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Penn State women’s volleyball to play Michigan in “Dig Pink” game

Penn State volleyball will take on Michigan conference foes this weekend.

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Penn State women’s volleyball to play Michigan in “Dig Pink” game

Penn State volleyball will take on Michigan conference foes this weekend.

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

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Kendall Pierce stands out for Penn State women’s volleyball

Kendall Pierce is relishing the opportunity to contribute to her team this season, despite not starting for the Nittany Lions.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Thursday, October 23, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State , Women's Volleyball , Kendall Pierce , Russ Rose Comments (0)

Penn State women’s volleyball reflects on season thus far

Having played a few more than half of their matches, the No. 7 Nittany Lions reflect on how far they’ve come and look ahead to where they still want to go.

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

Penn State women's volleyball uses comeback to top Purdue during winning weekend in Indiana

Penn State faced a 2-1 deficit at Purdue but won in five sets Friday. The team then took the momentum from that victory to beat Indiana in straight sets Saturday.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Monday, October 20, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Purdue , Indiana , Aivana Whitney , Ali Frantti , Holloway Gym , Micha Hancock , Annie Drews , Megan Courtney , Dominique Gonzalez , Russ Rose Comments (0)

Penn State women's volleyball team seeks consistency in upcoming matches

The women’s volleyball team searches for answers to a long-term lineup during weekend’s matches.

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

Despite high expectations, Penn State women’s volleyball isn’t dwelling on past defeats

Lions are not concerned with past results and focusing on future games.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State , Penn State Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose Comments (0)

Penn State women’s volleyball loses despite outscoring opponent

Despite winning the point battle, Penn State lost to Illinois — a trend it has carried on since 2012.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State , Penn State Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose Comments (0)

Penn State women’s volleyball falls to Illinois in four sets

Penn State lost to Illinois in four sets on Saturday in Rec Hall. Freshman Haleigh Washington made her first career start.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Monday, October 13, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State , Penn State Women's Volleyball , Haleigh Washington , Russ Rose Comments (0)

Penn State women’s volleyball cannot improve its energy levels

Women’s volleyball is still having a tough time battling against Big Ten teams.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Monday, October 13, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State , Penn State Women's Volleyball , Rec Hall , Big Ten , Haleigh Washington , Women's Volleyball Comments (0)

Penn State women's volleyball falls to No. 15 Illinois in four sets

Despite their best efforts, the Nittany Lions could not hang with the Illini on Saturday in Rec Hall.

Posted in Mobile, Women volleyball on Saturday, October 11, 2014 10:47 pm. Comments (0)

Penn State women’s volleyball focuses on blocking to defeat No. 24 Northwestern

Women’s volleyball had a small taste of blocking against Northwestern on

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Friday, October 10, 2014 11:25 am. Comments (0)

Women’s volleyball looks to solve problems ahead of next match

After Northwestern exposed some issues for the Nittany Lions, coach Russ Rose and the squad are looking to move on.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Friday, October 10, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State , Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose Comments (0)

Aiyana Whitney shines as lone bright spot for Penn State women's volleyball

After what coach Russ Rose described as a "disappointing" performance from his team, he had praise for only one aspect of the team: redshirt junior Aiyana Whitney.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Thursday, October 9, 2014 1:18 pm. Comments (0)

Penn State women's volleyball beats Northwestern with "disappointing" performance

No. 5 Penn State finished with a .340 hitting percentage but still swept the No. 24 Wildcats on Wednesday night.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Thursday, October 9, 2014 12:53 pm. | Tags: Russ Rose , Aivana Whitney , Micha Hancock , Dominique Gonzalez Comments (0)

Women’s volleyball readying for challenge of midweek match against Northwestern

After going 1-1 this past weekend, Penn State is preparing for the quick turnaround for its match against Northwestern on Wednesday.

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

Women’s volleyball second loss highlights room for improvement

The women’s volleyball team’s upset at Nebraska shows the Lions have to work on fixing mistakes.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Women's Volleyball , Nebraska , Russ Rose , Ali Frantti , Dominique Gonzalez , Micha Hancock Comments (0)

Women's volleyball lost focus against No. 8 Nebraska, but regrouped to sweep Iowa

Women’s volleyball concluded its four-match Big Ten road trip with an upset in Nebraska and a straight-set sweep in Iowa

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Monday, October 6, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State , Micha Hancock , Ali Frantti , Dominique Gonzalez , Penn State Women's Volleyball Comments (0)

No. 3 Penn State women’s volleyball travels to No. 8 Nebraska

The No. 3 Lions look to build on an 11-game winning streak as they head back to the Midwest to take on No. 8 Nebraska and Iowa this weekend.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Friday, October 3, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State Women's Volleyball , Penn State , Nebraska , Bob Devaney Sports Center , Russ Rose Comments (0)

Women’s volleyball focuses on scouting to prepare for Big Ten opponents

Defensive performances attribute success to preparation in the film room.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State Women's Volleyball , Russ Rose , Dominique Gonzalez Comments (0)

Women’s volleyball veterans lead the way for the defense

Senior libero Dominique Gonzalez and a trio of Nittany Lions are to thank for the strong defense Penn State has been playing so far this season.

Posted in Women volleyball, Mobile on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:00 am. | Tags: Penn State , Women's Volleyball , Dominique Gonzalez Comments (0)





Micha Hancock tabbed AVCA National Player of the Week

After leading her team to another successful weekend on the road, senior setter Micha Hancock garnered national attention for her efforts.

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

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)

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)

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