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10 players make the Dean's List; 16 of 26 earn 3.0-plus GPAs during fall semester
Penn State has accumulated 3,852 honorees during 18 years of the program
Nittany Lions begin play at the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday
Big Ten battle scheduled for a 2 p.m. start at Jeffrey Field
Game time set for 7 p.m. at Hofstra Soccer Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y.
2010 Academic All-Big Ten
2010 (Junior): Academic All-Big Ten...Appeared in 14 games...Registered two shots.
2009 (Sophomore): Saw game action for first time as a Nittany Lion, playing in 15 matches...Made first career start at James Madison (9/20).
2008 (Freshman): Did not see game action.
2007 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School/Club/ODP: Starting defender at Thomas S. Wootton H.S. for three seasons, helping the Patriots win a division championship in 2005...Captained his high school team as a senior...Played on the OBGC Pumas club team, contributing to a second place finish in the Colonial League in 2007...Club team won NCSL Division I championships in the spring of 2005 and 2006...Received an invitation to play with the D.C. United Youth Team in national finals in Tampa, Fla...Participated in the national club finals with Freestate United in Little Rock, Ark. in the summer of 2008...Scored a goal in 4-0 win in State Cup finals and netted the winning goal in double overtime in the regional semifinals.
Background: Marco Nicholas Ciarla was born on March 6, 1989 in Sacramento, Calif....Son of Massimo and Fulvia Ciarla...Has a brother, Alessandro...Majoring in Biological Engineering.