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The Nittany Lions outshot the Mountaineers 20-7
Tuesday's match marks the 30th all-time meeting between the two programs
Connor Maloney led the Nittany Lions with two goals
The Blue and White looks to defeat the Terrapins for the first time since 2005
Brian James's goal in the ninth minute of the contest marks the seniors first game-winner of 2015
Men's Soccer Captures the Big Ten Title against Northwestern 10/27/13
2014 BIG TEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2014 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (UNANIMOUS SELECTION)
2014 COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS ALL-AMERICA FOURTH TEAM
2014 COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2014 COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM
2014 COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM
2013 ALL-BIG TEN FRESHMAN TEAM
BIG TEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK - (9/29/14)
TOP DRAWER SOCCER NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK - (9/30/14)
ECAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK - (9/29/14)
COLLEGE SOCCER NEWS TEAM OF THE WEEK - (9/1/14, 9/29/14)
COLLEGE SPORTS MADNESS BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK (9/1/14, 9/30/14)
PHILLYSOCCERNEWS PLAYER OF THE WEEK - (9/2/14, 9/30/14)
2014 (Sophomore): One of five players to start in each of team's 20 matches ... Logged 1,560 minutes out on the pitch while scoring a team high 10 goals and earning three assists for a team best 23 points ... Was second on the team in shots with 50, 27 of which were on goal ... Had a team high five game winning goals ... Tallied scores in three of the team's first four matches including the game winner vs. Oakland (Aug. 29), and a pair vs. St. John's (Aug. 31) ... Added another goal in team's 1-1 tie at James Madison (Sept. 8) ... Had second two-goal performance, Sept. 24 in 6-2 win vs. Penn ... Tallied two final regular season goals at Michigan (Sept. 28) and vs. West Virginia (Oct. 22) ... Scored second post-season goal on a penalty kick in second round of NCAA Tournament at No. 9 seed Syracuse (Nov. 23) ... Earned first assists of the season on a game winning goal vs. Ohio State (Sept. 21) ... Earned second and third assists vs. Penn (Sept. 24) and vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 26).
2013 (Freshman): Started all 21 matches, earning 1,714 minutes played with two goals scored and a team-high seven assists ... Named to the All-Big Ten Freshman team ... Started in collegiate debut against Radford ... Posted assist on game-winning goal versus Central Connecticut ... Recorded back-to-back assists in matches in wins against West Virginia and Wisconsin ... Had an assist in 2-0 win over Indiana ... Recorded an assist in a 1-0 win against Penn ... Notched an assist in six of eight matches from Sept. 25 to Oct. 29 ... Tallied first collegiate goal in 2-1 loss to Akron ... Scored first game-winning goal on a 78th minute rocket at 10th-seeded UC Santa Barbara that advanced Penn State to the NCAA Sweet 16.
High School/Club/ODP: 2012 NSCAA High School All-American ... Ranked No. 21 in IMG Academy 150, third in Pennsylvania and 11th among American midfielders ... Two-time All-Pennsylvania midfielder ... Excelled at Bishop McDevitt High School, setting school and Mid-Penn records with 110 career goals and a school-record 68 assists as a three-year captain ... Led conference in scoring and points as a junior and senior ... Selected to All-American Game in Birmingham, Ala., as a senior ... Spent last two years with Philadelphia Union Academy and won the Generation Adidas Cup in 2012 ... Also a four-year starting kicker for the Bishop McDevitt varsity football team, setting a Pennsylvania record with 328 points.
Personal: Full name is Connor Austin Maloney ... Born on May 18, 1995 in Harrisburg, Pa. ... Parents are Terence and Tammy Maloney ... Has two brothers, Ryan and Austin, and a sister, Kelsie, who plays on the women's soccer team at West Virginia ... Majoring in kinesiology.
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