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Penn State Women's Volleyball
Penn State Women's Volleyball athletic logo

University Pennsylvania State University
Conference Big Ten
Location University Park, PA
Head Coach Russ Rose (31st year)
Arena Rec Hall
(Capacity: 7,200)
Nickname Nittany Lions
Colors Blue and White

             

NCAA Tournament Champions
1999, 2007, 2008, 2009
NCAA Tournament Runner Up
1993, 1997, 1998
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2007, 2008, 2009
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Conference Regular Season Champions
Atlantic 10: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990
Big Ten: 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Penn State has had a long tradition with their women's volleyball program. Founded in 1976 by Tom Tait, Tait coached the team from 1976-1979, and was named a USA Volleyball All-Time great coach in 2007.[1]

Russ Rose has been the head coach since 1979. He has led the program to four NCAA National Championships in 1999, 2007, 2008, and 2009 and has an overall record of 1001-159 (an .863 winning percentage, which ranks as the highest winning percentage in NCAA history).[2] On September 21, 2007, Rose earned his 900th career victory with a win over Michigan State, becoming only the third Division I coach to reach the milestone.[3] On December 17, 2009 Rose notched his 1,000th career win with a victory over Hawaii in four sets to advance to his third consecutive national championship game with the Nittany Lions.[4]. Two nights later, on December 19, his team earned their third consecutive national championship with a come-from-behind 3 sets to 2 victory over Texas to run their consecutive match wins streak to 102 and the first time during their current streak they have won after losing the first two sets.

Prior to entering the Big Ten Conference in 1991, Rose's teams experienced unprecedented success in the Atlantic 10 Conference, winning eight straight championships, never losing a conference match in that time.

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1990

In 1990, Penn State entered the NCAA tournament undefeated with a 42-0 record. The Nittany Lions swept Purdue and Big Ten champion Wisconsin in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, before losing to Nebraska in the NCAA Regional Final. Of the team’s 44 wins, 40 were sweeps, a school and national record.

Penn State finished sixth in the final 1990 Tachikara Coaches Poll, the program’s highest final ranking ever at the time. In addition, Rose earned his first AVCA National Coach of the Year honor.

1993-94

In 1993, the Nittany Lions surged into their third year of Big Ten play and won their second consecutive conference title. At the NCAA Tournament, the team strung together four victories and earned the right to play for the National Championship against Long Beach State.

In 1994, Rose coached the Nittany Lions to a second straight NCAA national semifinal appearance and picked up his 500th career win early in the season. Placing second in the Big Ten with a 17-3 conference mark, the Nittany Lions posted a 31-4 ledger on the year and ended the regular-season ranked No. 5, at the time their highest regular-season finish ever. Season highlights included beating eventual national runner-up and perennial powerhouse UCLA at the Volleyball Monthly Invitational and No. 1-ranked and undefeated Nebraska in Nebraska at the NCAA Mideast Regional final to advance to their second straight national semifinal.

1997-98

In 1997, Rose's Nittany Lions finished as runners-up to Stanford in the NCAA National Championship game after defeating the Florida 3-0 in the semifinals. Penn State, favored to win, made their third Final Four appearance in five years. Terri Zemaitis was named the NCAA championship MVP.

After posting a runner-up finish in 1997, the Lions made it back to the NCAA Championship match in 1998. The team cruised through the regular season with a 30-0 mark with 28 of those coming in three games.[5] Penn State also became only the second school to close out the Big Ten schedule with a perfect 20-0 mark.

After winning its fifth Big Ten title, Penn State hosted the NCAA First and Second Rounds and the Central Regional. They swept past Bucknell, Clemson, Louisville and Brigham Young to earn a spot in the school’s fourth national semifinal. Once they reached NCAA Final Four in Madison, Wisconsin, the season ended much like 1997. Penn State defeated Nebraska 3-1 to advance to the national championship match. And once again, the Lions had to rally from a 0-2 deficit to force a fifth game only to come up short against Long Beach State for the NCAA title. Despite losing, Cacciamani was named co-MVP for the tournament.

1999

Rose led Penn State to the program's first NCAA National Championship (their third consecutive appearance in the NCAA title match), and their second-consecutive 20-0 record in Big Ten play (and fourth straight conference title), becoming the first team in conference history to pull off the feat. In the national semifinals, they defeated Pacific 3-2, and in the finals they defeated Stanford 3-0, the final scores were 15-2, 15-10, 15-7.[6], marking the first time all season that Stanford had been swept. Lauren Cacciamani was named the championship MVP for the second consecutive year. Bonnie Bremner and Cacciamani were also named first team All-Americans. Bremner became Penn State's first ever four time All-American. Cacciamani was named the AVCA National Player of the Year, Big Ten Player of the Year, Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year and the Honda Award winner for volleyball.

In addition, the 1999 Nittany Lions extended their current NCAA record home-match winning streak to 80 straight (extended to 87 in 2000), eclipsing the previous standard of 58 set by Florida from 1990-94. The Lions streak was finally put to a halt at 87 matches with a loss versus Minnesota on Sept. 29, 2000. Penn State had last dropped a match at Rec Hall on Nov. 24, 1994, when they suffered a 3-2 setback to Illinois, a span of over five seasons. The 87 home match winning streak is only outranked by the basketball trio of Kentucky, 1943-55 (129); St. Bonaventure, 1948-61 (99) and UCLA, 1970-76 (98).[7] Russ Rose earned his 700th career victory on September 15, 2000 in a sweep of West Virginia.[8]

2005-06

Nicole Fawcett, the 2005 AVCA National Freshman of the Year

In 2005, the Nittany Lions claimed their third consecutive Big Ten title with an unblemished 20-0 league record, only the sixth time since 1985 that the champion has been perfect.[9] Penn State also picked up the program's first ever AVCA National Freshman of the Year honors, for freshman outside hitter Nicole Fawcett.[10] Fawcett was also named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, their fourth consecutive. Senior Kaleena Walters was named Penn State's first ever Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, and senior Sam Tortorello was named the unanimous Big Ten Player of the Year.[11] Tortorello was also named a first team All-American and the Honda Award nominee while Fawcett and sophomore Melissa Walbridge were named second team All-Americans. Walters and freshman Christa Harmotto, were both named to the AVCA Honorable Mention All-American team.

In addition to dropping only three individual games during the conference season, Penn State swept all four major honors, the first school in the Big Ten history of then-22 years to sweep the honors. Rose also earned his seventh Big Ten Coach of the Year award. The main starting lineup for the season consisted of 2 seniors, 1 junior, 1 sophomore and 2 freshman.

(2005 Schedule & results)
(2005 Statistics)

In 2006, the Nittany Lions started out the season 21-0, before finishing with a 32-3 record and an appearance in the NCAA Regional Final.[12] The 2006 squad captured their fourth consecutive outright Big Ten championship, tying the Big Ten record of four straight, set by Penn State from 1996-99.

Freshman Megan Hodge made history as being the first freshman in the then-23 year award history to be named Big Ten Player of the Year.[13] Hodge also was named Penn State's second ever and second consecutive AVCA National Freshman of the Year,[14] thus making Penn State the first school to win the award back-to-back. Hodge became the first ever volleyball player to win Gatorade National Player of the Year honors as a high school senior and then AVCA National Freshman of the Year honors as a freshman in college. The No. 1 high school recruit also earned first team All-American honors, becoming only the third true freshman in 7 years to be named on first team. Sophomore Nicole Fawcett also picked up first team all-American honors, while sophomore Christa Harmotto earned her place on second team. Rose earned his eighth Big Ten Coach of the Year award.

(2006 Schedule & results)
(2006 Statistics)

2007

Penn State practicing before the 2007 NCAA championship against Stanford in Sacramento, California at the ARCO Arena

Penn State won their 2nd NCAA National Championship in 2007, as well as the program's fifth consecutive outright Big Ten championship. The team finished with 20-0 Big Ten record, the second time in the last three season the team accomplished the feat- and finished the season off with a 34-2 overall record. Penn State got their first number 1 ranking since winning the NCAA title in 1999 on October 29 and became the first Big Ten school since 2004 to hold the top ranking.[15]

In Big Ten awards, the program picked up 3 of 4 major honors, with junior Christa Harmotto taking Player of the Year, Arielle Wilson taking Freshman of the Year, and Rose taking Coach of the Year.[16] Harmotto, sophomore Megan Hodge, and junior Nicole Fawcett picked up first team AVCA All-America honors while sophomore setter Alisha Glass picked up second team All-American honors.

In the 2007 NCAA Tournament, the team swept Siena, Albany, Michigan, BYU and California leading into the final. Penn State, the 3rd overall seed in the tournament, defeated Stanford, the 1st overall seed in the tournament, in the NCAA National Championship match, that took place on December 15, 2007, in Sacramento, California at the ARCO Arena.[17] After winning the first two sets, Stanford rallied to push the match to a decisive fifth set, which Penn State won, 15-8. With the win, the Nittany Lions avenged an earlier season loss to Stanford exactly three months before on September 15.[18]

Penn State set two NCAA tournament records and also had other milestones for the 2007 NCAA tournament that include:[19]

  • Megan Hodge was named the championship MVP, the program's fourth all time. Glass, Fawcett and Harmotto also earned spots on the 7 player final four All-Tournament team.
  • Penn State shattered the NCAA tournament record for hitting percentage of .369 set by Long Beach State in 1995. PSU hit .424 in six matches.
  • Penn State tied the NCAA record for service aces in an NCAA Tournament with 43 in six matches, equaling the 1998 Long Beach State team who defeated Penn State for the national title.
  • Penn State set a school record for hitting percentage in a single match versus Albany in the second round (.602).[20]

Russ Rose also had a storied year, as he was named the AVCA Division I National Coach of the Year, was inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame,[21] and a National Championship win, all that happened within in the same week. His National Coach of the Year honor made him the first Division I coach to win the award three times.

(2007 Roster)
(2007 Statistics)
(2007 Schedule & results)

2008

The 2008 team successfully defended their 2007 NCAA title, while also setting impressive NCAA records. Some consider the 2008 Penn State women's volleyball team to be perhaps the best team in NCAA history.[22][23]

The Nittany Lions achieved what no other NCAA Division I, II, or III volleyball program could do - win every individual set of the regular season.[24] Penn State also broke the NCAA record for consecutive matches won (52) with a sweep of Illinois, a mark that was previously held by USC.[25] The 2008 team also broke the NCAA record for consecutive sets won, besting the previous recordholder, Florida, who had 105. The team won 111 straight sets up until the NCAA National Semifinals. Penn State set a new rally era record (2001-present) for hitting percentage, finishing the season with a mark of .390, breaking the old mark of .369 set by Florida A&M. That is also the second-highest percentage of all-time for any era.

The Penn State volleyball team poses with the 2008 NCAA championship trophy after defeating Stanford University in the final.

In Big Ten awards, Penn State placed Nicole Fawcett, Christa Harmotto, Arielle Wilson, Megan Hodge and Alisha Glass on the First Team All-Big Ten, while senior libero Roberta Holehouse earned her place on the Honorable Mention.[26] Fawcett ended her Big Ten play being named unanimous First Team all four years, Big Ten Player of the Week a conference second highest all time-tying eight times, the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2005 and the Big Ten Player of the Year in 2008.

In addition to Fawcett being named the Big Ten Player of the Year, Penn State's fourth straight honor in that category, Russ Rose was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year by the coaches & media, the 10th honor in his career.[26]

A school record six players were placed on the AVCA All-Mideast Region team, with Fawcett, Harmotto, Wilson, Hodge, Glass and Blair Brown getting recognized, more than any other program in the nation. Fawcett, Harmotto, Hodge and Glass then earned AVCA First Team All-America honors while Brown and Wilson earned second team honors. Six All-America honors on one team is an AVCA record.[27]

Russ Rose repeated as the AVCA Division I National Coach of the Year, the first time a coach ever repeated the award. It was also the fourth time Rose claimed the top honors - more than any other coach in history.[28] In addition, Fawcett was named the AVCA Division I National Player of the Year, which was Penn State's second ever, as Lauren Cacciamani earned the top award in 1999.[29]

In the 2008 NCAA Tournament, Penn State earned the overall #1 seed. They swept Long Island, Yale, Western Michigan and California to advance to the NCAA Final Four, held at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska. In the national semifinals, they defeated Nebraska, 3-2, in front of an NCAA record 17,430 fans. Nebraska was the only team in 2008 that has won a set or more against Penn State. Nebraska's loss was their first loss in the state of Nebraska in 96 matches.[30] In the NCAA National Championship match, the Nittany Lions faced Stanford for the second straight year.[31] It was the first time in NCAA history that the same two teams played each other in the NCAA championship for consecutive years.[32] In the rematch, Penn State swept the Cardinal, 3-0, to win their second straight NCAA Championship. The match was played in front of 14,299 fans, the third highest attendance in NCAA history.[32] Hodge was named the Most Outstanding Player for the National Championship match for the second straight year.[33] The team joined the 2003 USC team as the only repeat champions to go undefeated, finished the season with a 38-0 record and an incredible 114-2 record in individual sets. They also joined 2003 USC and 2006 Nebraska as the only teams to go wire-to-wire ranked #1 in the coaches poll.

(2008 Schedule)
(2008 Statistics)
(2008 Roster)

2009

Penn State captured its seventh consecutive and 13th overall Big Ten title after completing the regular season 32-0 (20-0 in the Big Ten) after going an incredible 96-5 in sets played. Penn State is led by seniors Megan Hodge and Alisha Glass, as well as juniors Blair Brown and Arielle Wilson. So far in 2009 Megan Hodge is ranked top 5 nationally in hitting percentage and is kills per set. Arielle Wilson is hitting .553 which would shatter the NCAA single season record for hitting percentage. Dating back to the 2008 season, in the last 217 sets, Penn State has gone a remarkable 210-7.

The Nittany Lions did not lose a set in the NCAA Tournament until the National Semi-finals against Hawaii but won that match 3-1 to set up an exciting showdown against the #2 Texas Longhorns. In the finals match, Texas would grab a 2-0 set lead. During their remarkable winning streak, Penn State had never been down 0-2. Despite Tournament MVP Destiny Hooker's NCAA finals record 34 kills against Penn State, the Lions clawed their way back and won the match 3-2 and extended their win streak to 102 games with another perfect season.

Program record and history

On November 1, 2008, with a sweep of Iowa, the program reached 1,000 wins, becoming just the sixth NCAA Division I women's volleyball program to reach the milestone.[34]

The program is one of only 2 Division I schools to make every single NCAA tournament appearance (1981-2008).

Year Head Coach Overall
Record
Conference
Record
Conference
Standing
Postseason
1976 Tom Tait 6-11-3
1977 Tom Tait 25-18 EAIAW Participant
1978 Tom Tait 20-14-1 EAIAW Participant
1979 Russ Rose 32-9 EAIAW Participant
1980 Russ Rose 34-11 EAIAW & AIAW Participant
1981 Russ Rose 44-5 NCAA Regional Semifinal
1982 Russ Rose 26-15 NCAA First Round
' (Atlantic 10) (1983–1990)
1983 Russ Rose 36-10 5-0 1st NCAA Regional Semifinal
1984 Russ Rose 30-6 8-0 1st NCAA Regional Semifinal
1985 Russ Rose 31-5 5-0 1st NCAA First Round
1986 Russ Rose 38-5 7-0 1st NCAA Regional Semifinal
1987 Russ Rose 27-9 8-0 1st NCAA First Round
1988 Russ Rose 36-4 8-0 1st NCAA First Round
1989 Russ Rose 34-7 8-0 1st NCAA First Round
1990 Russ Rose 44-1 8-0 1st NCAA Regional Final
' (Big Ten) (1991–present)
1991 Russ Rose 26-6 15-5 2nd NCAA Regional Semifinal
1992 Russ Rose 28-4 19-1 1st NCAA Regional Semifinal
1993 Russ Rose 31-5 18-2 1st NCAA Runner-Up
1994 Russ Rose 31-4 17-3 2nd NCAA Final Four
1995 Russ Rose 27-8 14-6 3rd NCAA Regional Semifinal
1996 Russ Rose 31-3 18-2 1st NCAA Regional Final
1997 Russ Rose 34-2 19-1 1st NCAA Runner-Up
1998 Russ Rose 35-1 20-0 1st NCAA Runner-Up
1999 Russ Rose 36-1 20-0 1st NCAA Champions
2000 Russ Rose 30-6 16-4 3rd NCAA Regional Final
2001 Russ Rose 22-8 14-6 3rd NCAA Second Round
2002 Russ Rose 30-6 14-6 2nd NCAA Second Round
2003 Russ Rose 31-5 17-3 1st NCAA Regional Final
2004 Russ Rose 29-3 18-2 1st NCAA Regional Semifinal
2005 Russ Rose 31-3 20-0 1st NCAA Regional Semifinal
2006 Russ Rose 32-3 18-2 1st NCAA Regional Final
2007 Russ Rose 34-2 20-0 1st NCAA Champions
2008 Russ Rose 38-0 20-0 1st NCAA Champions
2009 Russ Rose 38-0 20-0 1st NCAA Champions
Total 1,049-202-4 394-43

Honors & Award history

Atlantic 10 Awards

  • Atlantic 10 Player of the Year:
    • Lori Barberich, 1983 & 1984
    • Marcia Leap, 1985
    • Ellen Hensler, 1986
    • Lisa Leap, 1987
    • Noelle Zientara, 1988
    • JoAnn Elwell, 1989
    • Michelle Jaworksi, 1990
  • Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year:
    • Elizabeth Ramirez, 1986
    • JoAnn Elwell, 1987
    • Tammy Cairl, 1988
    • Kim Kumfer, 1989
  • Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year:
    • Russ Rose: 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989

Big Ten Awards

Penn State has received 11 Player of the Year honors, 8 Freshman of the Year honors, 1 Defensive Player of the Year honor, and Rose picked up a total of 11 Coach of the Year honors.

  • Big Ten Freshman of the Year:
    • Bonnie Bremner, 1996
    • Sam Tortorello, 2002
    • Cassy Salyer, 2003
    • Kate Price, 2004
    • Nicole Fawcett, 2005
    • Megan Hodge, 2006
    • Arielle Wilson, 2007
    • Darcy Dorton, 2009
  • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year:
    • Kaleena Walters, 2005
  • Big Ten Coach of the Year:
    • Russ Rose: 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year:
    • Lauren Cacciamani, 1999

Other awards

This list includes awards awarded to Penn State women's volleyball players and coaches by the NCAA, American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), and other special awards.

  • NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player:
    • Terri Zemaitis: 1997
    • Lauren Cacciamani: 1998 & 1999
    • Megan Hodge: 2007, 2008
  • AVCA National Player of the Year:
    • Lauren Cacciamani, 1999
    • Nicole Fawcett, 2008
    • Megan Hodge, 2009
  • AVCA National Freshman of the Year:
    • Nicole Fawcett, 2005
    • Megan Hodge, 2006
  • AVCA National Coach of the Year:
    • Russ Rose: 1990, 1997, 2007, 2008
  • AVCA Hall of Fame:
    • Tom Tait (inducted in 2003)[35]
    • Russ Rose (inducted in 2007)[35]
  • Academic All-American of the Year
    • Bonnie Bremner: 1998, 1998
    • Christa Harmotto, 2008
    • Megan Hodge, 2009

All-Americans

Penn State has a long history of All-Americans. In 29 of 30 seasons under Rose, there have been at least one All-American to be named on his team.

Penn State has had 23 different AVCA All-Americans earning 48 certificates, including 27 First Team selections, all of which are fourth all time among all programs.[36] In 2008, Penn State landed an AVCA record six All-Americans, four which were on First Team.

Year All-Americans Year All-Americans cont.
1979 Ellen Crandell 1994 Salima Davidson**; Laura Cook; Saundi Lamoureux
1980 Ellen Crandell 1995 Terri Zemaitis
1981 Ellen Crandell 1996 Terri Zemaitis**; Bonnie Bremner; Angie Kammer
1982 Lori Barberich** 1997 Terri Zemaitis**; Bonnie Bremner**; Lauren Cacciamani
1983 Lori Barberich 1998 Lindsay Anderson; Bonnie Bremner**; Lauren Cacciamani**
1984 Lori Barberich** 1999 Bonnie Bremner**; Lauren Cacciamani**
1985 Ellen Hensler 2000 Mishka Levy
1986 Ellen Hensler 2002 Cara Smith**
1987 Noelle Zientara 2003 Cara Smith**; Erin Iceman; Sam Tortorello
1988 Noelle Zientara 2004 Syndie Nadeau; Sam Tortorello**
1989 JoAnn Elwell; Michelle Jaworski 2005 Nicole Fawcett; Sam Tortorello**; Melissa Walbridge;
1990 Noelle Zientara; JoAnn Elwell; Michelle Jaworski** 2006 Nicole Fawcett**; Christa Harmotto; Megan Hodge**
1991 Leanne Kling 2007 Nicole Fawcett**; Christa Harmotto**; Megan Hodge**; Alisha Glass
1992 Leanne Kling**; Salima Davidson 2008 Nicole Fawcett**; Christa Harmotto**; Megan Hodge**; Alisha Glass**, Blair Brown, Arielle Wilson
1993 Salima Davidson 2009 Megan Hodge**; Alisha Glass**; Blair Brown**; Arielle Wilson**

** Denotes First Team selection

See also

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  35. ^ a b AVCA Hall of Fame Members
  36. ^ AVCA Division I All-America record book (PDF)

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