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
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.
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 Aug. 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 business 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."