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April 7, 2014
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - After helping the No. 12 Penn State men's volleyball team (19-6, 10-1) to a 2-0 weekend, senior Peter Russell has earned his first conference honor of the 2014 season, as he has been selected as the EIVA Offensive Player of the Week.
Russell recorded back-to-back double-digit kill performances in a pair of important road matches last weekend. Against No. 15 Harvard, he finished second on the squad with 14 kills and four digs before posting 10 kills and six digs at Sacred Heart. He concluded the week with a team-high .373 hitting clip, while also ranking second on the squad with 4.00 kills per set.
Russell's honor marks the third consecutive week that the Nittany Lions gave garnered weekly conference recognition.
This weekend, Russell and the rest of the Penn State men's volleyball team travel to Saint Francis for a midday matchup in Loretto, Pa. The Nittany Lions and the Red Flash square off Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m. Having already clinched one of three EIVA tournament spots, PSU needs to win one of its last three matches to earn the No. 1 seed in the upcoming event. A win against Saint Francis would potentially clinch a home court advantage for the Nittany Lions.