Welcome to Penn State’s Class of 2018: Kaitlyn Hord, Serena Grey, Jonni Parker, Gabby Blossom, Jenna Hampton, Amanda Phegley, Brooklynn Hill!

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.

Player-by-Player Confirmations

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.

5-8 L/DS Brooklynn Hill

From the same club — San Gabriel Elite — as Serena Grey:

SG Elite VBC‏ @SGEliteVB.  Nov 8 – Congrats to Brooklynn Hill for signing to @PennStateVBALL !!! @MGardnerSports