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Fall Sports Media Day

Fall sports media day offers the media a chance to ask questions of all Penn State coaches not named Joe Paterno. Here is the recap of what went down at the press conference.

Women’s Soccer: Coach Erica Walsh, sophomore defender Lexi Martin, and senior captain Megan Monroig took the podium first and spoke about their quality win against West Virginia.

“It was a great effort in a hostile environment,” Walsh said. “I really liked our mentality.”

The team members also talked about the upcoming game against Virginia. Martin said that the team is very excited to play and Monroig said that the team is hoping for a big crowd that will cheer them to victory.

Women’s Volleyball: Coach Russ Rose spent much of his time at the podium being rather cagey about who any of the starters would be this season. The only two players that are locks for starting positions seem to be senior Alyssa D’Errico, red-shirt senior Blair Brown, who joined Rose at the press conference, and senior Arielle Wilson.

Rose did give away some information when he said, “Deja [McClendon] is ahead of the other players as to what she brings offensively.”

Rose also would not give away any information pertaining to sophomore Darcy Dorton’s recovery. He basically just said that she is working hard and will be back when doctors say that she is fit to play.

Men’s Soccer: Coach Bob Warming, senior Matheus Braga, red-shirt senior Andy Parr, and senior Andres Casais covered topics ranging from their exhibition win over Hartwick College to how they would go about improving their road record, which was 4-20-2 last year.

There was also talk about this being the 100th year of soccer at Penn State. Warming also mentioned that they may be playing in the best Big 10 Conference ever.

Field Hockey: Coach Charlene Morett was the lone figure representing the field hockey team. She responded to many questions about moving on from a poor season last year and playing a strong non-conference schedule. Like all of the other coaches, she also responded to questions about the freshmen, of which she said, “The freshmen are ready to play.”

These coaches, along with coaches from men’s golf, women’s golf, and men’s and women’s cross country, rounded out fall sports media day. If there is one thing to take from the event, it is that all Penn State sports teams have high expectations and do not accept failure. We can only wait with anticipation and excitement to see what the fall sports season will bring.

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Michael Berton

I grew up in a Philly suburb, then moved to a different one. I am now at Penn State, where I can actually sate my giant appetite for sports. Other than writing, I also play the cello in the Penn State Philharmonic.

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