No. 15 Penn State men's lacrosse defeated No. 9 Denver in Jacksonville, Fla. on Sunday, Feb. 17.
2013 ENSIGN C. MARKLAND KELLY, JR. AWARD (NATION'S BEST GOALIE)
2013 USILA ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
2012 USILA ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM
2013 CAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2013 CAA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2011, 2012 & 2013 ALL-CAA FIRST TEAM
2012 & 2013 TEWAARATON NOMINEE
2011 CAA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
2011 CAA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
2011 CAA ALL-CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM
2011 USILA ALL-AMERICA HONORABLE MENTION
AS A JUNIOR IN 2013:
Started in all 17 games, earning the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award for collegiate lacrosse's best goalie and USILA All-America First Team honors...Named CAA Player and Defensive Player of the Year along with a spot on the All-CAA First Team for the third straight year...Posted a 12-5 record with a .610 save percentage, which ranked second in the nation...Registered the nation's third-best goals-against average (7.37), while making a career-best 194 saves...Saved 10 or more shots in 12 games along with three 16-save showings...Allowed seven of less goals 10 times...Opened the season with a 12-save showing in an 11-6 win at Michigan (2/9)...Earned the win over ninth-ranked Denver (2/17) with 10 saves...Posted one of the best games of the season with 16 saves in a 7-5 victory at Massachusetts (3/16), earning CAA Player of the Week...Saved 16 and allowed just six in an 11-7 win at Binghamton (3/19)...Allowed five goals total in victories over Saint Joseph's (3/23) and seventh-ranked Bucknell (3/26), making nine and 14 saves, respectively...Stopped 16 Villanova (3/30) shots in a 7-6 win, earning CAA Co-Player of the Week for the Bucknell and Villanova victories...Won sixth straight game by making 13 saves in a 13-6 win over 12th-ranked Drexel (4/6)...Saved 12 in a 13-7 win at Delaware (4/20), clinching PSU's first CAA title...Made 10 saves and allowed just four goals in a 16-7 rout at Hofstra (4/27), clinching PSU's first undefeated conference regular season...Stoned 11 UMass (5/1) shots in a 10-7 victory in the CAA Semifinals...Posted fifth game with 14 or more saves in an NCAA loss to Yale (5/11), stopping 14 Bulldog attempts with five ground balls and a season-high two caused turnovers...Picked up 37 ground balls and forced six turnovers during the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012:
Appeared and started in 15 games...Earned USILA All-American Third Team and All-CAA First Team honors...Made 167 saves with a 7.93 GAA and .584 save percentage in over 900 minutes of game time...Named CAA Player of the Week after an 18-save effort in a 4-3 win over No. 3 Notre Dame (2/18)...Ranked sixth in NCAA for save percentage (.584) and tenth for saves per game (11.13)...Collected 32 ground balls and six caused turnovers...Recorded 10 or more saves on nine occasions as Penn State went 6-3 in those games.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011:
Appeared in 14 games, started 13 contests and led the Nittany Lions to a 7-7 record...Earned USILA Honorable Mention All-America honors and garnered All-CAA First Team and CAA All-Rookie Team recognition...Named the conference's Rookie of the Year...Led the NCAA in save percentage (.635) and saves per game (13.64) and ranked 10th in goals-against average (7.90)...Tallied an NCAA-high 25 saves in a 8-7 victory against No. 10 UMass on March 19...Added 37 ground balls and two caused turnovers...Named CAA Co-Player of the Week on March 21 and was a three-time CAA Rookie of the Week selection (Feb. 21, March 7, March 21).
BEFORE PENN STATE:
Three-year starter at Springfield-Delco High School..Earned All-Delco Player of the Year honors as a senior after posting a .710 save percentage, collecting 263 saves and allowing four goals per game...Named an All-American and garnered all-state recognition...Captured a league title...Served twice as captain...Earned the school's Presidential Award.