High Five! Penn State Signs 2010 Recruits

“UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Nov. 18, 2009. Penn State women’s volleyball coach Russ Rose announced today that he has signed five players to the 2010 recruiting class. Signees include Katie Slay, Deja McClendon, Madison Martin, Mikinzie Moydell and Ariel Scott. ‘We have a great class coming in,’ said coach Rose. ‘Both the players that have signed letters of intent and those who have to decided to walk on, many of which have turned down scholarships to attend Penn State.'”

(For the complete release from gopsusports.com, Click Here.)

Here’s video of Erica Denney, a 6-5 Middle Blocker recruit (rated by some as the #14 recruit in the nation), who will walk-on next year, and receive a scholarship starting in 2011. Take a look:

The table below shows information, links, and quotes for Erica Denney and the five signees, plus walk-ons Maggie Harding, Allie Longo, and Krosby Pabst. The table is sortable by Name, Position, Height, etc.

2010 Recruits

NamePosition -----Height -----StatusRuss Rose Says
Erica Denney: usavolleyball.org;

MaxPreps Under Armour Volleyball All American Q&A with Erica Denny
MH6-5Walk-on 2010; Scholarship 2011-14Because Erica is a walk-on for 2010, Russ Rose can't comment on her. According to most observers, she's among the very best players in the country (#14 according to one service), so if Russ could talk, we think he'd say very nice things.Front RangeCO;
Maddie Martin: Plant volleyball star Maddie Martin caps stellar career;

Max Preps Under Armour Volleyball All American Q&A with Maddie Martin;

Plant's 1-2 Punch; Martin Picks PSU; 2009 Stats;

OH6-2Signed LOI "Maddie is a great all-around player with the ability to help us at either front row outside positions, as well as being a primary passer in the back row." Tampa Bay JuniorsFL;
Deja McClendon: MaxPreps Under Armour Volleyball All American Q&A with Deja McClendon;

McClendon Prepares for PSU; McClendon Named Miss Volleyball;

Deja McClendon competing in 2008
OH6-0Signed LOI "Deja was recently recognized as Kentucky's Miss Volleyball. She's an explosive outside hitter with the physical tools to become a dominant outside attacker." KIVAKY;
Mikinzie Moydell: MaxPreps Under Armour Volleyball All American Q&A with Mckinzie Moydell;

Mikinzie Moydell and Five Wolverine Teamates Sign to Play at Next Level ;

2009 Stats
S6-1Signed LOI "We thought Mikinzie was the top setter prospect in the class. We feel that there will be a transition, but once she gets used to the speed of the college game, she could be a great college setter." Front RangeCO;
Ariel Scott: NJ Female Athlete of the Year;

MaxPreps Under Armour Volleyball All American Q&A with Ariel Scott;

The sky's the limit for high-rising Scott

MH/OH/Opp6-4Signed LOI "Ariel is a player we're looking to see fit into any front row position. She is a dominant attacker with a high contact point."Team Complete Athlete (TCA)NJ;
Katie Slay: MaxPreps Under Armour Volleyball All American Q&A with Katie Slay

Slay named to Under Armour All-America team;


Slay Commits to PSU ;

MH6-6Signed LOI "Katie is a great natural blocker. She has the potential to become a strong front row player for us."
Triangle NC;
Maggie Harding Harding to Join Lions

Maggie Harding Named All State
DS/L5-8Walk-onShe's a walk-on, so Russ can't talk. Maggie told the Centre Daily Times "I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to play with the best team in the nation.” PA;
State College
Alyssa ("Ali") Longo: Longo Named UnderArmour Honorable Mention

Longo to Join Lions;

Longo-fueled Chargers Sweep
DS/L5-7Walk-onBecause she's a walk-on, Russ can't talk. MaxPrep’s Alan Pearce describes her as the Chargers' "dynamic outside hitter/setter." CO;
Krosby Pabst: Krosby Pabst MaxPreps Profile DS/L5-7Walk-onBecause she's a walk-on, Russ can't talk.Mizuno Long Beach CA;
Long Beach