Nittany Lions less than one month away from season-opener
Three-year letterwinner and two-year team captain at Eden Junior-Senior High School in Eden, N.Y. ... led her team to ECIC and Sectional Championships four times and the State Championship three times ... was a two-time All-WNY First Team honoree ... named MVP at State Championship and Eden MVP during her senior year ... also lettered in track & field ... two-time second place finisher in pentathlon at sectionals ... six-time Student of the Month ... President of the National Honor Society and the Student Council.
Born Kendall Adair Pierce on March 21, 1994 in Glarus, Switzerland ... parents are Robert and Kiernan Pierce ... has one sister, Lainy (16), and one brother, Declan (13) ... father, Robert, played volleyball at Penn State from 1985-89 ... mother, Kiernan, was a member of the Penn State track & field team from 1984-89 ... undecided on a major ... names playing indoor and beach volleyball and practicing with her dad's men's teams as her hobbies, "The Kite Runner", "Water for Elephants" and "Dear John" as favorite books, "Criminal Minds", "How I Met Your Mother", "Glee" and "Lost" as her favorite television shows, "The Sandlot", "The Lion King" and "A League of Their Own" as her favorite movies, Alyssa D'Errico as her favorite athlete, Ben Affleck and Zooey Deschanel as favorite actors and Chinese as favorite food.
Why Penn State?
"As for the school itself, Penn State is what I've pretty much grown up to know. With the aid of both of my parents once being well-known athletes there, it is only my hope that I can further the Pierce name and excel as they did. My sister, Lainy, and I agree that when we think `college' or the next great chapter in our lives, we think of nothing other than Penn State. As for volleyball, it has always been a dream to play with these Penn State girls."