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Penn State Women’s Volleyball Ranked No. 6 In Week One Coaches Poll

Penn State women’s volleyball checked in at No. 6 in the 2019 AVCA Division I Week One coaches’ poll, which was released Monday afternoon.

The team moved up two spots from its preseason ranking of No. 8.

The Nittany Lions are joined by fellow Big Ten programs Nebraska (No. 2), Wisconsin (No. 4), Illinois (No. 5), and Minnesota (No. 8) in the top 10. The Gophers moved down from No. 3 following an upset loss to Florida State. The shocking win was FSU’s first-ever victory against a top-five ranked team.

Russ Rose’s program remains in the top 10 thanks to a successful start to the season. The Nittany Lions swept three opponents to begin their season, taking down Hofstra, Holy Cross, and Wichita State in straight sets at this year’s Penn State Classic. Impressive performances by sophomores Jonni Parker and Serena Gray, including the latter’s career-high 18-kill outing, boosted the Nittany Lions throughout the week.

Penn State will head to Iowa State this upcoming weekend to compete in the 2019 Cyclone Invitational. The Nittany Lions will take on the Cyclones on Friday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. and LSU on Saturday, September 7 at 3:00 p.m.

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Matt proudly served as Onward State’s managing editor for two years until graduating from Penn State with distinction in May 2022. Now, he’s off in the real world doing real things. Send him an email ([email protected]) or follow him on Twitter (@mattdisanto_) to stay in touch.

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