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Men's Volleyball vs. George Mason, 4/26/08
Photos from the Lions' match against the Buckeyes
Photos from the men's victory over the Highlanders
Photos from the men's victory over the ESU Warriors.
2007 (Summer): Played in 27 games for the United States Junior National Team at the World Championship in Rabat, Morocco ... was a starting outside hitter for the U.S. ... the team finished seventh in the world ... recorded 91 total points for an average of 3.37 points per game ... racked up 77 kills (2.85 kills per game) and added four aces, 10 blocks and 32 digs.
2007 (Sophomore): AVCA Second Team All-America ... First Team All-EIVA ... EIVA Championship All-Tournament Team ... averaged 4.35 kills per game as an opposite ... added 33 service aces, good for second on the team and ninth on the all-time single-season chart ... provided 104 total digs and 69 total blocks, good for averages of 1.02 digs per game and 0.68 blocks per game ... set a new career high and Penn State rally-scoring-era record with 35 kills (on .452 hitting) in the five-game win at No. 4 UC Santa Barbara (3/12) ... also set a new rally-scoring record for attacks in that match with 62 ... produced 24 double-digit kill matches for the season ... had six matches of 20 or more kills and 14 contests of 15 or more kills ... notched 27 kills on .489 hitting at Lewis (4/13) ... recorded at least one ace in 18 matches, including seven multiple-ace contests ... tied the Penn State rally-scoring-era record for aces in a match with six at Saint Francis (3/31) ... notched at least one dig in all but one match, posting five or more digs eight times ... tallied a season-high nine digs at UC Santa Barbara (3/12) ... notched a block in 27 matches, including 22 multiple-block contests ... recorded a season-high six blocks against IPFW (3/24).
2006 (Summer): Member of the United States Junior National Team that placed second at the NORCECA Zone Championship, qualifying for the World Championship in Morocco in the summer of 2007.
2006 (Freshman): Second Team All-East ... played in 91 games and all 30 matches ... averaged 2.21 kills per game, 0.16 service aces per game, 1.09 digs per game and 0.62 blocks per game ... was one of six Nittany Lions to record more than 200 kills for the season ... led the team in kills on six occasions, including a career-high 17 versus Ohio State (2/10) ... posted six double-digit kill matches and recorded first collegiate double-double with 11 kills and a career-best 12 digs at Saint Francis (2/17) ... had at least one dig in 27 of 30 matches and posted five or more digs on seven occasions, leading the squad three times ... had 17 multiple-block matches, including a career-high nine versus Long Beach State (2/4).
Member of the 2005 United States Youth National Team ... led his West Seneca West (N.Y.) High School team to a 17-0 regular season record during his senior season ... squad was the 2004 Division I champions ... team captain for the team ... member of the Eden Volleyball Club in Eden, N.Y. ... in 2004, placed fifth at the Junior Olympic Open National Championship.
Born Matthew John Anderson on April 18, 1987, in Buffalo, N.Y. ... parents are Nancy and Michael Anderson ... has three sisters, Jennifer (30), Joelle (27) and Amy (22) and one brother Joshua (25), one brother-in-law Rialdo (30), two nephews Aedan (4) and Tristin (2) and one niece Alexis (1) ... sister Joelle played volleyball at the College of Saint Rose ... sister Amy played volleyball and basketball at Hilbert College ... names Oasis as favorite musical entertainer, buffalo wings from Buffalo, N.Y., as favorite food, and Top Gun as favorite movie ... majoring in kinesiology.
Quoting Coach Pavlik
"Matty is poised to become a major force at the antenna this year after his past two years and summers with the USA Junior National Team. His passing has improved greatly and certainly he will be an imposing block for any attacker. His serving will score points and he can dig balls. He will be a main weapon for us this year."