Allyson Cathey — the #71 2018 PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace — committed to Penn State in January of 2018 — the last 2018 Senior Ace to commit, and a terrific addition to what was already a great 2018 recruiting class for Penn State.
Allyson’s commitment wasn’t just big news in the Cathey family, it generated national buzz. PrepVolleyball.com did a feature article on January 18, 2018 “Recruiting Dish: Last is Not Least for Top 100 Senior Ace.” Here’s an excerpt:
How did the path to Penn State play out?
Cathey: I’ve been watching Penn State play for years. When I was 12, my dad would ask me what my dream school was and I would say Penn State. When I went on a visit, it shocked me. I was surprised how they handle things, the mentally of the program, the school as a whole. I saw myself fitting in there as a person and student. I see myself growing there. As for volleyball, they play similar to how I play and think. I love the program and what it stands for. It’s everything I was looking for.
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So, once again, Welcome Allyson!
Below are Allyson’s career stats, as listed on the Allyson Cathey Recruiting Page:
- 1978 kills (New Albany record)
- .373 hitting %
- 296 Blocks
- 843 digs
- 129 service aces
- 91.3 serving %
- 3 straight seasons of 500+ kills and .400+ hitting %
- 558 kills in one season (NAVB record )
- 48 kills in one match (NAVB record )
- 300 digs in one season (NAVB record)
- 4 All State and All Conference honors
And here are some video highlights of Allyson: