First-place Penn State (10-1-1, 4-1-0 Big Ten) hosts Michigan State (8-2-2, 2-1-1 Big Ten) at Jeffrey Field, 7 p.m.
The third-ranked Penn State men's soccer team is set to face preseason Big Ten pick Maryland at 1 p.m. on Sunday
Senior goalkeeper named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for second time this season
Connor Maloney scores conference-leading eighth goal of the season in the 79th minute as Penn State dominates every facet of the game
Penn State puts the nation's best record (9-0-1) on the line against Big Ten newcomer Rutgers at Jeffrey Field
Men's Soccer Captures the Big Ten Title against Northwestern 10/27/13
2013 ALL-BIG TEN FRESHMAN TEAM
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.