Deja McClendon leads Penn State with 204 kills and 522 attacks. She's second with 3.34 kills per set and fourth with 109 digs. As the stats show, Deja is one of the Nittany Lions' most versatile players. When she is on her game, she can be the most dominant offensive or defensive player on the floor. She can block and attack up front, and she can dig, pass and serve in the back. She is in most of the rallies every match, except to get an occasional rest. She and opposite Ariel Scott are at the top of the Lions' depth chart for outside hitter. She made a name for herself last year as Penn State's second most productive hitter after Blair Brown. She won Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2010.
October 11, 2011 at 11:30 PM