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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
The Nittany Lions allowed one goal in the first half for the first time this season
Penn State and Michigan possess identical 1-3 records in Big Ten play for the No. 4 spot
This is Penn State's second Defensive Player of the Week honor this season
2015 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION
All-Big Ten honorable mention … 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 Hoftsra (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 current 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.
Michael Kent Sutton was born Aug. 13, 1995 in Camden, N.J. ... Parents are Jacqueline and Kent Sutton ... Has an older sister, Julie, who plays lacrosse for Alvernia University ... Majoring in kinesiology in order to pursue a career as a physical therapist.
QUOTING SUTTON ON PENN STATE
"I loved what the school has to offer along with the Penn State lacrosse program."
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