With six NCAA Championships in the past 10 years — and the #1 AVCA ranking as of this week — Penn State Women’s Volleyball is often in the spotlight. But when it comes to announcing their recruiting classes, Coach Russ Rose and the SID play a decidedly low-key game. As in radio silence on National Letter of Intent day on Wednesday, November 8th. And more silence since then.
But with a little sleuthing, we believe we’ve confirmed the signing of all seven players in Penn State’s Class of 2018. Here’s our report:
PrepVolleyball.com’s Signing Day Extravaganza
On its Signing Day Extravaganza page, PrepVolleyball.com lists six of Penn State’s seven recruits as having signed with the Nittany Lions on November 8th (based on e-mails from the players who signed). The only player we didn’t see on their list (which wasn’t alphabetical, so we might have simply missed her entry) was #3 PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace 6-4 MB Kaitlyn Hord. Don’t despair, we found a signing confirmation elsewhere.
6-4 MB Kaitlyn Hord – PrepVolleyball.com #3 Senior Ace
6-2 MB Serena Grey – #5 PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace
6-1 S/RS Jonni Parker – #14 PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace
5-9 S Gabby Blossom – #28 PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace
5-6 1/2 L/DS Jenna Hampton – #31 PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace
Here’s a link to a video of the 2017 Signing Day Ceremony at Berkeley Prep, Jenna’s High School. And below is a photo from that event. Jenna is in the first row, second from the left.
6-4 MB Amanda Phegley – #56 PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace
Here’s the link to the video of the 2017 Signing Day Ceremony at Berkeley Prep, which is also Amanda’s High School. And below is a photo from that event. Amanda is in the first row, far right.
From the same club — San Gabriel Elite — as Serena Grey: