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Pitt VB Lands Commitment from Underrated 2026 Recruit



Pitt volleyball commit Izzy Masten

Pitt volleyball continues to build a stellar class of 2026 under Dan Fisher and the Panthers’ coaching staff.

Izzy Masten — a 5-foot-8 outside hitter/libero from Tri-West Hendricks in Lizton, Ind. — committed to Pitt Friday night via social media, giving the Panthers their second commitment in the class of 2026.

Masten announced the decision on Instagram, writing:

“I am SO SO grateful and excited to announce my verbal commitment to further my athletic and academic at the University of Pittsburgh!! The biggest thanks to my parents, family, and teammates for the unconditional support, I wouldn’t be anywhere without them. Thank you to my Rev family especially coach Milton, Haley, Javi, and my mom for shaping me into the player I am today! Also another huge thank you to my beach coaches Rob, Kike, Bruno, and Katie for pushing me to be the best person and player I can be! Finally a very special thank you to coach Fish, Kellen, Kamalani, Shaun, and Michael for believing in me and giving me this incredible opportunity!!”

Masten is an athletic, under-the-radar recruit in the class, a talented beach volleyball player in her own right, and that should translate to the hardwood. Fisher and Kellen Petrone have shown the ability to identify top talent, and Masten is no different. She’s an excellent addition to the class.

Masten is the second commitment to the class of 2026, joining top recruit Isabelle Hoppe. And if you’re monitoring Petrone’s X account, there’s another commitment still unannounced.

Pitt is bringing four freshmen in in the class of 2024 this season, middle blockers Bianca Garibaldi and Ryla Jones, setter/right-side hitter Kiana Dinn and libero Mallorie Meyer. The Panthers will also welcome two commitments in the class of 2025, middle blocker/outside hitter Abbey Emch and outside hitter Samara Coleman.

Pitt opens the 2024 season on the road this year, traveling to Eugene, Ore. to take on a talented Ducks squad that knocked off the Panthers in five sets last September and advanced to the Elite 8 in each of the past two seasons.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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1 month ago

Go Pitt!

29 days ago

Coach Fisher continues to endear himself with the Panther faithful. He participated in the recent Moon Beaver Golden Panthers golf outing and made time for every well wishers and fan during the day. We were shocked that someone beat his longest drive of the day. Next year.

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