Everything you missed in Penn State sports — and isn’t listed elsewhere in the CDT — from Monday:
New assistant coach hired
UNIVERSITY PARK Former Penn head coach Katie Schumacher-Cawley, a Penn State alum, is the newest assistant coach for the women’s volleyball team, the program announced Monday.
Schumacher-Cawley was part of the 1999 national championship Nittany Lions, and she returns to Happy Valley after spending the last nine seasons at Penn and Illinois-Chicago (UIC).
“I am grateful to be come back to State College in a new role and assist Coach (Russ) Rose in continuing the tradition of excellence the Nittany Lions have established on the court, in the classroom and in our community,” she said in a news release.
At Penn State, she was a two-time American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American, three-time All-Big Ten selection and three-time AVCA All-Region selection.
Nittany Lions sweep weekly EIVA awards
BRONXVILLE, N.Y. Penn State’s Jalen Penrose and Kevin Gear were honored Monday as the offensive and defensive players of the week, respectively, for the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association.
The pair helped the No. 9 Nittany Lions to a five-set win over Ball State and a four-set victory against Fort Wayne — the first loss of the season for the Mastadons — last weekend at Rec Hall.
Penrose had 31 kills and hit .234 in the two matches, adding 16 digs and six blocks. He had 16 kills and six aces in the win against the Cardinals. Gear totaled 10 blocks in the matches, including six against Ball State. He also posted 17 kills and hit .483.
Tsang earns weekly honor
ROSEMONT, Ill. Penn State senior Briannah Tsang was named the Big Ten Gymnast of the Week on Monday after her top scores against Michigan State.
She won the vault (9.850), floor exercise (9.925) and the all-around (39.475) with season-best scores. It’s her third such career honor.
Keenan named to USILA Team of the Week
PERRY, N.J. Penn State senior midfielder Ryan Keenan was named to the USILA Division I Team of the Week after scoring a career-high five goals in Saturday’s season opener, the organization announced Monday afternoon.
Keenan had five goals and two assists in the 17-16 overtime loss against Villanova. It was his third career hat trick.