Jumping the gun by a couple of weeks, but slow Saturday afternoon. The 2022 Penn State Women's Volleyball season is in the books, and though it ended with a tough 3-2 loss to the Wisconsin Badgers, I think most fair-minded observers would agree that the 26-8 Nittany Lions (13-7 in the B1G) had a terrific year, and that 1st Year Head Coach Katie Schumacher-Cawley did an extraordinary job.
What's in store for the Nittany Lions in 2023? Time will tell. But the two links below show what we know about who we anticipate will be joining Penn State in the coming years, and who we think will be returning for 2023:
A small ode to Ms. Clark-who transferred to PSU as a well regarded player, but found herself behind two excellent MBs. Katie's potential was apparently observed to be of a level that Taylor Trammell was brought in. But Katie persevered, obviously kept a good attitude, and (we were told), trained at all 3 front row positions. Clearly, Katie was ready to step in and saved the team's season when Taylor went down. In the end, she was the most efficient offense against Wisconsin's withering defense.
The team was very fortunate to have a more than competent player to replace a starter. While there were other significant and season defining events, Katie's insertion into the starting line up was hugely impactful.
I am always grateful to players who work hard and do what the team needs often at their own expense.
Seeing that she wants to be recruited as an OH/OPP, it looks like she doesn't want to be a collegiate setter, which I guess would make a move to another program make sense... since PSU's top priority is a starting setter. Good luck to her! Hopefully her short time at PSU was a memorable one.
Thanks for the update. At the moment only Quinn is listed as a setter. Any rumors on a setter transfer?
Luke Snyder, a setter for the PSU Men's Team, shared that his twin sister Ella, a former setter for Arizona State, is transferring to Penn State.
No official announcement from either Ella or Penn State yet, aside from Ella including PSU Volleyball in her Instagram bio... which (I think) shows her intent to play for Coach Katie. Perhaps there's details being worked out before it's official? We shall see!