NEWS: Assistant coach Jay Hosack and rising junior Aaron Russell leave this weekend to compete in the FIVB Men's U21 World Championship
Penn State faces Harvard on April 27 at 7 p.m. for the EIVA title
This marks Russell's fourth award of the season
Peter Russell earned Mike Anderson Penn State Player of the Match honors
Head coach Mark Pavlik earns EIVA Coach of Year
2012 (Freshman): First Team All-EIVA ... EIVA Offensive Player of the Week (4/2) ... EIVA Championship All-Tournament Team ... Mike Anderson Player of the Game (2/10) ... played in 28 matches, starting 28, and 98 sets ... was third on the team with 203 kills, averaging 2.07 kills per set with a .423 hitting percentage ... led the team in blocks with 92, averaging 0.94 blocks per set ... his 0.94 blocks per set ranked eighth in the EIVA ... totaled 25 aces (0.26 aces per set) and 44 digs (0.45 digs per set) for the season ... made collegiate debut at Ohio State with four blocks (1/14) ... had 10 kills on 16 errorless swings (.625) at Loyola (1/20) ... tallied six kills and six blocks vs. Stan¬ford (1/27) ... had nine kills vs. Pacific (1/28) ... had seven kills in nine errorless swings (.778) with six blocks vs. Mount Olive (2/3) ... had seven blocks vs. Cal-Baptist (2/4) ... had five kills on five errorless swings vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/1) ... had seven kills on nine errorless swings at Harvard (2/17) ... posted four blocks at Sacred Heart (2/18) ... posted a team-best five blocks vs. George Mason (2/25) ... had a team-high five blocks vs. Ohio State (3/3) ... had eight kills in eight errorless swings at Saint Francis (3/17) ... posted four blocks at NJIT (3/23) ... second on the team with 14 kills on .722 hitting at Princeton (3/30) ... had 12 kills on .647 hitting with five blocks at George Mason (3/31) ... had a match-high eight blocks vs. Sacred Heart (4/6) ... had nine kills and three blocks at BYU (4/13) ... had nine kills on .727 hit¬ting at BYU (4/14) ... recorded nine kills vs. Saint Francis (4/21) ... second on the team with 11 kills and first on the team with four blocks vs. George Mason (4/28) ... posted 10 kills on .474 hitting with six digs against UC Irvine in the NCAA National Semifinals (5/3).
2011 (Summer): Competed with the USA Boy's Youth National Team ... earned a bronze medal at the U-19 Pan Am Cup held in Mexicali, Mexico ... helped the team to an 11th place finish in the FIVB Volleyball Boy's Youth World Championship in Argentina.
Why Penn State?