Got to Admit It’s Getting Better: 2012 vs. 2011 Penn State Stats

There’s the optimistic outlook (see Beatles video above, “It’s Getting Better all the Time”), and there’s the pessimistic outlook (see Sign-Carrying Blue Guy, above the optimistic Beatles video).

When it comes to the 2012 Penn State Women’s Volleyball team, we trend towards the Beatles — the stats make it pretty clear, things are better in 2012 than they were in 2011.  But that Sign-Carrying Blue Guy does have a point: can the Nittany Lions continue to improve, and carry that improvement through the crucible of the NCAA Tournament?

Who knows.  But take a look at the comparison of performances from 2011 to 2012.  You’ve got to admit, its getting better.

[Editor’s Note: Our crack team of statisticians and researchers have let it be known that they consider proofreading to be outside the scope of their collective bargaining agreement (i.e. we pretend to pay them; they pretend to work).  So undoubtedly there are errors in these tables.  Please let us know if you find any.]

Attack Leaders - 2012 vs. 2011 (as of 11-10-12)

YearName ClassSets
Played
Matches
Played
Matches
Started
KillsKills/SetAttack
Errors
Total
Attacks
Hitting
Pct.
2012Scott, ArielJr.9527263463.64103851.286
2011Scott, ArielSo.11833314183.541361083.260
2012McClendon, DejaJr.9427273073.2797852.246
2011McClendon, DejaSo.12233334323.541441090.264
2012Slay, KatieJr.9226222242.4345414.432
2011Slay, KatieSo.12233332572.1163502.386
2012Courtney, MeganFr.9027261822.0271485.229
2011Martin, MaddieSo.9833241411.4460410.198
2012Grant, NiaSo.9427271601.7042311.379
2011Grant, NiaFr.11732321511.2944309.346
2012Hancock, MichaSo.9527271041.0925197.389
2011Hancock, MichaFr.12133321100.9134246.309
2012Teamn/a952727138414.574083275.298
2011Teamn/a1223333167613.745644159.267
2012Opponentsn/a952727102210.765813242.136
2011Opponentsn/a1223333137711.296844077.170

Set/Serve Leaders - 2012 vs. 2011 (as of 11-10-12)

YearName ClassSets
Played
Matches
Played
Matches
Started
AssistsAssists
/Set
Service
Aces
Service
Aces/Set
Service
Errors
2012Hancock, MichaSo.952727109011.47530.5695
2011Hancock, MichaFr.1213333127510.54910.7576
2012Gonzalez, DominiqueSo.95270740.78190.2021
2011Longo, AliSo.117330900.77320.2730
2012Courtney, MeganFr.902726240.2780.0928
2011Carpenter, KristinJr.100334760.76140.1437
2012Fuller, LaceySo.92271120.13120.1313
2011Gonzalez, DominiqueFr.84296190.2380.1021
2012Teamn/a952727126813.351351.42241
2011Teamn/a1223333154912.702091.71288
2012Opponentsn/a95272797710.28750.79156
2011Opponentsn/a1223333129310.601130.93202

Recept/Dig Leaders - 2012 vs. 2011 (as of 11-10-12)

YearName ClassSPMPMSREDigDig/S
2012Gonzalez, DominiqueSo.95270153493.67
2011Longo, AliSo. 117330193973.39
2012McClendon, DejaJr.942727262662.83
2011McClendon, DejaSo.1223333222452.01
2012Hancock, MichaSo.95272702262.38
2011Hancock, MichaFr.121333242792.31
2012Courtney, MeganFr.902726191731.92
2011Martin, MaddieSo.983324211561.59
2012Fuller, LaceySo.9227121421.54
2011Carpenter, KristinJr.100334121821.82
2012Teamn/a95272775140114.75
2011Teamn/a1223333113172914.17
2012Opponentsn/a952727135127813.45
2011Opponentsn/a1223333209167113.70

Blocking and Points Leaders - 2012 vs. 2011 (as of 11-10-12)

YearName ClassSPMPMSBlock
Solo
Block
Assist
TotalBlocks
/Set
Blocking
Errors
PointsPoints
/Set
2012Scott, ArielJr.9527261163740.783391.54.12
2011Scott, ArielSo.1183331581860.732471.54.00
2012McClendon, DejaJr.9427271339520.555349.53.72
2011McClendon, DejaSo.12233331348610.506482.03.95
2012Slay, KatieJr.922622121131251.368292.53.18
2011Slay, KatieSo.1223333271461731.4211359.02.94
2012Courtney, MeganFr.9027262151720.808236.52.63
2011Martin, MaddieSo.983324534390.402180.01.84
2012Grant, NiaSo.942727486900.9610207.02.20
2011Grant, NiaFr.117323213941070.914224.01.91
2012Hancock, MichaSo.952727660660.694193.02.03
2011Hancock, MichaFr.1213332554590.499233.01.93
2012Teamn/a95272767427280.52.95411799.518.94
2011Teamn/a122333376503327.52.6840n/an/a
2012Opponentsn/a95272737277175.51.85381272.513.39
2011Opponentsn/a122333351341221.51.8269n/an/a