No. 13 M. Volleyball Sweeps Harvard, WGYM Finds Success in Texas

No. 13 M. Volleyball Sweeps Harvard, WGYM Finds Success in Texas

With the excitement of THON this past weekend, it was easy to divert one’s attention to the happenings inside the Bryce Jordan Center. However, our Penn State spring sports teams were out competing for the Blue and White across the country as students helped raise $10 million for the kids.

  • 13 M. Volleyball (9-6, 4-2) found success at home against Harvard this past Wednesday, sweeping the Crimson Tide 3-0 in front of a crowd of 450. Lee Smith (Sewickley, Pa.) added 16 kills and Luke Braswell (Manchester, Pa.) led the team with 43 assists.

  • Volleyball struggled at home this past Sunday against EIVA foe Sacred Heart, falling 3-1. Aiden Albrecht (Old Bridge, N.J.) contributed a team-high 14 kills and Royce Clemens (York, Pa.) added 13 digs. The team heads to Virginia this week to take on George Mason, another EIVA conference member.

  • MGYM visited the wild west this weekend as the team competed in the Winter Cup in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sophomore Michael Burns (Baltimore, Ohio) came in the top 20 in the finals, tying for 14th on the parallel bars. The team had a quick turnaround, arriving at THON Saturday night only to win the Varsity Athletics Pep Rally, a coveted achievement at Penn State.

  • WGYM found success in the south, as Sabrina Garcia (Etters, Pa.) secured the all-around title with a 39.400 career-best. Briannah Tsang (Vancouver, British Columbia) won the balance beam title. Nicole Medvitz (Paramus, N.J.) tied for second place on the beam with a 9.900.

  • Tennis (3-4) found a difficult competitor in No. 4 Ohio State, and suffered a shutout loss to them this past weekend. “Credit to Ohio State, they are a very good team and played well today, "said head coach Chris Cagle. "We will take some things from today and get ready for the upcoming matches next weekend."

  • Softball (5-4) notched a win at home against Virginia Tech, 7-1. Pitcher Madison Seifert (Wildwood, Mo.) gave up just three hits to the Hokies for the duration of the game. The team participate in the Chanticleer Showdown this coming weekend in South Carolina.

Congrats to our athletes and our student body for their wins on and off the field this weekend!