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Chris Nugent
Chris  Nugent

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fair Lawn, N.J.

High School:
Fair Lawn

Height:
6-4

Position:
OH

Major:
Economics


Nittany Lion Career

2017 (Senior): Had 10 kills against No.2 UCLA (1/6)... had a season high 22 kills against USC (1/7).  Started in 101 sets during the 2017 season... Recorded 16 kills versus Saint Francis for a season high hitting percentage of .600... Earned first team All-EIVA honors as well as second team All-American accolades... Received  Finished the season with 321 kills, 19 assists, 141 digs and 40 total blocks  

2016 (Junior): Played in 103 of 108 sets during the 2016 season... Finished the season with a team high 396 kills averaging 3.84 kills per set that ranked 12th nationally... Hit .309 for the season... Notched a season high 22 kills against Lewis to lead Penn State to a five set win over the Flyers... Received AVCA NAtional Player of the Week honors (1/26)... Added 148 assist... Recorded 35 service aces... Tallied 61 total blocks... First team All-EIVA... Honorable Mention All-American... Earned EIVA Player of the Week honors three times. 

2015 (Sophomore):

Played in 29 of the team's 31 matches this season, making 26 starts ... Second Team All-EIVA ... 2015 EIVA Championship All-Tournament team ... Closed out the year ranked third on the team with 221 kills, averaging 2.40 per set ... Also finished second on the team in aces, totaling 26 ... Had two kills on .333 hitting against No. 8 UC Irvine (1/8) ... Played at No. 10 Hawaii (1/9) ... Had a career-high five kills at No. 13 IPFW (1/17) ... Had a career-high performance against Mount Olive (1/30), leading the team with 16 kills, three aces, five digs and two blocks ... Set a career-high mark with seven aces in the EIVA opener against Saint Francis (1/31) ... Tied for first on the team with 12 kills against Erskine (2/6), adding two aces and a career-high five blocks ... Had two kills and one dig at No. 1 Loyola (2/21) ... Tied for first on the team with 11 kills at Sacred Heart (2/27) ... Posted a team-high three aces and a career-high eight digs at Harvard (2/28) ... Had nine kills and eight digs at No. 7 USC (3/10) ... Logged 11 kills, four digs and three blocks at No. 8 LBSU (3/14) ... Totaled nine kills and seven digs against No. 11 Ohio State (3/21) ... Logged 10 kills, nine digs and three blocks against NJIT (3/28) ... Had 10 kills at GMU (4/4) ... Notched 12 kills and six digs vs. Harvard (4/10) ... Recorded eight kills on .545 hitting vs. Sacred Heart (4/11) ... Had nine digs and six kills at Princeton (4/17) ... Tallied 10 kills on .389 hitting at NJIT (4/18), adding four digs ... Posted 14 kills on .623 hitting in the EIVA finals vs. GMU (5/1), adding six digs and two aces ... Finished third on the team with 15 kills in the NCAA play-in against No. 4 Hawaii (5/5) ... Had 12 kills and nine digs in the NCAA national finals vs. No. 1 Lewis (5/7).

2014 (Freshman):
Made his collegiate debut on the court against No. 7 UCLA (1/9) ... Had two kills against Mount Olive (1/31) ... Had one kill against NJIT (2/14) ... Recorded four kills against Rutgers-Newark (2/15) ... Posted one kill and two digs at No. 14 Ohio State (3/7) ... Pounded three kills and two digs at No. 2 LBSU (3/15) ... Posted seven kills, one service ace, one dig, and two blocks at Rutgers-Newark (4/18) ... Recorded two kills, two digs, and two blocks at NJIT (4/19) ... Played in the NCAA play-in match against Lewis (4/29).

High School
A two-year team captain and 2013 MVP at Fair Lawn High School in Fair Lawn, N.J. ... Earned First team All-League and All-State selections during his senior year... 2012 New Jersey state player of the year... Competed on the 2013 Boys Youth National Team ... Played club for Warren SixPak... Also earned two letters in soccer.

Personal
Born Christopher William Nugent on May 17, 1995 in Morristown, N.J. ... Parents are William and Catherine Nugent... Has one brother Dan (20)... Majoring in civil engineering.

Why I Chose Penn State
"I chose Penn State because it has a reputation of being a great school, where everyone who is there enjoys being there. Penn State also has great academic standards and one of the best alumni networks in the world."

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