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Field Hockey team tops conference with 16 honorees; Big Ten Champion football team leads Nittany Lions with 19 recipients
Tuesday, Oct. 25 | University Park, Pa. | Jeffrey Field
Men's Soccer Captures the Big Ten Title against Northwestern 10/27/13
2013 ALL-BIG TEN FRESHMAN TEAM
BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK - (SEPT. 15, 2014)
2016 (Senior): Appeared in and started 17 matches in his final season as a Nittany Lion … Scored two goals on two shots against Ohio State (Sept. 13) … Logged 1,423 minutes on the pitch as a crucial part of the midfield.
2015 (Junior): Played in 17 games, starting 16 for Penn State in the 2015 season … Was a key player on offense for the Nittany Lions … Took eight shots with one on goal .. Logged 1,330 minutes on the pitch.
2014 (Sophomore): Started in each of the team's 20 matches, logging 1,778 minutes out on the pitch ... Scored a goal and took 10 shots, five of which were on goal ... First career goal was a game winner (1-0), at No. 11 Indiana on Sept. 13.
2013 (Freshman): Earned 16 starts in 20 total appearances, logging 1,641 minutes played with three assists ... Named to All-Big Ten Freshman Team ... Made collegiate debut against Radford ... Tallied first collegiate point on game-winning assist against Robert Morris ... Posted an assist in program's first win over West Virginia since 1990 ... Earned an assist on the game-winning goal at Penn ... Drew a foul against UC Santa Barbara that dropped the Gauchos down to 10 men in the NCAA Second Round.
BEFORE PENN STATE
High School/Club/ODP: Served as captain of USSF Academy Player Arsenal FC from 2011-12 ... Captained 2010 CSL Premier League Arsenal FC, the 2010 Manchester United Premier Cup squad and the CSL Gold Division Arsenal FC from 2008-10 ... Played at the Torneo Internazionale Italian Tournament in 2009 and the Manchester United Premier Cup World Finals in 2009 and 2010.
Personal: Full name is Mason Zane Klerks ... Born on April 25, 1995 ... Parents are Raymond and Stephanie Klerks ... Has two brothers, Cole and Conner ... Finished at top of class at Santiago ... Accepted into Schreyer's Honors College ... Majoring in biological sciences and health professions option.