Nittany Lions Host Hampton Inn Classic vs. Seton Hall, Colgate and VCU

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.

Penn State women’s volleyball team returns to Rec Hall for the first time since 2009 on Friday, Sept. 3 when it hosts the Hampton Inn Classic. The Nittany Lions face Seton Hall on Friday, before taking on Colgate and VCU on Saturday, Sept. 4.

Live stats will be available for all three of Penn State’s matches via a link at www.GoPSUsports.com.

Nittany Lion Preview
The three-time defending national champion Penn State women’s volleyball team opens its 2010 home slate this weekend in the Hampton Inn Classic at Rec Hall. The Nittany Lions face Seton Hall on Friday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. before taking on Colgate and VCU on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., respectively.

The Nittany Lions are coming off a successful weekend at the Carolina Classic with a 3-0 record. Penn State earned straight set wins against UNC, Villanova and Campbell. Senior Blair Brown led the Lions with 4.00 kills per set, while freshman Deja McClendon averaged 3.22 kps to rank second on the team. Sophomore Kristin Carpenter paced the offense with 8.11 assists per set, while D’Errico had a team-best 1.89 aces per set. On defense, D’Errico led the squad with 5.89 digs per set and senior Arielle Wilson had 1.78 blocks per set.

For the weekend, Penn State attacked at a .302 clip. The Nittany Lions averaged 12.89 kills per set, 11.78 assists per set, 2.22 aces per set, 15.67 digs per set and 4.11 blocks per set.” 

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For those of you who won’t be at the matches, or have yet to experience the great atmosphere at Rec Hall, below is a video of Penn State’s 2008 victory over California in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight:

2010 Team Roster

NumberName PositionEligibilityHeightHometownState/Nation
1Ariel Scott

MHFr.6-5RidgewoodNew Jersey
2 Katie Kabbes OHJr.6-5RaleighNorth Carolina
3Fatima Balza MHSr.6-3MeridaVenezuela
4Jessica Ullrich DSSr.5-8WinfieldIllinois
5Kristin Carpenter S/DSSo.5-6MechanicsvilleVirginia
6Maddie MartinOHFr.6-2TampaFlorida
7Arielle Wilson MHSr.6-3BroadviewIllinois
8Erica Denny
MHFr.6-5CentennialColorado
9Blair Brown MH/OppSr. (RS)6-5 Purcellville Virginia
10Marika Racibarskas SSo.6-0ChathamNew Jersey
11Darcy Dorton

OHSo.6-2MuncieIndiana
12Alyssa D'Errico L/DSSr.5-9ByronNew York
13 Megan Shifflett DS/SJr.5-6Falls ChurchVirginia
14Cathy QuilicoL/DSSr.5-1Thousand OaksCalifornia
15Maggie HardingDSFr.5-6State CollegePennsylvania
16Katie Slay
MHFr.6-6RaleighNorth Carolina
18Deja McClendon

OHFr.6-1LouisvilleKentucky
19Krosby Pabst DSFr.5-7Long BeachCalifornia
22Mikinzie MoydellSFr.6-0Parker Colorado
23Ali LongoDSFr.5-6ChatfieldColorado