Behrend Men's Volleyball Opens 2022 Season Saturday

Behrend Men's Volleyball Opens 2022 Season Saturday

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's volleyball team opens the 2022 season with a non-conference tri-match at Marymount on Saturday.


Saturday, Jan. 22               
Penn State Behrend at Marymount, 12 p.m. (Live Stats | Video
Penn State Behrend vs. Arcadia, 2:30 p.m.  (Video)

Behrend News & Notes:

* The Behrend Lions were selected to finish in second place in the AMCC Preseason Coaches Poll
* Behrend advanced to the AMCC Championships last season, falling to Hiram 3-2
* The Lions posted a 6-7 overall record and 4-3 conference mark in 2021
* Junior libero Adrian Martinez (San Juan, Puerto Rico/Wesleyan Academy) returns after earning All-AMCC First Team honors
* Martinez ranked second in the AMCC in 2021 in digs per set (3.12) and total digs (153)
* Sophomore outside hitter Logan Hering (North East, PA/North East) was named 2021 AMCC Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-AMCC
* Hering finished second in AMCC in kills (156), fourth in kills per set (3.39), and fifth in aces (15)

Marymount News & Notes:

* The Saints are 3-0 to start the 2022 season
* Marymount is coming off a 3-0 win over No. 6 Messiah on Wednesday night
* Raymond Tarasi leads the team with 36 kills in three matches
* The Saints were picked fourth in the Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC) Preseason Coaches Poll
* Last year, Marymount went 7-7 overall in 2021 and made its sixth consecutive appearance in the CVC postseason
* The Saints return CVC Libero of the Year, Chris Manganiello

Arcadia News & Notes:

* The Knights begin the season against the Behrend Lions
* Arcadia was picked fourth in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Preseason Coaches Poll
* Last season, the Knights tallied a 10-6 overall record while only playing conference matches
* Arcadia has 14 returning letterwinners and welcomes two freshmen
* This is the first time the Lions and Knights are meeting