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1998 – 2005 Seasons

articles and news 1998 to 2005 (with a few exceptions)

Debuts Compared – Freshman Seasons of a Few PSU Players You May Remember

September 18, 2011
Debuts Compared – Freshman Seasons of a Few PSU Players You May Remember

                                               Some new Nittany Lions are on the prowl.  How are they doing?  How Do You Like Them Apples-to-Oranges? This 2011 Penn State Women’s Volleyball team is so young (take a look at Penn State’s 2011 statistical leaders: Attack Leaders – all sophomores and freshmen; Set/Serve leaders – one junior, one sophomore, one freshman; Recept/Dig leaders...
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Big Ten Tall Tales II: Kills Leaders (2003 to 2010)

March 23, 2011
Big Ten Tall Tales II: Kills Leaders (2003 to 2010)

Photo courtesy of Tom Hilton, Wikimedia Commons   This is Part II of a three-part series — Big Ten Tall Tales, in which we have compiled statistics on the height of the top hitters and blockers (statistically speaking) in the Big Ten from 2003 through 2010, along with their statistics for each year.  We started with 2003...
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Big Ten Tall Tales I: Hitting Percentage Leaders (2003 to 2010)

March 22, 2011
Big Ten Tall Tales I: Hitting Percentage Leaders (2003 to 2010)

Photo courtesy of Acroterion, Wikimedia Commons. Although volleyball success requires much more than height — hard play, quality swings, and good blocking technique come in all sizes — after we read that someone had compiled statistics on the height of the top-ranked players (statistically speaking) in the Big Ten, Pac 10, and Big Twelve...
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All-Big Ten Setters from 2000 to 2010

March 12, 2011
All-Big Ten Setters from 2000 to 2010

    The 2010 season was a great one for setters in the Big Ten: Michigan’s Lexi Zimmerman, Purdue’s Jaclyn Hart, and Illinois’ Hillary Haen all made First-Team All-Big Ten. Though Penn State’s Kristin Carpenter did not make the All-Big Ten First Team or receive Honorable Mention (the only year during the period 2000 to 2010...
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Dropped Sets and the Pursuit of Perfection: How the Final Four Teams from 1998 to 2009 Stack Up

December 19, 2009

Perfection in sports is rare. The Penn State Women’s Volleyball team came close in 2008, going 38-0 and dropping only two sets all season (those two coming in the classic NCAA Semifinal match against Nebraska in Omaha). This season, Penn State extended its streak of consecutive sets without a loss to 141, before losing...
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