ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's volleyball team will open the 2019 season at Mt. Union in non-conference action on Thursday beginning at 7 p.m.
Behrend News & Notes:
* Head Coach Phil Pisano begins his eighth year with the Lions. He sits on 88 career wins and needs 12 to reach the 100 mark.
* The Lions won their first-ever AMCC Championship last season
* Behrend was picked second in the AMCC Preseason Coaches Poll
* Junior outside hitter Dillon Hildebrand was named the Co-Preseason Player of the Year
* The Lions return three other All-Conference players in Tyler Herrmann, Anthony Sprentz and Robert McMaster
* Behrend finished with a 14-11 overall record in 2018
Mt. Union News & Notes:
* This is the first varsity season for the Purple Raiders
* The new program features seven freshmen, two sophomores and a senior for first year head coach Matt Mihelic
* Mt. Union fell to Wittenberg in its inaugural match on Tuesday, 3-0
* Justin Sibbel finished with six kills and two digs