Penn State York Athletics

2014 Volleyball

Volleyball 2014 Team Photo

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

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2014 Season Preview

The team this season will be utilizing a libero. With this addition to out defensive system our setter will be able to run any option due to the many consistent passes to target she receives. With our experiences returners laying the passing and attacking foundation, we will also look forward to leadership the Co-Captains, Ashley Koller and Jasmine Berry, will offer newcomers to the team. With a freshman setter Kate Basgall and Libero Kate Perry starting with the upperclassmen there will new dynamics to workout in the beginning of the season. We see the coordination and gelling of the team increase with each practice. As always all aspects of the sport will be prepped including mental player development. We will accomplish mental inner strength by focusing on the softer skills such as relaxation, rituals, positive attitude, and visualization. With the excellent work ethic the ladies have displayed so far I anticipate us moving up in the ranks and solidifying a spot in the final four competitions in State College this fall.

Last Season

Last season was awesome. We rallied with the top teams and finished the season with stellar play. We took a game from the Penn State University Athletic Conference’s (PSUAC’s) No. 2 ranked Penn State Brandywine. Leadership was the key to this success.

We had talented team members to run our offense and all was going great until illness set in and our dreams of playoffs were just out of our reach. All the players on the team had to make some changes and play in different spots, but the team really rose to the occasion. This did take a lot away from our offense and we lost some very close matches. The highlight came at the end of the season when we recovered from illnesses and injuries, our team’s hard work came together as we nearly beat the No. 2 team to get into the playoffs. No, we did not win the match, but we won a game and that left us with the sweet feeling of victory of one game. That game also let us know we can compete with the best in the division.

The teamwork and team bonding was a result of the shared meals, ice cream, group hikes, and team building activities. I appreciated the hard work and dedication of the team throughout the season. I know they appreciated the hard work they put forth when they saw the results and became more competitive.

2014 Volleyball Roster
Jersey #NamePositionClass-Yr.Hometown
15Brittany AquinoOutside HitterJuniorBel Air, Maryland
1Kate BasgallSetterFreshmanYork, Pennsylvania
6Jasmine BerryRight Side HitterSophomoreYork, Pennsylvania
8Whitney BrownOutside HitterSophomoreRichmond, Virginia
4Julia GandaraMiddle HitterJuniorLos Angeles, California
11Samantha HydeMiddle HitterJuniorTimonium, Maryland
5Ashley KohlerMiddle HitterSophomoreYork, Pennsylvania
7Victoria MaliszewskiOutside HitterFreshmanNew York, New York
17Eryn PerryLiberoFreshmanHanover, Pennsylvania
3Peyton SchneiderMiddle HitterFreshmanDover, Pennsylvania
12Hanna ShullOutside HitterFreshmanGettysburg, Pennsylvania
9Megan XuRight Side HitterFreshmanDunwoody, Georgia

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(for latest game updates)
Wins: 8| Losses: 9| Winning Percentage: .471

2014 Volleyball Schedule
September 2, 20147:00 PMCentral Penn CollegeAwayW3-0
September 13, 20142:00 PMPenn State Worthington ScrantonAwayW3-1
September 16, 20147:00 PMPenn State BrandywineHomeL3-0
September 17, 20144:30 PMPenn State SchuylkillHomeW3-0
September 20, 20142:00 PMPenn State FayetteAwayPPD
September 20, 20144:00 PMPenn State New KensingtonFayettePPD
September 21, 20142:00 PMPenn State Greater AlleghenyAwayL3-0
September 21, 20144:00 PMPenn State BeaverGreater AlleghenyL3-1
September 24, 20147:00 PMPenn State Mont AltoHomeL3-1
September 28, 20141:00 PMWashington AdventistAwayW3-0
September 30, 20147:00 PMPenn State SchuylkillAwayW3-0
October 5, 20141:00 PMPenn State Lehigh ValleyHomeW3-1
October 5, 20145:00 PMPenn State HazletonHomeW3-0
October 8, 20147:00 PMPenn State Mont AltoAwayL3-0
October 11, 201412:00 PMPenn State BrandywineAwayL3-0
October 11, 20144:00 PMPenn State DuboisBrandywineW3-0
October 12, 201412:00 PMCentral Penn CollegeHomeL3-2
October 12, 20142:00 PMPenn State Greater AlleghenyHomeL3-1
October 15, 20147:00 PMPSUAC Playoffs, First Round - Penn State BrandywineAwayL3-0

2014–2015 Awards

Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) Academic All-Conference – Jasmine M. Berry, York, Pa., Whitney Brown, Richmond, Va.

PSUAC Honorable Mention – Jasmine M. Berry, York, Pa.

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 – 2002–10
  • Dallastown Girl’s Head Junior High – 2006–10
  • Susquehannock Girls’s Junior Varsity – 2000–01
  • Susquehannock Girl’;s Head Junior High – 2000–01

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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