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The Nittany Lions advanced to the first-ever Big Ten Men's Lacrosse Tournament after wins over Michigan and Rutgers
The Nittany Lions' nine seniors were honored prior to the contest
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 contest is also the first in the quest for the Creator's Trophy
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.
No. 9 Penn State men's lacrosse fell to No. 12 Loyola on Feb. 15, 2014 at Holuba Hall, 12-11 (OT).
Penn State defeated UMass, 7-5, in Amherst, Mass. (Photos by Steve LaCrosse)
Appeared in 13 games, scoring four goals and registering a pair of assists for six points ... Two-goal game against Marist (3/10) ... Scored a goal on the man-up in the Big Ten Tournament game against Johns Hopkins (4/30) ... Posted assists in consecutive games against Johns Hopkins (4/11) and Rutgers (4/19) ... Took 14 shots, with two coming against Vermont (2/7), the Red Foxes and Denver (3/21) ... Picked up four ground balls.
Played in 11 games ... Scored a goal on the man up and had an assist in the season opener against Michigan (2/8) ... Took six shots, two of which were against Loyola (2/15) ... Picked up a ground ball in that game.
Appeared in six games, mainly on the man-up ... Recorded a ground ball in collegiate debut at Michigan (2/9) ... Picked up a pair of assists against Lehigh (3/9).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Earned All-Region honors and MVP honors senior year, leading Niskayuna to a 20-2 record, scoring 63 goals and 52 assist s ... Totaled 123 goals and 93 assists in four seasons...Helped lead Niskayuna to state semifinals in 2010 and 2012, while helping with a state finals appearance in 2009 ... Earned regional and sectional championships in 2009, 2010 and 2012 ... Named to the Upstate New York Under Armour Team in 2010 and 2011 ... Played club lacrosse for the Albany Power for six seasons.
Matthew Moore Sexton was born Dec. 12, 1993 in Albany, N.Y. ... Parents are Tim and Jen Sexton...Has a younger brother, James, and a younger sister, Catherine ... Majoring in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management.
QUOTING SEXTON ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because I am excited by the opportunities Penn State and Coach Tambroni have to offer."
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