PSU looks to advance to the NCAA's third round for the second straight season
Two unanswered Penn State goals courtesy of Gravatt and Minutillo send the Hawks home and the Lions onto the second round
PREVIEW: Nittany Lions host Hartwick Hawks in the opening round of the 48-team field, Thursday 7 p.m. on the Jeffrey Field pitch
Sophomore Connor Maloney named conference's top offensive player; Griffith, Wolverton earn All-Big Ten Second Team honors, Dennis earns Sportsmanship Award
Nittany Lions host Michigan State in a Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal match Sunday at Jeffrey Field at 1 p.m.
2013 (Junior): Started in all 21 matches and played every minute between the pipes for the Nittany Lions ... Named Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year, All-Big Ten First Team and NSCAA All-Great Lakes First Team ... Made 76 saves and allowed just 18 goals, posting eight shutouts ... Posted a GAA of 0.81 and a save percentage of .809 ... Made five saves in 1-0 shutout of Radford ... Needed just one save to earn second consecutive shutout with win versus Central Connecticut ... Four saves in draw against No. 5 ranked California ... Part of defense's 275 minute shutout streak over four matches in September ... Four combined saves in back-to-back shutouts against Robert Morris and Duquesne ... Recorded four saves in program's first win over West Virginia since 1990 and four in conference opener win against Wisconsin ... Five saves in 2-0 shutout victory at Indiana, the first in program history ... Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 7 after performance against Hoosiers ... Saved a career-high nine shots in a 2-1 overtime win at No. 14 Michigan State ... Matched career-high nine saves in a 2-1 double overtime loss at Akron ... Shutout Indiana for a second time in the Big Ten Quarterfinals ... Posted three straight shutouts against Indiana, St. Francis Brooklyn and UC Santa Barbara to advance the Nittany Lions to the Sweet 16 ... Had seven saves in a season-ending 2-0 loss at New Mexico.
2012 (Sophomore): Appeared in 10 contests, starting eight ... Posted a 0.77 goals against average in 822 minutes of action ... Earned a 4-2-2 record, allowing just seven goals ... Had three solo shutouts ... Made four saves in 0-0 shutout against West Virginia ... Tallied season-high five saves in 1-0 shutout of Northwestern.
High School/Club/ODP: A four-year starter in goal for St. Pius X Catholic H.S. ... Named first team All-American by ESPN Rise ... Led the Golden Lions to AAA state championships in 2009 and 2011 ... Won 2009, 2010 and 2011 AAA Region 5 titles ... Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year candidate (2010-11) ... Team captain (2010-11) ... Named a 2010 Spring All-Star by ESPN Rise Magazine ... Played club soccer with the Concorde Fire USSD Academy under Gregg Blasingame ... Selected Southeastern Conference Goalkeeper of the Year (2009-10) ... Member of the U-18 National Team, making trips to Argentina/Chile, Portugal and Israel.
Personal: Full name is Andrew Joseph Wolverton ... Born on June 4, 1993 ... Parents are Jay and Ann Wolverton ... Ann played college basketball at Tennessee Tech ... Has two older sisters, Ashley and Christina ... Majoring in management.