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Ryan Keenan and Dan Craig score three each as Penn State takes down No. 1 Denver to capture the 2016 Patriot Cup
The Nittany Lions took Johns Hopkins to double overtime earlier this season
The Nittany Lions allowed one goal in the first half for the first time this season
Penn State and Michigan possess identical 1-3 records in Big Ten play for the No. 4 spot
The Nittany Lions will honor their eight senior field players and an undergraduate assistant
Played in 14 games during the 2016 season as one of the top faceoff specialists for the Nittany Lions … Finished 104-219 from the faceoff “x” on the year with a .475 winning clip … Led the team with 37 ground balls, picking up at least one in all but three games … Won 11 attempts from the faceoff “x” against Hobart (2/13), grabbing five ground balls and scoring one goal … Won 14 (14-19) attempts at Penn (3/5), while also posting seven ground balls … Won 15 attempts (15-26) against then-No. 17 Johns Hopkins (3/17), collecting seven ground balls … Won a career-high 18 attempts (18-32) at then-No.19 Rutgers (4/22), while also matching a season high mark with seven ground balls.
Sophomore Year (2015):
Played in nine games at the faceoff `X' ... Posted a .438 (35-for-80) faceoff winning percentage ... Scored first collegiate against UMass (3/14) ... Best outing of the season in that contest, going 14-8 ... Won eight faceoffs in the next game, against No. 5 Denver (3/21) ... Picked up 15 ground balls, a season-high six coming against the Minutemen.
Freshman Year (2014):
Appeared in one game, against Michigan (2/8).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Five-year letterwinner for the Aquinas Institute, earning three All-GRALL First Team honors ... Won over 60 percent of faceoffs in each year played including a season-best 73 winning percentage in 2013, scoring 29 goals, 13 assists and picking up 110 ground balls ... Won 69 percent at the faceoff X with 37 goals scored, 21 assists and 131 ground balls ... Played two years of club lacrosse with Sweetlax.
William Joseph Lombardi was born Jan. 5, 1995 in Rochester, N.Y. ... Parents are Barbie Morningstar and John Lombardi ... Has a younger brother, John ... Majoring in history.
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