Penn State men’s volleyball coach Mark Pavlik announced the addition of players for the 2013-14 season on Wednesday.
The Nittany Lions have added Aidan Albrecht, Chris Nugent, Joe Farrell, Kevin Gear and Jalen Penrose, who will be eligible to compete in 2014.
Albrecht is a 6-foot-8 opposite from Old Bridge, N.J., where he plays club volleyball for Warren Six Pak. He was a member of the 2012 Boys’ Youth National Team that competed in the 2012 NORCECA Boys’ Youth Continental Championship in Tijuana, Mexico.
Nugent, who hails from Fair Lawn, N.J., is a 6-4 outside hitter. He also plays club ball for Warren Six Pak. Nugent was honored as the New Jersey Star Ledger High School Player of the Year last season.
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Farrell joins the Nittany Lions from Lombard, Ill., The opposite plays club for Sports Performance and competes for Glenbard East High School.
Gear is a 6-8 middle and outside hitter from Rochester, N.Y. Like former Nittany Lion Alan Mars and current senior Kyle Mars, Gear played high school volleyball for Gates-Chili. In addition, he played club for Victor Volleyball Club. Gear was a two-time Monroe County All-Star Team selection.
The final member of the incoming class, Penrose is a 6-7 outside hitter from Cambridge, Mass. He competed for both Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and the club program Beantown.