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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 advanced to the first-ever Big Ten Men's Lacrosse Tournament after wins over Michigan and Rutgers
The Nittany Lions took Johns Hopkins to double overtime earlier this season
Penn State and Michigan possess identical 1-3 records in Big Ten play for the No. 4 spot
The Nittany Lions' nine seniors were honored prior to the contest
The ninth-ranked Nittany Lions defeated Ohio State, 11-8, at the Horseshoe.
Photos by Steve LaCrosse
No. 9 Penn State men's lacrosse fell to No. 12 Loyola on Feb. 15, 2014 at Holuba Hall, 12-11 (OT).
2015 & 2016 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
Started all 15 games during the 2016 season … One of eight Nittany Lions to score at least 10 goals during the 2016 season, closing out the year with 12 goals and seven assists for 19 points … Logged multi-goal outings and registered at least one point in all but three games on the year … Scored two goals in the win against Hobart (2/13) … Recorded a career-high mark with a hat trick in the win against No. 1 Denver (3/2), while also adding two ground balls … Scored once in the Big Ten opener at Ohio State (4/3) … Tallied two goals against No. 17 Johns Hopkins (4/17) … Dished out two assists in both the regular season finale against Michigan (4/30) and against top-seeded Maryland (5/5) in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.
Started 11-of-13 contests … Scored 11 goals and recorded nine assists for 20 points … Posted seven multi-point games … Netted a pair of goals in back-to-back games against Penn (2/28) and Harvard (3/7), while also causing a turnover in each game … Dished out an assist against the Quakers for his first 3-point game of the season … Recorded a goal and two assists against Denver (3/21) … Took 38 shots, with a season-best seven coming against the Crimson.
Made seven starts and appeared in five additional contests … Scored nine goals, tied for fourth on the team, and dished eight assists for 17 points … Eight assists were the third-most for the Nittany Lions, three of which came at Drexel (4/5) … Recorded a hat trick against Albany (3/22) …Posted a season-best four points twice: against Drexel (1g, 4a) and Delaware (4/19) (2g, 2a) … Netted the game-winner against Towson (4/12) … Took 22 shots … Picked up seven ground balls, with two each coming against the Greyhounds and Delaware.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played three years for Barrie Lakeshores club squad in the Junior A league ... Compiled 214 points in 62 games with the Lakeshores, amassing 105 goals and 109 assists ... Named Barrie Rookie of the Year and was Barrie’s leading scorer while playing for the Lakeshores ... Named a top five rookie of the year in Canada in 2011 ... Helped lead Barrie to its first playoff appearance in 2013.
Born Daniel James Craig on March 23, 1994 in Orangeville, Ontario … Parents are Don and Diane Craig ... Has an older brother, Dylan ... Majoring in economics.