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PREVIEW: Nittany Lions host Hartwick Hawks in the opening round of the 48-team field, Thursday 7 p.m. on the Jeffrey Field pitch
MSU's Tim Kreutz hits the game-winner in the 54th minute as Spartans advance to play Maryland
Nittany Lions host Michigan State in a Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal match Sunday at Jeffrey Field at 1 p.m.
Senior forward Mikey Minutillo scores in the 81st minute, Nittany Lions earn first win over the Zips in a decade; Wolverton saves five shots for his ninth shutout of the year
Northwestern spoils potential Penn State title-clinching moment just 100 seconds from the finish
BEFORE PENN STATE
2013 (Sophomore -St. John's):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 (Freshman-St. John's):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.
High School/Club/ODP: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).
Personal: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.