Match Preview: Penn State vs. Seton Hall

What: Penn State vs. Seton Hall:

Where: Rec Hall, University Park

When: Friday, 7:00 pm, September 3, 2010

Media Coverage: GameTracker

About Penn State
Penn State comes into the match 3-0, following three victories in the Carolina Classic. The Nittany Lions have posted two victories against Seton Hall (both sweeps — (30-18, 30-18, 30-14 in 2002 and 30-20, 30-17, 30-20 in 2005).

2010 Team Roster

NumberName PositionEligibilityHeightHometownState/Nation
1Ariel Scott

MHFr.6-5RidgewoodNew Jersey
2 Katie Kabbes OHJr.6-5RaleighNorth Carolina
3Fatima Balza MHSr.6-3MeridaVenezuela
4Jessica Ullrich DSSr.5-8WinfieldIllinois
5Kristin Carpenter S/DSSo.5-6MechanicsvilleVirginia
6Maddie MartinOHFr.6-2TampaFlorida
7Arielle Wilson MHSr.6-3BroadviewIllinois
8Erica Denny
9Blair Brown MH/OppSr. (RS)6-5 Purcellville Virginia
10Marika Racibarskas SSo.6-0ChathamNew Jersey
11Darcy Dorton

12Alyssa D'Errico L/DSSr.5-9ByronNew York
13 Megan Shifflett DS/SJr.5-6Falls ChurchVirginia
14Cathy QuilicoL/DSSr.5-1Thousand OaksCalifornia
15Maggie HardingDSFr.5-6State CollegePennsylvania
16Katie Slay
MHFr.6-6RaleighNorth Carolina
18Deja McClendon

19Krosby Pabst DSFr.5-7Long BeachCalifornia
22Mikinzie MoydellSFr.6-0Parker Colorado
23Ali LongoDSFr.5-6ChatfieldColorado

About Seton Hall

The Seton Hall Pirates are 1-2, with a win over William & Mary, and losses to Winthrop and Wisconsin (don’t have a stroke if you visit the Seton Hall website and see the news headline “Wisconsin Drops Volleyball” — it’s an unfortunate truncation of the complete headline about the Pirates’ loss to the Badgers).

Senior Sarah Osmun, is the seventh player in Seton Hall history to reach the 1,000-kill mark (she has 1210 career kills), and needs only 169 kills to break the all-time Seton Hall career record.

Sophomore Morgan DeVries was named to the All-Tournament Team at last weekend’s Tribe Invitational.  In the Pirates’ only win of the weekend, DeVries recorded a 14-kill performace in a win over William & Mary, with a .591 attack percentage for the match. DeVries posted nine kills in the loss to Winthrop and five more in the loss to Wisconsin.

Freshman Alyssa Warren began her career as the starting libero, avering  5.15 digs per set.

Here’s the Seton Hall Roster: