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Jace Olsen
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Jace Olsen

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Manhattan Beach, Calif.

High School:
Mira Costa

Height:
6-7

Position:
OH


05/03/2012

No. 8 Penn State's Season Ends with a 3-1 Loss to No. 2 UC Irvine in NCAA National Semifinals

Sunder and Goodell led the team with 15 kills each

05/02/2012

No. 4 Seed Penn State Faces Top-Seeded UC Irvine in NCAA National Semifinals

Watch online on NCAA.com

04/28/2012

No. 8 Penn State Men's Volleyball Wins 14th Straight EIVA Championship

The Nittany Lions earn an automatic bid to the NCAA National Collegiate Championship

04/27/2012

Nittany Lions Net a Spot in EIVA Championship

Penn State to take on George Mason Saturday at 7 p.m.

04/26/2012

No. 8 Men's Volleyball Earns Berth in EIVA Championship Match

Penn State faces George Mason at 7 p.m. on April 28 in Rec Hall


Lion Career
2011 (Freshman): Second Team All-EIVA ... Mike Anderson Player of the Game (3/18) ... finished the season third on the team with 193 kills, averaging 2.03 kills per set ... finished fourth on the team with 26 aces and also totaled 99 digs and 28 total blocks ... tallied 10 kills against Hawaii (1/14) ... was second on the team with 15 kills against Loyola (1/28) ... was second on the team with seven digs and four blocks vs. George Mason (2/26) ... finished third on the team with 11 kills and had a team-best three aces and four blocks vs. Springfield (3/5) ... was second on the team with 14 kills at Long Beach (3/12) ... led the team with nine kills at Princeton (3/25) ... had seven kills and tied for first on the team with seven digs vs. Ohio State (4/10).

High School
Two-year varsity letterwinner at Mira Costa in Manhattan Beach, Calif. ... team captain senior year ... named Most Improved in 2006 and 2009, Best Blocker in 2007 and Best Attacker in 2009 ... guided his team to the 2008 Best of the West Championship ... selected 2009 Bay League Co-MVP ... guided Mira Costa to the 2008 and 2009 Bay League Championships and a runner-up finish in the 2009 CIF ... named 2010 Bay League MVP and guided his team to the 2010 State Championship ... was a 2010 CIF Finalist ... MVP of the Karch Kiraly Tournament of Champions ... played for the SCVC in Southern California ... named to the Junior Olympics All-Tournament Team in 2008 and 2009 ... 2010 Volleyball Magazine "Fab 50" ... 2010 ESPN The Magazine Top 25 ... was a three-time HP Indoor A1 alternate for USA Volleyball ... member of the Youth National Beach Team ... participated in the 2009 World Beach Championship in Alayna, Turkey and the 2010 World Beach Championship in Porto, Portugal.

Personal
Born Jace Robert Olsen on Jan. 14, 1992 in Chandler, Ariz. ... parents are Jim and Gina Olsen ... has one sister, Jordan (20) ... mother, Gina, played college basketball ... names going to the beach, surfing and study hall hours as hobbies, KiD CuDi, Jay-Z and Kid Rock as favorite entertainers, english as favorite school subject, the Phoenix Suns as favorite professional sports team, Shaq as favorite athlete, Hawaiian food as favorite food, the "Eragon" series as favorite books, "East Bound and Down" as favorite TV show, "Marley and Me" as favorite movie, Owen Wilson as favorite actor, Courtney Cox as favorite actress and Hawaii as favorite place to visit ... majoring in kinesiology.

Why I Chose Penn State
"I chose Penn State because of its tradition of excellence, new climate and the education I'll receive here to prepare me for life after volleyball."

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