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Roberta Holehouse
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Roberta Holehouse

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Joppa, Md.

High School:
Churchville Christian

Height:
5-8

Position:
L/DS


Pronounced: Roberta • HOLE-house

Lion Career
2007 (Junior):
Academic All-Big Ten ... played in all 36 matches and 120 of 122 games ... led the team with 471 digs, which is seventh all-time on the single-season record list ... averaged 3.92 digs per game to rank first on the team and ninth in the Big Ten ... ended the season with 942 career digs for an average of 3.22 digs per game, which ranks fourth all-time on the Penn State career digs per game record list ... had double-digit dig totals in 30 matches, including four contests with 20 or more digs ... picked up a season-high 22 digs three times, including against Texas (8/24), vs. Cal Poly (8/31) and at Iowa (10/27) ... averaged 5.33 digs per game in the NCAA Regional contests against Michigan and Brigham Young (12/7-8) and averaged a team-high 3.88 digs per game in the NCAA Championship contests versus Cal and Stanford (12/13 & 15) ... led all players with 17 digs in the NCAA title match against Stanford (12/15), her 56th double-digit dig match over the last two seasons ... for the NCAA Tournament, picked up a team-leading 87 digs for an average of 4.35 digs per game to go along with a team-high-tying 12 service aces ... ranked second on the team with 35 service aces for the season ... posted a season-high four aces in the NCAA First Round win over Siena (11/30) and recorded three against both Michigan (12/7) and Brigham Young (12/8).

2006 (Sophomore): Penn State Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... played in all 35 matches and 114 games, beginning the season as the squad's defensive and serving specialist before moving to libero ... led the team with 440 digs, good to tie for eighth on Penn State's single-season record list ... her 3.86 dig per game average also ranks tied for ninth on the single-season chart and placed her eighth in the Big Ten ... had at least one dig in every match of the season, including 27 double-digit dig matches ... set a new career-high and fell just short of the Penn State record for digs in a four-game match with 27 in the NCAA Regional Final match at Washington (12/9) ... averaged 6.00 digs per game in road wins over Northwestern and Illinois (10/13 & 15) ... also led the squad with 50 service aces, placing her 10th on the single-season record list ... her 0.44 service aces per game averaged placed her at the top of the Big Ten rankings ... racked up a career-high six aces against Tennessee State (9/15), just shy of the three-game single-match record of seven set by Sam Tortorello against Fairfield on Sept. 7, 2002 ... had at least one ace in 24 matches and 13 multiple-ace contests ... also recorded two kills and 28 assists for the year.

2005 (Freshman): Played in 59 games and 33 matches as a serving and defensive specialist ... made collegiate debut in the opening match of the season against Stanford (8/26) at the AVCA/NACWAA Showcase ... recorded first career dig against Hawaii (8/27) at the tournament ... tallied a career-high three service aces against Southern California (8/31) at the Hawaiian Airlines Classic ... recorded at least one ace in eight matches, including three multiple-ace contests ... provided a dig in 14 matches ... had three or more digs on six occasions ... tallied a career-high four digs twice, including at Hawaii (9/2) and at Purdue (11/11).

High School
Four-year volleyball letterwinner and two-year basketball letterwinner for the Christian Home Educators Network (CHEN), as she was homeschooled ... was team captain for the Bravehearts from 2002-2004 ... led the squad to a four-year scholastic record of 74-1 and the Homeschool National Championships in 2001 and 2004 ... team was the Maryland Christian Athletic League (MCAL) champions in 2000, 2001 and 2002 and the Maryland/D.C State Private School Champions in 2002 and 2004 ... led CHEN to a No. 5 ranking in the Baltimore Metro area during senior season ... averaged 4.7 kills per game in 2004, earning All-American, Baltimore County/City Player of the Year and First Team All-Metro honors ... was named the Most Valuable Player of the Model Tournament in 2003 and 2004 ... averaged 5.9 kills per game during junior season, picking up Baltimore County/City Player of the Year, First Team All-Metro, MCAL Most Valuable Player and Baltimore Sun Athlete of the Week accolades ... was also named the Most Valuable Player of the Maryland Christian Athletic League for basketball in 2001 ... member of the Time Out Orange Crush club volleyball team in Towson, Md. ... named to the 2004 All-Tournament team at the Junior Olympic Nationals as the squad finished third, earning the regional championship ... named to the President's List at Harford Community College.

Personal
Born Roberta Hope Holehouse on Oct. 20, 1987 in Beverly, Mass. ... parents are Joe and Joanne Holehouse ... has two brothers, Kyle (25) and Benjamin (16) and two sisters, Rachael (14) and Anna (12) ... majoring in kinesiology ... lists horseback riding, playing the piano and tennis as favorite hobbies, Ben Harper and Jack Johnson as favorite musical entertainers, science as favorite school subject, the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots as favorite pro sports teams, mashed potatoes and Lucky Charms as favorite foods, "Pride and Prejudice," John Grisham novels and "Seabiscuit" as favorite books, "Scrubs" as favorite TV show, "The Notebook" and "The Illusionist" as favorite movies, Mel Gibson as favorite actor and Thailand as favorite place to visit ... nickname is Berta.

Quoting Russ Rose
"Roberta had a good campaign last year and she comes in every day to practice willing to work hard. She is our quickest returning player and a great deal of our success has been based on her ability to pass and play great defense. This year hopefully her serve will have more of an impact, especially with the shorter games. I expect big things from Roberta."

Holehouse's Expectations
"To remember what we accomplished in the past, live in the present, and work as hard as possible for our team's future goals. My expectations for this year are the same as last year: to win the last game of the season."

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