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Setter Ally Van Eekeren Transfers To Penn State Women’s Volleyball

Katie Schumacher-Cawley is picking up players left and right from the transfer portal this month.

Ally Van Eekeren, a setter previously from High Point University, announced on Twitter that she would be joining the Penn State women’s volleyball team for her final season of eligibility. Van Eekeren played her first three years of volleyball at Creighton University before transferring to High Point University for one year.

During her time at Creighton, Van Eekeren was named to the BIG East All-Academic Team twice, in 2020 and 2021. She made multiple appearances in Creighton’s NCAA tournament games as well.

At High Point University, Van Eekeren had some impressive stats as well. In the 2022 season, she totaled 60 kills, 522 assists, and 19 service aces across 64 sets played.

Van Eekeren comes from a large sports family; her mother played volleyball at Illinois, and her brother was a setter for Hawai’i, the 2021 Men’s Volleyball NCAA Champions. Van Eekeren’s younger brother is a freshman on the basketball team at Washington University.

Van Eekeren joins Ohio State transfer Mac Podraza and Michigan transfer Jess Mruzik as one of the newest members of this increasingly impressive team, which will return to the court in August.

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Haylee is a 2024 graduate of Penn State with a degree in immunology and infectious disease. She relocated to Williamsport but will not be taking any questions about what’s next in her career. Haylee continues to be fueled by dangerous amounts of caffeine and dreams of smashing the patriarchy. Any questions or discussion about Taylor Swift’s best songs can be directed to @hayleeq8 on Twitter if you must.

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