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Penn State faces Harvard on April 27 at 7 p.m. for the EIVA title
Peter Russell earned Mike Anderson Penn State Player of the Match honors
Penn State hosts NJIT on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Nittany Lions wrap up regular season at home
Goodell leads the offense with 19 kills and six aces
2012 (Junior): Second Team All-EIVA ... played in 29 matches, starting all 29, and 96 sets at middle hitter ... totaled 123 kills, averaging 1.28 kills per set with a .339 hitting percentage ... totaled a team-best 46 aces, averaging 0.48 aces per set ... his 0.48 aces per set ranked seventh in the nation and third in the EIVA ... was second on the team in blocks with 59, averaging 0.61 blocks per set ... totaled 39 digs for the season ... had five blocks at Ohio State (1/14) ... had six kills in nine errorless swings at Lewis (1/21) ... posted 10 kills vs. Pacific with five blocks (1/28) ... had five kills on nine errorless swings at Harvard (2/17) ... had six kills, five aces and three blocks vs. Ohio State (3/3) ... led the team with five blocks at Pepperdine (3/8) ... had a team-best four aces and four blocks at Saint Francis (3/17) ... posted seven kills in eight swings with four aces and four blocks at Rutgers-Newark (3/24) ... had eight kills on .438 hitting with three blocks at George Mason (3/31) ... third on the team with 10 kills vs. Harvard (4/7) ... had three aces and four blocks vs. George Mason (4/28).
2011 (Sophomore): First Team All-EIVA ... EIVA Player of the Week (4/4) ... Mike Anderson Player of the Game (2/4, 2/11) ... finished third on the team with 187 kills on .435 hitting ... tied for first on the team with 29 aces ... his 0.28 aces per set ranked in the top 30 nationally ... led the team with 80 total blocks, averaging 0.78 blocks per set ... saw action in 30 matches, starting 27, and 102 sets ... second on the team with 11 kills against UC Irvine (2/4) ... was second on the team with 13 kills on .750 hitting against Rutgers-Newark (2/11) ... pounded eight kills in 13 errorless attempts and had three blocks vs. George Mason (2/26) ... had eight kills in 14 errorless swings and four blocks against George Mason (4/2) ... led the team with five blocks vs. Rutgers-Newark (4/28) ... put down six kills in 10 errorless swings with four blocks vs. Springfield (4/30) ... had seven kills on .438 hitting with four blocks in NCAA National Semifinal vs. Ohio State (5/5).
2010 (Freshman): Played in 30 matches, starting 23, and 83 sets ... totaled 117 kills, 12 aces, 24 digs and 56.0 total blocks for the season ... had at least two kills and at least one block in 23 matches ... had five kills, two aces and two blocks in first collegiate start vs. USC (1/7) ... had six kills and two blocks at Ohio State (3/3) ... had a personal-best 10 kills at UC Irvine (3/10) ... put down nine kills in 15 attempts with a career-best five blocks against Ohio State (3/21) ... posted nine kills and four blocks against Princeton (3/26) ... had seven kills on seven errorless swings in the EIVA Championship match vs. Princeton (5/1).
Four-year letterwinner in volleyball at Red Land High School in Lewisberry, Pa. ... three-year varsity starter ... earned "Future of Red Land" award after freshman year ... two-year captain ... two-time District I first team ... selected First Team Carlisle Sentinel junior year ... Divisional MVP and Carlisle Sentinel Player of the Year senior year ... Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 ... AVCA First Team All-American senior year ... guided Red Land to the 2009 Mid-Penn Championship ... played for Yorktowne Volleyball in York, Pa. ... in 2006-07, team finished first at Rochester Can-Am, first at Molten Qualifier, second at Nittany Invitational and ninth at Nationals ... in 2007-08, placed second at Nittany Inviational and ninth at Nationals ... in 2008-09, served as team captain and finished first at Rochester Can-Am ... also lettered one year in golf ... Distinguished Honor Roll all four years.
Born Nicholas Stephen Turko on Jan. 8, 1991 in Harrisburg, Pa. ... parents are Jan and Terry Turko ... has one sister, Samantha (22) ... parents both attended Penn State ... sister, Samantha, played volleyball at Slippery Rock University ... names playing piano, juggling and the rubix cube as favorite hobbies, "Yes," "Billy Joel" and Nickelback as favorite entertainers, math and physics as favorite school subjects, the Eagles and Cavs as favorite professional sports teams, Coy Wire as favorite athlete, chocolate chip cookies and Arby's Roast Beef as favorite foods, "Holes" and "Count of Monte Cristo" as favorite books, "Mythbusters" and "How It's Made" as favorite TV shows, "Lucky Number Slevin" and "Fight Club" as favorite movies, Tom Hanks as favorite actor, Uma Thurman as favorite actress and names the Moon as a place he'd like to visit ... majoring in mechanical engineering.
Why Penn State?
"I chose Penn State because of its great volleyball and engineering reputation."
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