Penn State men’s lacrosse sophomore Gerard Arceri claimed his third-straight Big Ten Specialist of the Week honor
2017 USILA All-American Honorable Mention Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (2/8/17) 6x Big Ten Freshman of the Week (2/8/17,2/14/17, 2/21/17, 2/28/17, 3/28/17, 4/25/17)
2017 Broke the Penn State record for goals scored in a season, tallying 51 as a freshman; surpassing Bill Hess’s 49 goals by 2 from 1957 … Led the Big Ten as the season goal leader with the fourth most goals scored in a season in Big Ten history, tied with Bill Rodgers (Ohio State '81) … The only freshman to start all 16 games, recording 56 points … Averaged 3.19 goals per game … Earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, Big Ten Freshman of the Week for four consecutive weeks, earning six honors in total, tallying the most weekly honors of any player in the league and the most for a Penn State player in program history … One of five Penn State players named USILA All-America honorable mention ... Started his collegiate career with seven goals against Robert Morris, the most in a game since 1983 (Rich Russo, 10 goals vs. Montclair St.) … Recorded four goals and a season-best three assists at Hobart (2/11) … Collected five goals in the 20-10 victory over Cornell (2/18) … Scored a season-high of eight goals against Villanova (2/25) … Recorded a goal against Penn (3/4) and Furman (3/7) … Registered a hat trick at Harvard (3/11) and picked up three ground balls … Tallied a goal and an assist against Fairfield (3/17) … Collected four goals against Cleveland State (3/25) … Recorded a goal against Ohio State (4/2) … Notched a hat trick at Maryland (4/8) … Tallied a goal and an assist at Johns Hopkins (4/15) … Scored three goals against Rutgers (4/23) … Collected four goals at Michigan (4/30), marking the ninth game of the season logging three or more goals … Recorded two goals in the Big Ten Tournament game against Maryland (5/4) … Scored a hat trick in the NCAA Tournament game against Towson (5/13), extending his goal-scoring streak to 16 consecutive games.
BEFORE PENN STATE
O'Keefe helped lead Syosset to a 2015 Nassau County and Long Island Class A Championship, earning All-America honorable mention honors in 2014-15 ... Garnered All-County honors in 2014-15, in addition to a spot on the MSG Varsity All-Metro team in 2015 ... Earned a spot on the 30-man training roster for the U.S. Men's Lacrosse U19 team ... Tabbed the Nassau County leading goal scorer with 63 goals in 2015 ... Played club lacrosse with Team 91 and box with UBOXLA U18.
Born Macaire Emeric O'Keefe on February 6, 1998 in Plainview, New York ... Parents are Lynann and Brian O'Keefe ... Has one sister, Delaney, who plays club lacrosse at Ole Miss ... Father played professionally in the NLL with the New York Saints and the Anaheim Storm ... Majoring in business