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Nittany Lions look to slow the nation's top offense in a game that will feature three of the top five point scorers in the country
Nittany Lions look to start 2-0 for second consecutive season
Senior attackman Shane Sturgis scored career-high six goals vs. Michigan
Sturgis scores career-high six goals, Sanders notches five in rout
Austin Kaut goes 19th to Boston, Tom LaCrosse picked 60th by Rochester
Penn State defeated UMass, 10-7, to earn a spot in the CAA Final in Happy Valley.
Photos by Steve Tressler
Penn State defeated UMass, 7-5, in Amherst, Mass. (Photos by Steve LaCrosse)
No. 8 Penn State men's lacrosse dropped a 10-9 overtime thriller to No. 3 Notre Dame at Holuba Hall.
No. 15 Penn State men's lacrosse defeated No. 9 Denver in Jacksonville, Fla. on Sunday, Feb. 17.
Spring Sports Media Day
2013 USILA ALL-AMERICA HONORABLE MENTION
2013 ALL-CAA FIRST TEAM
2012 ALL-CAA SECOND TEAM
All-Time Penn State Ranks
2nd in goals (104)
6th in points (148)
AS A REDSHIRT-SENIOR IN 2013:
Started all 15 games, leading the team in points (57) with 41 goals (second on team) and 16 assists (second on team)...The 57 points tallied were the most by a Nittany Lion since 1995 (Erik Merkel, 61)...Earned USILA All-America Honorable Mention and All-CAA First Team honors...Picked up 33 ground balls and six caused turnovers...Scored in every game and finished career on a 17-game goal streak and a 29-game point streak...Posted five games with four or more goals...Notched nine games with four or more points...Opened season with two-goal, one-assist game at Michigan (2/9)...Tallied four-goal game in 15-12 upset win over Denver (2/17)...Scored a hat trick and added an assist in tight loss to Notre Dame (2/24)...Dished three assists, posted a goal and caused two turnovers against Ohio State (3/2)...Scored twice and added an assist against Lehigh (3/9)...Scored four of the team's seven goals in win over Massachusetts (3/16)...Scored a goal and an assist in win at Binghamton (3/19)...Posted four-point day with two goals and two helpers in victory over Saint Joseph's (3/23)...Tallied a goal and an assist in upset win at Bucknell (3/26)...Scored twice in tight win at Villanova (3/30)...Scored four times, picked up three ground balls and tallied an assist in win over Drexel (4/6), earning CAA Player of the Week honor (4/8)...Dished three assists and added a highlight-reel goal in 10-8 win over Towson (4/13)...Scored four times with an assist in win at Delaware (4/20)...Scored five straight goals in 16-7 rout of Hofstra (4/27), earning CAA Player of the Week honor (4/29) for six-point night that clinched PSU's first CAA title...Scored twice in CAA semifinal win over UMass (5/1)...Tallied two goals in CAA final against Towson (5/3)...Scored final goal of collegiate career in loss to Yale (5/11) in NCAA first round.
AS A SENIOR IN 2012:
Started in all 15 contests...Tied for first with 42 points (27g, 15a)...Ranked first in shots on goal (71), fourth in ground balls (29), and sixth in shot on goal percentage (.703)...Named CAA Player of the Week after a seven-point day at Drexel (4/7), scoring four goals and three assists...Tallied an eight-point day against Michigan (2/18) with five goals and three assists...Scored in 11 of 15 games including a 10-goal scoring streak, tallying 22 goals from March 10 vs. Denver to April 28 vs. Hofstra...Tallied in a point in 14 of 15 games, including the final 12 games of the season...Had three games of three assists against North Carolina (2/11), Michigan (2/18) and Drexel (4/7)...Had seven games with three points or more.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011:
Appeared in 12 games and started nine contests...Ranked third on the team in points (15) and goals (14)...Added two man-up goals...Collected 15 ground balls and two caused turnovers.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010:
Missed the 2010 season due to injury.
AS A REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN IN 2009:
Appeared and started 11 games...Ranked second on the team with 34 points (22g, 12a)...Added two man-up goals...Named ECAC Rookie of the Week twice.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008:
Missed the 2008 season due to injury.
BEFORE PENN STATE:
Four-year starter at LaSalle High School, where he earned all-league recognition each year...Was a three-time all-state selection...Earned All-America honors as both a junior and senior...Helped guide the team to three straight league titles (2005-07) and a 78-7 record...Also played football.
Son of Ron and Sherry Forster...Ron played lacrosse at Drexel...Has three brothers, Rob, Kevin and Randy, and one sister, Katie...Rob played on the Penn State men's lacrosse team from 2006-09...Majoring in business.
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