Taking Forward Family’s Volleyball Legacy, Country’s no.1 Ranked Recruit Joins Sibling at Penn State University

Published 11/08/2023, 11:04 PM EST

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Sportspersons belonging to a sporting family are always under the expectation to keep up with the traditions of the family. Alongside furthering the legacy of the family’s sports history, they also need to establish an identity of their own. The Volleyball scenario of the USA recently witnessed a family story emerging in the arena.

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A Volleyball prodigy is not only the reason for the social media flood but also a Penn State University member. In addition, the no. 1 ranked recruit volleyball star is also keeping up her family’s name with her enrollment at Penn State.

United by family, united by sport 

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Isabella Starck, aka Izzy, has become the second 2024 Penn State women’s volleyball recruiting class member. She made this declaration soon after her verbal commitment to the Nittany Lions this Tuesday. As per the recent tweet by Penn State’s Women’s Volleyball, it was captioned as, “Izzy’s excited to join the Penn State FAMILY!” And with this, Izzy brings her own family ties to Penn State as well.

Izzy has been playing volleyball since she was 8 years old. She always had a dream and expectation to follow the footprints of her family. While her dad was a pin hitter for the Ball State, her mother was a middle blocker for Team Texas. On the other hand, her sibling, whom she started playing with, is now a volleyball athlete for Penn State.

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Eventually, Izzy got the opportunity this year on National Signing Day to join the Penn State Family with her sibling. Izzy is a younger sibling of Penn State outside hitter Anjelina Starck. While Anjelina is an outside hitter, Izzy plays as a pin-hitter. Right now, Izzy players for the Colorado Juniors known for producing legendary volleyball athletes, including a former Olympic gold medalist. 

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New addition to Penn State family is “so much fun”

Izzy is among the best setter prospects from the upcoming 2024 recruiting class. In addition to this, she also has impressive versatility as a hitter in the game. In an exclusive interview with dignittanyvolleyball.com, Anjelina said, “Oh, that was amazing,.. That’s one thing I wanted to do ever since I knew we would have a chance to play together for one year, so that was so much fun.”

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In 2024, the Starck siblings have another chance to reunite and play as teammates during the season. While Izzy will be a freshman in 2024, her sister will be a senior. However, Izzy needs to work efficiently to beat the strong debut season of her sister with 159 digs, 19 blocks, 11 assists, four aces, and 159 digs. Overall, being a member of the Penn State Volleyball team, Izzy Starck has a relevant opportunity to not only shine amongst others but also to beat the existing score of her sister. 

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Yashika Dutta

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I come from a family of dedicated civil servants, where a passion for sports runs deep. My journey into the world of sports began at the age of 11 when I first picked up a basketball. My love for basketball was unwavering, and I even secured the second position at the state basketball tournament, marking a significant achievement.
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