UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State girls’s gymnastics head coach Sarah Brown introduced the addition of two athletes on Nationwide Signing Day. Ashley Maul and Kalea McElligott are set to affix the Nittany Lions subsequent summer time.
Penn State returns two NCAA Regional qualifiers from the 2022 season in senior Cassidy Rushlow and sophomore Isabella Salcedo.
The Nittany Lions will start their 2023 marketing campaign on January 6 in Pittsburgh on the Keystone Traditional the place they may compete in opposition to Temple, Penn, and Pitt.
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MEET THE SIGNEES
Spring, Tx. | World Champions Centre
Maul competed beneath coaches Laurent and Cecile Landi at World Champions Centre. In 2022, she was a nationwide qualifier and completed 9th place on beam and 20th within the all-around. Within the Area 3 Championships, she completed first place on beam, second on flooring, and third all-around. Maul was the 2021 Texas State Champion in beam, flooring, and all-around, with a second-place end within the vault.
Why Penn State?
“I selected Penn State for its welcoming ambiance and steadiness between aggressive athletics and prestigious lecturers. It is unbelievable assets and alternatives will assist safe a powerful basis for my future. I’m so blessed to have this chance to signify Penn State gymnastics!”
Coach Brown on Maul:
“Ashley fell in love with Penn State as quickly as she stepped on campus, and we can not watch for her to convey her robust aggressive expertise and upbeat persona to Joyful Valley! Ashley is extraordinarily robust on beam and flooring, though I anticipate her to make an influence on all 4 occasions. Ashley competes with poise and confidence, and he or she goes to raise everybody round her. We can not wait to have Ashley on campus in 2023!”
Massapequa, N.Y. | Infiniti Elite
McElligott was coached by Tammy Marshall, Kelly Roughan, and Annia Hatch at Infiniti Elite. She was a nationwide qualifier in 2022, ending 9th within the all-around. In 2021 and 2022, she was the extent 10 regional all-around champion. She positioned sixth within the all-around, together with a second-place efficiency on bars, at degree 10 Nationals in 2021.
Why Penn State?
“From the second I stepped on Penn State’s campus, I knew it was the proper place for me. The countless alternatives and roads to success drew me in. The expertise I had at Penn State was like no different and I’m past blessed to be part of a staff with such a persistent work ethic and fixed optimistic help. Desires actually do come true! WE ARE!”
Coach Brown on McElligott:
“Kalea goes to be a tremendous addition to our staff and the Penn State Household. She brings a lot expertise and consistency on all 4 occasions, however she actually shines along with her stunning strains on bars and beam. Kalea instantly felt like household when she was right here for her go to, and I do know she goes to make a optimistic influence on our program. We’re so excited to welcome Kalea to Joyful Valley!”
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