Nine Nittany Lion Lacrosse Players to be Honored on Senior Night
STATE COLLEGE, Pa.; April 24, 2007 ¨C Nine members of the Penn State Nittany Lion lacrosse team will be honored on Senior Night as the squad hosts St. Joseph¡¯s on Saturday. Game time at Jeffrey Field is set for 7:30 p.m.
Brian Boyle (Derry, N.H.) is co-leader in scoring this year with 18 points. His nine assists is a team-best and he also has nine goals. Boyle will be a four-year letterman at Penn State and has 85 career points (35 goals, 50 assists). He was a second team All-ECAC pick last year.
J.T. Farcosky (Severna Park, Md.) has been an important reserve for Penn State over four years as a Nittany Lion. He was an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2006 and won the Friends of Penn State Lacrosse GAP Award in 2005.
Co-captain Pat Heim (Wayne, Pa.) has 16 points so far this year off 13 goals and three assists. A four-year starter for the Nittany Lions, Heim has 83 career points off 57 goals and 26 assists. He is already a two-time first team All-ECAC pick and was an honorable mention All-American in 2006.
Devin Kennedy (Germantown, Md.) was a spot starter as a sophomore and junior but has emerged as a key defender for Penn State this year. He has 11 ground balls this season and has played in 36 games over his four year Nittany Lion career. He won the Nick Thiel Most Improved Player Award in 2005.
Adam Kenney (Royal Oak, Mich.) has played in four games this year. He has been a vital member of Penn State¡¯s team since his freshman year in 2004 where he got his first career goal and assist against Mt. St. Mary¡¯s.
Co-captain Matt Mulqueen (Downingtown, Pa.) is a four-year letterman at Penn State and has played in 44 career games. One of Penn State¡¯s top defenders, Mulqueen has 18 ground balls this year and 70 for his career. He was an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2006.
Gil Pearsall (Carthage, N.Y.) will earn his fourth letter this season. He shares the team lead in both goals and points this year. He has 14 goals and four assists for 18 points. Pearsall has played in 47 games during his Nittany Lion career and has 57 career points off 41 goals and 16 assists. Pearsall was an Academic All-Big Ten pick last year.
Matt Radecic (Kansas City, Mo.) will be earning his fourth letter at Penn State this year. He has six points off four goals and two assists from his midfield position this season and has 20 career points off 12 goals and eight assists. Radecic was an Academic All-Big Ten selection last year and has played in 40 career games at PSU.
Co-captain Dan Saltsman (Concord, N.H.) has been a key anchor in Penn State¡¯s defense for four years now and is earning his fourth letter. Saltsman has 21 ground balls this year and 103 for his career. He has played in 51 games as a Nittany Lion. In 2006, he was a first team All-ECAC selection and the Penn State men¡¯s lacrosse Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
Head coach Glenn Thiel¡¯s team will enter the contest with a 4-7 record while St. Joe¡¯s is 4-10 (with a game set for Wednesday afternoon).