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The Penn State men's lacrosse program wrapped up a successful Alumni, Family and Friends weekend that ended with the announcement of the 2017 team award winners.
Eight goals in the second and third quarters power Penn State past the Paladins.
Ryan Keenan and Dan Craig score three each as Penn State takes down No. 1 Denver to capture the 2016 Patriot Cup
TJ Sanders and Mike Sutton earned spots on the inaugural All-Big Ten team
The Nittany Lions took Johns Hopkins to double overtime earlier this season
2015 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION
2015 & 2016 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
Played in all 15 games during the 2016 season, starting each of the last 11 outings … Scored at least one goal in 13 games, totaling 19 goals – good for fifth on the team … Registered at least one point in all but one game, closing out the season on a 10-game point-scoring streak … Scored one goal and picked up three ground balls in the season opener against Robert Morris (2/6) … Logged two goals in the win on the road at Furman (3/8) … Tallied three goals against UMass (3/19) … Notched one goal and one ground ball against No. 1 Denver (3/26) … Posted one goal in the Big Ten opener at Ohio State (4/3) … Recorded his second hat trick of the season against No. 5 Maryland (4/10) … Registered two goals, scoring once on the man-up in the regular season finale against Michigan (4/30) … Totaled one goal in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals against No. 5 Maryland (5/5).
Named an All-Big Ten honorable mention selection ... Started 13 of the team's 14 games ... Ranked second on the team in scoring, netting 24 goals and registering four assists for 28 points ... Scored half of his goals in Big Ten play (12), good for fifth in the conference standings ... Recorded goals in all but one game on the season, producing eight multi-goal games and 10 multi-point games ... Notched hat tricks in three-straight games: against No. 3 Maryland (4/4), Johns Hopkins (4/11) and Rutgers (4/19) ... Four man-up goals tied for the team lead, two of which were scored against the Scarlet Knights ... Dished out assists against Vermont (2/7), Marist (3/10), Denver (3/21) and Michigan (4/25) ... Took a team-best 100 shots, posting 11 against No. 16/11 Penn (2/28) and 10 in the next game against Harvard (3/7) ... Scooped up 27 ground balls, a season-best five coming against the Quakers ... Caused two turnovers against Rutgers (4/19)
Started four games and appeared in an additional two games … Scored 13 goals, ranked third on the team … Three-time CAA Rookie of the Week ... CAA Player and Rookie of the Week (4/28) after scoring four of Penn State’s eight goals in an 8-7 win over No. 12 Hoftstra (4/26) ... Scored a pair of unassisted goals against No. 19 Towson (4/12) to earn CAA Rookie of the Week honors ... Season-best five goals at Drexel (4/5), the second-most scored in a single game, resulting in a CAA Rookie of the Week accolade … Took 13 shots in that game, a single-game high by any Nittany Lion during the season … Netted his first of the season in his collegiate debut, the season opener against Michigan (2/8) … Recorded an assist versus Delaware (4/19) … Took 41 shots, the fifth-most for the Nittany Lions … Second on the team in man-up goals (3) … Gathered five ground balls and caused a turnover.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Lettered four times at St. Augustine Prep and was a teammate of former Nittany Lion Tommy O’Neill ... Earned All-America honors junior and senior year ... Ranked 36th by Inside Lacrosse for incoming freshmen ... Participated in the Under Armour All-American Senior Showcase in 2013 ... Played four seasons of club ball with Duke’s Lacrosse.
Born Michael Kent Sutton on Aug. 13, 1995 in Camden, New Jersey … Parents are Jacqueline and Kent Sutton ... Has an older sister, Julie, who played lacrosse for Alvernia University ... Majoring in kinesiology in order to pursue a career as a physical therapist.