Recruiting Update: Lainy Pierce Commits to Nittany Lions for 2014

Lainy Pierce (at far right in photo, along with her sister Kendall (left) and Megan Courtney (center)) a 5-8 DS/L Jr. from Eden High School in Eden New York (and Niagara Frontier VBC) has commited to the Nittany Lions for the 2014 season.

Lainy has been on four New York State Championship teams, was the 2012 New York State Class C MVP, was on the 2011 All State 1st Team (the 2012 team has not been announced yet), and is a finalist for the New York State 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year.

Lainy’s parents both were scholarship athletes at Penn State (her dad, Robert, was on the men’s volleyball team, and her mom ran the 800 meters for the women’s track team), and her sister, Kendall, is a freshman on the 2012 Penn State Women’s Volleyball team.

Here’s a video of Lainy  after the 2011 State Championship:

And here are two articles about Eden High School’s 2012 State Championship

High School Girls Volleyball: State champs Eden saves its best for last

Program wins fourth straight, 10th overall

Although in each of the past four seasons Eden teams have been built differently, all of them share one thing in common ­— they’ve saved their best performance for their last match.

That identical trait has helped make state champions out of all four.

Eden continued its remarkable run of state titles, winning its fourth straight and increasing the state record in the sport to 10 overall by finishing off Voorheesville of Section II in a three-game sweep, 25-19, 25-21, 25-17, on Sunday (Nov. 18) in Glens Falls.

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State volleyball crowns fit Eden, Ellicottville

GLENS FALLS – Whether it’s the first time or the 10th time, winning a state championship is really sweet.

All one has to do is ask the Eden girls volleyball team, which secured a state record 10th championship here Sunday at the Glens Falls Civic Center; or Ellicottville, which won its first state girls volleyball title.

Eden swept Voorheesville en route to its fourth consecutive Class C title. Set scores were 25-19, 25-21, and 25-18.

“We’ve had great players come through, but no one who’s ever gotten four [in a row],” Eden coach Stephen Pierce said. “We have a couple of juniors that have been on the team since eighth grade, so maybe they can go for their fifth.”

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Welcome Lainy!