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Serving a concern for women’s volleyball moving forward

Despite winning the match against Minnesota, Penn State was not pleased with its performance behind the service line.

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Serving a concern for women’s volleyball moving forward

Despite winning the match against Minnesota, Penn State was not pleased with its performance behind the service line.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State , Penn State Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , Minnesota , Nittany Lions Comments (0)

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Women’s volleyball pushes past Minnesota, secures another victory

After dropping the first set to the No. 17 Golden Gophers, the Nittany Lions bounced back and took the final three to secure another victory.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Monday, September 29, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , Minnesota , Nia Grant Comments (0)

Women’s volleyball set to continue conference play

After sweeping a tough Wisconsin team on Wednesday night, No. 3 Penn State is looking to keep pushing through the Big Ten season.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Friday, September 26, 2014 1:00 am. Comments (0)

Penn State women’s volleyball women thrive in Big Ten opener

A duo of Penn State freshmen impressed on the road in front of a hostile crowd in the Big Ten opener.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Friday, September 26, 2014 1:00 am. Comments (0)

Penn State women's volleyball sweeps No. 5 Wisconsin in national title rematch

In a rematch of the 2013 National Championship match, senior setter Micha Hancock was instrumental in Penn State’s 3-0 victory over the No. 5 Badgers.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:47 am. | Tags: Russ Rose , Women's Volleyball Comments (0)

Women’s volleyball set for championship rematch against No. 5 Wisconsin

The No. 3 Nittany Lions will take on No. 5 Wisconsin in a rematch of the 2013 National Championship match. Badgers coach Kelly Sheffield is looking forward to the challenge.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State , Women's Volleyball , Mich Hancock , Russ Rose Comments (0)

Following Saturday's win, women's volleyball coach breaks another record

Penn State coach Russ Rose became the all-time leader in NCAA Division I wins.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , National Coach Of The Years Awards , Avca Hall Of Fame Comments (0)

Women’s volleyball earns Penn State Alumni Classic title without dropping a set

The Lions went undefeated in the tournament as part of Penn State’s celebration of women in spot.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Monday, September 22, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , Hancock , Whitney , Gonzalez Comments (0)

Former women’s volleyball standout reflects on Rec Hall from new perspective

Katie Price has lost four matches in Rec Hall. Three as a former player and one as the coach of Eastern Illinois. The former Lion reflected on her time in the historic gym after the match this weekend.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Monday, September 22, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Russ Rose , Penn State Women's Volleyball Comments (0)

Women's volleyball claims Penn State Alumni Classic without dropping set

After an afternoon of tailgating and football, Penn State fans flocked to Rec Hall to watch the 2013 NCAA Championship banner rise to the rafters.

Posted in Women volleyball on Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:34 pm. | Tags: Women's Volleyball , Micha Hancock Comments (0)

Penn State women's volleyball raises championship banner with two wins

As Penn State lifted the banner to celebrate its victory at the NCAA championships last season, the team powered to two victories on Friday. 

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Friday, September 19, 2014 10:09 pm. Comments (0)

Women's volleyball to play in series coached by former players

Women’s volleyball to play a series of games against teams coached by former players as part of the 50th Anniversary of women in Sport at Penn State.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Friday, September 19, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose Comments (0)

Women’s volleyball redshirt players find ways to contribute outside rotation

Despite being confined to the sideline during matches, two redshirt players are adjusting, growing and finding other ways to contribute.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Friday, September 19, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , Bryanna Weiskircher , Nia Reed Comments (0)

Women's volleyball defense gains insight from former players

The women's volleyball defense needs work, despite trying to live up to former players’ legacies.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Women's Volleyball , Katie Slay , Deja Mcclendon , Nia Grant , Dominique Gonzalez Comments (0)

Women’s volleyball freshman Haleigh Washington contributes in debut

Freshman Haleigh Washington debuted for Russ Rose’s squad this past weekend. She doesn’t remember much, but she was happy to play the sport she loves again.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Russ Rose , Haleigh Washington , Penn State Women's Volleyball Comments (0)

Confidence leads to serving success for women’s volleyball

Serving is a key component for any volleyball team. But for Penn State, confidence has proved to be the key for its serving so far this season.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , Micha Hancock Comments (0)

Depth drives women’s volleyball to weekend sweep

Thanks to a wealth of options throughout Russ Rose’s squad, Penn State went 4-0 in the Villanova Classic this past weekend.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , Villanova Classic , Nia Reed , Bryanna Weiskircher Comments (0)

Nia Grant and Micha Hancock earn Big Ten women's volleyball weekly honors

After impressive performances this past weekend at the Villanova Classic, seniors Nia Grant and Micha Hancock were recognized by the Big Ten.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Monday, September 15, 2014 5:14 pm. | Tags: Women's Volleyball , Micha Hancock , Nia Grant Comments (0)

Women’s volleyball sweeps the Villanova Classic through critical teamwork

Women’s volleyball team holds its record to only one loss after winning all four matches of the Villanova Classic tournament this weekend.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Monday, September 15, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , Villanova , Ali Frantti , Nia Grant , Megan Courtney Comments (0)

Women’s volleyball sweeps competition to take home Villanova Classic title

The No. 3 Nittany Lions (8-1) conquered a quartet of challengers to win the Villanova Classic this weekend.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Sunday, September 14, 2014 1:36 pm. | Tags: Women's Volleyball Comments (0)





Field hockey seeks to avenge NCAA Tournament loss

Penn State plays Princeton for first matchup since last year’s NCAA Tournament loss.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Friday, September 12, 2014 1:00 am. Comments (0)

Ali Frantti has helped women’s volleyball with her offense and her laughter

Freshman Ali Frantti has impressed in her first couple of weeks at Penn State.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Friday, September 12, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Women's Volleyball , Ali Frantti , Russ Rose Comments (0)

Women’s volleyball rookies showing signs of great skill compared to seniors

Players new to Penn State women's volleyball team are off to a much better start than experienced starters early in the season.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Thursday, September 11, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Ali Frantti , Simone Lee , Russ Rose , National Champions , Women's Volleyball Comments (0)

Women's volleyball leaders help team overcome UCLA

Upperclassmen provide push to overcome UCLA in the second of the team’s West Coast matches.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:31 am. | Tags: Russ Rose , Stanford , Women's Volleyball Comments (0)

Women’s volleyball shows room for improvement after West Coast trip

The Nittany Lions won one and lost one this past weekend against two challenging Pac-12 teams. Coach Russ Rose said he learned a lot about his team over the course of the two matches.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Monday, September 8, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State , Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , Ali Frantti Comments (0)

Stanford hands Penn State women's volleyball its first loss of the year

Penn State women's volleyball dropped its first match of the year in five sets to Stanford. 

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Saturday, September 6, 2014 12:47 am. Comments (0)

Women’s volleyball set for a challenging weekend at Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge

Penn State coach Russ Rose will lead his team against two tough Pac-12 foes in Stanford and UCLA this weekend.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Friday, September 5, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State , Penn State Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , John Dunning , Stanford Comments (0)

Women's volleyball freshmen pegged as important players for season

Three freshmen started for the women’s volleyball team in the Penn State Classic last weekend and played well.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Thursday, September 4, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Women's Volleyball Team , Ali Frantti , Simone Lee , Heidi Thelan , Russ Rose , Big Ten Comments (0)

Trio of young Nittany Lions to replace "big impact" players

Despite losing his two most productive blockers from last season, coach Russ Rose will rely on a group of young Nittany Lions to fill in the gaps.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , Deja Mcclendon , Kelly Robertson , Haleigh Washington , Heidi Thelan Comments (0)

Women's volleyball returning starters contribute to total team effort

While the freshmen shined in their collegiate debuts this past weekend, it was a team effort that allowed for success.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , Micha Hancock , Ali Frantti , Simone Lee , Heidi Thelan , Megan Courtney , Dominique Gonzalez Comments (0)

Serving must improve for women's volleyball after opening weekend

After an up-and-down first three matches behind the service line for the Nittany Lions, coach Russ Rose said his team has something to work on.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , Micha Hancock , Lacey Fuller , Lainy Pierce , Dominique Gonzalez Comments (0)

During weekend game, women's volleyball team shows inconsistencies

Penn State women’s volleyball didn’t perform as well in the blocking game, but was able to compensate with success from broken plays.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Russ Rose , Women' Volleyball , Heidi Thelen , Megan Courtney Comments (0)

Ali Frantti earns Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor

After her dominant performance in her first weekend of collegiate volleyball, Ali Frantti was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State Women's Volleyball , Ali Frantti , B1g Freshman Of The Week Comments (0)

Penn State women's volleyball goes undefeated in opening weekend

Penn State women's volleyball went 3-0 on its opening weekend. 

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Saturday, August 30, 2014 9:56 pm. Comments (0)

Penn State women's volleyball starts off season with a win over TCU

Earlier in the week, Penn State coach Russ Rose said it was possible for three freshmen to be picked in the starting lineup this season. But Friday night, for the season opener, there was only one.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Friday, August 29, 2014 10:23 pm. Comments (0)

Women's Volleyball set for Rec Hall season opener

Penn State women’s volleyball season begins on Friday.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Friday, August 29, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , Nia Grant , Rec Hall , Big Ten Comments (0)

Competition fuels women's volleyball team for new season

Thanks to talented players on the women's volleyball team, the Nittany Lions have already begun competing prior to the start of the 2014 season.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , Dominique Gonzalez , Ali Frantti , Micha Hancock , Megan Courtney , Nia Grant Comments (0)

Women's volleyball encounters uncertainy with new coaching staff

A new staff and large recruiting class to fill from graduated All-Americans has led to some uncertainty for the women's volleyball team.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , Deja Mcclendon , Jay Goddu , Steve Aird , Salima Rockwell , Stevie Mussie Comments (0)

Women's volleyball not focused on outside expectations ahead of 2014 season

The defending national champion Nittany Lions are No. 1 in the nation. But the crown does not weigh heavy for Russ Rose and his team.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Russ Rose , Avca Preseason Coaches' Poll , Penn State Women's Volleyball , Dominique Gonzalez , Micha Hancock , Nia Grant Comments (0)

Penn State women's volleyball poised for another successful season

After capturing the national championship last year, the Nittany Lions should be in for more of the same.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Monday, August 25, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Women's Volleyball , Ncaa Women's Volleyball Championship , Big Ten , Russ Rose Comments (0)

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