Eleven schools were represented on the 14 member first team All-America team with Stanford earning three honors and Penn State notching two. Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke was named AVCA Freshman of the Year.
For the second time since the induction of the award in 2010, Penn State has secured a player winning the Senior CLASS Award with Haleigh Washington taking the honor.
Take a look at the top performers of the NCAA Regional Round in our VolleyMob Dream Team, with three hitters, two middle blockers, a setter and libero representing six teams.
Florida had a remarkable comeback vs. USC to headline the two day’s worth of phenomenal volleyball action in the Regionals.
Penn State’s quest for its 13th NCAA Final Four berth took three match-point attempts and overcoming a pair of Spartan set point tries, but in the end, the Nittany Lions finished off the sweep.
No. 1 Penn State used an efficient offense to move past unseeded Missouri in a sweep on Friday afternoon to earn its eighth NCAA Elite Eight appearance since 2006.
Penn State is the lone team of the four in the University Park regional to make it to the Elite Eight or further in the last five years. Illinois last advanced past the Sweet 16 in 2011, while Missouri and Michigan State last made the regional finals in 2005 and 1996 respectively.
Six Big Ten volleyball programs remain on the hunt for a national championship. Illinois, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State and Wisconsin will all play in Sweet 16 matches on Friday.
The AVCA has formally announced their selections for Division I Region Players of the Year from the 10 different regions around the nation.
MATCH STATS No. 1 Penn State def. Pittsburgh 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 25-19) Penn State moves to 31-1; Pittsburgh ends…