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Field Hockey team tops conference with 16 honorees; Big Ten Champion football team leads Nittany Lions with 19 recipients
The Nittany Lions outshot the Mountaineers 20-7
Connor Maloney led the Nittany Lions with two goals
2016 BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2016, 2017)
2017 (Junior): Appeared in 16 matches with 10 starts on the backline for the Nittany Lions ... Helped Penn State to two shutouts as a defensive back ... Saw 929 minutes of action on the pitch ... Put one shot on net ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
2016 (Sophomore): Played in 13 matches, starting 10 on the backline for the Nittany Lions before suffering an injury … Saw 800 minutes on the pitch … Took one shot against Pittsburgh (Oct. 11) … Helped Penn State to two shutouts in the 2016 season.
2015 (Freshman): Appeared in all but one match for the Nittany Lions as a true freshman, starting three matches for the Blue and White … Tallied 838 minutes on the pitch and took four shots, three of which landed on goal … Played a key role as a reserve in the backline.
BEFORE PENN STATE
High School/Club/ODP: Played one year of high school soccer at Fox Chapel High High School in Pittsuburgh before moving to the Washington D.C. area to play for the D.C. United Youth Academy … Led the D.C. United team to an 18-6-4 overall record … Tallied the most minutes and most starts in the 2014 season ... Was a member of both the PA West ODP and Region I team … Traveled to Italy on two occasions, starting every game … Named team captain while playing with the Region I team in Italy … Helped the team to two state cups.
Personal: Full name is Brennan Henry Ireland … Son of Todd and Lisa Ireland … Has one brother, Aidan … Father wrestled at Millersville University … Majoring in business.