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Mende piles up 28 kills, McLaren boasts double-double of 12 kills and 12 digs in semifinal loss
Albrecht, Gear and Penrose end careers with 46 wins inside the Recreation Building
Penn State falls in three sets to Tigers, looks towards senior day on Saturday (April 14) vs. NJIT
Nittany Lion Career
2017 ( Junior ): Started 93 of 95 sets played this season... Posted three kills against No.2 UCLA (1/6)...Posted 13 kills against USC (1/7)... Recorded a season high 18 kills and career high hitting percentage of .520 versus George Mason in a 3-1 victory... Earned second team All-EIVA honors... Finished the season with 255 kills, 18 assists, 116 digs and 57 total blocks
Started 20 matches during the 2016 season... Recorded a season high 20 kills against Lewis (3/25)... Recorded a season high hitting percentage of .474 aginast Harvard chipping in 13 kills in the win... finished the season with 189 kills seven assist, 78 digs and 32 total blocks
2015 (Redshirt Freshman):
Started eight matches during the 2015 season ... Made his collegiate debut with two kills, two blocks and one dig in the 2015 EIVA opener against Saint Francis (1/31) ... Recorded his second consecutive start against Erskine (2/6), posted two kills and a season-high four blocks ... Posted a career-high five kills against George Mason (2/14) ... Matched a career-high mark with five kills and three blocks at No. 1 Loyola (2/21).
A three-year letter winner at Old Bridge High School and team captain during his senior season ... Collected MVP honors both junior and senior year ... Earned Greater Middlesex Conference All-League Honors both junior and senior year ... Member of the 2012 Boys' Youth National Team and 2013 member of the Boys Youth National Training Team ... Earned N.J. First Team All-State honors in 2012 and 2013 ... Named the 2013 N.J. Player of the Year... Played club for Warren SixPak.
Born Aidan Thomas Albrecht on April 17, 1995 in New Brunswick, N.J. ... Parents are Todd and Kimberly Albrecht...has two brothers, Colin and Logan ... bother, Logan, is a student at Rutgers.
Why Penn State?
"I chose Penn State for multiple reasons. The first time I arrived at the campus I felt at home and knew this was where I belonged. Penn State offers great educational opportunities for me to succeed. The coaching staff here is phenomenal and I saw the opportunity to develop my volleyball skills."