Recruiting Update: Allyson Cathey (2018 OH) Commits to Penn State

Allyson Cathey — the #71 2018 Senior Ace — committed to Penn State in January of 2018 — the last 2018 Senior Ace to commit, and a terrific addition to what was already a great 2018 recruiting class for Penn State).

Allyson’s commitment wasn’t just big news in the Cathey family, it generated national buzz. did a feature article on January 18, 2018 “Recruiting Dish: Last is Not Least for Top 100 Senior Ace.” Here’s an excerpt:

How did the path to Penn State play out?

Cathey: I’ve been watching Penn State play for years. When I was 12, my dad would ask me what my dream school was and I would say Penn State. When I went on a visit, it shocked me. I was surprised how they handle things, the mentally of the program, the school as a whole. I saw myself fitting in there as a person and student. I see myself growing there. As for volleyball, they play similar to how I play and think. I love the program and what it stands for. It’s everything I was looking for.

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Welcome Allyson!

Below are Allyson’s career stats, as listed on the Allyson Cathey Recruiting Page:

  • 1978 kills (New Albany record)
  • .373 hitting %
  • 296 Blocks
  • 843 digs
  • 129 service aces
  • 91.3 serving %
  • 3 straight seasons of 500+ kills and .400+ hitting %
  • 558 kills in one season (NAVB record )
  • 48 kills in one match (NAVB record )
  • 300 digs in one season (NAVB record)
  • 4 All State and All Conference honors

And here are some video highlights of Allyson: