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Penn State women’s volleyball program continues to be represented on the international level
Simone Lee and Haleigh Washington were named nominees for the Class of 2018 Honda Sport Award for Volleyball by Chris Voelz, Executive Director of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards.
The Penn State women's volleyball team was picked No. 3 in the final AVCA poll of 2017
Penn State falls, 3-2, in heart-breaker to B1G foe Nebraska
Penn State women's volleyball saw six student-athletes honored by the AVCA with All-America honors
2017 (Senior): AVCA First Team All-American … NCAA All-Tournament Team … AVCA Northeast Player of the Year … AVCA Northeast All-Region … 2017 University Park NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player … University Park Regional All-Tournament Team … 2017 Big Ten Player of the Year … 2017 Unanimous All-Big Ten … first-team Senior CLASS Award All-American … 2018 Honda Sport Award Nominee … Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (11/13) … Big Ten Player of the Week (9/18) … Penn State Classic MVP … Texas A&M Invite MVP … WVU Invite All-Tournament Team … played in all 35 matches and 123 sets … led the team with 478 kills, 3.89 kills per sets, was second on the team with 283 digs … finished the year with a career-best .317 hitting percentage … her 24 aces and 71.0 blocks both match personal bests for a single season … opened the season putting down double-digit kills in 19 straight matches, and 23 straight dating back to 11/26/16 … put down double-digit kills in 30 of the 35 matches, surpassing 20-plus kills four times, including tying a career-best 30 kills in a five-set win at Texas A&M (9/2) … recorded double-digit digs 13 times, including a career-best 18 versus Wisconsin (10/25) … On 11 occasions, she recorded double-doubles with digs and kills … hit .400-plus on 12 occasions, including a Penn State three-set match record in the 25-point rally scoring era with a .800 hitting percentage (17-1-20), as a player must have a minimum of 20 attempts for the record to stick … scored 20-plus point in nine matches, including a season-best 31.0 points in the win over Texas A&M (9/2) … dished out a career-best five aces against Wake Forest (9/16), and put down multiple ace matches on seven occasions … tied her career-high five blocks at Minnesota (11/25) … her 547.5 points led the Big Ten, as did her 478 kills per set … became the 27th member of Penn State's 1,000 kill club on October 6, 2017 at Ohio State with her seventh kill which happened early in the second set.
2016 (Junior):AVCA First Team All-American … AVCA All-Northeast Region Team … Unanimous All-Big Ten selection … NCAA Lincoln Regional all-tournament team … Named Big Ten Player of the Week and espnW National Player of the Week following a 30-kill performance in an upset of No. 1 Minnesota … Penn State Classic All-Tournament team … Started in all 34 matches, playing 121 sets … Led Penn State with 503 kills … 503 kills rank fourth most during a single season in 25-point rally scoring era … Added 17 service aces, 194 digs and 63 total blocks … Notched 10 kills on .400 hitting with two aces in the opener against West Virginia (8/26) ... Logged 23 kills against No. 19 North Carolina (8/27), adding 10 digs for her first career double-double ... Led the team with 19 kills at Colorado (9/3) ... Led the team with her third straight match with double-figure kills, tallying 12 vs. No. 9 Stanford (9/4)...Tallied a match-high 14 kills and season-high three blocks against Siena (9/9)...Posted 21 kills to lead the team on .476 hitting along with three blocks vs. Hofstra (9/10)...Logged 18 kills against Syracuse (9/10) for her sixth consecutive double-figure kill performance ... Posted double-figure kills in all three matches of the Penn State Invitational ... Notched 10 kills, five digs and a pair of blocks against Rhode Island (9/16) ... Recorded 12 kills on .344 hitting and added eight digs, a block and an ace against Howard (9/17) ... Charted 10 kills, seven digs and three blocks against for the third time in 2016 against Clemson (9/17) ... Led team in kills with 13 at Rutgers (9/21) on .458 hitting, along with six digs ... Set a career record with four aces and added 10 kills against Northwestern (9/25)...Tallied a match-high 12 kills along with two blocks vs. No. 18 Michigan State (9/30)...Recorded a season-high four blocks and posted eight kills against No. 22 Michigan (10/1)...Charted a career-high 30 kills against No.1 Minnesota (10/5)... 30 kills marked third most in a single match during the 25-point rally scoring era …. Posted 11 kills and six digs vs. Rutgers (10/8)....Notched 15 kills to lead the team along with two digs and a solo stuff against No. 22 Purdue (10/14)...Led the offense with 12 kills vs. No. 19 Ohio State (10/19)...Logged a team-high 27 kills, six digs and a block against No. 16 Michigan (10/22)...Notched 19 kills to go along with six digs and one ace vs. No. 4 Wisconsin (10/28)...Recorded her second career double-double with 17 kills and 11 digs against No. 3 Minnesota (10/29)...Charted her third career double-double with 23 kills and a career-high 13 digs vs. No. 1 Nebraska (11/4)...Tallied nine kills, eight digs and four blocks including one solo stuff against Iowa (11/5)...Posted a team-high 17 kills, five digs and three blocks vs. Maryland (11/11)...Put down 19 kills and four digs vs. Ohio State (11/12)... Logged six kills, and seven digs against No. 1 Nebraska (11/16)... Posted 14 kills, five digs, one block, and one assist vs. Purdue(11/19)...Recorded 20 kills, five digs and a solo stuff against Illinois (11/26)...Led the team with 12 kills and a match-high five blocks vs. LIU Brooklyn (12/2)...Put down 14 kills and nine digs against Pitt (12/3) … Logged a team-high 22 kills, 12 digs and three blocks in the round of 16 against Nebraska (12/9).
2015 (Sophomore): Played in 30 matches on the year, making 18 starts ... Totaled 158 kills, averaging 1.84 kills per set on .255 hitting ... Made appearances on the court in all three Penn State Classic matches, posting one kill against Buffalo (8/28) ... Put down three kills on .500 hitting against No. 21 Colorado (9/4) ... Logged two kills, two digs and once against Eastern Kentucky (9/11) ... Came off the bench with four kills on .500 hitting at USF (9/19) ... Recorded a season-high seven kills to go along with three digs and three blocks against No. 4 Nebraska (10/2) ... Matched a season-high mark with seven kills on .353 hitting with three blocks against Iowa (10/3) ... Put away six kills at No. 13 Illinois (10/9) ... Tied for first on the team with a career-high 14 kills at Northwestern (10/10), adding four blocks ... Led the team in kills for the second straight match against Indiana (10/16) posting 10 kills for her second consecutive double-figure kill performance ... Led the team with 12 kills against No. 18 Purdue (10/17) ... Logged 13 kills, three digs and a pair of solo stuffs at No. 23 Michigan (10/21) ... Led the team with 10 kills at Michigan State (10/24) ... Tied for second on the team with nine kills against No. 11 Ohio State (10/30) ... Recorded a career-high five blocks at Maryland (11/5) ... Posted eight kills on .471 hitting at Rutgers (11/6) ... Tallied 10 kills at No. 4 Minnesota (11/14) while tying for first on the team with four blocks ... Served up a career-high three aces against Michigan (11/18) ... Recorded seven kills on 12 perfect swings against Northwestern (11/25) ... Had three kills, one dig and one block in the NCAA first round match against Howard (12/4) ... Posted two kills and one ace in the NCAA second round match against Dayton (12/5) ... Totaled five kills on .300 hitting in the NCAA regional semifinals against Hawaii (12/11).
2014 (Freshman): Totaled 135 kills in her first season in the Blue and White ... Made 26 appearances on the court, including two starts ... Recorded double-figure kills a total of five times during the year, while also leading the team in the category in three matches ... Tallied 25 total blocks on the year, including five solo
High School: A four-year starter and two-year captain at Menomonee Falls ... Guided the Indians to a WIAA state championship title, picking up All-State honors following her sophomore and junior seasons ... With her club team, Club Fusion, she earned four AAU all-tournament team honors ... A member of the 2012 and 2013 USA Girls' Youth National Team, helping the team to a first-place finish at the NORCECA U18 Continental Championships in 2012 and a second-place finish at the FIVB U18 World Championships in 2013 ... A 2013-14 Under Armour First Team All-American ... 2013 Mizuno First Team All-American ... 2013 Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year.
Personal: Born Simone Alexandra Lee on Oct. 7, 1996, in Milwaukee, Wis. ... Parents are Karen and Arthur Lee ... Mother was a student-athletes at Drake ... Has one sister, who plays volleyball at Eastern Illinois ... Names "Game of Thrones" as her favorite TV show, corn as her favorite food, Viola Davis as favorite actress and reading and listening to music as hobbies ... Majoring in broadcast journalism.