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Bantle & McLaren team up to represent Penn State as one of eight men’s pairs to compete for a spot at the 2018 FISU World University Championship
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.
Gear, McLaren and Mende each earn nod to the 2018 All-EIVA squads
2017 (Junior): Had three kills against No.2 UCLA (1/6)... Played 42 sets this season... Finished the season with 18 kills, five assists and nine digs
2016 (Sophomore): Played in 36 of 108 sets during the 2016 season... Recorded a career high 26 kills, six service aces, 18 digs and four total blocks... hit .250 for the season.
2015 (Freshman): Did not play in any matches.
Led his high school team, Cherokee Trail, to a state title in 2014 ... Picked up 5A Colorado All-State honors during junior and senior season ... Played with Front Range Volleyball Club.
Born Matthew John McLaren March 24, 1996 in Centennial, Colo. ... Parents are Greta and Scott McLaren ... Has two sisters, Haley and Winter.
WHY PENN STATE?
"I chose Penn State because of the exceptional mixture between academics, athletics and education."