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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
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' 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. 12 Penn State knocked off No. 4 Notre Dame at Arlotta Stadium Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
No. 9 Penn State men's lacrosse fell to No. 12 Loyola on Feb. 15, 2014 at Holuba Hall, 12-11 (OT).
2014 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
Top faceoff specialist, appearing in 13-of-14 contests ... .544 winning percentage at the `X', going 129-237 ... Had his best outing of the season against Marist (3/10), winning 14-of-20 faceoffs ... Won a season-best 17 faceoffs against No. 14/11 Penn (2/28) ... Scored three goals, netting a pair against Harvard (3/7) and a third goal at UMass (3/14) ... Two assists on the year, against Vermont (2/7) and Marist (3/10) ... Picked up a team-high 52 ground balls, collecting eight in consecutive games against Villanova (2/21) and the Quakers ... Caused three turnovers: at Loyola (2/14), against Penn and versus Rutgers (4/19).
One of four players to start all 13 games ... Team's faceoff specialist, recording a .611 faceoff percentage (140-229) ... Scored three goals and posted two assists for five points ... Posted a goal and an assist in the season opener against Michigan (2/8) ... Team-high 70 ground balls, ranked 31st in the NCAA ... Picked up 12 ground balls each against Loyola (2/15) and at Denver (3/10), the top-2 single game marks on the team ... Collected 11 ground balls against ... Caused a turnover against Dartmouth ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Redshirted the season.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played for Portsmouth Abbey School in Rhode Island for two seasons earning All-American, All-Conference and league MVP ... Led the squad to three straight conference championship ... Lettered in football and was named an All-New England running back ... Captained the lacrosse and football teams at Portsmouth Abbey ... Lettered for three years at Kettle Moraine High in Wisconsin ... Earned All-State and All-Conference in 2009 and 2010 at KMHS ... Played four years for the Milwaukee Select club team.
Drake William Kreinz was born August 8, 1992 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin ... Parents are Kim and Steve ... Has three younger brothers named Austin, Logan and Noah as well as a younger sister named Ella ... Austin plays lacrosse at Penn ... Majoring in management and intends to be a sports agent after graduation.
QUOTING KREINZ ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the team, coaching staff and the campus atmosphere is unlike any other."
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