On Saturday night, after the national anthem is sung and Mt. Olive's lineup is introduced, the Penn State men's volleyball team's four seniors will be front and center.
Max Holt, Jon Sherrick, Ryan Sweitzer and Jay Stauffer will all take their places on the court, alongside their families, as they're thanked for their years as Nittany Lions, a moment that has sneaked up on Penn State's senior foursome.
"It's kind of come a lot faster than I had anticipated," Stauffer said. "When you first get here, you've got four or five years here and you think it'll take awhile but it's seems like the time has flown by really fast and I'm going to enjoy it."
But after the celebration is finished and their families have returned to the stands, the four seniors will split away from each other.
Holt and Sweitzer will take their places on the court while Sherrick and Stauffer will take their spots on the Lions' bench and watch their teammates go to work.
It's just another day in the life for this group of seniors, who have each traveled different roads to get to this moment.
There are the mainstays of Holt and Sweitzer. Holt has missed only one match his entire career according to Penn State head coach Mark Pavlik, while Sweitzer has been a steadying force on the outside antenna since last year.
Then there's Sherrick and Stauffer. Sherrick, a transfer from Saint Francis (Pa.), who would be a starter on most teams, finds himself behind Holt and junior Max Lipsitz on the depth chart.
Stauffer's story is a little more complex. Stauffer, an outside hitter who found himself holding national championship point in his hands last May, now finds himself alongside Sherrick on the bench as redshirt freshman Joe Sunder fills his spot.
"I'll be sad to see all of them go," Pavlik said.
For all that bonds them on the court, all of the victories and losses, the EIVA championships and a national championship, the bonds run deep off the court as well.
Holt, Sherrick and Stauffer all live together while Sherrick, Stauffer and Sweitzer all call Lancaster County home.
In fact, Sherrick and Stauffer went to high school together at Hempfield High School in Landisville, Pa.
Their bond on-and-off the court is something Pavlik believes has helped bring the rest of the team together and is something he'll miss after they leave.
"They really made an effort to stay together through their four or five years of being here, trying to get everybody else to become a true team," Pavlik said. "I think those four are great examples of that."
Despite how long this group of seniors has been together, their time together is now fleeting.
Once the season ends and the seniors say their goodbyes to their teammates and coaches, it will also be time for them to say goodbyes to each other.
"We're just a really close team so it's going to be sad to see us go our own ways," Sweitzer said.
But before the seniors have to say those goodbyes, they'll get a chance to reminisce about all of the memories they've made during their time at Penn State.
The night before the match, the team will hold a banquet, during which, each senior will give a speech about their time as a Lion.
Even with the date of their speech quickly approaching, the seniors weren't exactly sure how their respective speeches were going to shake out.
"I don't know yet, I haven't put too much thought towards it," Sherrick said. "I'm going to try and think of a good story about all of these clowns."
But for now, the Lions aren't looking as this as the beginning of the end for four of their teammates, but just another step in the road.
"All it means is 'OK, this is our last regular season match at Rec Hall,' " Pavlik said. "We plan on being back for more."