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2013 Recruiting

The Recruiting Matrix lists the players we are aware of who have publicly announced their verbal commitment to join the Penn State Women’s Volleyball team.  The players are listed alphabetically, by year.  The listed positions are from published reports, and do not necessarily reflect the positions they will play in college.

The table is sortable by clicking on the arrows at the top of each column. 

Recruiting Matrix (as of 11-18-13)

Player
Year
Ht
Pos.
High School
Town
State
Status
Frantti, Ali20146-2OHRichmond-BurtonSpring GroveILSigned
LOI
Lee, Simone20146-2OHMenomonee FallsMenomonee FallsWISigned
LOI
Pierce, Lainy20145-8DS/LEdenEdenNYSigned
LOI
Reed, Nia20146-2OHImmaculate Heart AcademyFort LeeNJSigned
LOI
Thelen, Heidi20146-2MH/OHNotre Dame AcademyEdgewoodKYSigned
LOI
Washington, Haleigh20146-3MHThomas B. DohertyColorado SpringsCOSigned
LOI
Weiskircher, Bryanna20146-1SBoylan CatholicLoves ParkILSigned
LOI
Canulli, Natalie20155-9LBenet AcademyLisleILVerbal
Gorrell, Tori20156-2MHAbbey ParkOntario, CanadaVerbal

Taylor Krause - 5-6 DS/S

According to an October 2, 2011 article by Keith Groller in Lehigh Valley’s The Morning Call, as confirmed by the Synergy Volleyball Club website, Taylor Krause, a 5-6 DS/S from Parkland High in Allentown, PA, has verbally committed to walk-on to Penn State’s Women’s Volleyball team, starting in the 2013 season:

Taylor Krause just spent the weekend in Happy Valley where she helped the Parkland High girls volleyball team win the title in the State College Invitational.

Hopefully, Krause felt at home because beginning in 2013, State College will be her home.

That’s because Krause, just a high school junior, has already verbally committed to be a walk-on at Penn State, which happens to be the most successful volleyball program in the country and one of the nation’s best collegiate programs, period.

For the complete article, Click Here.

News and Videos for Taylor Krause

Parkland falls in state championship match

John Heilig, in a Special to The Morning Call, has a writeup on Parkland High School’s loss to Hempfield on November 17, 2012. Penn State 2013 verbal commits 5-6 DS Taylor Krause and 6-0 MH/OH Kelly Robertson were among the key players for Parkland.

The Parkland girls volleyball team has cryptic messages on the backs of their practice T-shirts. This year, the message was CTHOMT — for Climb The Hill One More Time.

It has a double meaning. As a training exercise, the girls race up a hill on the Parkland campus, and they wanted to climb the hill to a state championship one more time, as they did last year.

Unfortunately, Hempfield, the team the Trojans defeated in the championship match last year, had other ideas. The Black Knights defeated the Trojans, 3-1 to regain the championship they won in 2010 and lost last year.

Read John Heilig’s article at The Morning Call.com.

2011 Pennsylvania Class 3A State Volleyball Championship

Krause’s Parkland team won the 2011 Pennsylvania Class 3A State Volleyball Championship. Taylor directed the 5-1 offense and remains undefeated in best of 5 match play in her setting career.  She was named to the PVCA All Tournament Team.

For more on the tournament, Click Here for a November 15, 2011 article by John Heilig from The Morning Call.

Update: Taylor was one of 36 juniors to be recognized by Prep Volleyball as an All-American and was a finalist for the Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year award.  She was named to the District XI and PIAA State Championships All Tournament teams and to the Pennasylvania Volleyball Coaches All State team.  Taylor led Pennasylvania in assists per set and finished 9th nationally.

Carley Muller – 5-9 L

Carley Muller, a 2013 5-9 libero at Mira Costa High School (and co-captain of the team) verbally commited to Penn State in October, 2012.  As she told Tony Ciniglio, Staff Writer for The Daily Breeze, ever since she visited Penn State as a seventh-grader, attending Penn State was her “pipe dream.”

According to Ciniglio, Muller also had offers from Rutgers, Michigan, Bucknell, Miami and Ohio State.

News and Videos for Carley Muller

We came across this video of Mira Costa High School’s 3-1 win over Palos Verdes Peninsula. 2013 Penn State verbal commit 5-9 Carley Muller is the starting libero for Mira Costa. The match was played on October 9, 2012. Carley Muller is #4 for Mira Costa.

Kelly Robertson - 6-0 MH/OH

Kelly Robertson, a 6’0″ Junior MH/OH from Parkland High School in Pennsylvania, verbally in mid-February 2012 to join Penn State for the class of 2013.  As noted on the Synergy Volleyball Club website, Kelly has earned numerous honors, including MVP awards for her league, and the District and PIAA AAA state championship tournaments.  Kelly also was selected to the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches All State team, was also a finalist for the 2011 Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year, and, as reported by the Synergy Volleyball Club,  was named by PrepVolleyball.com as an All American and finalist for National Junior of the Year (as was her Parkland High School teammate (and cousin) and fellow 2013 Penn State verbal commit, Taylor Krause).

The Synergy Volleyball Club website notes that Robertson had been contacted by colleges from the Big Ten, SEC, Big East, Colonial Athletic Association and the Patriot League conferences, and had received multiple scholarship offers.  To 17 Lehigh Coach Mike Krause, Robertson has earned the attention:

Kelly has been the offensive mainstay for both high school and Synergy Lehigh teams.  Kelly is a very deserving, humble, hard working young lady. She is a teammate who values team success ahead of individual accomplishment.

Welcome Kelly!

News and Videos for Kelly Robertson

Parkland falls in state championship match

John Heilig, in a Special to The Morning Call, has a writeup on Parkland High School’s loss to Hempfield on November 17, 2012. Penn State 2013 verbal commits 5-6 DS Taylor Krause and 6-0 MH/OH Kelly Robertson were among the key players for Parkland.

The Parkland girls volleyball team has cryptic messages on the backs of their practice T-shirts. This year, the message was CTHOMT — for Climb The Hill One More Time.

It has a double meaning. As a training exercise, the girls race up a hill on the Parkland campus, and they wanted to climb the hill to a state championship one more time, as they did last year.

Unfortunately, Hempfield, the team the Trojans defeated in the championship match last year, had other ideas. The Black Knights defeated the Trojans, 3-1 to regain the championship they won in 2010 and lost last year.

Read John Heilig’s article at The Morning Call.com.



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