Penn State York Athletics

2011-12 Volleyball

Volleyball 2011-12

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Coach: Amy Burgess
Phone: 717-771-4038
Home Phone: 717-683-5501
Semester: Fall

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Season Summary

This year’s team had only seven team members. There were various levels all mixed together including three young ladies who had no volleyball team experience prior to Penn State York. Along with this cornucopia of players these adverse women struggled through three injuries: dislocated patella, hyperextended elbow, and a sprained ankle. Because of these injuries we creatively used the strengths of each of the remaining players and rose to the occasion time and time again. Not only were there huge physical demands but the mental demands were immense. We were forced to use five different line-ups and won at least one match in each of our different line-ups. The line-ups varied from a 5-1, 6-2, 5-2, 3-1. That is correct the 3-1 required two players to simply move off court due to their circumstances so the four able teammates could cover the floor and run their offense. My point to this summary is that with hard work and mental preparation greatness can be achieved. These seven young ladies showed heart and fight in their competitions. I am quite proud of their resiliency. These five wins showcase their desire to keep pushing themselves even when everything about the game was really challenging.

This is my first year coaching at Penn State York and it is the beginning of something just wonderful here in the volleyball hot spot of York, Pennsylvania. I am rebuilding for next season as you are reading this summary. If you are interested in joining us here at York in playing the greatest game ever, I welcome you.

2011-12 Volleyball Roster
MiscJersey #NamePositionHeightClass-Yr.High School
4Tessa BergerMiddle Hitter5'11"SophomoreHereford High School
10Kate ClaycombSetter5'4"SophomoreMenwith Hill, England
5Julie DunlapDefensive Specialist
1Taylor KahnMiddle & Outside Hitter5'6"FreshmanNorth Carroll High School
9Hannah KuhnMiddle Hitter6'Red Lion
6Jen NealSetter/Right Side Hitter5'9"FreshmanYork County School of Technology
7Erica PlymaleOutside Hitter5'5"FreshmanDulaney High School
2Ashley ValentinDefensive Specialist5'3"SophomoreCentral York High School

Wins: 5| Losses: 14| Winning Percentage: .263

2011-12 Volleyball Schedule
September 3, 20119:00 AMPenn State HarrisburgAwayL0-3
September 3, 20111:00 PMMt. AloysiusAwayL0-3
September 10, 20111:30 PMValley Forge (@York)HomeW3-0
September 14, 20117:00 PMPenn State Mont AltoAwayL0-3
September 15, 20117:00 PMPenn State SchuylkillHomeL1-3
September 22, 20117:00 PMPenn State BrandywineHomeL0-3
September 24, 201112:00 PMPenn State BeaverAwayL0-3
September 24, 20111:00 PMPenn State New Kensington (@Penn State Beaver)AwayW3-1
September 25, 201112:00 PMPenn State FayetteAwayL0-3
September 25, 20111:00 PMPenn State Greater Allegheny (@Penn State Fayette)AwayL1-3
October 1, 201112:00 PMPenn State Wilkes-Barre (@Penn State Mont Alto)AwayL0-3
October 1, 20111:00 PMPenn State Scranton (@Penn State Mont Alto)AwayW3-0
October 2, 201112:00 PMPenn CollegeHomeL0-3
October 2, 20111:00 PMPenn State HazletonHomeL2-3
October 9, 201112:00 PMPenn State DuBoisHomeW3-0
October 9, 20112:00 PMPenn State Mont AltoHomeL0-3
October 13, 20117:00 PMPenn State SchuylkillAwayW3-1
October 15, 20111:00 PMPenn CollegeAwayL0-3
October 16, 201112:00 PMPenn State BrandywineAwayL0-3

Awards will be announced at the awards banquet.

Amy Burgess

Coach: Amy Burgess
Phone: 717-771-4038
Home Phone: 717-683-5501
Semester: Fall


Dover, Pennsylvania


  • The University of Tennessee
  • Lock Haven University
  • York County School of Technology

Coaching History:

  • Dallastown Girl’s Junior Varsity-2002-2010
  • Dallastown Girl’s Head Junior High- 2006-2010
  • Susquehannock Girls’s Junior Varsity-2000-2001
  • Susquehannock Girl’s Head Junior High-2000-2001

Coaching Philosophies

  • Develop the whole player. Physically, socially, and mentally.

Keys to a successful season:

  • Have relentless pursuit of all volleyballs, and controlled aggression when making contacts.
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