Mapping the Team — Where Penn State’s Players (and Verbals) Are From

Map Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The States of Penn State: CA, CO, FL, IL, KY, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TX, VA, WI

Penn State Head Coach Russ Rose and his staff must rack up alot of frequent-flyer miles.  Penn State’s 16 current (or soon to be current) players (see 2012 Unofficial Roster, below, which includes 2012 signees who have yet to enroll) plus the six publicly announced verbal commitments (see Recruiting Matrix, below, which lists the players we are aware of who have publicly announced their verbal commitment to join the Penn State Women’s Volleyball team, and who aren’t yet eligible to sign a National Letter of Intent and, obviously, have yet to enroll) are from 14 different states, ranging from California (1 player) on the West Coast, to New Jersey (4 players), Virginia (1 player), North Carolina (1 player) and Florida (2 players) on the East Coast, with New York (1 player), Pennsylvania (3 players), Ohio (2 players), Kentucky (2 players), Illinois (1 player), Wisconsin (1 player), Oklahoma (1 player), Texas (1 player), and Colorado (1 player) in between.  The map above shows the total number of players and/or verbals from each state (the map colors don’t signify anything other than the need to have different colors so that the state borders would be clear).

That’s alot of airports and rental cars, but we’re glad the staff puts in the hard work — the results speak for themselves.

A Little Traveling Music

So, in honor of all that traveling, we’ve included the video below, which really has absolutely nothing to do with volleyball or recruiting (we’re not even sure where it was filmed).  But we liked the images, and it is about traveling, so there you go.

 

2012 Roster (Unofficial)

2012 Team Roster (Updated)

NumberName PositionEligibilityHeightHometownState/Nation
1Scott, Ariel

Opp/MHJr.6-4RidgewoodNew Jersey
2Caraway, LaraDS/LFr.5-4Evans CityPennsylvania
3Pierce, KendallDS/LFr.5-6EdenNew York
4Gonzalez, DominiqueDS/LSo.5-6San AntonioTexas
5Carpenter, Kristin DS/L/SSr.5-6MechanicsvilleVirginia
6Martin, MaddieOHJr.6-2TampaFlorida
7Grant, NiaMH/OHSo.6-2WarrenOhio
8Denny, Erica
MHSo. (RS)6-5CentennialColorado
9Prieto Cerame, PaulinaOH/Opp/MHFr.6-2MiamiFlorida
10Racibarskas, Marika SSr.6-0ChathamNew Jersey
12Hancock, MichaSSo.5-11EdmondOklahoma
14Whitney, AiyanaOH/Opp/MHSo.6-5RidgewoodNew Jersey
15Harding, MaggieDSSo. (RS)5-6State CollegePennsylvania
16Slay, Katie
MHJr.6-6RaleighNorth Carolina
17Courtney, Megan
OH/SFr.6-2DaytonOhio
18McClendon, Deja

OHJr.6-1LouisvilleKentucky
33Fuller, LaceyDS/LSo.5-6San DiegoCalifornia

Recruiting Matrix

The verbal commitments in the Recruiting Matrix are listed alphabetically, by year.  The listed positions are from published reports, and do not necessarily reflect the positions they will play in college.  There are links to their public announcements of their verbal commitments, links (by year) to background information about each of them, links to their High School web pages, and links to their home towns.

The table is sortable by clicking on the arrows at the top of each column.  We last updated this table on April 25, 2012.

Recruiting Matrix as of 8-4-2020 (Click names for more info)

PlayerYear HtPos.High SchoolState
(Town)
Status
Bilinovic,
Madelyn

20205-5L/DSIndependenceOH
(Independence)
Signed
Fitzpatrick,
Annie Cate

20206-1OHTrinity
Catholic
FL
(Ocala)
Signed
Holland,
Allie

20206-4MBHilliardOHVerbal
McCool,
Sam

20205-9DSWoodward
Academy
GASigned
Van Den Elzen,
Macy


20206-4OH/RSEmmausPASigned
Menger,
Quinn

20215-11SSaint Catherine's VA
(Richmond)
Verbal
Muisenga,
Rachel


20216-0S/RSBenet
Academy
IL
(Wheaton)
Verbal
Starck,
Anjelina


20216-2S/RSBishop
Gorman

NV

(Las Vegas)
Verbal
Williams,
Erika


20216-0MBKingwoodTX
(Kingwood)
Verbal