Saturday, 30 September 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

No.15 Women’s Volleyball Hosts Rutgers Wednesday on B1G Network


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – No. 15 Penn State Women’s Volleyball opens Big Ten play at Rec Hall on Wednesday at 6 p.m. with a match against Rutgers. The contest will air live on B1G Network with Jason Knapp and Rainelle Jones on the call.

Wednesday, Sept. 20

6 p.m. | Rutgers (8-2, 0-0 B1G) at #15 Penn State | Live Stats | B1G Network



• Penn State is 624-135-1 all-time against current members of the Big Ten. The team’s record in actual Big Ten regular season play is 539-95.

• The Nittany Lions are 325-35 all-time at Rec Hall against current members of the Big Ten.

• Penn State has won 17 Big Ten titles. Wisconsin has the second most Big Ten championships with nine.

• The Nittany Lions’ 94 All-Big Ten selections are the most of any team in the conference. Minnesota is second with 74.


• Penn State is 41-9 in the all-time series with Rutgers. The teams first played in 1977.

• The Nittany Lions have won 32 straight matches over the Scarlet Knights, with the last loss coming in 1982.

• Penn State is 23-1 against Rutgers in matches played at Rec Hall. The Nittany Lions haven’t lost a home match to Rutgers since 1980.

Zoe Weatherington has hit .581 while averaging 3.50 kills/set and 1.67 blocks/set in two career matches against Rutgers. Jess Mruzik has played three matches against the Scarlet Knights and hit .365 while averaging 3.22 kills/set and 2.22 digs/set. Alexa Markley is hitting .300 while averaging 2.50 kills/set in two matches.



• Penn State is coming off a title at the Penn State Classic with wins over UMBC in three sets and Seton Hall in four sets.

Mac Podraza was named the Tournament MVP. She was joined on the All-Tournament Team by teammates Jess Mruzik and Gillian Grimes.

• Podraza averaged 10.71 assists/set and 2.43 digs/set over the two wins. She had a double-double with 40 assists and 10 digs in the 3-1 victory over Seton Hall.


• Penn State has won eight straight matches at Rec Hall.

• The Nittany Lions are 5-0 at home this season with wins over then-No. 22 Western Kentucky, Colgate, James Madison, UMBC, and Seton Hall. They won their final three home matches last season, beating then-No. 19 Purdue on Senior Day, UMBC in the NCAA First Round, and then-No. 21 UCF in the NCAA Second Round.


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