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Heidi Thelen
Heidi  Thelen


Edgewood, Ky.

High School:
Notre Dame



Bio-Behavioral Health


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 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 Set to Host University Park Regional

Penn State women's volleyball set to take on Missouri in the Third Round of the NCAA Championship


WVB Lands Six on AVCA All-Region Team

Simone Lee, Haleigh Washington, Ali Frantti, and Heidi Thelen, and sophomore Kendall White were named to the regional team, while senior Abby Detering was named to the honorable mention list, as announced by the organization's office.

2017 (Senior): AVCA All-American Honorable Mention … AVCA Northeast All-Region … All-Big Ten Honorable Mention … played in all 35 matches and 118 sets … finished the year with 202 kills, 114 blocks, and a .360 hitting percentage … recorded two double-digit kill performances, tying her career-high with 14 kills on a .542 hitting percentage at Purdue (10/20), and putting ten kills at Illinois (10/28) … finished the season with ten matches with five or more blocks, including a season-high seven blocks twice, vs. Stanford (2 solo, 5 assist; 9/9), and vs. Nebraska (1 solo, 6 assist; 12/14) … hit .500-plus on 13 occasions, including .875 at Indiana (7-0-8; 10/21).

2016 (Junior):
Penn State Invitational All-Tournament team … Started seven of 34 matches played, logging 118 sets of action … Posted 205 kills, 94 blocks, and 27 digs during the 2016 season … Totaled six kills on 10 perfect swings against Georgia Southern (8/27), adding three blocks ... One of four in double figures with 11 kills against No. 19 North Carolina (8/27) ... Registered two solo stuffs at Colorado (9/3)....Logged a season-high five blocks including one solo stuff against Hofstra (9/10) ...Posted 10 kills at Syracuse (9/10) marking her second double figure-kill performance of the season... Named to Penn State Invitational team after a strong weekend ... Logged six kills on .500 hitting and a block against Rhode Island (9/16) ... Notched seven kills and a pair of blocks against Howard (9/17) ... Posted a weekend-best eight kills hitting .500 and tacked on a block against Clemson (9/17) ... Posted five kills and a block at Rutgers (9/21) ... Notched nine kills and four blocks at Northwestern (9/25)...Charted six kills on nine errorless swings hitting .667 along with four blocks against No. 22 Michigan (10/1)...Recorded a career-high 14 kills and posted five blocks against No. 1 Minnesota (10/5)...Tallied seven kills and three blocks vs. Rutgers (10/8)..Logged four kills and one assist vs. No.22 Purdue (10/14)...Posted three blocks to lead the blocking unit along with six kills against Indiana (10/15)...Logged four kills and three blocks including one solo stuff against No. 19 Ohio State (10/19)...Recorded three kills, four blocks and two digs vs. No. 16 Michigan (10/22)...Notched five kills and four blocks including one solo stuff against No. 4 Wisconsin (10/28)...Tallied six digs and two blocks vs. No. 3 Minnesota (10/29)...Charted five kills and four blocks against No. 1 Nebraska (11/4)...Registered four kills to go along with two blocks and one dig vs. Iowa (11/5)...Finished second on the team with 10 kills and four blocks against Maryland (11/11)...Tallied double-digit kills for the second consecutive match with 11 kills vs. Ohio State (11/12).... Posted four kills, three blocks and one dig vs No. 1 Nebraska (11/16)... Logged three kills, four blocks, and two digs against Purdue (11/19)...Totaled five kills and four blocks vs. Northwestern (11/25)...Recorded 10 kills, two blocks and a dig against Illinois (11/26)...Notched eight kills, three digs and two blocks vs. LIU Brooklyn (12/2)...Tallied four blocks and four kills against Pitt (12/3) … Posted two kills and three blocks in five sets against Nebraska (12/9).

2015 (Sophomore):
Totaled 41 kills in 23 matches on the year, while also finishing third on the team with 1.05 blocks per set ... Made her 2015 debut against Buffalo (8/28) with seven blocks ... Posted three kills and a career-high nine total blocks against Stony Brook (8/29) ... Recorded two digs and four blocks against Villanova (8/29) ... Had four kills on .800 hitting against No. 21 Colorado (9/4), adding seven blocks ... Recorded three kills and two blocks at Notre Dame (9/12) ... Logged five kills on nine perfect swings against South Florida (9/19), adding five blocks ... Recorded four blocks against No. 21 Minnesota (9/26) ... Matched a career-high mark with nine blocks at No. 23 Michigan (10/21) ... Had two digs and two blocks against Michigan State (10/21) ... Posted one block against Michigan (11/18) ... Totaled two blocks and one kill in the NCAA first round match against Howard (12/4) ... Posted a career-high seven kills on .875 hitting, adding one block in the NCAA second round match against Dayton (12/5) ... Recorded one block in the NCAA regional semifinals against Hawaii (12/11). 

2014 (Freshman): Totaled six appearances on the court in her first season in the Blue and White ... Made her collegiate debut against Iona (8/30), tallying six kills on .364 hitting, adding three blocks ... Notched two kills and two blocks against William & Mary (8/30) ... Highlighted the Villanova Classic with one kill against American (9/12) ... Made her NCAA tournament debut with a solo stuff against Siena to clinch the match (12/5).

Born Heidi Ellen Thelen on Sept. 5, 1996 ... Parents are Ashley and Jon ... Has two brothers, Jake and Nick and two sisters, Hannah and Grace ... Names "Game of Thrones and The Office" as favorite TV show, a good sandwich with avocado as her favorite food, Behati Prinsloo as favorite actress ... Majoring in behavioral health.

High School: 
A four-year letter winner at Notre Dame Academy and two-time Best Offensive Player selection ... Earned Class AAA All-State accolades in 2013, while also picking up all-state honors by the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association (KVCA) in 2013 ... Also earned 2011 and 2013 KVCA Region 9 Player of the Year honors ... Earned all-tournament team honors at AAU Nationals in 2012 and 2013 with her club team, Tri-State Elite, garnering AAU All-America honors in 2011 ... A 2013-14 Under Armour Honorable Mention All-American.



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