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Penn State Women’s Volleyball To Compete In Brazil

Russ Rose’s Nittany Lions are heading to Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro May 4-16 to compete against some Brazilian teams in one of the world’s top volleyball countries.

It’s the second time Penn State will travel to Brazil (2009) and the fifth-ever international tour for the program, which also visited Cuba in 2000 as well as Central and Eastern Europe in 2009 and 2013. Teams are allowed to take one overseas trip every four years, so players get to experience a new culture at least once during their collegiate career.

“The team and staff are excited about the opportunity made possible by our booster club to participate in another foreign trip experience,”Rose said in a release.

The Nittany Lions finished their 2016 season 24-10 and were eliminated 3-2 by Nebraska in the Sweet 16 after coming a point away from sweeping the Huskers. Penn State returns a veteran roster led by six seniors who have seen plenty of playing time in Rec Hall.

Haleigh Washington and Simone Lee were named AVCA First-Team All-Americans last year, while Ali Frantti has been one of the nation’s best outside hitters since her freshman season in 2014 when the team won its seventh national championship. Heidi Thelen and Lainy Pierce each bring a bunch of experience in their own right, and Florida transfer Abby Detering proved a solid addition as the starting setter.

 

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Ethan Kasales

Ethan’s a senior journalism major who grew up in Lemont, a few minutes from campus. When he’s not covering Penn State sports, you can usually find him golfing or teaching snowboarding at Tussey Mountain. Feel free to email him at [email protected]

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