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Nov. 15, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State men's volleyball head coach Mark Pavlik has announced the addition of two future Nittany Lions who have signed a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period.

Joining the team at the start of the 2018-19 academic calendar, the Nittany Lion recruiting class features setter, Cole Bogner (Chesapeake, Va.) and Outside Hitter, Brett Wildman (Virginia Beach, Va.).

"We are very excited to welcome both Cole and Brett to the family of Penn State Volleyball," said head coach Mark Pavlik.

Cole Bogner
Setter - 6'-3" - Chesapeake, Va. - Hickory High School

Bogner, a four-year letter winner for Coach Mike Jump, helped his team to a conference title in 2014. Bogner was voted District MVP and earned All-District honors as well as First-Team All-Conference honors in 2017. A three-time team captain, Bogner was also voted his team MVP on three occasions.

Coach Pavlik on Bogner: Cole is an athletic setter who is an outstanding floor leader. His success with his club teams have been impressive as he comes from an area with outstanding volleyball talent. Cole's future contribution to Penn State Men's Volleyball will no doubt continue his legacy as a very good setter!

Brett Wildman
Outside Hitter - 6'5" - Virginia Beach, Va. - Frank W. Cox High School

Wildman helped his team to three conference championships, two regional championships, as well as a state championship in 2014. He earned First-Team All-Conference honors and First-Team All-Tidewater honors in 2016 and 2017. Wildman was named the All-Tidewater Player of the Year in 2017 to go along with First-Team All-State honors in 2017 and Second-Team All-State honors in 2016. A four-year letter winner for Coach Mariellen Gero, Wildman was a two-time team captain and MVP.

Coach Pavlik on Wildman: Brett is an outside hitter who will develop nicely in the men's collegiate world. His arm and movement skills will enable him to contribute fairly quickly. His passing platform should allow his ball-control skills to flourish as he becomes more familiar with the physical level of the collegiate game.

Penn State men's volleyball is set to open the 2018 season in Rec Hall Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. ET against Mount Olive.

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