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Peter Russell
Peter  Russell


Ellicott City, Md.

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Nittany Lions Advance to EIVA Championship

Penn State faces Harvard on April 27 at 7 p.m. for the EIVA title


No. 14 Men's Volleyball Closes Out Regular Season With 3-0 Win Against NJIT

Peter Russell earned Mike Anderson Penn State Player of the Match honors


Men's Volleyball Earns Eight EIVA Honors

Head coach Mark Pavlik earns EIVA Coach of Year


No. 14 Men's Volleyball Sweeps Rutgers-Newark, 3-0

Penn State hosts NJIT on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.


No. 13 Penn State Men's Volleyball Earns 3-1 Win at Concordia

Goodell leads the offense with 19 kills and six aces

Nittany Lion Career

2014 (Senior):
Second Team All-EIVA ... Closed out the 2014 season ranked third on the team with 285 kills, averaging 2.69 kills per set ... Registered 12 kills five digs and one block against No. 7 UCLA (1/9) ... Notched 10 kills and two digs at No. 14 Hawaii (1/10) ... Ranked second on the team with 12 kills on .412 hitting against No. 12 Ohio State (1/11), adding three digs and one block ... Ranked second on the team with nine kills against No. 14 IPFW (1/17), adding six digs ... Posted 14 kills against Ball State (1/18)m adding seven digs and a five blocks, including three solo stuffs ... Pounded five kills, three digs and three blocks against Mount Olive (1/31) ... Ranked second on the team with 13 kills against Saint Francis (2/1), adding one ace, five digs and three blocks ... Recorded 10 kills, adding one ace, seven digs, and two blocks against No. 14 Ohio State (2/5) ... Totaled seven kills, three digs and one block against Erskine (2/7) ... Tallied three kills, three digs and one solo block against Pfeiffer (2/8) ... Registered six kills, one service ace, four digs, and one block against NJIT (2/14) ... Contributed five kills and four digs against Rutgers-Newark (2/15) ... Totaled 12 kills, five digs and one block against Sacred Heart (2/21) ... Registered six kills, and six digs vs. Harvard (2/22 ... Recorded eight kills, and six digs at Princeton (2/28) ... Had nine kills, three digs, and two blocks at George Mason (3/1) ... Posted four kills at No. 14 Ohio State (14), tying for first on the team with nine digs ... Tallied 12 kills and seven digs vs. CSUN (3/14) ... Registered four digs and two kills at No. 2 LBSU (3/15) ... Pounded seven kills and six aces at No. 1 Loyola ... Collected 11 kills and three digs with a .450 hitting percentage against No. 10 Lewis (3/22) ... Collected five kills, one dig and one service ace against Princeton (3/28) ... Tallied eight kills, one ace and a team-high of 11 digs on his senior night against George Mason (3/29)...Recorded 14 kills with a .429 hitting percentage, two service aces, four digs, and one block at No. 15 Harvard (4/4) ... Tallied 10 kills, one service ace, and six digs against Sacred Heart (4/5) ... Notched 13 kills on .407 hitting at Saint Francis (4/12), adding eight digs... Registered three kills, one service ace, and three digs at Rutgers-Newark (4/18)...Collected five kills, and one service ace at NJIT (4/19) ... Tallied 12 kills, six digs and two blocks in the EIVA Semifinal match against George Mason (4/24) ... Posted six kills and tied for team leader with eight digs in the EIVA Championship match against Princeton (4/26) ... Recorded 15 kills, six digs and three blocks in the NCAA play-in match against Lewis (4/29) ... Notched a double-double with 17 kills and 11 digs in the NCAA national semifinal match at No. 1 Loyola (5/1).

2013 (Junior):
EIVA Championship All-Tournament Team ... Second Team All-EIVA ... Mike Anderson Player of the Game (1/22, 2/22) ... EIVA Offensive Player of the Week (1/28) ... posted nine kills vs. UCLA (1/10) ... had 11 kills against Hawaii (1/11) ... pounded 12 kills against Ohio State (1/12) ... had eight kills and 10 digs vs. Lewis (1/18) ... had a match-high 12 kills and three blocks vs. Harvard (1/26) ... pounded 11 kills and led the team with eight digs vs. Mount Olive (2/2) ... second on the team with nine kills vs. Saint Francis (2/8) ... notched 10 kills at Harvard (2/15) ... second on the team with 15 kills against George Mason (2/22) ... tallied seven digs vs. Princeton (2/23) ... led the team with seven digs at Rutgers-Newark (3/1) ... had eight kills on .800 hitting with eight digs at NJIT (3/2) ... was second on the team with 12 kills at Ball State (3/10) ... had a match-high 13 kills on .619 hitting at Saint Francis (3/23) ... tied for first on the team with 11 kills on .435 hitting vs. NJIT (4/20) ... had eight kills and seven digs vs. Princeton (4/25) ... had 14 kills on 16 errorless swings for a .875 hitting percentage against Harvard (4/27).

2012 (Sophomore):
EIVA Offensive Player of the Week (2/6) ... Mike Anderson Player of the Game (2/3, 2/11) ... played in 23 matches, starting 16, and 63 sets ... totaled 126 kills, averaging 2.00 kills per set, and had eight aces, 57 digs and 24 blocks ... had 15 kills on .393 hitting vs. Pacific (1/28) ... had nine kills on 14 errorless swings (.643) against Mount Olive (2/3) ... had eight kills vs. Cal-Baptist (2/4) ... posted nine kills on 14 errorless swings vs. NJIT (2/11) ... tallied eight kills on .462 hitting at Harvard (2/17) ... had 11 kills, eight digs and four blocks vs. Ohio State (3/3) ... posted nine digs vs. Harvard (4/7).

2011 (Freshman):
Saw action in eight matches, starting three, and 15 sets ... totaled 34 kills, three aces, 17 digs and five total blocks for the season ...t two kills and one block against CS Northridge (2/5) ... was second on the team with eight kills vs. Ohio State (2/9) ... posted 10 kills and two blocks vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11) ... tallied eight kills and six digs vs. Princeton (2/12) ... had four kills and five digs vs. Mount Olive (2/18).

High School
Two-year team captain at Centennial High School in Ellicott City, Md. ... also was a two-year letterwinner in soccer and earned Second Team All-County ... played for the Maryland Volleyball Program in Rockville, Md. ... captained the 16-1's, 17-1's and 18-1's ... guided his 18-1's team to the 2008 East Coast Championships ... won the 2009 Can-Am Tournament held in Rochester, N.Y. ... member of the four-time CHRVA Regional Championship Team.

Born Peter James Russell on February 22, 1992 in Baltimore, Md. ... parents are Stew and Marian Russell ... has four brothers, Aaron, Samuel, Tim and Paul ... father, Stew, played volleyball at Penn State and graduated in 1986 ... brother, Aaron, is a sophomore on the Penn State men's volleyball team ... names beach volleyball, going to the beach and playing soccer as hobbies, Switchfoot as favorite entertainer, math as favorite school subject, the Pittsburgh Penguins as favorite professional sports team, Didier Drogber as favorite athlete, crabcakes and perogies as favorite foods, the Bible as favorite book, "Psych", "Monk" and "Family Guy" as favorite TV shows, "Remember the Titans" and "Talladega Nights" as favorite movies, Denzel Washington and Will Ferrell as favorite actors, Selena Gomez as favorite actress and Ocean City, Md. as favorite place to visit ... majoring in secondary education.

Why I Chose Penn State
"I chose Penn State because of its excellent academic reputation and outstanding volleyball program."


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