Head Coach Bob Warming adds four freshmen and four transfers for the 2014 season
BEFORE PENN STATE
2013 at St. John's (Sophomore): Appeared in all 20 games with 19 starts, two goals and an assist in 1,536 minutes of action ... Scored the game-winning goal against La Salle and added another late in the season against Seton Hall ... Started in NCAA First Round win at Delaware before falling to NCAA Semifinalists Virginia in NCAA Second Round.
2012 at St. John's (Freshman): Started in all 19 games with a goal and two assists ... Made collegiate debut against Boston University ... Tallied a pair of assists in a 2-0 win at DePaul ... Scored first collegiate goal, a game-winner against Syracuse ... Appeared in NCAA First Round match against Fairleigh Dickinson.
Three-year letterwinner at Seton Hall Prep, served as team captain as a senior ... Earned NSCAA All-Region honors as a senior ... Garnered All-State First Team, All-State First Team Non-Public, All-Essex County First Team and All-Super Essex Conference First Team as a senior ... Named All-State Second Team Non-Public, All-Super Essex Conference First Team and All-Essex Country First Team as a junior ... Helped team win one state title (2009), three-straight county championships (2009-11) and three-straight conference titles (2009-11) ... Played club soccer for TSF Academy (2010), Matchfit (2011) and PDA (2012).
Brandon Loeber Savino was born April 25, 1994 in Manhattan, N.Y. to Michael and Sharon Savino ... Has an older brother, Adrian ... Majoring in economics.
QUOTING SAVINO ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State for the academics, athletics and total college experience that only a school such as itself can provide."
QUOTING WARMING ON SAVINO
"Brandon is a proven player on the collegiate level. He can play as a 6, an 8 or a 5. He has good physical range and is tenacious. Brandon truly leads by example on the field."