Fayette Lady Roaring Lions end volleyball season with 14-0 record
Next up is the PSUAC tournament, where the Lady Roaring Lions are the defending champions. The winner of the PSUAC tournament gains an automatic berth to the 2009 United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Volleyball Championships to be played Nov. 5-7 at Spaulding University, Louisville, Ky. Last year, Penn State Fayette finished eighth at the USCAA National Championships in Fort Wayne, Ind.
As the top seed in the PSUAC tournament, the Lady Roaring Lions will receive a bye into the semifinals, which are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31, at Penn State’s University Park campus. Game time will be either 2 or 4 p.m. The conference championship match is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m.
Currently, Penn State Fayette is ranked sixth in the nation in the latest USCAA Coaches’ Poll. Additionally, the team has several players in the top 10 national statistical categories:
Freshman Leah Ambrosini currently leads the nation in hitting percentage at .585. Sophomore Alex Rossi is sixth at .464 and Senior Heather Kelly is eighth at .408. Sophomore setter Katie Sleasman is ninth in the nation in assists averaging 6.4 per set.
“I’m really thrilled for the team,” Athletic Director Vince Capozzi said. “They have been working hard and I’m delighted to see that they are being rewarded for their efforts. Our head coach, Nancy Wheeler, has done a marvelous job in her first year. The entire Penn State Fayette family is proud of them. Hopefully we can win back-to-back titles and spend the first week of November in Louisville.”