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Ryan Keenan and Dan Craig score three each as Penn State takes down No. 1 Denver to capture the 2016 Patriot Cup
Sanders has finished in the top two on the team in goals scored in each of his three seasons
The Nittany Lions advanced to the first-ever Big Ten Men's Lacrosse Tournament after wins over Michigan and Rutgers
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 ninth-ranked Nittany Lions defeated Ohio State, 11-8, at the Horseshoe.
Photos by Steve LaCrosse
Penn State defeated UMass, 7-5, in Amherst, Mass. (Photos by Steve LaCrosse)
No. 8 Penn State men's lacrosse dropped a 10-9 overtime thriller to No. 3 Notre Dame at Holuba Hall.
2015 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION
2014 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
2014 BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR
2013 CAA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
2013 ALL-CAA SECOND TEAM
2013 ALL-CAA ROOKIE TEAM
Senior Year (2016):
Closed out his career in the Blue and White starting all 15 games … Scored once in all but two games on the year, finishing second on the team with 28 goals … Dished out 15 assists to finish third on the team with 43 points, marking his second 40-plus point season … Ended his career with 124 goals, which ranks second all-time on Penn State’s career goal-scoring list … Registered at least one point in each of the last 29 games he played, dating back to Feb. 7, 2015 … Matched a career-high mark with six points in the season opener against Robert Morris (2/6), scoring a team-high four goals to go alone with two assists … Had a hat trick against Hobart (2/13) … Totaled two goals and one assist on the road at then-No. 18 Cornell (2/20) … Tallied three goals at Penn (3/5) … Posted two goals at Furman (3/8), before a five-point outing (3g/2a) in the OT win against then-No. 8 Harvard (3/12) … Notched two goals and two assists in the win against then-No. 1 Denver (3/26) … Scored two goals, including one on the EMO against then-No. 17 Johns Hopkins (4/22) … Logged his fifth hat trick of the season with three goals and two assists on senior day against Michigan (4/30) …. Had two assists and one goal in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals against top-seeded Maryland (5/5).
Junior Year (2015):
USILA All-America honorable mention ... All-Big Ten honorable mention ... One of three Nittany Lions to start every game, scoring a team-best 29 goals and 13 assists for 42 points ... Finished the regular season sitting fifth in the Big Ten with 2.08 goals per game, tied for sixth with three points per game and tied for ninth with 0.92 assists per game ... Scored multiple goals nine times and recorded at least one point in every contest ... Tied for the team lead with four EMO goals ... Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after scoring four goals, adding two assists and taking 12 shots in a 14-11 win over the Quakers... Tied a career-high with five goals against the Red Foxes ... Followed that performance with two goals in each of the next two games, against UMass (3/14) and No. 5 Denver (3/21) ... Hat tricks against Vermont (2/7), Rutgers (4/19) and Michigan (4/25) ... Took 98 shots on the season, good for second on the team ...Picked up 20 ground balls ... Caused turnovers at Loyola (2/14) and against the Minutemen.
Sophomore Year (2014):
Made nine starts and appeared in four additional games ... Scored 23 goals, the second-most on the Nittany Lions, and fed three assists in consecutive games (2/22-3/10) ... Recorded points in all but one game on the season ... Seven multi-goal games ... Tallied five goals and recorded nine shots in the season opener against Michigan (2/8) ... Tallied four goals in a win over Dartmouth (3/18) ... Notched a hat trick and picked up a season-high four ground balls against UMass (3/15) ... Took 64 shots, 40 of which were on goal, both ranked second on the team ... Seven shots at Notre Dame (2/22) ... First on the team in man-up goals (4) ... Gathered 16 ground balls ... Caused a turnover against Loyola (2/15) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
Freshman Year (2013):
Earned CAA Rookie of the Year, All-CAA Second Team and All-CAA Rookie Team honors after a 44-goal, five-assist season with 49 total points ... Started in all 17 games at attack, ranking second on the team in points and first in goals ... Collected 18 ground balls and forced five turnovers during the season ... Registered a team-high seven man-up goals ... Scored in 15 of 17 games and tallied multiple goals in a game on 11 occasions...Scored nine hat-tricks with three five-goal performances...Named CAA Rookie of the Week five times (2/11, 3/4, 3/11, 4/8, 4/15) along with a CAA Co-Player of the Week honor (4/15) ... Named Cascade/Inside Lacrosse National Rookie of the Week (3/13) ... Kicked off collegiate career with a five-point outing against Michigan (2/9) on four goals and an assist ... Tallied a hat trick in a win over No. 9 Denver (2/17) ... Scored five goals in back-to-back games against Ohio State (3/2) and Lehigh (3/9), earning first six-point game vs. Lehigh ... Notched four goals in an 11-3 win over Bucknell (3/26) ... Scored four goals in a 13-6 win over Drexel (4/6) ... Tallied five goals on eight shots in a 10-8 win over Towson (4/13) ... Notched first two-assist game in a win over Delaware (4/20) ... Scored a hat trick against Hofstra (4/27) ... Posted a two-goal game in a CAA Semifinal win over UMass (5/1) ... Earned ninth hat trick in CAA Final vs. Towson (5/3) ... Scored twice and picked up four ground balls in an NCAA First Round game vs. Yale (5/11).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played for three years at the Millbrook School in New York ... Helped lead team to a 13-4 record senior year ... Played club lacrosse for Team Ontario and Edge Lacrosse.
Taylor Jeffrey Sanders was born September 17, 1993 in Orillia, Ontario ... Parents are Jeff and Robin Sanders ... Has a younger sister, Jordi ... Majoring in supply chain and information systems.