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Abby Detering
Abby  Detering


Mentor, Ohio

High School:
Lake Catholic

Last College:



Communication Arts and Sciences


WVB Falls in NCAA Semifinal to Nebraska

Penn State falls, 3-2, in heart-breaker to B1G foe Nebraska


WVB Lands Six on AVCA All-America Teams

Penn State women's volleyball saw six student-athletes honored by the AVCA with All-America honors


WVB Set To Take On Huskers in NCAA Semifinal

Penn State women's volleyball is set to take on their Big Ten Co-Champions Nebraska at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday


WVB Sweeps MSU, Headed to NCAA Semifinals

Penn State women's volleyball advances to their 13th NCAA semifinal with a 3-0 win over Michigan State.


WVB Sweeps Mizzou, Heads to Regional Final

Penn State swept Missouri to head to the NCAA Championship Regional Final on Saturday at 8 p.m.

2017 (Senior): AVCA All-American Honorable Mention … AVCA Northeast All-Region Honorable Mention … ESPNW National Player of the Week (9/4) … Player of the Week (9/4) … Texas A&M Invite ‘Best Setter’ honoree … recorded the program’s first triple-double, career-high 11 kills, 23 assists, ten digs, adding a .455 hitting percentage to her stat line against Stanford (9/1) … put down ten kills on a season-high .692 hitting percentage … dished out 20-plus assists 22 times in the Nittany Lions’ 6-2 offense, and surpassed 30-plus three times, including a season-high 34 assists at Purdue (10/20) … tied a career-best four aces against Iowa (9/23), and dished out two-plus aces 11 times … recorded a career-best five blocks three times; vs. Stanford (9/9), vs. Iowa (9/23), vs. Pitt (12/2) … scooped up a career-best 14 digs vs. Pitt (12/2), and recorded double-figure digs seven times … finished the season with 1.29 kills per set, 5.78 assists, and 1.82 digs per set.

2016 (Junior):
Two-time Big Ten Setter of the Week (10/10, 11/29) … Penn State Invitational All-Tournament team … Played in 33 matches, starting in 29 with 109 sets played … Logged a team-high 1082 assists, 95 kills, 194 digs, 42 blocks and 39 total service aces … Set the team to a .479 hitting clip against West Virginia (8/26), tallying 29 assists and five digs ... Dished out 23 assists in one and a half sets against No. 19 North Carolina (8/27) ... Tallied 35 assists against No. 9 Stanford (9/4), adding five kills and nine digs ... Posted five kills against Siena (9/9) ... Notched a double-double with a career-high 41 assists and 10 digs against Hofstra (9/10) ... Recorded 39 assists and 11 digs against Syracuse (9/10)...Logged four kills on eight effortless swings along with five digs against Rhode Island (9/16)...Tallied six digs and one service ace vs, Howard (9/17)...Posted three blocks and three digs against Clemson (9/17) ... Tallied a career-high four aces while adding 34 assists, four kills, six digs and two blocks at Rutgers (9/21) ... Dished out 32 assists while adding six digs and a pair of aces at Northwestern (9/25)...Passed out 34 assists and six digs vs. No. 18 Michigan State (9/30)...Matched a season-high mark with 11 digs and tallied four kills on seven errorless swings against No. 22 Michigan (10/1)...Logged a career-high 61 assists and tallied 10 digs, marking her fourth double-double of the season against No. 1 Minnesota (10/5)...Charted five digs, three blocks and three kills against Rutgers (10/8)...Matched a season-high mark with five kills and posted seven digs vs. No. 22 Purdue (10/14)...Tallied five kills on eight errorless swings to go along with 25 assists and six digs against Indiana (10/15)...Registered three service aces and 34 assists vs. No. 19 Ohio State (10/19)...Passed out 59 assists, 10 digs and six kills against No. 16 Michigan (10/22)...Served up three aces to go along with eight digs, three blocks and three kills vs. No. 4 Wisconsin (10/28)...Posted 26 assists, three kills and two digs against No. 3 Minnesota (10/29)...Dished out 24 assists, four digs and two blocks vs. No. 1 Nebraska (11/4)...Tallied 55 assists and a trio of aces at Ohio State (11/12)... Recorded 41 assists, three kills and two digs against Purdue (11/19)...Charted seven digs, four aces and four kills vs. Northwestern (11/25)...Passed out 57 assists, seven digs, and four kills against Illinois (11/26)...Registered 28 assists and 10 digs, marking her sixth double-double of the season vs. LIU Brooklyn (12/2)...Posted 42 assists to go along with five kills and four blocks against Pitt (12/3) … Posted 40 assists and 10 digs in five sets against Nebraska (12/9).


2015 (Sophomore): Saw action in 29 matches, playing in 89 sets during her sophomore season at Florida ... Closed out the year averaging 0.65 assists per set ... Posted three blocks, four digs and two aces against San Diego State (9/12) ... Had three kills against St. John's (9/17) ... Dished out a career-high 30 assists to go along with three kills at Arkansas (10/4)  ... Logged three aces in back-to-back NCAA Tournament matches against New Hampshire (12/3) and Florida State (12/4). 

2014 (Freshman): Played in seven matches during her freshman year, seeing time at setter in 10 sets ... Played all three sets in Florida's sweep against Mississippi State where she had a career-high eight assists and two digs in the conference matchup ... Also posted with two kills against the Bulldogs in Florida's road match at Mississippi State her first season.

A four-year letterwinner at Lake Catholic, she set the team to the Division II regional semifinal ... As a freshman at Lake Catholic in 2010, helped lead the Cougars to the Ohio Division II State Championship game, picking up MVP honors ... Earned 2-14 Ohio High School Female Athlete of the Year honors ... Selected as the 2013-14 Ohio Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year ... Played club with Academy Volleyball Cleveland, helping the team to runner-up finishes at both the AAU and USAV club national championships in her senior year ... Ranked No. 52 by on the site's Senior Aces list ... A three-time Ohio State All-State selection from 2011-13 ... Earned AAU All-America honors from 2011-13, while also earning a spot on the USA Nationals All-Tournament team in 2012-13.

Born Abby Patricia Detering, March 21, 1996 ... Parents are Paula and Mike Detering ... Has one brother, Matthew and one sister, Lauren ... Father, Mike, played baseball at Cleveland State ... Names the Cleveland Cavaliers as favorite professional sports team ... "Monsters Inc." as favorite movie, hiking as favorite hobby and grilled chicken and mustard as favorite food ... Plans to major in communications, arts and sciences.

"I chose to transfer to Penn State because of the amazing academics and athletics."



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