2011 Recruiting


Penn State has reported that three players have signed National Letters of Intent to play women’s volleyball with the Nittany Lions, starting in 2011, as shown in the table below (it’s sortable by Name, Position, Height, etc.).  According to several other  reports, one additional player has verbally committed to Penn State. 

2011 Recruits

NamePosition -----Height -----StatusRuss Rose SaysHonors -----ClubState;
Lacey FullerL/DS5-7Commit per Coast Volleyball Club NewsletterBecause Lacey has not signed a National Letter of Intent for 2011 (to our knowledge), Russ Rose can't comment on her. 2009 Torrey Pines High School (San Diego, CA) Starting Libero; Cathedral Catholic High School 2007 Varsity Defensive Player of the Year (she was a freshman);

Coast Volleyball ClubCA
Dominique Gonzalez:
My SA Sports;
L/DS5-6Signed Letter of Intent
"I think Dom is a player that has the ability to play any of the back row positions. She's a player that has a great nose for the ball and someone we've had in camp for two or three years. Dom plays the game hard and will make great contributions in the back row."

2010 - Top 100 Senior Ace - PrepVolleyball.com; one of 11 Texans named by PrepVolleyball.com as a 2010 Defensive Dandy "Dandy Lion"; 2009 AAU All-American; two-time All-Texas Team; 2009: 556 digs and 38 aces for Sandra Day O'Connor High School (Helotes, Texas); named to the San Antonio Express News Area Super Team and the TGCA Class 5A All-State team.TX;
San Antonio
Micha HancockS/RS5-11Commit per Oklahoma Peak Performance Volleyball Club
per Penn State Clips: Micha has requested a release from the National Letter of Intent she signed with Tulsa and has been promised a release at a later time. 2010 – Selected to U.S. Women’s Junior National A2 Team…Selected to the roster for the U.S. Youth Olympic Games.

CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Voted High School All-American by Prep Volleyball…Named Gatorade Oklahoma State Player of the Year…Named to the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships’ All-Tournament Team…Named to the Prep Volleyball Class of 2011 Top 80 Recruits.
Oklahoma Peak Performance Volleyball Club
Nia Grant: MaxPreps OH/MH6-2Signed Letter of Intent
"Nia was a little banged up this year so she didn't play a full high school season. We've had her in camp for a few years and she can touch 10-6 and 10-7. She has the potential to play all three front row positions for us."

2010 - Top 20 Senior Ace - PrepVolleyball.com;
2009 Honorable Mention Coaches’ All-Ohio Team;
fwiw - 19th Ranked High Jump - 2010 in Ohio Girls HS Track & Field.
Aiyana Whitney: NorthJersey.com;
USA Volleyball.org
RS/MH6-5Signed Letter of Intent
"Aiyana’s a skilled net player, but she has good ball-handling skills, a nice serve, she blocks well."

"Aiyana just led her high school team to the state championship and was the MVP of the All-Star game. She is a great net player with good ball-handling skills and a frame to get strong with. I think she'll be competing for one of the outside spots."
2010 - Top 20 Senior Ace - PrepVolleyball.com; 2010 Under Armour/AVCA First Team All-American; led Old Tappan to 25 straight wins over New Jersey opponents, the Bergen County Tournament championship (its 2nd in three seasons), its first-ever Group 3 North state sectional title and first Group 3 crown in13 years, and finished off with a 25-12, 25-20 first-ever victory in the Tournament of Champions for its first-ever state championship. She was selected to the 2009 U.S. Girls’ Youth National Training Team.Atlantic Valley NJ;
Old Tappan