19, 1997 Blocks - 13 Kevin Hourican vs. Rutgers-Newark Feb. 25, 1995 Service Aces - 9 John Wasielewski 1990

Hitting Percentage (Min. 10 Kills) - 1.000 (10-0-10) - Norm Keil vs. Rutgers-Newark Feb. 16, 2002 (11-0-11) - Zeljko Koljesar vs. Springfield April 20, 2002 (12-0-12) - Max Holt vs. Harvard Feb. 13 2009 Digs - 25 Dennis Del Valle at UC Irvine March 10, 2010 Assists - 81 Edgardo Goas at UC Irvine March 10, 2010 Blocks - 13 Keith Kowal at Princeton March 27, 2005 Nate Meerstein vs. UC Irvine May 4, 2006 Service Aces - 7 Max Holt vs. USC Jan. 8, 2009

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Individual Single Season Records

1,003 1,002

Ivan Contreras Matt Anderson

1995 2008*

Block Solos

44 42 41 38 29

Chris Chase Ivan Contreras Ramon Hernandez Kevin Hourican Kevin Hourican

1989 1995 1992 1995 1996

Block Assists

Nate Meerstein

Kills 713 635 599 583 568 567 563 559 546 537 499

Guillo Silva Ivan Contreras Tony Mazzullo Chris Chase Jorge Perez Matt Anderson Ivan Contreras David Muir Ivan Contreras Carlos Guerra Tony Mazzullo Will Price

1990 1997 1998 1989 1991 2008* 1995 1992 1996 2000 1999 2010*

Hitting Percentage .574 .562 .548 .524 .515 .514 .504 .499 .490 .486 .480 .478 .477 .474 .470 .469 .454 .447

Keith Kowal Max Holt Max Holt Max Lipsitz Nate Meerstein Nate Meerstein Keith Kowal Max Lipsitz Max Lipsitz Chris Chase Sergio Pampena John Mills Keith Kowal Nate Meerstein Max Lipsitz Zach Slenker Edgardo Goas Norm Keil Norm Keil Max Holt

2004* 2009* 2008* 2010* 2004* 2005* 2003* 2008* 2009* 1988 1999 2001* 2005* 2006* 2007* 2002* 2010* 2002* 2003* 2007*

Guillo Silva Ivan Contreras David Muir Jorge Perez Will Price Chris Chase Tony Mazzullo Carlos Guerra

1990 1997 1992 1991 2010* 1989 1998 2000

Attacks

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1,287 1,158 1,121 1,098 1,075 1,068 1,064 1,064

182 156 151 138 134 133 132 123 121 119 116 114 113 112 111 110 109 108 107

Keith Kowal Keith Kowal Nate Meerstein Keith Kowal Max Lipsitz Nate Meerstein Adam Whitescarver Matt Proper Ivan Contreras Kevin Hourican Max Holt Max Holt Max Holt Norm Keil Max Lipsitz Sergio Pampena Kevin Hourican Nate Meerstein Max Lipsitz Norm Keil Matt Proper

2005* 2003* 2005* 2004* 2010* 2004* 2000 2005* 1994 1995 2007* 2008* 2006* 2002* 2008* 1999 1994 2006* 2009* 2003* 2004*

Total Blocks 194 166 163 159 156 150 147 146 145 141 140 137 134 130 129 127 122 121 120

Keith Kowal 2005* Nate Meerstein 2005* Keith Kowal 2003* Kevin Hourican 1995 Max Lipsitz 2010* Adam Whitescarver 2000 Ramon Hernandez 1992 Matt Proper 2005* Keith Kowal 2004* Nate Meerstein 2004* Ivan Contreras 1994 Chris Chase 1989 Sergio Pampena 1999 Max Holt 2008* Ramon Hernandez 1991 Kevin Hourican 1996 Max Holt 2006* & 2007* Nate Meerstein 2006* Ramon Hernandez 1993 Max Lipsitz 2008* Kevin Hourican 1994 Brad Miller 1998

Service Aces

79 55 51 49 48 47 42

Max Holt Max Holt Will Price Will Price Max Holt Robert Pierce Zeljko Koljesar

2009* 2007* 2009* 2010* 2008* 1989 2001*

Dan Pollock 41 38 37 36 35 34 33

Jason Kepner 1997 Carlos Guerra 2000 Eric Houston 1999 & 2000 Ryan Sweitzer 2008* Carlos Guerra 2003* Zeljko Koljesar 2003* Tony Mazzullo 1998 Matt Proper 2006* Matt Anderson 2008* John Wasielewski 1990 Matt Proper 2005* Matt Anderson 2007*

Digs

386 310 300 297 278 277 269 271 267 265 264 250 249 247 239

Dennis Del Valle Dennis Del Valle Dennis Del Valle Robert Pierce Gary Vogel Ricky Mattei Carlos Bertran Tony Mazzullo Tony Mazzullo Jim Schall Dennis Del Valle Robert Pierce Ricky Mattei Ryan Walthall Tony Mazzullo

2010* 2009* 2011* 1988 2005* 2003* 1991 1999 1998 1992 2008* 1989 2004* 2007* 1997

Dan Pollock José Quiñones Jim Schall Dan Pollock Jose Quiñones Carlos Ortiz Scott Miller Carlos Ortiz Carlos Ortiz Dan O’Dell Dan O’Dell Edgardo Goas José Quiñones

1998 2000 1992 1997 1999 1995 1991 1993 1994 2004* 2005* 2009* 2001*

Assists

2,126 2,063 1,877 1,769 1,714 1,677 1,586 1,477 1,455 1,440 1,377 1,367 1,368

* indicates total set during rally-scoring era

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Career Records Kills

2,089 1,839 1,693 1,457 1,362 1,336 1,322 1,274 1,271 1,260 1,249 1,236 1,212 1,158 1,145 1,112 1,109 1,104 1,055

Ivan Contreras 1994-97 Carlos Guerra 2000-03^ Ramon Hernandez 1991-94 Zeljko Koljesar 2000-03^ Tony Mazzullo 1997-99 Matt Proper 2003-06* David Muir 1991-93 Brad Miller 1996-99 Sergio Pampena 1996-99 Jorge Perez 1989-91 Jason Kepner 1994-97 Guillo Silva 1988-90 Matt Anderson 2006-08* Max Lipsitz 2007-10* Joe Sunder 2009-present* Max Holt 2006-09* Alex Gutor 2004-07* Ed Josefoski 1991-95 Keith Kowal 2002-05*

Hitting Percentage .523 .501 .499 .494 .462 .442 .415 .410 .402 .383 .367 .363 .346 .338 .332 .331

Keith Kowal Max Lipsitz Nate Meerstein Max Holt Norm Keil Sergio Pampena Brad Miller Zach Slenker Ivan Contreras Kevin Hourican Ramon Hernandez Ed Josefoski Tony Mazzullo Byron Schneider Guillo Silva Zeljko Koljesar Carlos Guerra Jorge Perez

2002-05* 2007-10* 2003-06* 2006-09* 2001-03* 1996-99 1996-99 2000-03^ 1994-97 1993-96 1991-94 1991-95 1997-99 1992-94 1988-91 2000-03^ 2000-03^ 1988-90

Ivan Contreras Carlos Guerra Ramon Hernandez Zeljko Koljesar

1994-97 2000-03^ 1991-94 2000-03^

Attacks

3,737 3,617 3,187 2,705

2,625 2,613 2,482 2,443 2,420 2,392 2,378 2,286 2,237 2,229 2,155

Matt Proper 2003-06* David Muir 1991-93 Tony Mazzullo 1997-99 Jason Kepner 1994-97 Jorge Perez 1989-91 Guillo Silva 1988-90 Matt Anderson 2006-08* Joe Sunder 2009-present* Brad Miller 1996-99 Alex Gutor 2004-07* Sergio Pampena 1996-99

Block Solos (Since 1989) 107 90 81 60 52 48 46

Ramon Hernandez Ivan Contreras Sergio Pampena Kevin Hourican Winfield Evens Brad Miller Max Holt Max Lipsitz

1991-94 1994-97 1996-99 1993-96 1989-92 1996-99 2006-09* 2007-10*

Block Assists (Since 1989) 499 459 444 413 390 363 322 301 297 291 259 256 254 249 244 243 241

Keith Kowal Max Lipsitz Max Holt Nate Meerstein Ramon Hernandez Sergio Pampena Matt Proper Ivan Contreras Dan O’Dell Brad Miller José Quiñones Carlos Guerra Zach Slenker Kevin Hourican Ed Josefoski Norman Keil Zeljko Koljesar Tony Mazzullo

2002-05* 2007-10* 2006-09* 2003-06* 1991-94 1996-99 2003-06* 1994-97 2003-06* 1996-99 1999-02 2000-03^ 2000-03^ 1993-96 1991-95 2000-03^ 2000-03^ 1997-99

Total Blocks

527 504 497 492 456 444 391 356 349 342 328 314 298 292 283 272 265 264

Keith Kowal Max Lipsitz Ramon Hernandez Max Holt Nate Meerstein Sergio Pampena Ivan Contreras Matt Proper Brad Miller Dan O’Dell José Quiñones Kevin Hourican Carlos Guerra Ed Josefoski Tony Mazzullo Zach Slenker Zeljko Koljesar Norm Keil

2002-05* 2007-10* 1991-94 2006-09* 2003-06* 1996-99 1994-97 2003-06* 1996-99 2003-06* 1999-02 1993-96 2000-03^ 1991-95 1997-99 2000-03^ 2000-03^ 2000-03^

Dennis Del Valle Ricky Mattei

2008-11* 2001-04*

Digs José Quiñones

1,260 909

Ricky Mettei 820 777 699 693 647 631 591 590 542 533 506 499

Ramon Hernandez Tony Mazzullo Ivan Contreras Jason Kepner Carlos Bertran José Quiñones Jim Schall Carlos Guerra Carlos Ortiz Zeljko Koljesar Tom Gingrich Ed Josefoski Aaron Smith

1991-94 1997-99 1994-97 1994-97 1988-91 1999-02 1989-92 2000-03^ 1993-95 2000-03^ 1989-92 1991-95 2004-07*

Service Aces 207 130 126 108 100 99 88 85 82 78 76 71 68 67 66 63 58 57 55

Max Holt 2006-09* Zeljko Koljesar 2000-03^ Carlos Guerra 2000-03^ Matt Proper 2003-06* Will Price 2008-10* José Quiñones 1999-02 Jason Kepner 1994-97 Alex Gutor 2004-07* Eric Houston 1998-00 Matt Anderson 2006-08* Joe Sunder 2009-present* Zach Slenker 2000-03* Ramon Hernandez 1991-94 Tony Mazzullo 1997-99 Max Lipsitz 2007-10* Ed Josefoski 1991-95 Carlos Ortiz 1993-95 Edgardo Goas 2008-present* Kevin Wentzel 2003-06* Aaron Smith 2004-07* Ivan Contreras 1994-97 Sergio Pampena 1996-99

Assists

6,364 4,993 4,760 4,609 4,094 3,562 3,191

José Quiñones 1999-02^ Dan O’Dell 2003-06* Dan Pollock 1996-99 Carlos Ortiz 1993-95 Edgardo Goas 2008-present* Jim Schall 1989-92 Luke Murray 2005-08*

* indicates total set during rally-scoring era ^ indicates total set during both traditional and rallyscoring eras

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EIVA Postseason History EIVA/ECVL Tournament Results (61-3)* 1978: Third Delaware W E. Stroudsburg L Springfield W Rutgers L 1979: West Point, N.Y. Princeton W George Mason W Rutgers-Newark W Rutgers-Newark L E. Stroudsburg W Rutgers-Newark L

2-0 1-2 2-0 0-2 15-5, 15-2 15-8, 15-6 15-11, 13-15, 15-1 7-15, 11-15 15-4, 16-14 15-13, 10-15, 8-15

1981: First (Host: Penn State) Springfield W 15-6, 15-10 Pittsburgh W 15-6, 15-10 Rutgers-Newark W 16-14, 15-9 E. Stroudsburg W 15-3, 15-0 Rutgers-Newark L 14-16, 11-15, 13-15 Rutgers-Newark W 15-17, 15-8, 15-9 1984: First (Host: George Mason) Princeton W 11-15, 15-11, 15-8, 15-8 George Mason L 10-15, 7-15, 6-15 1985: First (Host: Penn State) Rutgers-Newark W 15-8, 15-11, 15-4 George Mason W 15-10, 15-11, 15-7 1986: First (Host: George Mason) Rutgers-Newark W 15-3, 15-6, 15-7 G. Mason W 15-12, 15-8, 15-5 1987: First (Host: Penn State) Rutgers-Newark W 15-3, 15-13, 15-3 G. Mason W 15-9, 15-11, 15-13 1988: Second (Host: George Mason) E. Stroudsburg W 15-6, 15-5, 15-10 G. Mason L 15-7, 15-7, 12-15, 8-15, 12-15 1989: First (Host: Navy) Rutgers-Newark W 15-3, 15-4, 16-14 G. Mason W 11-15, 13-15, 15-12, 15-9, 15-5 1990: Second (Host: George Mason) Navy W 15-8, 15-10, 16-17, 15-11 Rutgers-Newark L 15-10, 8-15, 15-11, 13-15, 16-17 1991: First (Host: Rutgers-Newark) Navy W 15-5, 15-8, 15-2 Rutgers-Newark W 15-7, 15-11, 15-9 1992: First (Host: Penn State) G. Mason W 15-11, 15-2, 15-6 Rutgers-Newark W 15-7, 15-8, 13-15, 15-13 1993: First (Host: Penn State) Springfield W 15-8, 15-3, 15-5 Navy W 15-2, 15-7, 15-3 G.Mason W 16-14, 15-7, 15-7

2000 EIVA Champions

1994: First (Host: George Mason) NJIT W 15-6, 15-5, 15-9 Princeton W 17-15, 15-2, 15-10 Rutgers-Newark W 15-17, 15-9, 15-6

2004: First (Host: Penn State) Sacred Heart W 30-23, 30-28, 30-25 G. Mason W 30-19, 30-21, 30-17 Rutgers-Newark W 32-30, 30-28, 30-25

1995: First (Host: Penn State) Vassar W 15-6, 15-2, 15-7 E. Stroudsburg W 15-7, 15-1, 15-13 G. Mason W 15-4, 12-15, 15-9, 15-4

2005: First (Host: Penn State) Harvard W 30-17, 30-23, 30-15 Rutgers-Newark W 30-24, 30-21, 30-16 G. Mason W 30-20, 30-19, 30-32, 30-24

1996: First (Host: St. Francis) G. Mason W 16-14, 15-10, 15-12 E. Stroudsburg W 15-3, 15-13, 15-7 Princeton W 17-15, 15-6, 15-8

2006: First (Host: Penn State) Quarterfinals Bye Rutgers-Newark W 30-17, 30-19, 30-22 Saint Francis W 30-27, 30-21, 30-25

1997: First (Host: Rutgers-Newark) Queens W 15-0, 15-0, 15-8 LIU-South. W 15-12, 15-10, 15-3 Princeton W 13-15, 15-13, 15-9, 15-12

2007: First (Host: Penn State) Quarterfinals Bye Princeton W 30-16, 30-22, 30-22 Saint Francis W 30-28, 30-16, 30-27

1998: Third (Host: Rutgers-Newark) Juniata W 15-6, 11-15, 15-10, 15-7 Princeton L 7-15, 13-15, 14-16

2008: First (Host: Penn State) Quarterfinals Bye NYU W 30-22, 30-21, 30-20 G. Mason W 30-24, 33-31, 30-23

1999: First (Host: Penn State) Concordia W 15-4, 15-9, 13-15, 15-12 Juniata W 15-4, 15-5, 15-8 NJIT W 10-15, 14-16, 15-7, 15-9, 15-13 2000: First (Host: Penn State) Harvard W 15-5, 15-6, 15-2 NJIT W 15-8, 15-9, 9-15, 16-14 Concordia W 15-7, 15-7, 15-7 2001: First (Host: Penn State) New York W 30-19, 33-31, 30-22 Rutgers-Newark W 30-16, 30-26, 30-20 Concordia W 30-27, 30-22, 30-19 2002: First (Host: Penn State) Springfield W 30-17, 30-15, 30-18 Concordia W 30-18, 30-28, 30-23 Rutgers-Newark W 30-23, 19-30, 30-26, 26-30, 15-9

2009: First (Host: Penn State) Quarterfinals Bye G. Mason W 30-19, 30-22, 30-21 Juniata W 30-25, 30-19, 30-21 2010: First (Host: Penn State) Quarterfinals Bye Springfield W 30-21 30-27, 30-27 Princeton W 30-28, 30-27, 30-13 2011: First (Host: Penn State) Rutgers-Newark W 25-14, 16-25, 25-16, 25-19 Springfield W 25-20, 25-14, 26-24

Only partial results for some EIVA/ECVL Championships before 1985 are available. Please direct updates and corrections to the Athletic Communications Office, 101 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. 16802.

2003: First (Host: Penn State) Vassar W 30-21, 30-20, 30-22 Princeton W 30-28, 30-27, 30-22 G. Mason W 27-30, 30-23, 30-24, 34-32

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NCAA Postseason History NCAA Tournament Results 1981 (Host: Santa Barbara) USC L 2-15, 6-15, 8-15 Ohio State W 17-15, 10-15, 15-7, 15-8 1982 (Host: Penn State) USC W 15-13, 4-15, 15-13, 6-15, 15-11 UCLA L 4-15, 9-15, 7-15 1983 (Host: Ohio State) Pepperdine L 12-15, 7-15, 9-15 Ohio State L 13-15, 12-15, 15-13, 10-15 1986 (Host: Penn State) Pepperdine L 11-15, 15-13, 11-15, 12-15 Ohio Sate W 15-9, 15-1, 15-11 1987 (Host: UCLA) USC L 12-15, 15-9, 15-5, 5-15, 9-15 Ohio State W 15-3, 15-6, 15-5 1989 (Host: UCLA) UCLA L Ball State W

6-15, 4-15, 9-15 15-13, 15-11, 15-6

1991 (Host: Hawaii) LBSU L IPFW L

6-15, 3-15, 16-17 15-9, 6-15, 13-15, 3-15

1992 (Host: Ball State) Pepperdine L IPFW W

Penn State served as host to the 2002 NCAA Championship.

1996: Semifinalist (Host: UCLA) Hawaii L 9-15, 3-15, 15-13, 7-15 1997 Semifinalist (Host: Ohio State) UCLA L 13-15, 15-13, 4-15, 15-10, 10-15 1999 Semifinalist (Host: UCLA) BYU L 15-10, 4-15, 11-15, 5-15 2000 Semifinalist (Host: IPFW) UCLA L 15-11, 15-8, 15-10

16-17, 4-15, 9-15 15-4, 15-5, 15-6

2001 Semifinalist (Host: Long Beach State) BYU L 28-30, 30-28, 28-30, 26-20

1993 (Host: UCLA) CS-Northridge L 2-15, 5-15, 11-15 Ohio State W 7-15, 8-15, 15-10, 16-14, 15-10

2002 Semifinalist (Host: Penn State) Hawaii L 26-30, 30-27, 33-35, 27-30

1994 NCAA Champion (Host: IPFW) Ball State W 9-15, 15-7, 15-10, 15-6 UCLA W 9-15, 15-13, 4-15, 15-12, 15-12 1995 NCAA Runner-Up (Host: Springfield) Hawaii W 7-15, 15-13, 16-14, 6-15, 15-12 UCLA L 13-15, 10-15, 10-15

2003 Semifinalist (Host: Long Beach State) BYU L 34-36, 25-30, 30-28, 26-30 2004 Semifinalist (Host: Hawaii) LBSU L 26-30, 26-30, 26-30

2006 Semifinalist (Host: Penn State) UC Irvine W 32-30, 30-23, 31-33, 27-30, 15-13 UCLA L 27-30, 27-30, 27-30 2007 Semifinalist (Host: Ohio State) UC Irvine L 25-30, 22-30, 26-30, 23-30 2008 NCAA Champion (Host: UC Irvine) Ohio State W 30-21, 26-30, 30-22, 30-17 Pepperdine W 27-30, 33-31, 30-25, 30-23 2009 Semfinalist (Host: BYU) USC L 30-27, 26-30, 26-30, 24-30 2010 NCAA Runner-Up (Host: Stanford) CS-Northridge W 30-21, 30-23, 30-28 Stanford L 25-30, 20-30, 18-30 2011 Semifinalist (Host: Penn State) Ohio State L 25-18, 24-26, 22-25, 23-25

2005 Semifinalist (Host: UCLA) UCLA L 20-30, 24-30, 27-30

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All-EAST/EIVA Honors

Keith Kowal

All-East/All-EIVA 1972: 1973: 1974: 1975: 1976: 1977: 1978: 1979: 1980: 1981: 1982: 1983: 1984: 1985: 1986: 1987: 1988: 1989: 1990: 1991:

Jeff Keller, Ron Smith Jeff Keller, Don Weyel Gary Strawbridge Dave Evans, Dan Harslem Dave Evans, Tom Hahn, John Phillips, Larry Wile Dave Evans, Jeff Seavy Dave Mull, Carey Seavy Chuck Kegerreis, Dave Mull, Carey Seavy Chuck Kegerreis, Dave Mull Mike Gordon, Steve Hunkins, Chuck Kegerreis, Mark Kraynik, Ahmet Ozcam Mike Guyon, Steve Hunkins, Jeff Johnson, Mark Kraynik, Bruce Van Horn Mike Guyon, Steve Hunkins, Jeff Johnson, Boris Kaz, Mark Kraynik, Bruce Van Horn Steve Hunkins, Boris Kaz, Bob Palka Javier Gaspar, Bob Palka, Stew Russell, Todd Stehman Dave Bittner, Chris Chase, Javier Gaspar, Jose Rubayo, Stew Russell Dave Bittner, Chris Chase, Javier Gaspar, Mike Hogan, Robert Pierce, Stew Russell Chris Chase, Javier Gaspar Chris Chase, Scott Miller, Robert Pierce, Guillo Silva Charlie Bertran, Jorge Perez, Guillo Silva First Team Charlie Bertran, Scott Miller, Jorge Perez Second Team Ramon Hernandez, David Muir

1992: 1993: 1994: 1995: 1996: 1997: 1998: 1999: 2000: 2001: 2002: 2003:

First Team Ramon Hernandez, Jim Schall Second Team Tom Gingrich, David Muir First Team Ramon Hernandez, David Muir Second Team Carlos Ortiz First Team Ivan Contreras, Ramon Hernandez, Ed Josefoski, Carlos Ortiz Second Team Kevin Hourican, Byron Schneider First Team Ivan Contreras, Ed Josefoski, Kevin Hourican, Carlos Ortiz Second Team Jason Kepner First Team Ivan Contreras, Kevin Hourican, Jason Kepner MVP - Ivan Contreras First Team Jason Kepner, Brad Miller Second Team Tony Mazzullo, Sergio Pampena, Dan Pollock MVP - Tony Mazzullo First Team Dan Pollock, Brad Miller Second Team Dan Hoechst MVP - Sergio Pampena First Team Tony Mazzullo, Brad Miller, José Quiñones (Newcomer of the Year) Second Team Eric Houston MVP - José Quiñones First Team Carlos Guerra, Zeljko Koljesar (Newcomer of the Year) Second Team Dan Hoechst, Adam Whitescarver MVP - José Quiñones First Team Carlos Guerra, Zeljko Koljesar, John Mills Second Team Zach Slenker MVP - José Quiñones First Team Carlos Guerra, Norm Keil, Zach Slenker, Ricky Mattei, Zeljko Koljesar Second Team Jason Hawkins MVP - Carlos Guerra

2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009: 2010: 2011:

First Team Norm Keil, Keith Kowal, Ricky Mattei, Zeljko Koljesar Second Team Zach Slenker, Dan O’Dell MVP - Keith Kowal First Team Ricky Mattei, Dan O’Dell, Matt Proper, Kevin Wentzel, Nate Meerstein Second Team Alex Gutor (Newcomer of the Year) MVP - Matt Proper First Team Keith Kowal, Nate Meerstein, Dan O’Dell, Gary Vogel Second Team Alex Gutor, Aaron Smith First Team Nate Meerstein, Dan O’Dell, Matt Proper, Max Holt Second Team Matt Anderson First Team Matt Anderson, Alex Gutor, Max Holt, Max Lipsitz, Luke Murray MVP - Matt Anderson First Team Dennis Del Valle, Max Holt, Max Lipsitz, Luke Murray, Ryan Sweitzer MVP - Max Holt First Team Dennis Del Valle, Max Liptsitz, Will Price Edgardo Goas (Newcomer of the Year) Second Team Joe Sunder, Ryan Sweitzer MVP - Max Lipsitz First Team Dennis Del Valle, Edgardo Goas Second Team Joe Sunder MVP - Joe Sunder First Team Joe Sunder, Edgardo Goas Dennis Del Valle, Nick Turko Second Team Tom Comfort, Jace Olsen

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Honors & Awards

Ramon Hernandez

AVCA All-America First Team 1976: Tom Hahn, John Phillips 1981: Ahmet Ozcam 1982: Steve Hunkins, Jeff Johnson 1986: Chris Chase 1987: Chris Chase, Javier Gaspar 1988: Chris Chase, Javier Gaspar 1994: Ramon Hernandez 1995: Ivan Contreras, Carlos Ortiz 1996: Ivan Contreras 1997: Ivan Contreras 2001: José Quiñones 2002: José Quiñones 2004: Keith Kowal 2005: Nate Meerstein 2008: Matt Anderson, Max Holt 2009: Max Holt, Max Lipsitz, Will Price 2010: Max Lipsitz 2011: Joe Sunder Second Team 1986: Javier Gaspar 1991: Jorge Perez 1992: David Muir 1994: Ivan Contreras 1995: Ed Josefoski 1996: Kevin Hourican 1997: Jason Kepner 2002: Zeljko Koljesar, Ricky Mattei, Zach Slenker 2003: Carlos Guerra, Keith Kowal 2004: Ricky Mattei 2005: Keith Kowal, Matt Proper 2006: Matt Proper 2007: Matt Anderson 2008: Dennis Del Valle, Max Lipsitz, Luke Murray 2009: Dennis Del Valle, Edgardo Goas 46

2010: Dennis Del Valle 2011: Dennis Del Valle, Edgardo Goas Third Team 1989: Chris Chase, Robert Pierce 1990: Guillo Silva 1991: Scott Miller 1992: Ramon Hernandez 1993: Ramon Hernandez 2000: José Quiñones Honorable Mention 1971: Trevor Zahniser 1976: Dave Dicker, Larry Wile 1982: Mike Guyon, Chuck Kegerreis, Bruce Van Horn 1983: Bruce Van Horn 1985: Javier Gaspar, Bob Palka 1986: Stew Russell 1988: Dave Bittner, Robert Pierce 1989: Guillo Silva 1991: Charlie Bertran 1992: Jim Schall 1994: Carlos Ortiz, Ed Josefoski 1995: Kevin Hourican 2001: Carlos Guerra, Zeljko Koljesar

AVCA National Player of the Year

1997: 2008:

Ivan Contreras Matt Anderson (co)

AVCA Coach of the Year

1994: 2008:

Tom Peterson Mark Pavlik

Volleyball Magazine Libero of the Year

2001:

Ricky Mattei

Volleyball Magazine All-America 2006:

Matt Proper (First Team) Nate Meerstein (Second Team)

VBall Magazine Coach of the Year

2008:

Mark Pavlik

VBall Magazine Freshman of the Year

2006:

Max Holt

Jason Kepner 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009: 2010: 2011:

Keith Kowal (Second Team) Keith Kowal (First Team) Matt Proper (Second Team) Nate Meerstein (Third Team) Matt Proper (First Team) Nate Meerstein (First Team) Dan O’Dell (Second Team) Alex Gutor (Third Team) Max Holt (Third Team) Max Holt (First Team) Dennis Del Valle (Second Team) Luke Murray (Third Team) Max Lipsitz (Third Team) Max Holt (First Team) Max Lipsitz (First Team) Will Price (Second Team) Dennis Del Valle (Third Team) Edgardo Goas (HM) Dennis Del Valle (First Team) Max Lipsitz (First Team) Edgardo Goas (Second Team) Joe Sunder (First Team) Dennis Del Valle (Second Team) Edgardo Goas (Third Team)

Volleyball Monthly All-Freshman Team

1990: 1993: 1994: 2000: 2001:

Ramon Hernandez Carlos Ortiz Ivan Contreras Carlos Guerra, Zeljko Koljesar Ricky Mattei

VBall Magazine Player of the Year

2008:

Matt Anderson

VBall Magazine All-America

2003:

Carlos Guerra (Second Team)

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Honors & Awards

2004: 2005: 2008: 2010:

Keith Kowal (First Team) Keith Kowal (First Team) Max Lipsitz (Second Team) Max Lipsitz (Second Team))

U.S. National Team

1983: 1989: 2008: 2011:

Jeff Johnson Javier Gaspar Matt Anderson Max Holt

U.S. Junior National Team

Luke Murray

AVCA/Sport Imports National Player of the Week

• Keith Kowal (3/23/04; 2/22 & 3/7/05) • Matt Proper (2/8/05, 2/6/06) • Matt Anderson (2/11/08) • Luke Murray (3/27/08) • Max Holt (2/26/09) • Joe Sunder (1/19/11)

CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America

1994: 1996: 1997: 1999: 2003:

Byron Schneider Ivan Contreras Ivan Contreras Tony Mazzullo Zeljko Koljesar (Third Team)

1981: 1984: 1996: 1998: 1999: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009: 2011:

Jeff Johnson, Mark Kraynik Bruce Van Horn Jeff Johnson, Todd Stehman Eric Houston John Mills Zach Slenker, John Mills Matt Anderson, Max Holt Matt Anderson, Max Holt, Max Lipsitz, Will Price Joe Sunder Joe Sunder Aaron Russell

U.S. Youth National Team

1999: 2005: 2010:

Richard Schneider Matt Anderson, Max Holt Aaron Russell

World University Games Team

1983: 1987: 1993: 1995: 1997: 2001: 2005:

Jeff Johnson Javier Gaspar David Muir Ed Josefoski, Kevin Hourican Jason Kepner Carlos Guerra (Mexico) Nate Meerstein

AVCA Hall of Fame

Tom Tait: Inducted in 2003

USAV All-Time Great Coach

Tom Tait: Inducted in 2007 (Pioneer Div.)

NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player

1994: 2008:

Ramon Hernandez Matt Anderson

NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team

Tom Tait

1981: 1982: 1986: 1987: 1989: 1992: 1994: 1995: 1996: 1997: 1999:

Ahmet Ozcam Steve Hunkins, Jeff Johnson Chris Chase Chris Chase, Javier Gaspar Chris Chase David Muir Ramon Hernandez, Byron Schneider, Ed Josefoski Ivan Contreras Kevin Hourican Ivan Contreras Jose Quinones

Matt Anderson 2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2008: 2009: 2010: 2011:

Jose Quinones Carlos Guerra Carlos Guerra Keith Kowal Alex Gutor Dan O’Dell, Matt Proper, Nate Meerstein Matt Anderson, Max Holt, Max Lipsitz, Luke Murray Will Price Will Price, Joe Sunder, Max Lipsitz Joe Sunder

Hawaii Outrigger Invitational All-Tournament Team 1995: 1996: 1997: 1998: 1999: 2000: 2001: 2002: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009: 2010: 2011:

Ed Josofoski, Ivan Contreras Ivan Contreras Ivan Contreras, Jason Kepner Dan Pollock Sergio Pampena José Quiñones Zeljko Koljesar Zeljko Koljesar Keith Kowal, Ricky Mattei Nate Meerstein Matt Proper Max Holt Max Holt, Luke Murray, Matt Anderson (MVP) Max Holt, Max Lipsitz, Edgardo Goas, Dennis Del Valle Max Lipsitz, Joe Sunder Joe Sunder (MVP), Dennis Del Valle, Edgado Goas

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Nittany Lions in the Pros Numerous other Penn State men’s volleyball alumni have played professionally after successful careers as Nittany Lions. Their names and clubs are listed below. * Additional information can be submitted to Susan Bedsworth at sjb5001@psu.edu for inclusion in the 2013 media guide.

Name • Matt Anderson • Chris Chase • Ivan Contreras • Carlos Guerra • Alex Gutor • Max Holt • Zelimir Koljesar • Max Lipsitz • Damien Martorana • Kyle Masterson • Nate Meerstein • Scott Miller • Luke Murray • Dan O’Dell • Robert Pierce • Will Price • Matt Proper • Guillermo Silva • Aaron Smith • Ryan Sweitzer

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Team Hyundai Capital Skywalkers (S. Korea) Casa Modena (Italy) Leysin Nationaliga A (Switzerland) Concordia MTV Nafels Nationaliga A (Switzerland) Knack Rondstad Roeselare (Belgium) Ziraat Bankasi (Turkey) Ponce (Puerto Rico) A.E.K. Volley (Greece) Concordi MTV Nafels (Switzerland) SEAT Volley Nafels (Switzerland) Leones de Ponce (Puerto Rico) Numancia Soria (Spain) SWIVA Volley Munsingen (Switzerland) Lausanne University Club Volley (Switzerland) Chenois Geneve Volley (Switzerland) Belagorie (Russia) Copra Elior Piacenza (Italy) Vitoria (Portugal) Volley Amriswil (Switzerland) Mayaguez (Puerto Rico) Holland VBC Waremme (Belgium) BNI Taplus (Indonesia) Castelo Da Maia (Portugal) Tarrangana (Spani) Amriswil (Switzerland) Tramelon Groupement (Switzerland) Enosis Neon Volley (Cyprus) Ponce (Puerto Rico) GC Vilacondense (Portugal) Concordia MTV Nafels Nationaliga A (Switzerland) G.C. Lamia (Greece) GFCOA (France) Luigi Bacchi Perugia Volley (Italy) SGK (Turkey) Anorthosis Volley (Cyprus) Naranjito (Puerto Rico) Corozal Plataneros (Puerto Rico) Caguas Criollos (Puerto Rico) Tonno Callipo (Italy) Casa Modena (Italy) Club Tarragan St. Pete y St. Pau Falkenberg Volleyball Klubb (Sweden)

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Years 2009-10 2011-12 N/A 1997-00 2000-08, 09-10 2008-09 2011-12 2004 2004-05 2005-06 2006 2006-07 2007-09 2009-11 2011-12 2011-12 2011-12 2003-04 2010-11 2011-12 N/A 2011-12 2007 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 1993-94 2009-10 2011-12 N/A 1990-95 2010-11 2011-12 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2011-12 1989-94 1994-1996 2010-11 2011-12 2007-08 2009-10


Nittany Lion Alumni Spotlight Head coach Mark Pavlik, as well as his predecessors Tom Tait and Tom Peterson, have produced many of the nation’s top players during their time at the helm of the Penn State program. However, the successes of the Penn State players and staff don’t stop once they graduate or move away. A great number not only have successful professional volleyball careers, but also pursue coaching careers at high schools, clubs and universities across the country and around the world. Below are the names of former staff and players who have entered the coaching ranks after time at Penn State. Steve Aird Chris Birch Larry Bock Neal Brown Javier Gaspar Dan Gwitt John Hartranft Jason Hawkins Brian Heffernan Ramon Hernandez

Kevin Hodge Mike Hogan Jason Kepner Dan O’Dell Sylvester Owusu Jon Penn Robert Pierce Stew Russell Dan Schall Jim Schall

Mike Schall Scott Shirley Aaron Smith Ryan Sweitzer Gary Vogel Ryan Walthall John Wasielewski Kevin Wentzel * Additional names can be submitted to Susan Bedsworth at sjb5001@psu.edu for inclusion in the 2013 media guide.

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Coaching History

Tom

TAIT Head Coach (1977-88) 255-88-9 (.795)

The father of the Penn State men’s and women’s volleyball programs. After leading one of the best club teams in the country, he turned Penn State to Division I status in 1977. Was also the first coach in Penn State women’s volleyball history from 1976-78, with a record of 51-43-4. He led the Nittany Lions to four NCAA Championships and coached 20 All-Americans during his tenure.

Tom

PETERSON Head Coach (1989-94) 128-50 (.719)

Led Penn State to a shocking national title in 1994, becoming the only non-California school to take the NCAA crown. Named the AVCA Coachof-the-Year in 1994, he coached his players to 19 All-America awards during his tenure.

Mark

PAVLIK Head Coach (1995-present) 414-120 (.795)

After five years as an assistant at Penn State, Pavlik has coached the Lions to 16 NCAA National Semifinals in his 17 years as head coach, including the 2008 and 2010 NCAA National Championships. He has coached 21 different players to 40 All-America awards, including 1997 AVCA Player of the Year Ivan Contreras and 2008 AVCA Co-Player of the Year Matt Anderson. At least three of his players have earned first team All-EIVA accolades each of his seasons as a head coach. 50

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2008 NCAA National Champions Lions Rally To Defeat Pepperdine, 3-1, Capture Second NCAA National Title IRVINE, Calif., May 3, 2008 - Behind a career night from senior setter Luke Murray, the top-ranked Penn State men’s volleyball team captured its second National Championship title in school history with a four-game win over No. 2 Pepperdine (27-30, 33-31, 30-25, 30-23). Junior outside hitter Matt Anderson was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Championship and joined Murray, junior middle hitter Max Holt and sophomore middle hitter Max Lipsitz along with Pepperdine’s Paul Carroll, J.D. Schleppenbach and Jonathan Winder on the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team. In the final match of his career, Murray was nothing short of outstanding. The 6-foot setter recorded his first collegiate triple-double with a season-high 63 assists, a career-high 12 digs and a career-high 11 blocks while leading the Nittany Lions to a team hitting percentage of .407. For the NCAA Championship, Murray directed the Nittany Lions to a combined .409 hitting percentage and for the season, Penn State shattered the previous team hitting percentage record of .384 set by the 1994 National Champions, attacking at a .399 clip for the 2008 campaign. Anderson led the Nittany Lions with 29 kills on .451 hitting against Pepperdine while Lipsitz set a new career high with 17 kills on .500 hitting. Holt added in 12 kills on .417 hitting while junior opposite Ryan Sweitzer contributed 10 kills. The unsung hero of the match, freshman libero Dennis Del Valle recorded a match-high and career-high-tying 16 digs and for the NCAA Championship, Del Valle racked up 30 total digs for an average of 3.75 digs per game. In addition to Murray’s 12 digs, junior outside hitter Jay Stauffer was also a key part of the Lion defense as he tallied nine digs, one shy of his season best. Penn State set a new season high for blocks as it racked up 19 total blocks in the contest, including 5.5 in the first game alone. Murray led the way with 11 as Holt tied his career high with nine stuffs, Lipsitz added six, Stauffer equaled his personal-best with four, Anderson added in three, Sweitzer notched two and junior middle hitter Jon Sherrick recorded a crucial stuff in the fourth game. A Murray and Holt blocked opened up the match and the Nittany Lions remained on top, going up 8-5 on a Lipsitz kill and ace and Holt and Stauffer block before Holt and Anderson kills gave the Lions the 10-6 lead and forced a Pepperdine timeout. Out of the break, another monster stuff by Holt and Murray, along with a Wave attack error and a Sweitzer ace that rolled along the tape and dropped in, put Penn State up 13-6. Following a Pepperdine kill, a block by Murray and Holt and a triple stuff by Murray, Holt and Anderson made it 15-7, but two Pepperdine kills brought them within six at 15-9. The teams traded kills and a Wave ace and Lion attack error trimmed the Lion lead to four at 16-12. The Waves scored twice on kills before a Lipsitz kill halted the run. A Lion service error and a Pepperdine ace helped the Waves score seven of the next eight points to pull ahead 21-19. A monster Anderson kill out of a timeout pulled Penn State within one at 21-20 and the teams traded kills twice before a Pepperdine kill and ace aided them in going up 26-22. Lion put-aways from Lipsitz and Anderson helped Penn State pull within two at 26-24 and following a Wave block, an Anderson kill and a Sweitzer put-away trimmed the gap to 27-26. Out of the break, the teams traded points before a Wave kill and block gave them the game, 30-27. Penn State took the 4-1 lead in the second game aided by two Anderson kills and a Murray put-away. A Sweitzer and Lipsitz block made it 6-4 but Pepperdine fought back to tie the game at 6-6 with two kills. Seven ties ensued before a Wave kill off the Nittany Lion block put Pepperdine ahead 15-14. Out of the break, kills from Sweitzer and Anderson along with a block from Holt and Stauffer pushed Penn State ahead 17-15. A Lion service error was quickly followed by kills from

Holt and Murray along with a Murray and Holt block to give Penn State the 2016. Two Pepperdine kills pulled them within two at 20-18 and the teams traded points four times before another Wave kill trimmed the Lion lead to one at 24-23. Following a Penn State timeout, the squads continued to exchange points, with a Sweitzer kill giving the Lions the 27-25 advantage. But a Penn State attack that landed wide and a Wave service ace knotted the game at 27-27. A Sweitzer kill put Penn State up 28-27 but Pepperdine responded with a kill and block of its own to swing the momentum and put the Waves ahead 29-28. A Lipsitz kill evened the score and the teams exchanged kills to tie the game at 30-30. Pepperdine followed up an attack error with a kill to make it 31-31 and a Sweitzer kill put Penn State ahead 32-31 before an Anderson kill ended the game, 33-31. The Nittany Lions took the 5-3 lead in the third game on two Anderson kills and went up 7-6 on another Anderson put-away. The Waves responded with two kills and a block to go ahead 9-7 but a Holt kill and ace helped Penn State tie the game at 10-10. The teams traded points twice before a Sweitzer kill and Lion triple block from Stauffer, Lipsitz and Sweitzer put Penn State up 14-12. Three more exchanges of points and a Wave attack error gave Penn State the 18-15 advantage before Lion kills from Anderson and Lipsitz pushed the Lion lead to 21-17. The squads exchanged errors and a Sweitzer kill and Stauffer and Lipsitz block put Penn State up 24-18. The Waves came back with two kills and a block before a Holt kill gave the Lions the 25-21 lead but a Pepperdine kill and ace trimmed the Penn State lead to two at 25-23. A Wave attack error gave Penn State the 26-23 lead but Pepperdine responded with two consecutive kills to pull within one at 26-25. An Anderson kill and a Penn State triple block from Anderson, Lipsitz and Murray pushed the Lions up 28-25 before a Wave attack error and another Penn State triple block from Anderson, Lipsitz and Murray ended the game, 30-25. Penn State jumped out to the quick 6-0 lead to start the fourth game behind a Wave service error, a Murray and Lipsitz block, a Pepperdine attack error and Nittany Lion kills from Lipsitz and Anderson as the Waves used both of their timeouts in the run. Lipsitz kills helped Penn State go up 7-1 and then 10-4 before another Lipsitz put-away made it 14-7. But Pepperdine claimed three of the next four points to pull within four at 15-11. The teams traded points three times before Lion kills from Anderson and Murray and two Pepperdine errors put Penn State ahead 22-14. The Waves took three of the next four points to pull within six at 2317 and the squads traded service errors, with an Anderson kill making it 25-18 and a Sweitzer kill making it 26-19. A Lion block by Holt and Sherrick made it 27-19 and following a Pepperdine kill, Holt returned the favor to put the Lions ahead 28-20. But the Waves fought back to score the next three points on two kills and an ace to trim the Lion lead to five at 28-23 and force a Penn State timeout. A Murray kill off a scramble play made it 29-23 and a Pepperdine attack that went long gave Penn State the game, 30-23.

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2008 NCAA National Champions

Penn State is the only school outside of California to have its men’s and women’s programs both capture a national championship. The Nittany Lion women’s squad won the title in 1999 and then outlasted Stanford in five games at Arco Arena in Sacramento on Dec. 15, 2007. The Nittany Lions join Stanford, Long Beach State, UCLA and USC as the only programs to accomplish the feat. Matt Anderson became Penn State’s second-ever NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player, joining Ramon Hernandez, who earned the honor in 1994. The Nittany Lions have now had 27 players named to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament team with the 2008 additions of Anderson, Max Holt, Luke Murray and Max Lipsitz. Senior setter Luke Murray ended his career on an outstanding note, not only with a national title but also with his first collegiate triple-double. The sixfoot setter had his first collegiate triple-double with a season-high 63 assists, a career-high 12 digs and a career-high 11 blocks versus Pepperdine. Freshman libero Dennis Del Valle recorded a match-high and career-hightying 16 digs and for the NCAA Championship, Del Valle racked up 30 total digs for an average of 3.75 digs per game. He ended the season with 264 digs, which places him eighth all-time on Penn State’s single season digs list.

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Junior opposite Ryan Sweitzer’s 10 kills against the Waves gave him 19 double-digit kill matches for the year. He recorded a career-high in every statistical category during the 2008 season. Penn State recorded a season-high 19 blocks in the National Championship match against Pepperdine, besting its previous season-high of 18.5 set against Ohio State in the NCAA National Semifinal on Thursday, May 1. For the NCAA Championship as a team, the Nittany Lions recorded 37.5 team blocks, good for an average of 4.69 blocks per game. Penn State is just the second school to win the NCAA men’s and women’s volleyball national title in same academic year, joining Stanford in 1996-97. The NCAA began sponsoring women’s volleyball in 1981. Sophomore middle hitter Max Lipsitz recorded a career-high 17 kills on .500 hitting in the National Championship match. He also posted a career-high 12 blocks in the NCAA National Semifinal win over Ohio State on May 1. Junior outside hitter Jay Stauffer fell one dig shy of his career-best with nine against Pepperdine, but equaled his personal-best with four blocks.

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2008 NCAA National Champions NCAA Championship Quotes National Championship: Penn State 3, Pepperdine 1 Opening Statement: Mark Pavlik (Penn State Head Coach) “I’d like to say congratulations to Coach Dunphy and his staff for the run that their Pepperdine team made, dealing with the injuries they had. This was a microcosm of our season, coming back from a disappointing game one to win three straight. Overall, I thought that they responded well from game one, coming back from the four-point run that we gave up.” On the play that he felt changed the match: “The biggest play in my mind was in game two when it was tied 28-28, and (Pepperdine’s Paul) Carroll served a laser that Dennis (Del Valle) just nailed, Luke put up and Max just put it away. I thought that really made a difference and changed our momentum. I don’t want that play to get lost in all the other things we did well.” On what this match means to him: “I’m really just the caretaker of this program. To give this team the opportunity to play their best at the highest level, it’s rewarding to me. These guys played better than I coached, that’s for sure.” On an East Coast team winning the National Championship: “The grassroots at scholastic and club level, the players are in it for the right reasons. You don’t have to have a tan in February to be a good volleyball player. These guys played their butts off, and hopefully there’s some 12-year-old in Iowa that decides if they work hard, they can be like Matty [Anderson].” On the idea of having a libero on the All-Tournament team: “I have three words for you: Dennis Del Valle. The libero position has become so important for the men’s game. When you have someone who is as good as Dennis, it gives your setter a chance to guide you to a .400 hitting percentage on the year. He’s phenomenal.” Matt Anderson (Junior Outside Hitter) ­ “I’m kind of awe-struck right now with what happened. Coming back again, just like we did at the Outrigger [against Hawai’i], it’s pretty cool to see. One of the things I’m proud of is our never-say-die attitude. I had all the confidence in the world in Jay, Max and myself to put balls away, and in Luke to always put things right where they needed to be.” On consecutive blocks on Paul Carroll at the end of game three: “Any time you can block a player and take them out of their offense, take them out of their flow, especially a big hitter like Paul, it’s a good thing. He was really beating us early, so it was good to turn it around.” Luke Murray (Senior Setter) ­ On attacking from the middle: “That was our game plan from the beginning. (Pepperdine) doesn’t really set their middles much, so with their scout team, they don’t really see an attack there like Max & Max can make.”

On his play encouraging smaller setters: “I hope it does. It just goes to show that you don’t have to be huge, just be smart, and have a good libero.” Dennis Del Valle (Freshman libero) ­ “We set a goal at the beginning of the season, and we just think of that goal and practice really hard in the gym. My teammates gave me the confidence I had to play hard.” Opening Statement: Marv Dunphy (Pepperdine Head Coach) “I give a lot of credit to Penn State. We had a lot of chances. We snuck back in the game and took game one. They (Penn State) made some great plays to take game two. Maybe if we got that game it might of been different but you can’t play the shoulda, woulda, coulda game. I give them credit, they made plays when they needed to.” Regarding his players being tired from four matches in the past two weeks: “I don’t think what we did a few nights ago or a few weeks ago mattered tonight. Their middles were more experienced and came in with more pedigree than us. They have good talent in there.” On injuries during the season: “For awhile I would have figured on going 12-9, but we had a good run at the end. To have a chance to compete for the national championship and then come up short is tough. We can say we got better as time went on, but it might take awhile for that to sink in.” Jonathan Winder (Senior setter) “We wanted to set the middle, it just wasn’t working too well. We didn’t have success early and our middle just didn’t work, in large part to their serve that was knocking us off the net. It was really their good serving, they served tough a lot.” On his decision to attend Pepperdine: “It was a great decision to come here and it is hard to think that it is over. It will be tough to leave. The coaching staff we have had here has been tremendous. Pepperdine is one of the classiest schools in America. There is no place like it. I am truly blessed to have gone there. Winning the national championship my freshman year, I am glad to have done that.” Paul Carroll (Junior opposite): “I felt they made some good plays at the right time. They are a pretty good team.” On the block in game two to take the 29-28 lead: “I felt that was a huge play in the match. There was a rally and we had some good touches. They (Penn State) ended up making some good plays to end the game.”

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2008 NCAA National Champions A Visit to the White House As another perk to winning their respective NCAA National Championships, the 2008 Penn State men’s volleyball team and the 2007 Penn State women’s volleyball team and were invited to the White House to meet with President George W. Bush on Tuesday, June 24, 2008. Both squads enjoyed a tour of the East Wing of the White House before individually meeting with the President. He chatted with each group, asking about the season and their championship, where the student-athletes were from and what they planned to do in the future. The team captains then presented the President with a gift - a jointly-signed Penn State No. 1 volleyball jersey and a red, white and blue volleyball - before taking a group photo. The teams were then escorted to the Blue Room of the White House before being formally announced to the South Lawn, where they descended the stairs to a reserved seating area. The captains of each of the 18 National Championship teams in attendance were then escorted to a stage in front of the group and the President joined them, speaking to the crowd and recognizing each team for their feats.

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1994 NCAA National Champions

1994 National Champions

The Penn State men’s volleyball team accomplished what many thought would be impossible in 1994 when it became the first team from anywhere other than California to win a national title. Teams from the Golden State had claimed the previous 24 NCAA titles. Not only was Penn State the only program in men’s volleyball from the East to win a national title, no women’s team east of the Mississippi River had ever won a national title. After qualifying for nine NCAA Tournaments since 1981, Penn State had proven themselves as the top team in the East but defeating a California team to win the title still seemed like a dream. The dream became a reality on April 3, 1994 when the Nittany Lions outlasted perennial powerhouse and 14-time NCAA champion UCLA 9-15, 15-13, 4-15, 15-12, 15-12 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind. A record-setting crowd of 7,908 witnessed Penn State come back from an 11-4 deficit in the fourth game to outscore the Bruins 11-1 down the stretch to force a fifth game and seize the momentum. Penn State then jumped out to a 8-4 lead in the final frame, saw UCLA rally to tie at 12-12, but didn’t wilt, scoring the final three points. Senior co-captain Byron Schneider posted the match winning kill and the Lions had made history. Ramon Hernandez recorded one of the most clutch performances in NCAA Tournament history in the championship match by recording 38 kills, a .444 hitting percentage and 10 digs. Ed Josefoski and Schneider each chipped in 18 kills, while Josefoski posted a team-high 12 digs. Both were named to the All-Tournament team. Just a freshman, Ivan Contreras added seven blocks and 14 kills while Kevin Hourican led the team with 11 blocks. 56

Setter Carlos Ortiz recorded 87 assists, seven kills and 10 digs. Following the match, head coach Tom Peterson was ecstatic. “We made history!” Peterson exclaimed. “No one can take that away from any of us. You can always do incredible things, but to make history that’s something even more special. That’s what we did; it will never happen again. It really does mean something special. I hope people will realize what these guys accomplished. It’s tremendous to bring the national championship to Penn State and the East for the first time.” To reach the championship, Penn State defeated Ball State 9-15, 15-7, 15-10, 15-6. Schneider was magnificent, killing 24 balls with a .645 hitting percentage and adding 12 digs. Contreras had 19 kills and a time-high eight blocks. Ortiz ran the offense flawlessly with 79 assists, adding seven digs and six blocks. The Nittany Lions controlled the match, hitting .406 as a team. The NCAA title capped off a 25-3 season that also saw the Lions take the EIVA crown. Their only losses came at the hands of Stanford, Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne and Ball State. Penn State recorded victories over some of the top programs that season, defeating Stanford twice, Ball State, Brigham Young and Ohio State three times. The Lions had four players finish the season with over 300 kills, led by Hernandez with 440. Jose­foski, Contreras and Sch­neider all ended with over 300. Hernandez, Contreras, Josefos­ki and Ortiz were named All-Americans. Penn State also became just the fifth school in NCAA history and the first from the East to have its men’s and women’s volleyball programs reach the championship match in the same season. The women’s squad, under head coach Russ Rose was ousted by Long Beach State after a 31-5 season. They joined only UCLA, Long Beach State, Stanford and USC in that elite group.

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Rec Hall

Rec Hall

Home of the Nittany Lions

IVAN CONTRERAS

MATT ANDERSON

• Three-time GTE Academic All-American.

• Second non-MPSF player to ever be named the AVCA National

• First non-California player to ever be named the AVCA Na-

Player of the Year (2008).

tional Player of the Year (1997).

• Earned Second Team All-East honors in 2006 and First Team

• Only the second player in NCAA history to be named an All-

All-EIVA laurels in 2007 and 2008.

American four times.

• Named the Uvaldo Acosta Memorial EIVA Player of the Year

• Named the inaugural 1997 EIVA Player of the Year.

in 2008.

• Helped Penn State to first national title in 1994.

• Helped Penn State to second national title in 2008.

• Named AVCA Player of the Week four times.

• Named AVCA Second Team All-American in 2007 and earned

• Four-time First Team All-EIVA selection.

First Team honors in 2008.

• Posted a school record 53 kills in just a four-game match with

• Selected as NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player.

Princeton in 1997.

• Holds Penn State rally-scoring era record in kills in a single

• Ranks first in career kills and in top 10 in every Penn State

match with 35.

(1994-97)

(2006-08)

career record category except assists.

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Rec Hall - Home of the Nittany Lions

Steve Jones Student Sports Broadcasting Complex In October 2010, Penn State Director of Athletics Tim Curley announced a major gift from Richard and Susan Barry. The gift, one of the largest in the history of Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics, provided for the creation of the Steve Jones Student Sports Broadcasting Complex as part of a major portion of a planned renovation of Rec Hall. The state-of the-art production center will serve as an area for both the men’s and women’s volleyball team to watch video, as well as offer hands-on experience to students pursuing careers in sports broadcasting. The complex is comprised of two control rooms, an editing lab, an HD viewing room and Rec Hall’s first dedicated media room (pictured below). It is directly linked to the Big Ten Network’s studio in Chicago, Ill.

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All-Time Results Only partial results for some seasons before 1985 are available. Please direct updates and corrections to the Athletic Communications Office, 101 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. 16802.

1977

Head Coach: Tom Tait

J E. Stroudsburg J Princeton J Rutgers-Newark J Princeton F Springfield F Nyack F12 ESSC F Delaware F West Point F Albany State F19 E. Strodsburg F19 Cornell M5 Michgian M5 Princeton M Springfield M NJIT M NJIT M E. Stroudsburg M20 Indiana (Pa.) M20 Villanova M20 West Chester A6 Rutgers 15-3, 15-7 A7 E. Stroudsburg A9 George Mason A9 E. Stroudsburgh A Ball State A Tennessee A Rutgers

W 15-13, 10-15, 15-12 W 15-1, 16-14 W 15-6, 12-15, 15-10 W 15-13, 10-15, 15-12 W 15-2, 15-9, 15-11 W 15-5, 11-15, 17-15, 15-2 W 15-6, 15-7 W 4-15, 15-12, 16-14 W 15-7, 15-6 W 15-6, 15-11 L 15-10, 10-15, 11-15, 15-17 W 15-5, 15-5, 5-15, 15-4 W W W 15-1, 15-7 W 15-5, forfeit W 15-8, 15-7 W 15-7, 15-11 W 15-1, 15-12 W 15-4, 15-11 W 15-0, 15-7 W W W W L L L

15-3, 15-7, 15-9 15-11, 15-7 14-16, 15-4, 15-12 6-15, 12-15 10-4, 14-16

1978

Head Coach: Tom Tait Record: 30-10

J22 Nittany Lion Invitational 1st Place def. Cortland (2-0), def. Maryland (2-0), def. Pitt (2-0), def. George Mason (2-0), def. W. Ontario (2-0) F4 Nyack W 15-5, 15-7, 15-5 F11 Cornell W 15-8, 15-3, 15-12 F18 at Princeton W 15-2, 15-8, 15-13 F25 Rochester Postponed M4 at Ohio State Invitational 5th Place lost to Ohio State (0-2), lost to Ball State (1-2), lost to Delaware (1-2), def. Michigan (2-1) M8 at Nyack W 15-1, 15-4, 15-3 M8 New Jersey Tech W 15-4, 15-10, 15-8 M11 ECVL Open 2nd Place def. Princeton (2-0), def. Yale (2-0), def. G. Mason (2-0), def. Army (2-0), def. Delaware (2-1), lost to Rutgers (1-2) M15 at E. Stroudsburg L 9-15, 15-12, 12-15, 3-15 M18 Pennsylvania Tournament 2nd Place def. Lebanon Valley (2-0), def. Elizabethtown (2-0), def. Juniata (2-0), def. Penn (2-0), def. Drexel (2-0), lost to East Stroudsburg (0-2) M25 Ohio State L 9-15, 10-15, 10-15 A1 Princeton W 15-6, 15-12, 15-3 A8 at George Mason Invitational 1st Place def. N.C. State (2-0), def. Madison (2-0), def. Navy (2-0), def. Virginia Tech (2-0), def. George Mason (2-1), def. East Stroudsburg (2-1) A14 East Stroudsburg L 13-15, 11-15, 13-15 A21-22 ECVL Playoffs 3rd Place def. Delaware (2-0), lost to East Stroudsburg (1-2), def. Springfield (2-0), lost to Rutgers (0-2)

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1979

Head Coach: Tom Tait Record: 34-6-3

Nittany Lion Invitational at University Park, Pa. J27 Queens W 13-15, 16-14, 15-9 J27 New Jersey Tech W 15-8, 15-10 J27 Pennsylvania W 15-10, 15-6 J27 George Mason W 15-10, 15-6 J27 Western Ontario W 15-12, 15-8 Pittsburgh Invitational at Pittsburgh, Pa. F3 Ball State W 15-6, 16-14 F3 Western Ontario W 15-3, 15-4 F3 Pittsburgh W 15-13, 15-9 F3 Ball State W 12-15, 17-15, 15-11 F10 Rutgers-Newark L 14-16, 15-13, 15-13, 4-15, 13-15 F16 at Army W 10-15, 17-15, 15-10, 15-4 F17 at Springfield W 15-5, 15-5, 16-14 F17 New Jersey Tech W 15-4, 15-10 Meadville Invitational at Meadville, Pa. M3 Nova T 9-15, 15-12 M3 Hochelege (Canada) T 15-6, 13-15 M3 Cheika (D.C.) W 15-10, 15-11 M3 Keiderling (Ohio) T 13-15, 15-9 M3 Meadville W 12-15, 15-13, 15-8 M3 Baca (Philadelphia) W 15-9, 15-7 M9 Pittsburgh W 15-7, 15-13, 11-15, 15-1 M10 Army W 15-3, 15-13, 15-0 ECVL Open at Albany, N.Y. M17 Pennsylvania W 15-7, 15-6 M17 Albany W 15-4, 15-5 M17 Rochester I.T. W 15-2, 15-6 M17 New Jersey Tech W 15-2, 15-4 M17 Army W 15-9, 15-9 M17 Rutgers-Newark L 6-15, 8-15 M22 at Ohio State W 15-13, 10-15, 15-13, 15-13 M31 at Rutgers-Newark L 7-15, 8-15, 15-12, 11-15 George Mason Invitational at Fairfax, Va. A8 Pittsburgh W 15-7, 15-10 A8 N.C. State W 15-9, 15-9 A8 James Madison W 15-7, 15-5 A8 Pennsylvania L 13-15, 13-15 A8 East Stroudsburg W 15-5, 15-5 A8 George Mason W 15-7, 15-4 A12 East Stroudsburg W 15-8, 15-13, 15-6 A14 Springfield W 15-11, 15-4, 15-4 ECVL Championships at West Point, N.Y. (April 20-21) A20 Princeton W 15-5, 15-2 A20 George Mason W 15-8, 15-6 A20 Rutgers-Newark W 15-11, 13-15, 15-1 A21 Rutgers-Newark L 7-15, 11-15 A21 East Stroudsburg W 15-4, 16-14 A21 Rutgers-Newark L 15-13, 10-15, 8-15

Head Coach: Tom Tait

J27 F2 F8 F23 F29 F29 M11 M15 M19 M29 A1 A4 A5 A9 A19

Ohio State Army Rutgers-Newark Springfield USC Rutgers-Newark E. Stroudsburgh Army Pittsburgh Rutgers-Newark Pittsburgh Springfield Ohio State E. Stroudsburg Rutgers-Newark

W 15-7, 15-7 W 15-8, 15-10, 15-8 L 11-15, 12-15, 7-15 W 15-4, 15-7, 15-13 L 4-15, 4-15, 10-15 L 6-15, 14-16, 15-11, 10-15 W 15-3, 13-15, 15-12, 15-5 W 15-6, 15-11, 15-10 W 15-13, 15-7, 15-3 W 15-4, 11-15, 15-4, 15-10 W 15-9, 15-9, 15-8 W 15-7, 15-6, 15-10 L 7-15, 7-15, 3-15 W 15-11, 15-9, 15-8 L 15-12, 13-15, 15-9

1981

Head Coach: Tom Tait Record: 32-4

Excalibur Invitational at Toronto, Canada (Jan. 2-4) J2 Winnipeg W 15-11, 15-7 J2 Guelph W 15-2, 16-14 J3 Western Ontario W 15-4, 15-2 J3 Alberta W 15-9, 7-15, 15-10, 15-12 J4 York W 15-13, 10-15, 15-10, 15-13 Nittany Lion Invitational at University Park, Pa. J25 Western Ontario W 15-12, 15-6 J25 Michigan W 15-7, 15-5 J25 Wilfred Laurier W 15-5, 15-6 J25 George Mason W 15-10, 15-7 J25 Pittsburgh W 15-4, 15-4 J25 Western Ontario W 15-13, 15-11 F7 at Army W 15-3, 15-5, 15-6 Pittsburgh Invitational at Pittsburgh, Pa. (Feb. 13-14) F13 Penn W 15-3, 15-6 F13 Kellogg W 15-4, 15-3 F13 Ohio State W 15-3, 15-13 F14 Ball State W 15-4, 15-7 F14 Queens W 15-6, 15-5 F14 Wisconsin W 17-15, 15-9, 15-9 F28 Ohio State L 12-15, 10-15, 8-15 M10 East Stroudsburg W 15-1, 15-1, 13-15, 15-4 Ball State Classic at Muncie, Ind. (March 13-14) M13 Ohio State L 16-18, 7-15, 15-5, 7-15 M14 Wisconsin W 15-12, 15-10, 15-7 M23 Pittsburgh W 15-4, 15-3, 16-18, 15-9 M27 Army W 15-2, 15-7, 15-9 M28 Rutgers-Newark W 15-13, 15-8, 15-7 A9 East Stroudsburg W 15-3, 15-8, 13-15, 15-6 A11 Rutgers-Newark L 6-15, 6-15, 12-15 A14 Pittsburgh W 15-8, 16-14, 15-8 A17 George Mason W 15-9, 15-12, 15-9 ECVL Championships at Penn State (April 24-25) A24 Springfield W 15-6, 15-10 A24 Pittsburgh W 15-6, 15-10 A24 Rutgers-Newark W 16-14, 15-9 A25 East Stroudsburg W 15-3, 15-0 A25 Rutgers-Newark L 14-16, 11-15, 13-15 A25 Rutgers-Newark W 15-17, 15-8, 15-9 NCAA Championship at Santa Barbara (May 8-9) M8 USC L 2-15, 6-15, 8-15 M9 Ohio State W 17-15, 10-15, 15-7, 15-8

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All-Time Results 1982

Head Coach: Tom Tait

Dalhousie Classic at Nova Scotia (Jan. 22-24) J22 Dalhousie W 10-15, 15-3, 7-15, 15-1, 15-6 J22 LaVal W 13-15, 15-9, 15-5, 15-6 J23 Memorial W 15-7, 12-15, 16-18, 15-3, 15-6 J23 Waterloo W 15-6, 15-5, 15-9 J24 Dalhousie W 12-15, 15-11, 15-7, 15-2 J30 Army W 15-1, 15-7, 15-4 Nittany Lion Invitational at University Park, Pa. J31 George Mason W 15-6, 15-8 J31 Pennsylvania W 15-6, 15-6 J31 Cornell W 15-2, 15-6 J31 Western Ontario W 15-7, 15-13 J31 Pittsburgh W 15-9, 15-10 F11 Cal St. Northridge W 10-15, 15-12, 16-14 Pittsburgh Invitational at Pittsburgh, Pa. F12 Grove City W 15-2, 15-4 F12 Winnipeg W 15-8, 11-15, 15-4 F12 Army W 15-10, 15-2 F13 Cal St. Northridge W 15-9, 12-15, 15-6 F13 Manitoba W 15-3, 15-10 F13 Ball State W 15-8, 15-13 Golden Dome Classic at Newark, N.J. (Feb. 19-20) F19 UCLA L 9-15, 14-16 F20 Rutgers-Newark W 15-13, 9-15, 9-15, 15-3, 15-2 F21 at Army W 15-5, 15-8, 15-8 M9 at E. Stroudsburg W 15-2, 15-5, 15-3 Ball State Classic at Munice, Ind. (March 12-13) M12 Ball State W 15-12, 5-15, 15-9, 11-15, 15-12 M12 Ohio State L 9-15, 15-4, 13-15, 7-15 M13 Graceland W 15-7, 15-10, 15-17, 15-9 M21 George Mason W 15-2, 15-3, 15-13 M27 Ohio State W 6-15, 15-6, 15-11, 16-14 M31 Pittsburgh W 15-3, 15-12, 15-9 A3 Rutgers-Newark W 15-12, 15-13, 16-14 A7 at Pittsburgh W 17-15, 15-12, 15-5 A13 East Stroudsburg W 15-3, 15-8, 15-9 A15 at George Mason W 15-4, 12-15, 15-11, 15-3 Dos Equis Classic at Los Angeles, Calif. (April 23-24) A23 UCLA L 12-15, 7-15, 11-15 A24 UC Santa Barbara L 10-15, 9-15 NCAA Tournament M USC W 15-13, 4-15, 15-13, 6-15, 15-11 M UCLA L 4-15, 9-15, 7-15

1983

Head Coach: Tom Tait

Dalhousie Classic (Jan. 21-23) vs. Sherbrooke W 15-3, 15-3, 15-3 vs. Winnipeg W 15-2, 15-11, 15-11 vs. Manitoba W 13-15, 16-14, 15-13, 15-4 vs. British Columbia W 10-15, 7-15, 15-13, 16-14, 15-11 Nittany Lion Invitational J29 Ball State W 15-10, 12-15, 10-15, 15-8, 15-11 M18 George Mason W 15-4, 8-15, 15-7, 15-4 M19 Rutgers-Newark W 15-6, 15-8, 16-14 M22 Pittsburgh W 15-4, 15-3, 17-15 M26 George Mason W 15-6, 15-7, 15-12 A4 Japan L 10-15, 15-13, 6-15, 11-15 A9 Ohio State L 15-11, 16-14, 13-15, 15-17, 8-15 A12 at Pittsburgh W 15-11, 15-8, 15-11 A13 Rutgers-Newark W 14-16, 15-6, 15-2, 15-5 Miller High Life Classic at UCLA A15 vs. Pepperdine L 16-14, 15-3, 15-9, 15-11 A30 Mt. Gretna W 15-4, 15-6 A30 NEBA W 15-10, 15-4 J J J J

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1984

Head Coach: Tom Tait

J14

Ford-Westchester Classic L 4-15, 11-15, 3-15 Dalhousie Classic J21 vs. Sherbrooke W 16-14, 15-7, 9-15, 15-11 J21 at. Dalhousie W 11-15, 15-9, 15-12, 9-15, 15-7 J21 vs. de Moneton W 15-9, 15-4, 16-14 J21 vs. Laval W 15-9, 14-8, 15-10 J22 vs. Manitoba L 15-3, 15-3, 15-6 Nittany Lion Invitational J27 Ball State W 10-15, 13-15, 16-14, 15-10, 15-6 J28 Winnipeg L 13-15, 14-16, 8-15 F11 Ball State W 13-16, 15-6, 15-9, 15-7 F25 at Ohio State L 12-15, 15-8, 12-15, 12-15 M10 at Rutgers-Newark W 15-9, 15-3, 15-5 M17 Pittsburgh W 15-9, 15-6, 15-12, 15-11, 15-12 M24 at George Mason L 15-5, 14-16, 11-15, 15-12, 15-3 Ball State Classic M30 at Ball State L 7-15, 6-15, 13-15 M31 vs. George Mason L 11-15, 15-9, 15-10, 12-15, 18-16 M31 vs. Ohio State W 16-14, 15-11, 15-0 A3 Indiana-Purdue W 15-4, 15-9, 15-4 A7 Rutgers-Newark W 15-3, 15-0, 15-7 A9 at Pittsburgh W 15-6, 15-4, 17-19, 15-12 ECVL Championship at George Mason A20 vs. Princeton W 11-15, 15-11, 15-8, 15-8 A21 at George Mason L 10-15, 7-15, 6-15 UCLA

1985

Head Coach: Tom Tait Record: 16-14

J4 J4 J5 J5 J6 J26 J26 J27 J27 F2 F8 F9 F15 F16 F21 F24 F27

Excalibur Inviational at Toronto, Canada Waterloo L 11-15, 13-15 14-16 York L 4-15, 12-15, 16-14, 8-15 Dalhousie W 15-11, 16-18, 15-7, 6-15, 15-6 Western Ontario L 13-15, 12-15, 15-7, 6-15 Dalhousie L 17-19, 6-15, 10-15 Nittany Lion Invitational Western Ontario L 9-15, 7-15, 5-15 Ohio State W 15-8, 5-15, 15-11, 15-7 Rutgers-Newark W 13-15, 6-15, 15-7, 15-10, 15-9 Winnipeg L 11-15, 15-7, 15-10, 7-15, 8-15 UCLA (1) L 7-15, 9-15, 7-15 Rutgers-Newark W 15-2, 15-7, 15-6 Ball State W 15-5, 15-10, 12-15, 16-14 at George Mason L 15-13, 5-15, 12-15, 15-8, 7-15 at Navy W 15-11, 15-12, 15-5 Pittsburgh W 15-7, 15-8, 15-3 at Rutgers-Newark W 9-15, 15-3, 15-8, 15-11 at E. Stroudsburg L 7-15, 10-15, 15-11, 9-15

M1 at Cal-San Diego L 7-15, 11-15, 15-11, 10-15 M4 at Cal-S. Barbara L 2-15, 15-10, 15-17, 5-15 M6 at San Diego State L 15-13, 12-15, 8-15, 9-15 Long Beach Invitational M7 Long Beach State L 15-13, 10-15, 7-15, 8-15 M8 Cal-Santa Barbara L 10-15, 10-15, 15-12, 6-15 M22 George Mason W 15-13, 15-6, 10-15, 15-7 Ball State Classic M29 at Ball State W 15-7, 15-7, 14-16, 15-7 M29 George Mason W 9-15, 15-9, 15-9, 15-6 M30 Ohio State W 15-11, 15-9, 15-6 A3 IPFW W 16-14, 15-6, 13-15, 15-11 A4 East Stroudsburg W 8-15, 15-11, 15-10, 17-15 ECVL Championship at Penn State A19 Rutgers-Newark W 15-8, 15-11, 15-4 A20 George Mason W 10-15, 11-15, 7-15

1986

Head Coach: Tom Tait Record: 28-7

Excalibur Invitational at York, Canada J2 Waterloo L 6-15, 10-15, 12-15 J2 Toronto W 15-10, 15-13, 10-15, 15-9 J3 Ball State W 15-7, 15-12, 15-8 J3 at York W 15-9, 15-7, 15-7 J4 Waterloo W 15-1, 15-9, 15-3 J9 Winnipeg W 50-43 Winnipeg Invitational J10 Saskatchewan L 41-62 J11 Manitoba W 58-47 J11 Dalhousie W 71-33 Collegiate Preview at Kansas City, Mo. J17 Pepperdine L 3-15, 15-4, 10-15, 8-15 J18 Ball State W 15-8, 15-9, 15-13 Nittany Lion Invitational J25 IPFW W 15-8, 15-9, 15-9 J25 Ohio State W 14-16, 15-7, 16-14, 15-10 J26 Rutgers-Newark W 15-8, 15-4, 15-6 J26 Ball State L 15-9, 12-15, 15-8, 16-18, 13-15 F1 Southern Cal (1) L 6-15, 8-15, 8-15 F4 Southern Cal L 13-15, 16-18, 9-15 F6 Ball State W 14-16, 7-15, 15-8, 15-12, 15-5 F14 George Mason W 15-13, 8-15, 12-15, 15-11, 15-4 F19 Ohio State (2) W 15-7, 12-15, 15-10, 15-8 F21 at New Jersey Tech W 15-3, 15-4, 15-7 F22 at Rutgers-Newark W 15-9, 17-15, 15-7 F26 East Stroudsburg W 15-5, 15-11, 15-5 F28 at Cal-San Diego W 15-8, 15-4, 15-7 M1 at Chapman W 15-12, 15-2, 15-13 M3 at San Diego State W 15-9, 15-9, 15-9 M5 at UCLA W 15-10, 15-6, 15-9 Long Beach Classic M7 at LBSU L 15-6, 10-15, 6-15, 14-16

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All-Time Results A19 at E. Stroudsburg W 15-6, 15-2, 15-11 EIVA Championship at George Mason A29 East Stroudsburg W 15-6, 15-5, 15-10 A30 at George Mason L 15-7, 15-7, 12-15, 8-15, 12-15 (1) at North Allegheny High School; (2) at Buffalo, N.Y.

1989

Head Coach: Tom Peterson Record: 17-11, 6-2 EIVA

Excalibur Classic at Toronto British Columbia W 15-12, 15-11, 15-17, 15-11 York L 15-8, 8-15, 13-15, 10-15 at Toronto L 7-15, 15-7, 10-15, 13-15 Dalhousie L 15-6, 10-15, 12-15, 3-15 Waterloo W 16-14, 15-13, 15-11 Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne Invitational J20 at IPFW W 15-10, 18-20, 11-15, 15-2, 15-12 J21 Southern Cal L 10-15, 15-5, 12-15, 9-15 Nittany Lion Invitational J28 Western Ontario W 12-15, 15-8, 11-15, 15-9 J28 Ohio State W 15-4, 16-14, 15-11 J29 George Mason W 15-10, 10-15, 15-17, 15-9, 15-10 J29 IPFW W 15-17, 15-10, 15-10, 15-6 F4 Ball State (1) W 15-10, 4-15, 15-6, 15-10 Golden Dome Classic at Rutgers-Newark F10 George Mason W 15-13, 15-8, 11-15, 15-9 F11 Ball State L 9-15, 16-14, 10-15, 15-10, 16-18 F17 Rutgers-Newark W 15-13, 12-15, 5-15, 15-4, 15-12 F18 at George Mason L 14-16, 15-12, 10-15, 15-5, 10-15 F19 at Navy W 15-11, 6-15, 15-4, 15-10 F24 at Long Beach St. L 7-15, 15-1, 7-15, 8-15 F27 at UCSB L 5-15, 4-15, 13-15 M1 at San Diego State L 11-15, 13-15, 12-15 Reebok Classic at UCLA M4 at UCLA L 15-11, 7-15, 9-15, 15-13, 7-15 M5 UCSB* L 11-15, 7-15 M10 at E. Stroudsburg W 16-14, 15-8, 14-16, 15-7 M19 Puerto Rico Nat’l (2) L 3-15, 15-8, 10-15, 17-19 M23 Graceland W 12-15, 16-14, 15-11, 15-3 M24 Navy W 15-8, 15-7, 15-6 M\2 George Mason W 19-17, 7-15, 15-13, 15-11 Dutch Country Classic at Elizabethtown College A1 Rutgers-Newark W 15-12, 15-9, 15-7 A2 Southern Cal L 11-15, 14-16, 18-16, 3-15 Hall of Fame Classic at Holyoke, Mass. A7 Ohio State W 15-8, 15-6, 15-8 A11 East Stroudsburg W 15-7, 15-3, 15-6 EIVA Tournament at Navy A21 Rutgers-Newark W 15-3, 15-4, 16-14 A22 George Mason W 11-15, 13-15, 15-12, 15-9, 15-5 NCAA Championships at UCLA M5 at UCLA L 6-15, 4-15, 9-15 M6 Ball State W 15-13,, 15-11, 15-6 (1) at Latrobe, Pa.; (2) at University of Buffalo

1989 Penn State Men’s Volleyball Team M8 M14 M15 M22 M23 M23 M28 M28 M29 A3 A18 A19 M2 M3

San Diego State W 15-8, 15-8, 15-1 Rutgers-Newark W 15-2, 15-5, 15-5 Navy W 15-7, 15-8, 15-7 at George Mason W 8-15, 15-8, 15-9, 16-14 at Maryland W 15-6, 15-6, 14-16, 15-3 Navy (at Maryland) W 15-7, 15-12, 15-6 Ball State Classic at Ball State W 15-9, 15-10, 15-12 Ohio State W 15-4, 15-11, 15-8 George Mason L 12-15, 7-15, 15-7, 10-15 at E. Stroudsburg W 15-12, 15-9, 15-10 EIVA Championship at George Mason Rutgers-Newark W 15-3, 15-6, 15-7 at George Mason W 15-12, 15-8, 15-5 NCAA Championship at Penn State Pepperdine L 11-15, 15-13, 11-15, 12-15 Ohio State W 15-9, 15-1, 15-11

(1) at Westchester, N.Y.; (2) at North Allegheny High School

1987

Head Coach: Tom Tait Record: 26-4

Excalibur Tournament at Toronto, Canada J4 Ball State (1) W 15-12, 15-13, 13-15, 15-11 Nittany Lion Invitational J24 IPFW W 15-10, 15-5, 15-3 J24 Navy W 15-2, 15-4, 15-1 J25 Ohio State W 15-9, 15-5, 15-13 J25 George Mason W 16-14, 15-10, 15-6 Collegiate Preview at Colorado State J31 Cal-Santa Barbara W 12-15, 15-6, 15-7, 15-11 F1 Pepperdine W 15-11, 6-15, 15-13, 15-11 Golden Dome Classic at Rutgers-Newark F13 at Rutgers-Newark W 15-1, 15-1, 15-10 F14 George Mason W 15-9, 15-3, 15-7 F18 Ohio State W 15-11, 15-7, 15-11 F20 at George Mason W 15-8, 15-8, 15-8 F21 at Navy W 15-8, 15-6, 15-5 F24 at E. Stroudsburg W 15-6, 15-2, 15-5 F28 at UCLA L 6-15, 7-15, 10-15 M2 UC Santa Barbara W 15-17, 15-11 , 15-7, 8-15, 15-11 M4 Southern Cal L 9-15, 14-16, 7-15 Long Beach Classic M6 Long Beach State W 15-6, 15-8, 15-1 M13 Rutgers-Newark W 15-4, 12-15, 15-7, 15-10 M14 Navy W 15-4, 15-9, 15-8 M20 George Mason W 15-9, 15-8, 15-10 Ball State Classic M27 Ohio State W 15-4, 15-5, 15-8 M28 at Ball State W 15-5, 16-14, 15-6 A1 East Stroudsburg W 15-5, 15-8, 15-5 Santa Barbara Classic A3 at UC Santa Barbara W 5-15, 15-3, 15-5, 15-11

A4 UCLA L 6-15, 9-15, 15-12, 10-15 A10 Ohio State (2) W 15-12, 15-5, 15-7 EIVA Championship at Penn State A17 Rutgers-Newark W 15-3, 15-13, 15-3 A18 George Mason W 15-9, 15-11, 15-13 NCAA Championships at UCLA M1 Southern Cal L 12-15, 15-9, 15-5, 5-15, 9-15 M2 Ohio State W 15-3, 15-6, 15-5 (1) at Excalibur Tournament, Toronto, Canada; (2) at Meadville, Pa.

1988

Head Coach: Tom Tait Record: 25-5, 8-0 EIVA

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Excalibur Classic at Toronto Victoria W 15-9, 15-7, 15-8 York W 15-7, 15-7, 15-5 Laval W 15-8, 17-15, 15-4 George Mason W 15-4, 15-12, 15-3 Laval W 15-8, 15-12, 10-15, 15-9 Nittany Lion Invitational IPFW W 15-7, 16-14, 15-11 Rutgers-Newark W 15-7, 15-12, 15-12 George Mason W 15-3, 15-5, 15-2 Ball State W 15-12, 15-5, 15-9 Golden Dome Classic at Rutgers-Newark George Mason W 15-12, 15-7, 15-8 at Rutgers-Newark L 7-15, 15-7, 15-17, 8-15 at Rutgers-Newark W 15-7, 5-15, 15-8, 15-17,

F12 F13 F14 15-8 F20 Ohio State (1) W 12-15, 15-11, 15-7, 15-12 F24 East Stroudsburg W 15-5, 15-7, 15-13 Reebok Classic at UCLA F26 Southern Cal L 7-15, 10-15, 13-15 F27 Pepperdine L 10-15, 15-17, 9-15 F29 at San Diego State W 15-12, 15-11, 15-7 M2 at Pepperdine W 15-4, 7-15, 15-7, 15-6 Long Beach Classic M4 Ball State W 15-10, 15-7, 16-14 M5 at Long Beach St. W 15-11, 15-3, 15-6 M13 Southern Cal (2) W 7-15, 15-11, 17-15, 15-3 M25 at Navy W 15-7, 15-5, 15-7 M26 at George Mason W 15-12, 15-7, 15-8 M29 Rutgers-Newark W 15-10, 15-12, 15-3 Santa Barbara Classic A1 at UCSB W 15-4, 15-12, 15-3 A2 Southern Cal L 9-15, 9-15, 15-9, 10-15 Ball State Invitational A8 George Mason W 9-15, 15-9, 15-7, 15-12 A9 CS Northridge W 15-3, 15-3, 15-4 A9 at Ball State W 15-13, 15-11, 15-3 A15 George Mason W 15-7, 15-7, 15-13 A16 Navy W 15-5, 15-7, 15-1

J6 J6 J7 J7 J8

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All-Time Results 1990

Head Coach: Tom Peterson Record: 20-12, 7-1 EIVA

Mizuno - Nittany Lion Invitational Navy W 15-9, 11-15, 15-13, 15-7 Rutgers-Newark W 17-15, 15-10, 15-9 IPFW W 18-16, 12-15, 15-13, 15-13 George Mason W 6-15, 15-3, 15-9, 2-15, 15-10 Ball State L 13-15, 15-6, 11-15, 10-15 Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne Invitational J26 at IPFW W 15-13, 15-13, 15-11 J27 at Southern Cal L 4-15, 8-15, 15-12, 13-15 F2 Pepperdine L 8-15, 10-15, 15-12, 5-15 F3 Pepperdine (1) L 5-15, 13-15, 15-13, 11-15 Golden Dome Classic at Rutgers-Newark F9 at IPFW L 15-10, 15-8, 13-15, 10-15, 10-15 F10 at Ohio State W 15-13, 15-6, 15-11 F14 George Mason W 15-4, 15-5, 15-12 F15 Manitoba (2) L 10-15, 13-15, 15-11, 7-15 F16 Manitoba L 12-15, 9-15, 15-6, 15-12, 9-15 F17 Manitoba (1) L 7-15, 15-3, 15-4, 12-15, 13-15 F19 Navy W 15-2, 15-10, 15-5 F21 Rutgers-Newark L 12-15, 15-1, 15-13, 8-15, 12-15 F23 at BYU W 13-15, 15-6, 15-12, 15-12 F24 at BYU W 16-17, 15-7, 11-15, 15-9, 15-13 F26 at Cal-Irvine L 6-15, 10-15, 15-12, 10-15 F28 at San Diego State L 15-11, 11-15, 15-17, 14-16 M1 at LBSU L 5-15, 5-15, 15-11, 15-11, 10-15 M3 at Pepperdine W 15-7, 15-13, 15-10 M9 East Stroudsburg W 15-6, 15-8, 15-4 M23 at Navy W 15-13, 15-11, 15-11 M24 at George Mason W 14-16, 6-15, 16-14, 15-12, 16-14 M30 BYU(3) W 13-15, 15-7, 15-12, 16-14 M31 Ball State (4) L 12-15, 9-15, 8-15 A1 Ohio State (1) W 15-9, 17-15, 10-15, 16-14 A3 at E. Stroudsburg W 15-8, 15-7, 15-9 Ball State Classic A6 IPFW W 15-11, 9-15, 15-5, 9-15, 15-7 A7 at Ball State L 9-15, 10-15, 5-15 A10 at Rutgers-Newark W 6-15, 15-4, 7-15, 15-4, 15-10 EIVA Championship at George Mason A20 Navy W 15-8, 15-10, 16-17, 15-11 A21 Rutgers-Newark L 15-10, 8-15, 15-11, 13-15, 16-17

J19 J19 J19 J20 J20

(1) at Lancaster, Pa. (2) at IUP

(1) at Harrisburg, Pa.; (2) at Buffalo, N.Y. (3) at Coatesville, Pa.; (4) at Lancaster, Pa.

1992

Head Coach: Tom Peterson Record: 17-13, 6-2 EIVA

(3) at University of Scranton, Pa. (4) at Elizabethtown College, Pa

1991

Head Coach: Tom Peterson Record: 28-6, 8-0 EIVA

Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne Invitational J25 Southern Cal L 6-15, 12-15, 8-15 J26 Ohio State W 15-10, 15-6, 12-15, 5-15, 15-10 J31 Brigham Young (1) W 15-13, 15-1, 15-10 Nittany Lion Invitational F1 Rutgers-Newark W 17-15, 15-11, 15-9 F1 Ball State W 8-15, 15-4, 15-10, 15-10 F2 George Mason W 15-13, 5-15, 15-1, 15-10 F2 Ball State W 12-15, 15-8, 15-6, 16-14 F7 UCLA (2) W 15-8, 15-10, 14-16, 15-10 Dutch Country Classic at Elizabethtown, Pa. F8 George Mason W 15-10, 15-7, 6-15, 15-5 F9 UCLA W 15-5, 16-14, 15-12 F15 Navy (3) W 15-5, 16-14, 15-8 F19 at George Mason W 15-6, 15-2, 15-11 F20 at Navy W 12-15, 5-15, 15-8, 15-3, 15-11 F23 Ohio State (2) W 9-15, 16-14, 15-8, 11-15, 15-11 M1 E. Mont. (at BYU) W 15-9, 15-4, 15-5 M1 at Brigham Young W 7-15, 15-9, 5-15, 15-2, 17-15 M2 at Brigham Young W 15-6, 12-15, 11-15, 15-12, 15-8 M4 at San Diego State L 5-15, 13-15, 15-9, 16-14, 11-15 M5 at Long Beach St. L 11-15, 3-15, 11-15 M9 at CS-Northridge L 11-15, 15-17, 15-0, 15-5, 14-16

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1992 Penn State Men’s Volleyball Team M14 at E. Stroudsburg W 15-4, 15-8, 15-13 Golden Dome Classic at Rutgers-Newark M15 Ball State W 16-14, 15-1, 9-15, 17-15 M16 at Rutgers-Newark W 15-10, 15-12, 15-13 M23 George Mason W 15-10, 15-11, 11-15, 17-15 M24 Navy (4) W 15-12, 15-12, 15-10 M27 at Rutgers-Newark W 15-12, 15-5, 15-10 A2 East Stroudsburg W 15-8, 15-11, 15-11 Hall of Fame Classic at Springfield, Mass. A5 Springfield W 15-7, 13-15, 15-3, 15-6 A6 San Diego State W 15-8, 15-9, 9-15, 15-11 A16 Rutgers-Newark W 15-13, 15-6, 15-8 EIVA Championship at Rutgers-Newark A26 Navy W 15-5, 15-8, 15-2 A27 Rutgers-Newark W 15-7, 15-11, 15-9 NCAA Tournament at Hawai’i M3 Long Beach State L 6-15, 3-15, 16-17 M4 IPFW L 15-9, 6-15, 13-15, 3-15

J24 J24 J25 J25 J30 9-15

Nittany Lion Invitational Ohio State W 15-12, 9-15, 14-16, 15-11, 15-13 Ball State W 15-9, 15-10, 15-9 IPFW L 16-17, 12-15, 15-13, 10-15 George Mason L 8-15, 14-16, 15-12, 10-15 at Ohio State L 13-15, 15-10, 15-6, 9-15,

Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne Invitational J31 at IPFW L 15-9, 10-15, 4-15, 11-15 F1 Ohio State W 14-16, 15-8, 8-15, 15-12, 17-16 F5 CS-Northridge L 15-4, 3-15, 15-12, 11-15, 12-15 Hall of Fame Classic at Springfield, Mass. F7 Springfield W 15-10, 15-9, 15-8 F8 CS-Northridge W 15-11, 15-7, 10-15, 8-15, 15-11 F13 Pepperdine L 10-15, 13-15, 11-15 Fieldhouse Classic at Buffalo, N.Y. F14 Ohio State W 16-14, 14-16, 15-5, 15-10 F15 Pepperdine L 10-15, 9-15, 10-15 F28 George Mason W 13-15, 15-5, 15-10, 15-2 F29 Navy W 15-7, 15-13, 12-15, 9-15, 15-11 M2 East Stroudsburg W 15-5, 15-7, 15-4 M20 at George Mason W 15-10, 15-11, 15-12 M21 at Navy W 15-2, 15-8, 15-7 M26 Stanford L 15-6, 9-15, 10-15, 10-15 Dutch Country Classic at Lancaster, Pa. M27 George Mason W 8-15, 15-12, 10-15, 15-7, 15-12 M28 Stanford L 10-15, 9-15, 7-15 M30 Rutgers-Newark L 6-15, 17-15, 15-10, 7-15, 13-15

A3 A4 A6 A7

A17 A18 A24 A25

IPFW (at Ball St.) L 11-15, 10-15, 16-14, 10-15 at Ball State W 15-6, 9-15, 9-15, 15-13, 16-17 at E. Stroudsburg W 15-7, 15-10, 15-17, 15-8 at Rutgers-Newark L 14-16, 15-10, 9-15, 15-13, 16-17 EIVA Championship at Penn State George Mason W 15-11, 15-2, 15-6 Rutgers-Newark W 15-7, 15-8, 13-15, 15-13 NCAA Tournament Pepperdine L 16-17, 4-15, 9-15 IPFW W 15-4, 15-5, 15-6

1993

Head Coach: Tom Peterson Record: 21-5, 9-1 EIVA

Nittany Lion Invitational Juniata W 15-3, 15-8, 15-9 Ball State L 15-5, 13-15, 8-15, 15-5, 11-15 P.R.-Mayaguez W 15-9, 15-6, 14-16, 15-10 George Mason W 15-2, 15-6, 14-16, 15-10 Rutgers-Newark W 15-3, 15-4, 16-14 Ohio State W 15-4, 15-5, 3-15, 8-15, 15-11 IPFW L 15-10, 15-8, 5-15, 6-15, 12-15 Ohio St. (at IPFW) W 15-6, 15-12, 15-6 Princeton W 15-9, 13-15, 15-10, 15-11 Golden Dome Classic at Rutgers-Newark F19 at Rutgers-Newark W 15-11, 15-11, 15-17, 9-15, 15-12 F20 Ball State L 15-6, 5-15, 16-14, 11-15, 10-15 F27 Ohio State W 15-4, 12-15, 15-10, 15-7 M1 East Stroudsburg W 15-5, 15-6, 1-5 M17 Graceland W 15-9, 15-13, 15-5 M19 Navy W 15-7, 15-4, 15-9 M20 George Mason W 15-9, 15-1, 15-7 A2 Rutgers-Newark W 15-8, 9-15, 15-6, 16-14 A3 Rutgers-Newark (1) W 15-9, 7-15, 15-9, 9-15, 15-12 A9 at George Mason W 16-14, 15-11, 15-7 A10 at Navy L 14-16, 14-16, 15-13, 15-10, 13-15 A13 at Princeton W 15-1, 15-5, 15-10 A14 at E. Stroudsburg W 15-7, 15-8, 14-16, 15-10 EIVA Championship at Penn State A17 Springfield W 15-8, 15-3, 15-5 A23 Navy W 15-12, 15-7, 15-3 A24 George Mason W 16-14, 15-7, 15-7 NCAA Tournament at UCLA M7 CS-Northridge L 2-15, 5-15, 11-15 M8 Ohio State W 7-15, 8-15, 15-10, 16-14, 15-10 (1) at Coatesville, Pa.

J22 J22 J23 J23 J23 J28 J29 J30 F5

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All-Time Results

1997 Penn State Men’s Volleyball Team

1994

1995

Head Coach: Tom Peterson Record: 25-3, 9-0 EIVA

Head Coach: Mark Pavlik Record: 26-3, 9-0 EIVA

NCAA Champions J20 Stanford W 15-13, 15-4, 15-6 J21 Stanford (1) L 8-15, 18-16, 15-12, 5-15, 14-16 J22 Stanford (2) W 15-12, 15-9, 18-16 Mizuno Nittany Lion Invitational J28 Ohio State W 15-13, 15-7, 15-8 J29 Ball State W 15-5, 15-8, 16-14 J29 IPFW W 15-9, 15-3, 15-12 Hall of Fame Classic at Springfield, Mass. F5 Springfield W 15-8, 15-10, 15-2 F6 Ohio State W 15-14, 13-15, 15-7, 15-10 University of Manitoba Tournament F11 Winnipeg W 15-8, 15-10, 17-16 F11 British Columbia W 17-16, 16-14, 15-11 F12 Manitoba L 5-15, 15-10, 10-15, 10-15 F13 Manitoba W 15-11, 15-8, 17-15 F17 New Jersey Tech W 15-4, 15-7, 15-4 Golden Dome Classic at Rutgers-Newark F18 Cal-Berkeley (Club) W 15-10, 15-7, 15-6 F18 Rutgers-Newark W 15-0, 15-5, 8-15, 16-14 F26 at George Mason W 15-11, 6-15, 15-6, 15-7 M1 at Juniata W 15-4, 15-2, 15-11 M18 Eastern Mennonite W 15-0, 15-3, 15-2 M19 at St. Francis (Pa.) W 15-8, 15-10, 15-11 M25 Ohio State W 15-7, 15-7, 15-8 M31 at Ohio State W 15-9, 15-10, 11-15, 16-14 Ball State Invitational A1 Ball State L 15-10, 12-15, 15-5, 12-15, 15-17 A2 IPFW L 10-15, 15-17, 13-15 A8 Brigham Young (3) W 15-8, 11-15, 15-11, 15-8 A14 George Mason W 15-8, 15-9, 15-8 A16 Lewis W 15-9, 15-5, 16-14 A19 East Stroudsburg W 15-5, 15-10, 8-15, 15-12 A20 Rutgers-Newark W 11-15, 15-4, 15-2, 15-5 EIVA Championship at George Mason A23 New Jersey Tech W 15-6, 15-5, 15-9 A30 Princeton W 17-15, 15-2, 15-10 A30 Rutgers-Newark W 15-7, 15-9, 15-6 NCAA Tournament at Fort Wayne, Ind. M6 Ball State W 9-15, 15-7, 15-10, 15-6 M7 UCLA W 9-15, 15-13, 4-15, 15-12, 15-12

at Hawaii Collegiate Classic J25 UCLA L 9-15, 11-15, 10-15 J26 Loyola W 6-15, 15-13, 15-8, 15-10 Mizuno Nittany Lion Invitational F3 IPFW W 12-15, 15-13, 15-8, 15-8 F4 Wis.-Milwaukee W 15-10, 15-6, 15-10 F4 Ohio State W 15-12, 15-6, 15-10 EIVA/MIVA Challenge at Lewis University F17 Lewis W 15-1, 15-9, 14-16, 15-3 F18 IPFW W 15-8, 3-15, 15-8, 15-9 F18 Ball State W 15-6, 13-15, 15-13, 13-15, 15-8 Golden Dome Classic at Rutgers-Newark F24 Lewis W 15-1, 15-9, 14-16, 15-3 F25 Rutgers-Newark W 9-15, 15-12, 15-4, 15-9 Hall of Fame Classic at Springfield, Mass. M3 Springfield W 17-15, 15-5, 15-3 M4 Ball State L 8-15, 15-8, 13-15, 15-12, 16-18 M15 St. Francis (Pa.) W 15-4, 15-5, 17-15 Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne Invitational M24 IPFW W 15-6, 17-15, 15-12 M25 Ball State W 11-15, 15-12, 15-4, 15-10 M26 at Ohio State W 15-7, 15-8, 15-9 M29 Juniata W 15-7, 15-10, 15-1 M31 New Jersey Tech W 15-5, 15-10, 15-12 A1 St. Francis (Pa.) W 15-6, 15-4, 15-8 A1 at E.Mennonite W 15-6, 15-4, 15-5 Cherry Blossom Classic at George Mason A7 George Mason W 12-15, 15-10, 15-13, 15-4 A8 Ohio State W 15-9, 15-13, 17-15 A10 Rutgers-Newark W 15-9, 15-8, 15-8 A11 at E. Stroudsburg W 15-7, 15-2, 15-13 EIVA Championship at Penn State A15 Vassar W 15-6, 15-2, 15-7 A21 East Stroudsburg W 15-7, 15-1, 15-13 A22 George Mason W 15-4, 12-15, 15-9, 15-4 NCAA Tournament at Springfield, Mass. M5 Hawai���i W 7-15, 15-13, 16-14, 6-15, 15-12 M6 UCLA L 3-15, 10-15, 10-15

(1) at Newtown, Pa.; (2) at Elizabethtown, Pa. (3) at Warminster, Pa.

1996

Head Coach: Mark Pavlik Record: 24-6, 9-0 EIVA

J20 Ohio State W 15-7, 15-9, 15-7 Hawai’i Outrigger Invitational J25 UCLA L 5-15, 15-10, 4-15, 12-15 J26 Hawai’i L 3-15, 11-15, 9-15 J27 Ball State L 7-15, 2-15, 5-15

Nittany Lion Invitational East Stroudsburg W 15-6, 15-6, 16-14 St. Francis (Pa.) W 15-11, 15-4, 15-5 Juniata W 15-9, 17-15, 15-5 George Mason W 15-5, 15-4, 15-7 Ball State L 10-15, 10-15, 12-15 East Stroudsburg W 15-5, 15-13, 5-15, 15-4 at George Mason W 14-16, 15-11, 15-5, 15-10 at New Jersey Tech W 15-3, 15-2, 15-3 at Rutgers-Newark W 15-8, 15-8, 15-7 Hall of Fame Classic at Springfield, Mass. M1 Springfield W 32-40, 40-19, 40-23, 40-24 M2 Ball State W 40-30, 40-30, 37-40, 40-31 M13 at St. Francis (Pa.) W 15-12, 17-15, 15-5 M16 IPFW W 15-12, 17-15, 15-5 M22 Rutgers-Newark W 15-7, 15-7, 5-15, 15-13 M23 George Mason W 5-15, 16-14, 15-13, 15-4 M25 at Juniata W 15-5, 15-13, 15-9 M27 Loyola (Ill.) W 16-14, 15-7, 15-8 M29 Eastern Mennonite W 15-7, 15-4, 15-10 A1 Lewis W 4-15, 15-13, 15-4, 15-10 A5 IPFW W 17-15, 15-9, 15-7 A6 at Ball State L 8-15, 7-15, 15-13, 10-15 A10 at Ohio State W 15-12, 11-15, 15-12, 15-3 EIVA Championship at Saint Francis A14 George Mason W 16-14, 15-10, 15-12 A18 East Stroudsburg W 16-14, 15-10, 15-12 A19 at Princeton W 17-15, 15-6, 15-8 NCAA Tournament M2 Hawai’i L 9-15, 3-15, 15-13, 7-15 F2 F3 F3 F3 F10 F14 F17 F23 F24

1997

Head Coach: Mark Pavlik Record: 26-4, 9-0 EIVA

Nittany Lion Invitational J11 Mercyhurst W 15-0, 15-7, 15-4 J11 Juniata W 15-2, 15-12, 15-11 J11 Rutgers-Newark W 15-4, 15-13, 17-15 J17 George Mason W 15-8, 15-6, 15-9 Outrigger Hotels Invitational at Honolulu, Hawai’i J23 UCLA W 15-11, 15-11, 14-16, 15-5 J24 at Hawai’i L 6-15, 12-15, 15-5, 10-15 J31 Juniata W 16-14, 15-13, 8-15, 15-8 F1 Rutgers-Newark W 10-15, 13-15, 15-7, 15-8, 15-11 F4 Concordia W 15-6, 15-2, 15-11 F7 at George Mason W 15-10, 15-7, 15-7 F8 New Jersey Tech W 15-2, 15-10, 15-10 F13 at E. Stroudsburg W 15-7, 15-2, 8-15, 15-8 Golden Dome Classic at Rutgers-Newark F14 Ball State W 16-14, 15-7, 11-15, 9-15, 15-13 F15 Lewis W 15-5, 15-13, 15-7 F19 at Juniata W 8-15, 15-10, 15-3, 15-12 F22 LIU-Southampton W 15-9, 15-1, 10-15, 15-2 F25 at E.Mennonite W 15-8, 15-4, 15-4 Volleyball Hall of Fame Classic at Springfield, Mass. F28 Ball State W 15-11, 15-4, 9-15, 15-17, 16-14 M13 at Am. Univ. of P.R. W 13-15, 15-6, 15-3, 15-12 M14 IPFW (at P.R.) W 15-6, 15-10, 15-11 M19 St. Francis (Pa.) W 15-4, 15-2, 15-5 M21 at IPFW W 9-15, 15-13, 15-11, 15-8 M22 Ball State (at IPFW)W 15-10, 16-14, 15-4 Flyer Festival at Lewis University M28 at Lewis W 15-10, 8-15, 15-13, 15-13 M29 LaVerne W 17-15, 15-1, 9-15, 15-5 A2 East Stroudsburg W 15-4, 15-11, 15-13 A5 Rutgers-Newark W 15-5, 15-6, 15-8 EIVA Championship at Rutgers-Newark A12 Queens (at PSU) W 15-0, 15-0, 15-8 A17 LIU-Southampton W 15-12, 15-10, 15-3 A19 Princeton W 13-15, 15-13, 15-9, 15-12 NCAA Championship at Ohio State M1 UCLA L 13-15, 15-13, 4-15, 15-10, 10-15

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All-Time Results 1998

Head Coach: Mark Pavlik Record: 17-15, 5-1 EIVA

J7 J8 J9 J16 J16 J17 J17 J22 J23 J24 J30 J31 F6 F7 F10 F13 F14 F19 F20 F21 F26 F28 M3 M7 M9 M10 M13 M14 M19 M24 M27 M28 A3 A4 A11 A16

Hawaii Outrigger Classic at Hawai’i L 14-16, 15-13, 15-10, 10-15, 15-17 UCLA L 3-15, 5-15, 8-15 Ball State W 15-13, 15-4, 15-10 Nittany Lion Invitational Windsor W 15-5, 15-6, 15-11 McMaster W 15-10, 15-6, 15-13 Montreal W 15-5, 17-15, 15-8 Guelph W 15-2, 15-5, 15-9 Long Beach St. L 11-15, 14-16, 15-9, 15-10, 11-15 Long Beach St. (1) L 15-8, 8-15, 15-17, 13-15 Long Beach St. (2) L 13-15, 5-15, 15-13, 4-15 Juniata W 15-8, 15-4, 15-12 IPFW L 15-9, 8-15, 3-15, 15-10, 14-16 Princeton W 12-15, 15-12, 15-8, 15-11 Ohio State L 15-7, 9-15, 7-15, 10-15 E. Mennonite W 15-6, 15-3, 15-10 Ball State W 11-15, 15-10, 15-4, 15-10 Rutgers-Newark L 8-15, 12-15, 15-9, 15-12, 19-21 at New Jersey Tech L 17-15, 6-15, 12-15, 10-15 Loyola-Chicago L 7-15, 7-15, 8-15 Lewis L 6-15, 15-8, 15-17, 12-15 George Mason W 15-8, 15-8, 15-5 at Ohio State L 7-15, 4-15, 15-9, 6-15 East Stroudsburg W 15-10, 15-9, 15-12 at UC Santa Cruz W 15-7, 15-11, 15-11 at Stanford W 15-8, 16-14, 13-15, 16-14 at Pacific W 15-9, 9-15, 11-15, 15-11, 15-10 at Pepperdine L 6-15, 10-15, 9-15 at CS Northridge W 15-11, 16-14, 16-14 at St. Francis W 15-2, 15-5, 13-15, 15-6 at Juniata W 15-2, 5-15, 16-17, 15-5, 15-11 at Princeton L 13-15, 13-15, 14-16 at Rutgers-Newark W 15-12, 15-4, 15-11 at Ball State W 16-17, 2-15, 15-5, 15-2, 16-14 at IPFW W 15-12, 12-15, 15-1, 15-10 EIVA Championship at Penn State Juniata W 15-6, 11-15, 15-10, 15-7 Princeton L 7-15, 13-15, 14-16 (1)King of Prussia, Pa.; (2) Newtown, Pa.

1999

Head Coach: Mark Pavlik Record: 22-13, 7-0 EIVA

J8 J8 J9 J9 J12 J14 J15 J16

J20 J21 J22 J29 F5 F6 F7 F11

F12 F13 F19 F20 F21 F24 F26

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Niagara (Exh.) W 15-2, 15-7, 15-2 Windsor (Exh.) W 15-5, 15-6, 15-7 Laurier (Exh.) W 15-5, 15-7, 15-9 Sherbrooke (Exh.) W 15-5, 15-12, 15-4 Ohio State L 8-15, 12-15, 8-15 Pepperdine L 8-15, 15-10, 4-15, 9-15 vs. Pepperdine (N) L 8-15, 10-15, 15-12, 9-15 vs. Pepperdine (N) L 10-15, 10-15, 5-15 Hawai’i Outrigger Invitational vs. UCLA L 3-15, 3-15, 10-15 vs. Hawai’i L 9-15, 15-8, 14-16, 17-16, 10-15 vs. Lewis L 15-7, 6-15, 8-15, 9-15 Rutgers-Newark W 15-13, 15-3, 14-16, 15-11 Juniata W 15-8, 15-7, 14-16, 15-8 IPFW L 13-15, 13-15, 8-15 Princeton W 15-6, 15-10, 15-11 at E. Stroudsburg W 15-6, 15-4, 15-6 Golden Dome Classic at Rutgers-Newark vs. Loyola-Chic. W 17-15, 15-9, 15-12 vs. Ohio State L 11-15, 13-15, 15-12, 13-15 at IPFW W 12-15, 5-15, 15-11, 15-11, 15-9 at Ball State W 8-15, 12-15, 15-7, 15-13, 15-10 at Ohio State L 11-15, 15-6, 6-15, 5-15 Am. Univ. of P.R. W 15-0, 15-0, 15-1 at Rutgers-Newark W 15-12, 15-7, 16-14

2000 Penn State Men’s Volleyball Team

M5 M17 M19 M20 M21 M26 M27 A2 A3 A6 A9 A10

A17 A29 M1 M6

at Princeton W 15-4, 15-3, 15-10 St. Francis W 15-2, 15-6, 15-8 at George Mason W 15-10, 16-14, 15-4 at E. Mennonite W 15-7, 15-7, 15-6 Vassar W 15-3, 15-1, 15-4 New Jersey Tech W 15-9, 15-9, 15-6 Lewis L 4-15, 6-15, 15-12, 11-15 Springfield W 15-4, 16-14, 10-15, 15-5 Ball State L 15-10, 14-16, 12-15, 7-15 at Juniata W 15-6, 15-6, 15-5 Concordia W 15-9, 15-10, 15-10 George Mason W 15-12, 14-16, 6-15, 15-7, 18-16 EIVA Championship at Penn State Concordia W 15-4, 15-9, 13-15, 15-12 Juniata W 15-4, 15-5, 15-8 New Jersey Tech W 10-15, 14-16, 15-7, 15-9, 15-13 NCAA Championship at UCLA #1 BYU L 15-11, 4-15, 11-15, 5-15

2000

Head Coach: Mark Pavlik Record: 20-13, 14-0 EIVA

J7 Niagara (Exh.) W 15-5, 15-10, 15-7 J7 Waterloo (Exh.) W 15-10, 15-5, 15-12 J8 Guelph (Exh.) W 15-12, 15-10, 6-15, 15-3 J8 Montreal (Exh.) W 15-10, 15-6, 15-4 J14 vs. Southern Cal L 15-10, 15-7, 17-15 J15 vs. Southern Cal L 15-10, 15-10, 10-15, 15-10 J21 Rutgers-Newark W 8-15, 15-4, 15-1, 15-10 Hawaii Outrigger Invitational at Honolulu, Hawaii J26 vs. UCLA L 15-4, 15-3, 11-15, 15-2 J27 at Hawaii L 15-4, 15-4, 15-9 J28 vs. IPFW W 11-15, 16-14, 15-10, 15-12 F4 Juniata W 9-15, 15-9, 15-5, 15-11 F5 IPFW L 15-10, 15-6, 15-13 F11 Princeton W 16-14, 15-13, 15-5 F12 George Mason W 15-3, 15-9, 15-8 F13 Concordia W 15-10, 15-4, 15-11 F17 at New Jersey Tech W 15-6, 15-8, 15-8 Golden Dome Classic at Newark, N.J. F18 vs. Ohio State L 15-8, 17-15, 15-10 F19 vs. Ball State W 15-10, 6-15, 15-13, 7-15, 15-13 F25 at Loyola (Chi.) L 7-15, 13-15, 15-11, 15-10, 16-14 F26 at Lewis L 15-11, 15-8, 15-5 M7 at Pepperdine L 15-4, 15-4, 15-13 Long Beach State Classic at Long Beach Calif. M9 at Long Beach St. L 15-6, 15-12, 15-2 M10 vs.Loyola Mary. L 9-15, 15-9, 15-12, 15-4 IPFW Spring Fling at Fort Wayne, Ind. M17 vs. Ball State L 15-11, 15-5, 15-12 M18 at IPFW L 15-9, 15-11, 15-7 M24 New York Univ. W 9-15, 15-9, 15-11, 15-11 M25 at Rutgers-Newark W 9-15, 9-15, 15-13, 16-14, 15-13

M31 A1 A4 A8 A9 A14 A15

A22 A27 A29 M4

New Jersey Tech W 15-7, 14-16, 15-6, 15-5 Southampton W 15-7, 15-6, 15-8 at Juniata W 15-8, 15-13, 15-9 at Southampton W 15-3, 15-11, 17-15 at Concordia W 15-7, 15-13, 13-15, 16-14 at George Mason W 12-15, 15-2, 15-1, 15-11 at Princeton W 11-15, 15-10, 15-13, 15-2 EIVA Championship at Penn State Harvard W 15-5, 15-6, 15-2 New Jersey Tech W 15-8, 15-9, 9-15, 16-14 Concordia W 15-7, 15-7, 15-7 NCAA Championship at IPFW vs. UCLA L 15-11, 15-8, 15-10

2001

Head Coach: Mark Pavlik Record: 24-8, 13-1 EIVA

J13 at Ohio State W 30-32, 30-23, 30-22, 30-24 Hawaii Outrigger Invitational at Honolulu, Hawaii J18 at Hawaii L 30-24,17-30, 22-30, 21-30 J18 vs. UCLA L 27-30, 28-30, 30-24, 30-19, 5-15 J26 George Mason W 30-25, 30-27, 28-30, 30-25 F2 Juniata W 30-16, 30-22, 30-19 F3 IPFW W 30-19, 30-25, 30-28 F9 Rutgers-Newark W 30-28, 30-23, 30-28 F10 NJIT W 30-20, 30-18, 30-23 F17 at Springfield W 30-20, 30-27, 30-23 F 20 Quincy W 30-23, 30-28, 27-30, 30-21 F24 Princeton W 30-24, 30-20, 30-27 F25 Concordia W 30-25, 28-30, 30-25, 30-24 M1 at Ball State W 30-28, 25-30, 30-21, 30-28 M2 at IPFW W 30-25, 30-27, 26-30, 30-26 M3 at Ohio State L 30-24, 28-30, 30-22, 27-30, 11-15 M6 at Pepperdine L 27-30, 24-30, 23-30 M8 vs. UCSB L 26-30, 23-30, 22-30 M9 at LBSU W 32-30, 30-32, 30-28, 30-24 M17 Springfield W 30-20, 22-30, 30-23, 30-27 M21 Loyola (Ill.) W 30-27, 30-18, 30-26 M23 at Rutgers-Newark W 30-20, 30-27, 30-26 M24 at NJIT W 30-21, 30-23, 30-28 M27 at Juniata W 30-22, 30-18, 30-21 M30 St. Francis (Pa.) W 30-25, 30-16, 30-24 A6 Lewis L 28-30, 27-30, 23-30 A7 at Concordia W 30-28, 28-30, 30-22, 30-14 A13 at G. Mason L 30-18, 26-30, 28-30, 26-30 A14 at Princeton W 25-30, 23-30, 30-20, 30-25, 15-6 EIVA Championship at Penn State A21 New York W 30-19, 33-31, 30-22 A26 Rutgers-Newark W 30-16, 30-26, 30-20 A28 Concordia W 30-27, 30-22, 30-19 NCAA Tournament at Long Beach State M3 vs. Brigham Yng. L 28-30, 30-28, 28-30, 26-30

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All-Time Results A16 IPFW W 24-30, 35-33, 30-21, 17-30, 15-11 A17 at George Mason W 30-26, 30-12, 30-21 EIVA Championship at Penn State A24 Sacred Heart W 30-23, 30-23, 30-18 A29 George Mason W 30-19, 30-21, 30-17 M1 Rutgers-Newark W 32-30, 30-28, 30-25 NCAA Tournament at Hawaii M6 Long Beach State L 26-30, 26-30, 26-3

2005

Head Coach: Mark Pavlik Record: 30-4, 12-0 EIVA

2002 Penn State Men’s Volleyball Team

2002

Head Coach: Mark Pavlik Record: 25-4, 14-0 EIVA

J11 at Ohio State W 30-28, 31-29, 25-30, 30-26 Hawaii Outrigger Invitational at Honolulu, Hawaii J17 at Hawaii L 21-30, 22-30, 27-30 J18 vs. UCLA L 36-38, 20-30, 31-33 J19 Lewis W 30-20, 30-27, 30-26 J29 St. Francis (Pa.) W 30-23, 30-22, 30-26 F1 George Mason W 30-16, 30-23, 30-26 F2 Stanford W 31-29, 30-26, 27-30, 30-25 F5 Juniata W 30-19, 30-21, 30-25 F8 New York Univ. W 30-20, 30-16, 30-20 F9 Princeton W 30-12, 30-24, 30-25 F13 E. Stroudsburg W 30-27, 30-14, 30-15 F15 at New Jersey Tech. W 30-26, 30-15, 30-18 F16 at Rutgers-Newark W 33-31, 30-22, 30-24 F23 at Concordia W 30-20, 28-30, 27-30, 30-23, 15-11 M1 Ohio State W 30-21, 24-30, 46-44, 30-24 M11 Ball State W 24-30, 30-28, 25-30, 30-25, 15-8 M15 Rutgers-Newark W 30-25, 30-27, 22-30, 30-20 M16 New Jersey Tech W 30-14, 30-28, 29-31, 30-24 M19 at St. Francis (Pa.) W 30-25, 30-18, 35-33 M22 at Loyola (Ill.) L 27-30, 30-26, 27-30, 30-22, 9-15 M23 at Lewis W 30-25, 30-27, 31-29 A2 at Juniata W 30-18, 30-22, 30-24 A6 Concordia W 30-20, 30-27, 30-28 A12 at George Mason W 31-29, 30-25, 45-43 A13 at Princeton W 30-20, 30-17, 30-28 EIVA Championship at Penn State A20 Springfield W 30-17, 30-15, 30-18 A25 Concordia W 30-18, 30-28, 30-23 A27 Rutgers-Newark W 30-23, 19-30, 30-26, 26-30, 15-9 NCAA Tournament at Penn State M2 Hawaii L 26-30, 30-27, 33-35, 27-30

2003

Head Coach: Mark Pavlik Record: 26-6, 14-0 EIVA

Hawaii Outrigger Invitational at Honolulu, Hawaii J16 at Hawaii L 19-3, 30-25, 23-30, 23-30 J18 vs. Ball State L 30-25, 25-30, 24-30, 20-30 J24 New York Univ. W 30-15, 30-21, 30-26 J31 Loyola (Ill.) W 30-28, 30-27, 30-27 F4 Juniata W 30-24, 30-25, 30-24 Penn State Invitational F7 Springfield W 30-28, 30-21, 30-26 F8 Lewis L 30-21, 27-30, 21-30, 27-30 F15 at IPFW W 30-19, 23-30, 31-29, 30-23 F16 at Ohio State W 28-3030-24, 30-27, 30-25 F21 at New York Univ. W 30-21, 30-9, 30-27 F25 at St. Francis W 30-17, 30-26, 30-23

F28 at Rutgers-Newark W 30-28, 30-22, 30-20 M1 at Concordia W 30-22, 30-22, 28-30, 30-26 M2 at Princeton W 27-30, 30-15, 30-23, 30-23 M4 George Mason W 30-28, 28-30, 30-19, 25-30, 15-12 M7 at BYU L 30-27, 27-30, 20-30, 23-30 M8 at BYU W 27-30, 30-24, 30-32, 30-27, 15-11 Long Beach State Invitational at Long Beach, Calif. M14 vs USC W 32-34, 32-30, 28-30, 30-25, 15-8 M15 at Long Beach St. L 31-33, 25-30, 26-30 M23 at Ball State W 30-26, 30-26, 30-28 M26 at Juniata W 30-22, 30-20, 27-30, 30-19 M28 Ohio State W 30-23, 30-15, 30-26 M29 Rutgers-Newark W 30-23, 30-19, 30-24 A4 Princeton W 30-17, 30-23, 30-22 A5 Concordia W 30-14, 30-18, 30-27 A11 IPFW W 30-22, 30-23, 27-30, 30-23 A12 at George Mason W 30-26, 30-19, 30-27 EIVA Championship at Penn State A19 Vassar W 30-21, 30-20, 30-22 A24 Princeton W 30-28, 30-27, 30-22 A26 George Mason W 27-30, 30-23, 30-24, 34-32 NCAA Tournament at Long Beach State M1 vs. BYU L 34-36, 25-30, 30-28, 26-30

2004

Head Coach: Mark Pavlik Record: 23-7, 11-1 EIVA

Hawaii Outrigger Invitational at Honolulu, Hawaii J8 at Hawaii W 30-27, 36-38, 30-28, 27-30, 15-13 J9 vs. Lewis L 30-24, 27-30, 28-30, 22-30 J10 vs. Manitoba (exhib) L 26-30, 24-30, 33-31, 28-30 J16 at Loyola L 25-30, 29-31, 28-30 J17 at Lewis W 29-31, 30-19, 30-26, 35-37, 15-11 J23 at Ball State L 26-30, 19-30, 26-30 J24 at IPFW W 30-20, 24-30, 31-29, 30-27 J30 Rutgers-Newark W 30-25, 30-27, 30-27 F3 Juniata W 30-20, 30-26, 30-24 F6 USC W 30-18, 30-24, 30-22 F7 UC San Diego L 33-35, 30-26, 30-25, 27-30, 12-15 F17 St. Francis W 30-21, 30-13, 30-26 F20 at Springfield W 30-21, 31-33, 30-25, 30-26 F21 vs. UC Irvine W 26-30, 28-30, 30-21, 30-26, 18-16 F25 at St. Francis W 30-20, 30-23, 28-30, 30-15 M3 at Ohio State L 25-30, 23-30, 28-30 M19 Sacred Heart W 30-24, 30-23, 30-23 M20 Ball State W 27-30, 30-24, 30-28, 27-30, 15-13 M23 at Juniata W 30-32, 30-32, 30-26, 30-25, 15-10 M26 at Rutgers-Newark L 26-30, 30-16, 28-30, 33-35 M27 at Princeton W 30-27, 30-21, 30-28 M30 Ohio State W 30-22, 30-22, 30-23 A2 George Mason W 30-19, 30-28, 30-23 A3 Springfield W 30-20, 30-21, 41-43, 30-15 A10 Princeton W 30-20, 30-22, 30-25

Hawaii Outrigger Invitational at Honolulu, Hawaii J5 at Hawaii L 21-30, 28-30, 30-24, 40-38, 8-15 J6 vs. BYU L 30-27, 30-28, 27-30, 24-30, 11-15 J7 vs. Lewis W 34-36, 26-30, 33-31, 30-17, 15-12 J21 at Ball State W 28-30, 21-30, 30-25, 30-23, 25-23 J22 at IPFW W 30-19, 30-17, 28-30, 30-24 J28 Rutgers-Newark W 30-19, 28-30, 30-19, 30-24 J29 Ohio State W 30-20, 22-30, 3021, 31-29 Hall of Fame Classic at Springfield, Mass. F4 at Springfield W 30-28, 30-12, 30-24 F5 BYU W 20-30, 23-30, 30-21, 30-25, 15-10 Penn State Invitational F11 Mt. Olive W 30-15, 30-18, 30-18 F12 USC W 32-30, 30-27, 30-24 F15 Juniata W 30-18, 30-21, 30-24 Golden Dome Classic at Rutgers, N.J. F18 vs. IPFW W 30-28, 30-26, 30-22 F19 vs. Ohio State W 30-24, 30-20, 30-21 F25 NYU W 30-19, 30-13, 30-21 F26 Springfield W 30-23, 30-20, 30-27 UC San Diego Invitational M4 at UC San Diego W 31-33, 30-18, 30-17, 30-27 M5 vs. UC Irvine W 30-21, 30-26, 29-31, 30-25 M8 at UCLA L 22-30, 27-30, 28-30 M12 IPFW W 30-22, 30-24, 30-24 M18 Mercyhurst W 30-23, 30-17, 30-16 M19 Ball State W 30-15, 30-20, 30-22 M25 at Rutgers-Newark W 22-30, 30-26, 30-26, 30-15 M26 at NYU W 30-16, 30-24, 30-23 M27 at Princeton W 30-17, 30-23, 30-17 M30 at Juniata W 24-30, 30-14, 30-24, 30-24 A1 G. Mason W 30-16, 27-30, 30-19, 30-25 A3 at Ohio State W 30-32, 30-25, 30-20, 30-21 A9 Princeton W 30-23, 30-22, 30-20 A16 at G. Mason W 30-24, 30-26, 30-28 EIVA Championship at Penn State A23 Harvard W 30-17, 30-23, 30-15 A28 Rutgers-Newark W 30-24, 30-21, 30-16 A30 George Mason W 30-20, 30-18, 30-32, 30-24 NCAA Championship at UCLA M5 at UCLA L 20-30, 24-30, 27-30

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All-Time Results 2006

Head Coach: Mark Pavlik Record: 21-9, 11-1 EIVA

J12 Saint Francis W 30-21, 28-30, 30-19, 30-24 J14 Ball State L 22-30, 28-30, 28-30 Hawaii Outrigger Invitational at Honolulu, Hawaii J18 at Hawaii L 19-30, 21-30, 32-34 J19 vs. UCLA L 34-36, 26-30, 21-30 J20 vs. Ohio State L 30-22, 24-30, 27-30, 33-31, 15-17 J27 NYU W 30-23, 30-18, 30-19 Penn State Invitational, University Park, Pa. F3 Juniata W 30-23, 22-30, 30-18, 30-18 F4 Long Beach St. W 30-22, 21-30, 30-22, 30-27 Hall of Fame Classic at Springfield, Mass. F10 vs. Ohio State W 30-19, 25-30, 30-25, 30-27 F11 vs. Stanford W 30-22, 30-26, 30-25 F17 at Saint Francis W 30-24, 30-22, 30-26 F24 Rutgers-Newark W 30-15, 30-23, 28-30, 30-17 F25 George Mason W 30-18, 30-24, 30-21 M1 at Juniata W 30-23, 30-28, 30-22 M3 Princeton W 30-15, 30-23, 30-22 M7 at UC Irvine L 21-30, 27-30, 25-30 M8 at USC L 26-30, 22-30, 27-30 M18 at NYU W 30-20, 25-30, 30-13, 30-22 M22 Ohio State W 25-30, 30-25, 30-20, 30-24 M25 at George Mason L 30-26, 18-30, 22-30, 21-30 M31 at Rutgers-Newark W 28-30, 30-27, 30-25, 30-26 A1 at Princeton W 30-22, 30-22, 30-27 A4 at Ohio State W 30-24, 30-21, 28-30, 34-36, 15-12 A8 Lewis W 30-28, 30-24, 30-22 A14 at IPFW L 25-30, 30-27, 30-24, 28-30, 10-15 A15 at Ball State W 19-30, 26-30, 30-26, 30-28, 15-11 EIVA Championship at Penn State A27 Rutgers-Newark W 30-17, 30-19, 30-22 A29 Saint Francis W 30-27, 30-21, 30-25 NCAA National Collegiate Championship at Penn State M4 UC Irvine W 32-30, 30-23, 31-33, 27-30, 15-13 M6 UCLA L 27-30, 27-30, 27-30

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2007

2008

Head Coach: Mark Pavlik Record: 22-8, 12-0 EIVA

Head Coach: Mark Pavlik Record: 30-1, 11-1 EIVA

J12 at Ball State W 30-28, 30-22, 30-22 J13 at IPFW L 28-30, 28-30, 25-30 Hawaii Outrigger Invitational at Honolulu, Hawaii J26 vs. BYU L 22-30, 23-30, 18-30 J27 at Hawaii W 30-27, 30-24, 32-30 F1 Ohio State W 30-32, 31-29, 30-27, 30-26 F6 Juniata W 30-28, 30-21, 30-23 F9 Saint Francis W 30-21, 30-26, 30-26 F10 George Mason W 31-29, 23-30, 30-18, 30-25 F16 Ball State W 30-19, 30-25, 30-22 F23 at Princeton W 30-17, 30-23, 30-22 F26 at E. Stroudsburg W 30-18, 30-21, 30-24 M8 Rutgers-Newark W 30-24, 30-19, 30-28 M9 Mercyhurst W 30-15, 30-10, 30-17 M12 at UCSB W 30-24, 30-28, 28-30,19-30, 19-17 M14 at UC Irvine L 26-30, 30-27, 21-30, 25-30 Active Ankle/Guesthouse Classic at Long Beach, Calif. M16 vs. Cal Baptist L 27-30, 23-30, 25-30 M17 at LBSU L 19-30, 30-27, 30-28, 26-30, 13-15 M23 at Rutgers-New. W 28-30, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 M24 IPFW W 30-20, 30-32, 30-23, 25-30, 15-13 M28 at Juniata W 26-30, 30-19, 30-22, 28-30, 15-10 M30 Princeton W 30-25, 30-24, 30-24 M31 at Saint Francis W 30-28, 30-25, 30-32, 30-24 A4 at Ohio State L 30-20, 27-30, 30-19, 20-30, 13-15 A6 E. Stroudsburg W 30-23, 30-21, 30-18 A7 at George Mason W 32-30, 19-30, 30-25, 30-20 A13 at Lewis W 31-29, 30-18, 30-26 A14 at Loyola-Chic. L 23-30, 24-30, 25-30 EIVA Championship at Penn State A26 Princeton W 30-16, 30-22, 30-22 A28 Saint Francis W 30-28, 30-16, 30-27 NCAA National Collegiate Championship at Ohio State M4 vs. UC Irvine L 25-30, 22-30, 30-26, 23-30

Hawaii Outrigger Invitational at Honolulu, Hawaii J3 at Hawaii W 21-30, 30-24, 30-20, 30-18 J4 vs. UCLA W 30-19, 30-26, 38-36 J5 vs. Ball State W 30-20, 30-17, 30-19 J11 Lewis W 30-28, 28-30, 30-26, 30-22 J18 at Ball State W 30-23, 28-30, 30-27, 34-32 J19 at Ohio State W 30-22, 37-35, 30-24 J25 at Saint Francis W 30-19, 30-16, 30-23 J28 Mount Olive W 30-22, 30-25, 30-22 F2 at NJIT W 30-27, 30-23, 30-25 F5 Juniata W 30-21, 30-22, 30-20 F8 Loyola-Chicago W 30-26, 30-19, 30-22 F9 IPFW W 30-20, 30-22, 30-20 F15 George Mason W 30-20, 30-19, 30-24 F16 Princeton W 30-19, 30-16, 33-31 F20 at E. Stroudsburg W 30-21, 30-19, 30-20 F23 Saint Francis W 30-21, 30-13, 30-17 F29 East Stroudsburg W 30-13, 30-22, 30-20 M1 NJIT W 30-20, 30-24, 30-22 M7 at George Mason L 23-30, 22-30, 30-17, 31-33 M8 at Princeton W 30-24, 30-17, 26-30, 30-25 Active Ankle/Guesthouse Classic at Long Beach, Calif. M14 vs. Cal Baptist W 30-21, 30-27, 30-26 M15 at LBSU W 30-18, 27-30, 30-28, 29-31, 15-12 M25 at Juniata W 30-16, 30-17, 30-20 M28 Ohio State W 30-23, 27-30, 30-20, 30-19 M29 Ball State W 30-26, 30-22, 30-17 A11 at Loyola-Chicago W 30-21, 30-18, 30-28 A12 at IPFW W 30-20, 30-27, 32-30 EIVA Championship at Penn State A24 NYU W 30-22, 30-21, 30-20 A26 George Mason W 30-24, 33-31, 30-23 NCAA National Collegiate Championship at UC Irvine M1 vs. Ohio State W 30-21, 26-30, 30-22, 30-17 M3 vs. Pepperdine W 27-30, 33-31, 30-25, 30-23

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All-Time Results 2011

Head Coach: Mark Pavlik Record: 24-7, 10-0 EIVA

2008 Penn State Men’s Volleyball Team

2009

2010

Head Coach: Mark Pavlik Record: 27-4, 12-0 EIVA

Head Coach: Mark Pavlik Record: 24-8, 10-0 EIVA

Hawaii Outrigger Invitational at Honolulu, Hawaii J8 vs. USC W 27-30, 30-23, 30-19, 29-31, 15-12 J9 vs. Ohio State W 30-27, 30-24, 30-19 J10 at Hawai’i W 30-22, 21-30, 30-22, 30-23 J23 Ball State W 30-20, 24-30, 30-19, 30-26 J28 Juniata W 30-14, 30-12, 30-27 J30 at Saint Francis W 30-19, 30-26, 30-21 J31 Springfield W 30-28, 30-22, 30-28 F7 at Springfield W 30-21, 30-20, 30-20 F13 Harvard W 30-13, 30-13, 30-20 F14 Ohio State W 30-20, 30-27, 30-21 F20 at Loyola-Chicago L 24-30, 30-25, 30-25, 27-30, 9-15 F21 at IPFW W 30-27, 30-32, 30-28, 30-22 F25 Saint Francis W 30-19, 30-19, 30-24 F27 Lewis W 30-21, 30-23, 25-30, 30-22 F28 NJIT W 30-16, 30-17, 30-19 M6 George Mason W 30-18, 30-25, 30-18 Active Ankle Challenge at Long Beach, Calif. M13 vs. BYU L 30-21, 27-30, 24-30, 30-28, 11-15 M14 at LBSU L 26-30, 24-30, 30-23, 30-27, 11-15 M20 IPFW W 30-17, 30-21, 30-17 M21 Loyola-Chicago W 30-21, 30-23, 30-24 M24 at Juniata W 30-24, 30-25, 30-26 M27 Princeton W 30-20, 30-23, 30-27 M28 Mt. Olive W 30-20, 30-15, 30-23 A4 at NJIT W 30-17, 30-20, 30-10 A10 at Princeton W 30-16, 30-19, 30-18 A11 at George Mason W 30-25, 34-32, 30-19 A17 at Ball State W 30-20, 30-28, 30-16 A18 at Ohio State W 30-21, 30-21, 30-27 EIVA Championship at Penn State A30 George Mason W 30-19, 30-22, 30-21 M2 Juniata W 30-25, 30-19, 30-21 NCAA National Collegiate Championship at Provo, Utah M7 USC L 30-27, 26-30, 26-30, 24-30

Hawaii Outrigger Invitational at Honolulu, Hawaii J7 vs. USC L 28-30, 24-30, 24-30 J8 at Hawai’i W 26-30, 30-26, 30-23, 28-30, 15-9 J9 vs. Ohio State W 30-16, 30-27, 24-30, 30-25 J15 Saint Francis W 30-22, 30-20, 30-20 J23 at Springfield W 33-31, 30-22, 30-26 J26 Juniata W 30-19, 30-27, 30-18 J29 at Lewis W 30-26, 28-30, 30-25, 30-20 J30 at Loyola L 26-30, 30-22, 30-24, 25-30, 7-15 F5 Rutgers-Newark W 30-19, 30-27, 30-18 F6 Springfield W 30-14, 27-30, 30-25, 30-24 F19 Ball State W 30-18, 30-15, 30-22 F20 IPFW W 30-21, 30-22, 30-20 F26 at Princeton W 30-17, 30-13, 30-24 M3 at Ohio State W 30-26, 30-27, 30-18 M6 George Mason W 30-24, 30-22, 30-16 M10 at UC Irvine W 33-31, 30-25, 26-30, 28-30, 16-14 M12 vs. BYU L 30-26, 33-31, 25-30, 30-24 M13 at LBSU W 30-28, 30-28, 30-27 M19 at Saint Francis W 30-19, 30-19, 30-26 M21 Ohio State L 30-25, 20-30, 30-27, 30-23 M23 at Juniata W 30-18, 30-22, 30-26 M26 Princeton W 30-20, 30-24, 30-24 M27 at Rutgers-Newark L 28-30, 28-30, 30-24, 28-30 A1 at Ball State W 20-30, 30-28, 30-23, 24-30, 15-10 A2 at IPFW W 33-35, 30-24, 30-26, 30-18 A9 UCSB L 26-30, 25-30, 22-30 A10 CS Northridge L 27-30, 24-30, 25-30 A17 at George Mason W 24-30, 30-22, 30-27, 36-34 EIVA Championship at Penn State A29 Springfield W 30-21, 30-21,30-27 M1 Princeton W 30-28, 30-27, 30-13 NCAA National Collegiate Championship at Stanford, Calif. M6 vs. CS Northridge W 30-21, 30-23, 30-28 M8 at Stanford L 25-30, 20-30, 18-30

Hawaii Outrigger Invitational at Honolulu, Hawaii J13 vs. UCLA L 25-23, 19-25, 22-25, 18-25 J14 at Hawaii W 25-23, 21-25, 25-22, 24-26, 16-14 J15 vs. Ball State W 25-19, 25-21, 25-20 J21 Saint Francis W 25-18, 20-25, 25-19, 25-22 J22 Springfield W 25-22, 25-15, 25-15 J28 Loyola W 21-25, 25-16, 25-29, 29-27 J29 Lewis W 26-24, 25-19, 25-19 Penn State Invitational F4 UC Irvine L 21-25, 14-25, 25-22, 17-25 F5 CS-Northridge W 25-19, 25-22, 26-24 F9 at Ohio State L 18-25, 16-25, 23-25 F11 Rutgers-Newark W 25-19, 28-26, 29-31, 25-19 F12 Princeton W 25-17, 25-16, 25-23 F18 Mt. Olive W 25-20, 25-19, 25-21 F19 Lees McRae W 24-26, 25-12, 25-23, 22-25, 15-9 F23 at Saint Francis W 22-25, 25-23, 25-16, 25-18 F26 at George Mason W 25-19, 25-19, 25-20 M5 at Springfield W 25-23, 22-25, 25-21, 25-19 M9 at UCLA L 23-25, 26-24, 20-25, 25-22, 17-19 Active Ankle Challenge at Long Beach, Calif. M11 vs. UCSB W 17-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-22 M12 at LBSU L 21-25, 21-25, 29-27, 20-25 M18 Ball State W 25-18, 36-34, 25-17 M19 IPFW W 25-19, 25-23, 25-22 M25 at Princeton W 25-21, 25-16, 25-16 M26 at Rutgers-Newark W 25-22, 25-22, 28-26 A2 George Mason W 28-26, 25-20, 25-21 A10 Ohio State W 25-21, 18-25, 25-19, 25-9 A15 Ball State L 23-25, 21-25, 22-25 A16 at IPFW W 20-25, 19-25, 25-20, 25-22, 15-12 EIVA Championship at Penn State A28 Rutgers-Newark W 25-14, 16-25, 25-16, 25-19 A30 Springfield W 25-20, 25-14, 26-24 NCAA Championship at Penn State M5 vs. Ohio State L 18-25, 26-24, 22-25, 23-25

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All-Time Letterwinners GG

G

Gaspar, Luis Javier Gealey, David Genday, Richard E. Gingrich, Thomas Goas, Edgardo Gordon, Michael Gozum, Alfred Guadagnino, Frank T. Guerra, Carlos Gutor, Oleksiy (Alex) Guyon, Michael Gwitt, Dan

HH • III

1985-88 1995-98 1977-80 1989-92 2009-Present 1978-81 1985-86 1977-78 2000-03 2004-07 1980-83 2005

H

Chris Chase

AA

A

Agnew, Frank R. Aird, Steve Akerstedt, Ulf Ambrose, Jason Anderson, Scott B. Anderson, Matt

1977-78 1998-01 1992 2008-10 1977-79 2006-08

BB

B

Bauersfield, Kurt Berkey, Bart A. Bertran, Carlos Bittner, David Briggs, Josh

1984-85 1987 1988-91 1985-88 1999-0

CC • DDD

C

Carper, Ronald F. Chase, Chris Cicero, Richard Comfort, Tom Contreras, Ivan Covello, Tor Davidson, Hollis Del Valle, Dennis

EE • FFF

1981 1986, 1988-89 1985-88 2010-Present 1994-97 2009-Present 1988 2008-11

E

Emanuel, Richard J. Evans, David M. Evens, Winfield Faux, Robert Fernandez, Guillermo Fernsler, Adam Foltz, Travis

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1977-78 1977 1989-92 1985-86 2005 1994-95 2006-08

Hahn, Jonathan Hahn, Kristian Hardy, Kevin Hartranft, John Hawkins, Jason Heffernan, Brian Ian Hendries Hernandez, Ramon A. Hodge, Kevin Hoechst, Dan Hoffman, Tim Hogan, Michael Holt, Max Hourican, Kevin Houston, Eric Hunczak, Paul G. Hunkins, Stephen Irwin, Scott

J

1998-99 1994 1996 1984-86 1999-01 1992-93 2010-Present 1991-94 2000 1998-00 1998-00 1985-88 2006-09 1993-96 1998-00 1982 1981-84 1993-94

J J

Johnson, Jeffrey R. Jonsson, Johan Josefoski, Edward M.

KK

1980-83 1983 1991, 93-95

K

Kaz, Boris Kegerreis, Charles F. Kegerreis, Scott Keil, Norman Jr. Kepner, Jason Koljesar, Zelimir Kowal, Keith Kowarick, Richard Kraft, Kenneth S. Kraynik, Mark A

1983-84 1979-82 2011-Present 2001-03 1994-97 2000-03 2002-2005 1990 1980-83 1980-83

Dan Hoechst L

Lachenmeier, Ole Lapp, Brent Lapp, Scott Lipsitz, Max

LL

MM

1984 1995 1997-99 2007-10

M

Mars, Alan 2008-11 Mars, Kyle 2010-Present Marsalese, Steve D. 1982 Martorana, Damian 1996-98 Masterson, Kyle 2004-05 Matheis, Fred 1994-95 Mattei, Ricardo (Ricky) 2001-04 Matthews, Nathaniel 2001-03 Mazzullo, Anthony 1997-99 McCoy, Brad 2008-10 McMillan, David T. 1981-82 Meerstein, Nate 2003-06 Merges, Aaron 2007 Miller, Brad 1996-99 Miller, Brian 1992-95 Miller, Scott 1988-91 Mills, John 2001 Morgan, John T. 1977-79 Moritz, John C. 1979-80 Mosbacher, Kevin 1988-90 Mowrey, Joshua 2001, 2003-04 Muir, David L. 1991-93 Mull, Dave C. 1977-80 Munger, Kevin 1997-98 Murray, Luke 2005-08 Murray, Stewart 1993 Myles, Benjamin 1990

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All-Time Letterwinners QQ • RRR

Q

Quiñones, José Rojas Rhonee Roper, Ricky Rubayo, Jose Russell, Peter Russell, Stewart

SS

1999-02 2001-2004 1990-93 1985-88 2011-Present 1984-86

S

Ahmet Ozcam

NN

N

Neumann, Marcus Newton, Scott Nido, Evaldo Nunez, Hector

Oo

1993-93 1996 1996 1990

o

O’Dell, Brian O’Dell, Dan Olsen, Jace Ortiz, Carlos Otto, Justin Ozcam, Ahmet

PP

2003 2003-06 2011-Present 1993-95 1996-97 1981

P

Palka, Robert A. Pampena, Sergio Papadakis, George Patsey, Luke Pavlik, Mark Penn, Jonathan Pereira, Thomas Perez, Jorge Perry, Larry Phillips, David M. Phillips, John R. Pierce, Robert A. Pollock, Dan Price, Andrew Price, Stephen Price, Will Proper, Matt

1982-85 1996-99 1999 1991 1982 1984-85 2008-10 1988-91 1990 1977-79 1977 1987-89 1996-99 2004-06 1992 2009-10 2003-06

Schall, Dan Schall, James Schall, Michael Schneider, Byron Schneider, Richard Scuilli, Albert Seavy, Carey Ross Seavy, Jeffrey Scott Senior, James Shayka, Ronald F. Sherrick, Jon Shipp, Mark Shirley, Scott Shirley, Todd A. Siebert, Spencer Silva, Guillermo Slenker, Zachary Small, Phil Smith, Aaron Stehman, Todd Stauffer, Jay Strohmeyer, Mark E. Sunder, Joe Sweitzer, Ryan

TT

1996-99 1989-92 1990-93 1991-94 2001-03 1983-84 1977-79 1977 1985 1979-81 2008-09 2009-10 1992 1987-89 1990 1988-90 2000-03 2004 2004-07 1984-85 2006-09 1981 2009-Present 2006-09

UU • VVV

WW

W

Wagner, Jesse Walthall, Ryan Ward, Jon J. Wasielewski, John P. Weaver, Alex Wentzel, Kevin Whitescarver, Adam Wolf, Ryan

YY

1982-83 1983-84 2010-Present

2008-10 2004-07 1987-88 1987-89 2001-03 2003-06 1997-2000 2009-Present

Y

Yanchar, Jake Yarros, Keith Yost, David

Z

T

Treser, Scott A. Trumble, Duane Nick Turko

Dan Pollock

Zemba, Richard E. Zoerner, Aaron P.

ZZ

1994-97 1985-88 1990 1987 1991-93

U

Uveges, Donald F. VanHorn, Bruce W. VanHorn, Thomas Vogel, Gary

1977 1980-83 1986 2005

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Volleyball Tradition “The number of EIVA and national successes are generally the first aspect of the program which garners attention but to those within the history of the program it is the blood, sweat and tears which were poured into the Nittany Lions legacy upon which we heavily lean. It’s good to look back and recognize those efforts of so many people that went into building the best men’s program east of the Rockies.” - Mark Pavlik Class of ‘82 Head Coach, PSU men’s volleyball

“I had the good fortune to cross paths with the right group of guys, the right coaches and the right program at the right time. Over 25 years later, through the annual Alumni match and our outings to attend the NCAA Tournament, I continue to meet quality individuals who in turn will become part of the PSU Volleyball Alumni group. Long after the memory of classes and papers and tests have faded, PSU volleyball has remained as the focal point of my Penn State experience. And by the way, in our minds, we play the game as well as we ever did.” - Tom Hahn Class of ‘76 1st team All-America selection “The Penn State volleyball program has been a key element in both my personal and professional life. My years as a Nittany Lion taught me that any goal, no matter how unreachable or unattainable it may seem, can be reached with ‘hard work,’ dedication and perseverance. The challenges and experiences I faced as a PSU volleyball player have been instrumental in helping me overcome adversity.” - Jorge  Perez Second Team All-America selection ‘91

“One of the hallmarks of the Penn State men’s volleyball program is tradition. Many traditions have been passed down from team to team over the years. The reason these traditions have survived for a quarter century is that the guys on the team understand and respect the passion, dedication and effort that the alumni have given to Penn State volleyball. The guys know that when they walk out on the court, the alumni are right there with them. Their passion, their dedication and their effort reflect that spirit.” - Frank Guadagnino Class of ‘78 & Captain “Every time you put on a Penn State uniform and compete, you know you are doing so with an elite group of athletes. Players come to Penn State and train for one common purpose: to win a National Championship. It is a truly special feeling. Everyone who has ever played for PSU understands that. The friendships and bonds that are made last well beyond graduation.” - Steve Aird Class of 2001 “The importance of the Penn State community is even more noticeable when you have graduated. I am out on my own, playing in a professional league (in Spain), and even as a professional I look back and realize how good I had it playing for Pav and the Nittany Lions. The teammates, coaches, friends, professors, and community are perfect. I can not imagine a better place to live, learn, or compete.” - Aaron Smith Class of 2007

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Volleyball Tradition “The Penn State volleyball program has one of the deepest and finest traditions of any program in the country. It was an honor to be a part of that tradition and it is still nice to see young men come to Penn State with a sincere interest in keeping the men’s volleyball program at a nationally competitive level. Everybody that has played volleyball at Penn State, whether it was last year or twenty-six years ago, feels the pride that surrounds this team.” - Mike Schall (right, with Carlos Bertran) Class of ‘94 Captain “Penn State’s 1994 National Championship victory goes down as one of the greatest team sports upsets in NCAA history. To this day I am approached by people at volleyball events that ask ‘Weren’t you on Penn State’s national championship team?’ After a brief conversation they state that they were inspired by our victory over UCLA. They were either inspired to work harder with their own team, or work harder in their career, but, bottom line, they state that they now strive for more. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of our first National Championship.” - Kevin Hourican Class of ‘96 Second Team All-America selection “Volleyball has changed my life and Penn State defined the way I’ve been living for the past six years. I’m not content on just doing things but always trying to do them well. Penn State volleyball helped me through college to set higher expectations for myself as a player on the court and as a person off the court. That has helped me in my professional career as a volleyball player. For that and many other things I will be forever grateful of Penn State and the people who helped me develop who I am today. I wish someday I could go back and do the same with younger generation of players who are fortunate to be part of Penn State volleyball.” - Ivan Contreras Class of 1997 1997 AVCA Player of the Year

“The tradition of Penn State men’s volleyball lives on in the form of a number of characters who never wished their true identities to be revealed. Guys like “Munch,” “Bones,” “Skids,” “Turkey,” “Harpo,” and “Miles” ... and the list goes on. All I mean to say is, that the men’s volleyball alumni body is second to none when it comes to varsity team and general program support.” - Jim “Yak” Wittler Class of ‘74

“PSU volleyball gave me the opportunity to be a part of the Penn State community. I will forever be grateful for that chance. I will remember the good times, I will remember the friendships that were made, and I will see to it that the stories get better with age. I came to Penn State knowing that I was going to play volleyball. I left realizing that playing the game is fun, but learning about dedication, responsibilities, and relationships is important.” - Tony Mazzullo Class of ‘99 EIVA MVP ‘98 Two of the greatest things I took away from being a part of the team (besides memories for a lifetime) were responsibility and pride. I owe so much to the coaching staff, strength trainers, and academic advisor for helping me be who I am today. Teaching and putting up with all of us guys is no easy task, yet you can tell they all genuinely care about us and truly want to see each of us succeed not only on the court, but more importantly, after we graduate. Being responsible for my actions is one lesson I took away from them which will always be applicable in life beyond volleyball and college. The next is having pride for who you represent. I’ll never forget putting on the Penn State jersey and always wanting to perform well not for just myself and my team, but for Penn State. Now as an alumnus, I am so proud to be able to say I am not only a Penn State alum, but I also am a Penn State Men’s Volleyball alum. GO STATE! - Dan O’Dell Class of 2006

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Series History First Last Opponent Meeting Meeting W L T Alabama-Birmingham 1983 1983 1 0 0 Albany State 1977 1978 3 0 0 Alberta* 1981 1981 1 0 0 American University of P.R. 1997 1999 2 0 0 Army 1977 1982 16 0 0 Ball State 1977 2011 60 20 0 Brigham Young 1990 2010 9 8 0 British Columbia* 1983 1989 2 0 0 Cal-Baptist 2007 2008 1 1 0 Cal-Berkeley 1994 1994 1 0 0 Cal-Irvine 1990 2011 4 5 0 Cal-San Diego 1985 2005 2 2 0 Cal-Santa Barbara 1982 2011 6 8 0 Cal-Santa Cruz 1998 1998 1 0 0 Cal State-Northridge 1982 2011 8 4 0 Chapman 1986 1986 1 0 0 Concordia 1997 2003 14 0 0 Cornell 1977 1978 4 0 0 Cortland 1978 1978 1 0 0 Dalhousie* 1982 1985 5 2 0 Delaware 1977 1978 2 1 0 Eastern Mennonite 1994 1999 6 0 0 Eastern Montana 1991 1991 1 0 0 East Stroudsburg 1977 2008 50 5 0 Edinboro 1984 1984 1 0 0 Genesee 1977 1977 1 0 0 George Mason 1977 2011 87 14 0 George Williams 1980 1980 1 0 0 Graceland 1982 1993 3 0 0 Grove City 1982 1982 1 0 0 Guelph* 1980 2000 6 0 0 Harvard 2000 2009 3 0 0 Hawaii 1995 2011 7 12 0 Hocheledge 1979 1979 0 0 1 Indiana (Pa.) 1977 1977 1 0 0 IPFW 1984 2011 41 13 0 James Madison 1979 1979 1 0 0 Juniata 1993 2010 37 0 0 Kellogg* 1981 1981 1 0 0 Laval* 1982 2010 8 0 0 LaVerne 1997 1997 1 0 0 Lees McRae 2011 2011 1 0 0 Lewis 1994 2011 16 7 0 LIU-Southampton 1997 1997 2 0 0 Long Beach State 1985 2011 6 14 0 Loyola (Ill.) 1996 2011 8 7 0 Loyola Marymount 1995 2000 1 1 0 Manitoba* 1982 2004 9 8 0 Maryland 1977 1986 4 0 0 McMaster* 1980 1998 2 0 0 Memorial 1982 1982 1 0 0 Mercyhurst 1987 2007 4 0 0

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First Last Opponent Meeting Meeting W L T Michigan 1977 1978 5 0 0 Moncton* 1984 1984 1 0 0 Montreal* 1984 2000 3 1 0 Mount Olive College 2005 2011 4 0 0 Navy 1985 1993 22 1 0 New Brunswick 1988 1988 1 0 0 New Jersey Institute of Tech. 1977 2009 28 1 0 New York University 2000 2008 10 0 0 Niagara* 1999 2000 2 0 0 North Carolina State 1979 1979 1 0 0 Nyack 1977 1978 3 0 0 Ohio State 1978 2011 65 25 1 Pacific 1998 1998 1 0 0 Pennsylvania 1979 1981 3 1 0 Pepperdine 1983 2008 4 15 0 Pittsburgh 1977 1985 20 0 1 Princeton 1977 2011 43 2 0 Queens 1979 1997 4 0 1 Quincy 2001 2001 1 0 0 Regina* 1988 1988 1 0 0 Rochester 1977 1977 1 0 0 Rochester Institute of Tech. 1979 1979 1 0 0 Rutgers-Newark 1977 2011 82 24 1 Sacred Heart 2004 2004 2 0 0 Saint Francis (Pa.) 1995 2011 28 0 0 Salisbury State 1977 1977 1 0 0 San Diego State 1985 1991 4 3 0 Saskatchewan* 1986 1986 0 1 0 Shanghai Orient** 2003 2003 0 1 0 Sherbrooke* 1983 1999 4 0 0 Southampton 2000 2000 2 0 0 Southern California 1980 2010 6 17 0 Springfield 1977 2011 34 0 0 Stanford 1992 2010 5 3 0 Tennessee 1977 1977 0 1 0 Toronto 1986 1989 2 1 0 UCLA 1982 2011 6 26 1 Vassar 1995 2003 3 0 0 Victoria* 1988 1988 1 0 0 Villanova 1977 1977 1 0 0 Waterloo 1977 2000 6 2 1 Wilfrid Laurier* 1981 1999 2 0 0 West Chester 1977 1977 3 0 0 Western Ontario* 1978 1989 8 2 0 Windsor* 1998 1999 2 0 0 Winnipeg 1981 1986 6 3 0 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1981 1995 3 0 0 Yale 1980 1980 1 0 0 York* 1981 1989 3 2 0 *Canadian teams/**Chinese team - record does not count toward official record

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The University

Since admitting its first students in 1859, Penn State has awarded some 680,000 degrees, hallmarks of an educational experience second to none in quality and richness. In addition, Penn State alumni — including about 300,000 in Pennsylvania alone — have job- and social-networking opportunities that no other college or university in the Commonwealth can surpass. The University’s beginnings were humble. Chartered as a college of scientific agriculture, the institution was located in rural Centre County after James Irvin, a partner in the Centre Furnace iron works (remains of which can be seen today along East College Avenue), agreed to donate 200 acres of farmland for a campus. Founding President Evan Pugh wanted Penn State to embody a new approach to higher education that blended traditional studies with subjects that had practical value. He joined similar visionaries in other states in convincing Congress to pass the Morrill Land-Grant Act in 1862. The act gave individual states tracts of federal land to sell; the proceeds would support colleges that agreed to include engineering, science and the liberal arts as well as agriculture in their course of studies. In 1863, the Pennsylvania legislature designated Penn State the Commonwealth’s sole land-grant institution. The lawmakers in effect bestowed on the privately incorporated college a public character. In return for state support, the institution assumed obligations of teaching, research and service that are normally associated with publicly owned land-grant universities in other states.

Initial efforts to diversify the curriculum met with mixed success, but by the 1890s Penn State was making its mark. It ranked among the nation’s 10 largest undergraduate engineering schools, a distinction it still holds. President George Atherton invigorated the liberal arts, and recruited Professor of English Fred Pattee to teach the nation’s first course in American literature, heretofore considered an unworthy stepchild of English literature. Professor of Agriculture Whitman Jordan’s pioneering research on using fertilizers for soil enrichment had global impact on crop yields. Penn State in 1871 became one of the first land-grant schools in the Northeast to admit women, graduated its first international student in 1890, and its first African-American student in 1905. In the early 1900s, Penn State launched an extensive system of outreach education, “carrying the college to the people,” as then-President Edwin Sparks liked to say. It established the nation’s first collegiate-level correspondence courses in agriculture, and in 1912 helped create a statewide system of county agents in agriculture and home economics. Today’s Penn State World Campus, with its “anywhere, anytime” learning through the Internet, is descended from that strong outreach tradition. But undergraduate education remained foremost. As enrollment surpassed 5,000 students in 1936, Penn State became Pennsylvania’s largest source of baccalaureate degrees. Also in the 1930s, a state-wide system of undergraduate centers was created for students who, in the depths of the

Great Depression, could not afford to leave their hometowns to get a college education. The centers offered the first year of baccalaureate studies and were the predecessors of today’s system of 19 primarily undergraduate campuses located throughout the Commonwealth. Following the Second World War, Penn State underwent unprecedented expansion, first to meet the needs of returning military veterans and later to accommodate the Baby Boom generation. Total enrollment at all Penn State campuses climbed to 40,000 by 1970. The University also emerged on the national scene as a research powerhouse. Research first garnered international attention in fields as diverse as dairy science, acoustics, psychology, and diesel engineering. As world-renowned faculty encouraged greater student participation in research and creative activities, Penn State was able to provide an enriched undergraduate experience unavailable at most other universities in the Commonwealth. Annual research expenditures now exceed $780 million and help to make Penn State the largest single non-governmental contributor to Pennsylvania’s economy. The University generates about $8.5 billion in total economic impact across the Commonwealth each year. Today, as measured by the more than 100,000 applications for admissions it receives annually, Penn State is America’s most popular university. Enrollment is spread across the University Park campus, the research and administrative hub; 19 undergraduate campuses; Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, including the College of Medicine; the Pennsylvania College of Technology; the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle campus; the Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies; and the Penn State World Campus.

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Interview & Credential Policies This publication about the 2012 Penn State Men’s Volleyball team has been prepared to aid members of the media covering the Nittany Lions this season. Additional information is available by contacting Susan Bedsworth at (814) 865-1757 or by email at sjb5001@psu.edu A photo roster is available on page ? of this publication. Credentials Members of the media should contact the Penn State Athletic Communications Office to request season or individual game credentials for Nittany Lion volleyball home matches. The press row at Rec Hall is located on the upper track level of the building on the south side. Individual game requests should be made no later than noon the day prior to the game and should be directed to Susan Bedsworth, Assistant Athletic Communications Director, at (814) 865-1757 or sjb5001 @psu. edu. Credentials will be available for pick-up at the Rec Hall Will Call window the evening of the contest. Members of the media are allowed to park in the Nittany Parking Deck adjacent to the Nittany Lion Inn, where they are allowed to park for free with their credential. Interview Policies Please direct all requests for interviews with coaches or players to Susan Bedsworth. Members of the Penn State coaching staff are usually available during weekday mornings and afternoon practices and are available after matches. Members of the volleyball team will be available for interviews before and after scheduled practices, but will not be available for interviews on the day of a game, home or away, until the post-match press conference. After home matches, head coach Mark Pavlik and requested players will be available for interviews in Rec Hall, room 142. Contact Susan Bedsworth for individual post-match interviews and away match requests. Players will return telephone calls; home and cell phone numbers will not be released. For opposing players and coaches, please contact Susan Bedsworth who will alert the visiting SID, if available, or set up interviews if possible. Penn State adheres to the NCAA photography policies. Photographers are permitted on the volleyball court but must remain in the designated area. Photographers are also allowed in the stands as long as fan viewing is not obstructed, and anywhere along the upper track level of Rec Hall.

E-Mail and Web Updates While game notes and updated stats will be distributed to local media via email and the web on a regular basis, members of the media may request that they be added to the Penn State Athletic Communications Office’s men’s volleyball e-mail group. Subscribers will receive game notes, game stories and other information via e-mail. To subscribe, send a request to sjb5001@psu.edu. Please identify yourself and organization in your request as this service is only available to members of the media. Telephones and Wireless Internet There will be at least one phone provided on press row for media to make calling card or collect phone calls. Free unrestricted wireless is also available anywhere in the Rec Hall arena. Please alert Susan Bedsworth if additional arrangements need to be made. Daily Media Services For the most up-to-date Nittany Lion volleyball news and statistics, visit the official website of the Penn State Athletic Department at www.GoPSUsports.com. Game notes and updated statistics for the upcoming match will be posted no later than the day before the contest. Gameday Media Services The Penn State Athletic Communications staff will provide pre-match notes, scorecards, rosters, updated statistics and results for each team in the Rec Hall Media Room (Room 301, adjacent to press row off of the track) prior to each match. Box scores and any postmatch notes will be distributed approximately 10 minutes after the conclusion of the match at the post-match press conference. An Associated Press-style game story will also be produced by the Penn State Athletic Communications Office. Members of the media may request these stories be sent to their organization via fax or e-mail by contacting a member of the Penn State Athletic Communications Staff. Penn State Athletic Communications Office The Penn State Athletic Communications Office is located in 101 of the Bryce Jordan Center. The entrance is located off University Drive using the Orange Lot West parking lot.

Bleachers North

Official’s Stand

Bleachers

* There are no Photo Zones on the South side of the court (benches/scorer’s table).

West

* Four Photo Zone seats are on the North bleachers. Seats are reserved for credentialed photographers on a first-come, firstserved basis. You must be seated on the bleacher seat - or directly in front of the bleacher with your back touching. If sitting on the floor, your feet must be tucked underneath you and all bags/equipment must be kept out of play at all times. This is a playable area.

* Protocol may change slightly for NCAA  Championship matches.

* You may shoot from the mid-level or track as long as you do not block the view of spectators.

Visiting Team Bench

* Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Scorer’s Table

Home Team Bench

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* Two Photo Zones are on the East and West sides of the gym. During all regular-season games, photographers have the entire side of the opposite court where Penn State is playing. PSU cheerleaders are required to cheer behind the PSU team and they will switch sides when the team does. Actual Photo Zones are not marked on the floor but photographers are asked to remain behind the white line marked on the floor about 10 feet from the endline. Please keep this area clear of bags/equipment as it is a playable area. Servers have the entire baseline for use.

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