RECAP: Two unanswered Penn State goals courtesy of Gravatt and Minutillo send the Hawks home and the Lions onto the second round
PREVIEW: Nittany Lions host Hartwick Hawks in the opening round of the 48-team field, Thursday 7 p.m. on the Jeffrey Field pitch
Nittany Lions host Michigan State in a Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal match Sunday at Jeffrey Field at 1 p.m.
Senior forward Mikey Minutillo scores in the 81st minute, Nittany Lions earn first win over the Zips in a decade; Wolverton saves five shots for his ninth shutout of the year
Nittany Lions cap the regular season against the Zips; PSU is winless in last nine against Akron
2012 (Junior): Appeared in 12 games, making 11 starts ... Totaled three points in 627 minutes ... Posted an assist in Penn State debut against Stetson ... Scored first PSU goal in 3-0 victory against Adelphi.
2011 (Sophomore - Virginia Tech): Played in and started all 19 games at forward or midfielder ... One of three Hokies to start every game ... Scored in the season-opener against Cincinnati at the Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational ... Finished second on the team with 24 shots.
2010 (Freshman - Virginia Tech): Played in 18 games, including 11 starts ... Led team in game-winning goals (2), was second on team in goals scored (5) and tied for second in points (11) ... Took 28 shots, 15 on goal ... Earned first career start against UAB ... Scored two goals, including the game-winner, in Tech's 4-2 victory over Alabama A&M ... Scored the game-winning goal in the Hokies' 1-0 shutout of American ... Scored first career goal in Tech's 7-2 win over Howard ... Assisted a goal in the match versus NC State in the ACC Tournament ... Named team Rookie of the Year.
High School/Club/ODP: Played for Bellarmine College Preparatory and the U.S. Soccer Academy ... Combined for 19 goals and 20 assists in his first two seasons at Bellarmine, before joining the U.S. Soccer Academy ... Led his team in goals and assists.
Personal: Michael Minutillo ... Born Nov. 23, 1991, in San Jose, Calif. ... Parents are Dan and Cathy Minutillo ... Has one brother, Danny, and two sisters, Kate and Gina ... Danny played soccer under Coach Warming at Creighton University ... Majoring in recreation park & tourism management.