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  • The women's soccer team was the NCAA runner-up, advancing to the NCAA College Cup for the fourth time (first since 2005). Coach Erica Walsh's Nittany Lions captured their 15th consecutive Big Ten regular season title, a record for a conference women's sport.

  • The women's volleyball team advanced to the NCAA semifinals for the 10th time since 1993. Coach Russ Rose's Nittany Lions won their 15th Big Ten title; the ninth in the last 10 years.'

  • Led by Coach Char Morett, the field hockey team won its sixth Big Ten regular season championship and its sixth conference tournament title.

  • The men's soccer team won its first Big Ten title under third-year head coach Bob Warming and their fourth title overall.

  • The Lady Lion basketball team won its second consecutive Big Ten title under the leadership of Coach Coquese Washington. Junior Maggie Lucas was selected Big Ten Player of the Year and was joined on the first team by Alex Bentley, who earned first team honors for the third consecutive year.

  • Coach Beth Alford-Sullivan's women's track and field team won its fourth Big Ten outdoor championship in the past six years.

  • The men's track and field team finished 14th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, earning its first Top 15 NCAA finish since 1976.

  • Under the direction of first-year head coach Bill O'Brien, the Penn State football team won eight of its final 10 games, capped by a senior day win over Wisconsin, the eventual Big Ten Champion. O'Brien was selected the Bear Bryant, Maxwell Football Club and ESPN Coach of the Year and the Big Ten Coach of the Year.

  • The women's lacrosse team was ALC co-champions, earning their first ALC title. Coach Missy Doherty's team earned the No. 7 seed in the NCAA Championship and won its first two matches, advancing to the quarterfinals for the second consecutive year.

  • The men's lacrosse team won its first CAA regular season championship and was the No. 8 overall seed in the NCAA Championship. Coach Jeff Tambroni's team hosted it's first-ever NCAA contest and earned its first NCAA bid since 2005. Tambroni was named CAA Coach of the Year and Austin Kaut was selected the National Goalie of the Year.

  • The men's volleyball team won the EIVA Championship, advancing to the NCAA semifinals for the 15th consecutive year.

  • In its first season as an NCAA varsity program, Coach Guy Gadowsky's men's hockey team earned victories at Wisconsin and Michigan State and also had notable wins vs. Ohio State, RIT and Vermont. The team will open Pegula Ice Arena Oct. 11 vs. Army and will play a 20-game Big Ten hockey schedule starting this fall.

  • The women's golf team earned its first NCAA Championship berth since 2002-03, being selected to play in the East Region.

  • The women's tennis doubles team of Petra Januskova and Chelsea Utting were selected for the NCAA Championships, the first Nittany Lions selected for the NCAA doubles event since 1997-98.

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