Statement from Head Coach Mark Pavlik
July 26, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - "To all Penn State Men's Volleyball Team Members, Alumni, Friends and Fans: Respect, Excellence, Pride. These words have never been more important than at this time within the Penn State Men's Volleyball program.
"We have a direction in which we need to go. The path forward begins with our respect of all abused victims and their families. Excellence is the effort called for now in blazing that trail of restored pride...pride in our University, our community, our students, our faculty and staff and our teams.
'The official assurances from the Board of Trustees, President Erickson and Acting Athletic Director Joyner that all of our Olympic sports will continue to be supported at the current levels - at least -- is evidence of the value and benefit athletics offers to the Penn State student-athlete and their experience.
"Penn State Men's Volleyball - with our other varsity programs - now embrace the will endeavor with all Penn State teams to continue our history of academic excellence, community involvement and athletic success. Thank you for joining us on this path."