Hot streaks are meant to burn out over time. But on Sept. 21, 2007, Penn State women’s volleyball began a streak that seemed like it would never end.
Rarely does a collegiate women’s volleyball team play two matches in a single day, let alone win each one. The Nittany Lions accomplished both feats in 2014 when they won four matches in two days.
Few teams ever truly have a stranglehold on an entire sport the way Penn State women’s volleyball did from 2007-10.
Three years ago this week, Penn State pulled off an important win over a rival volleyball powerhouse on Sept. 1, 2017, in the early stages of a perennial march toward a potential national championship.
Penn State has formally announced Gabby Blossom and Jonni Parker as its captains for the upcoming season, despite the uncertain status surrounding Big Ten sports.
Penn State finished last season ranked seventh in the nation with a record of 27-6, and will look to return to the national spotlight in 2020 after a down season by Russ Rose’s standards.
Former West Virginia defensive specialist Keatan Broughton will compete alongside the Penn State women’s volleyball team after announcing her intention to transfer via Instagram.