Men's Soccer Captures the Big Ten Title against Northwestern 10/27/13
CAREER HONORS 2014 ALL BIG-TEN SECOND TEAM 2014 BIG TEN PRE-SEASON PLAYER TO WATCH
2013 ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM
2012 ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM 2012 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK (9/10/12) 2013 & 2014 PENN STATE CAPTAIN
2014 (Senior): Appeared in 19 matches, starting in each one ... Scored a goal and tallied an assist in 1,584 minutes out on the pitch and fired off a total of 23 shots ... First and only goal of the year was a game winner in PSU's 1-0 win over Temple (Sept. 5) ... Added an assist on a game winning goal in a 1-0 win at Michigan (Sept. 28).
2013 (Junior): Made 20 appearances with 19 starts scoring two goals and tallying two assists as team co-captain ... Earned second straight All-Big Ten Second Team honor ... Posted an assist in draw with No. 5 California ... Scored first career Big Ten goal in 2-0 win against Indiana ... Netted the game-winning goal in 3-1 win over Michigan ... Added an assist on game-tying goal in 2-1 double overtime win against Michigan State ... Earned 1,479 minutes of playing time, playing 90+ minutes on six occasions.
2012 (Sophomore): Started all 17 games, totaling 1,393 minutes ... Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (9/10) ... Tallied four points, including one goal and two assists ... Scored first collegiate goal (game-winner) in 3-2 victory against Hartford ... Notched career-high two assists in thrilling 4-4 draw versus Ohio State ... Played 90+ minutes in final nine games of season.
2011 (Freshman): Played in 21 contests with 12 starts, including all but one match in October and November ... Picked up his first point as a Nittany Lion with an assist in the 1-0 win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten tournament semifinal contest ... Recorded 16 shots with six on goal.
High School/Club/ODP: Contributed to 77 wins as a four-year letterwinner at Lewisburg ... Totaled 43 goals and 30 assists ... In senior season, notched a career-high 20 goals and 12 assists, earning first team All-State honors ... Led the Dragons to three District 4 titles and to the state quarterfinals in 2008 and 2010 ... With Penn Fusion club team (2009-10), won the Players Develop Tournament, placed second in the USYS National League, and claimed fourth place at the USYS National Championships ... Played academy soccer with PA Classics in 2011 ... Active with the PA East ODP team from 2007-09 ... Captured a Region I championship in 2008.
Personal: Full name is Owen Matthew Griffith ... Born on Nov. 11, 1992 in Reading, Pa. ... Parents are Sam and Amy Griffith ... Has an older brother, Drew, who attended Penn State ... Sam and Amy are Penn State graduates, as well ... Majoring in kinesiology.