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Eight post perfect 4.0 GPAs during 2014-15 academic year
TJ Sanders and Mike Sutton earned spots on the inaugural All-Big Ten team
The Nittany Lions will honor their eight senior field players and an undergraduate assistant
The game featured a five-goal Penn State run halfway through the contest
Penn State's game at Maryland will be its second nationally-televised game this season
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.
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. 15 Penn State men's lacrosse defeated No. 9 Denver in Jacksonville, Fla. on Sunday, Feb. 17.
2015, 2014 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
2014 BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR
Solo team captain, Penn State's first since 1978 ... Appeared in 12-of-13 contests as a defensive midfielder ... Notched an assist against No. 16/11 Penn (2/28) ... Scooped up six ground balls, with a season-best two coming in the season opener against Vermont (2/7) ... Caused a turnover at Michigan (4/25) ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner ... Academic All-Big Ten pick.
Played in all 13 games for the Nittany Lions, picking up a career-best 11 ground balls and causing four turnovers ... Took two shots ... Collected 11 ground balls ... Caused four turnovers, including two against Denver (3/10) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
Appeared in all 17 contests, scoring eight goals and two assists with six ground balls ... Scored two goals twice: a 15-12 win over No. 9 Denver (2/17) and a 13-7 win at Delaware (4/20) ... Tallied lone goals against Notre Dame (2/24), UMass (3/16, 5/1) and Binghamton (3/19) ... Earned assists vs. Hofstra (4/27) and Towson (5/1) ... Picked up a career-high two ground balls against Ohio State (3/2).
Made seven appearances, scoring one goal and two assists ... Scored against Michigan (2/18) ... Recorded assists vs. Lehigh (3/20) and Villanova (3/31) ... Added a ground ball and caused turnover.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Four-year member of Eden High School's boys' lacrosse team (2008-11) ... Earned US Lacrosse All-America status as a senior ... Named All-ECIC and All-WNY ... Served as team captain ... Led team to the section finals ... Helped guide team to the 2010 division championship.
Born Jan. 12, 1993, in Buffalo, N.Y. ... Parents are Bill and Terry Zittel ... Father, Bill, played football at Cornell ... Has two brothers, Jason and Michael, and a sister, Kimberly ... Majoring in pre-medicine.