Penn State Men's Volleyball Preps for Fall Contests
Nov. 12, 2009
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Penn State men's volleyball team heads to New York this weekend to test out its new roster prior to its 2010 season opener. The Nittany Lions have three matches scheduled in Buffalo and Rochester.
Penn State, who returns five starters from last year's squad, travels to Buffalo, N.Y. on Saturday, Nov. 14 for matches with Nazareth College and IPFW. The Nittany Lions meet Nazareth at 1 p.m. with a match against IPFW set for 7 p.m. Both matches will be played at the Buffalo Niagara Center Courts. On Sunday, Nov. 15, Penn State takes on Loyola-Chicago at 12 p.m. at Nazareth College to close out the weekend.
Top returners for Penn State include, junior libero and 2009 AVCA Second Team All-American Dennis Del Valle, senior middle blocker and 2009 AVCA First Team All-American Max Lipsitz, senior outside hitter and 2009 AVCA First Team All-American Will Price, redshirt sophomore and 2009 Second Team All-EIVA Joe Sunder and redshirt sophomore and 2009 AVCA Second Team All-American Edgardo Goas.
The Nittany Lions, under the guidance of head coach Mark Pavlik in his 16th season at the helm of the program, open the 2010 season at the Outrigger Invitational in Honolulu, Hawai'i Jan. 7 versus USC. Penn State's home opener is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 15 against Saint Francis (Pa.).
For more information on the Penn State men's volleyball team, please visit www.GoPSUsports.com. The Penn State men's volleyball 2010 season is presented by Rockvale Outlets and The Outlets At Hershey.