Nittany Lions less than one month away from season-opener
Letterwinner and three-year team captain at Palmer Trinity School in Miami, Fla. ... helped her high school to Miami Dade District 16 Championship five years in a row and the Regional Championship in 2008 ... three-time All-Miami Dade County First Team selection ... two-time Miami Herald Player of the Year ... was a member of the Florida Region Junior High Performance Team, named Best Attacker of the High Performance Championships ... named Florida Coaches 2A First Team All-State selection ... Freshman of the Year finalist ... Top 79 Sophomore ... selected to the Junior Olympics 16 Open All-Tournament Team ... named a Top 50 Recruit as a junior ... AAU All-American ... member of the USA Youth National Team, which competed in the World Championships in Ankara, Turkey and placed ninth ... ranked No. 7 in her class by PrepVolleyball.com ... received "La Copa Dorada" as one of 70 most outstanding Hispanic Athletes in Florida.
Born Paulina Prieto Cerame on Jan. 25, 1994 in San Juan, Puerto Rico ... parents are Carlos Rodriguez and Maria Cerame ... has two sisters, Nashali Prieto (15) and Carola Rodriguez (6) ... undecided on a major ... plans to play professionally overseas and hopes to become a member of the U.S. Women's National Team ... names reading, going to the beach, eating and relaxing as her favorite hobbies, "A Course in Miracles" as her favorite book, "Friends" as her favorite television show, the U.S. Women's National Team as her favorite professional sports team, "Eat, Pray, Love" as her favorite movie, Michael Jordan as favorite athlete and sushi, shrimp and Puerto Rican as her favorite foods.
Why Penn State?
"I chose Penn State because of the volleyball program's winning tradition, and because the coach's beliefs and expectations matched my goals and expectations for myself as a volleyball player and a person."