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Former Penn State Women’s Volleyball Middle Blocker Allie Holland Commits To Charleston

Former Penn State women’s volleyball middle blocker Allie Holland announced her commitment to the College of Charleston Wednesday.

Holland originally announced her departure from volleyball in December.

“I’m back people!!!! After a couple months of rest I decided I missed it too much and needed to go back,” Holland said on social media Wednesday. “I’ll be playing beach and indoor at College of Charleston for my fifth year.”

In Happy Valley, Holland recorded 677 kills, 175 digs, and 1,033 points across four years in Rec Hall and 372 sets. She was named a first-team All-Big Ten middle blocker and made the AVCA All-Northeast Region Team in 2022.

After the Nittany Lions’ 2023 season, Holland said she “took off [her] knee pads and jersey for the final time.”

“Volleyball has been my entire life, every decision I have ever made from what to eat for lunch to when to go to sleep has been rooted in volleyball,” Holland said on Instagram in December. “It is time to start choosing myself and living for myself. I am so thankful for volleyball and everything it has given me, in particular the people I have met. Volleyball will always hold a piece of my heart as I walk through the next chapters of my life. I can confidently say I have given every single ounce of physical and mental energy I have to volleyball, and for my own sake I can’t do it anymore.”

The Cougars finished the 2023 beach volleyball season with a 10-17 record and went 0-2 in conference play in the Sun Belt. Inside TD Arena, Charleston finished 14-16 in regular-season play and 11-7 in the Coastal Athletic Association with a first-round exit in the conference tournament.

“Don’t worry tho…it’s still WE ARE for life and I have nothing but love for Penn State. They have been so helpful and supportive of my decision to head to the beach,” Holland said Wednesday.

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