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Mende piles up 28 kills, McLaren boasts double-double of 12 kills and 12 digs in semifinal loss
Penn State will face Harvard in the semifinals of the EIVA Championships at 5 p.m. on April 19 in Fairfax, Va.
Albrecht, Gear and Penrose end careers with 46 wins inside the Recreation Building
2017 (Redshirt Freshman): Had 27 assists against No. 2 UCLA (1/6)... Registered a season high 62 assists against USC (1/7). Started in 97 sets this season with a career high 1,013 assists on the season... Posted a season high 11 digs aginst both Ball State and Lewis. Finished the season with 1,013 assists, 142 digs, 43 blocks and 28 kills
2016 (Freshman): Redshirt Season
Was homeschooled, while playing volleyball for the Northeastern School District in Manchester, Pa. where he was a three-year letter winner … Was a three-time first team all-county, first team all-district and first team all-state honoree … Garnered 2013 York Country Player of the Year honors and was a Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 Player to Watch … Led his team to a league, county and district championship in 2013 before earning back-to-back state championships in the 2013-14 campaigns … Named team captain for three seasons.
Born Luke Andrew Braswell on November 29, 1996 in Manchester, Pa. … Parents are Matthew and Nicole Braswell … Has three brothers, Stephen, Joel and Levi and two sisters, Abby and Leah … Brother, Stephen plays volleyball at Saint Francis.
Why Penn State?
“I chose Penn State because the coaches and the team made me feel at home. They were very welcoming during my visit and it all felt right. I love the large campus and the academics here are superb. There is no better place for me to get a great education and play Division I volleyball.”