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The Blue and White improved to 2-1-0 in Big Ten Conference play with the win over the Badgers
Freshman Arie Ammann made his first career start and tallied his first career shutout donning the Blue and White
Connor Maloney scored his 20th career goal donning the Blue and White
Penn State will take on No. 1 Stanford Friday, Aug. 26 and UC Berkeley Sunday, Aug. 28
The Nittany Lions fell in a hard-fought battle to Ohio State in a 1-0 loss
2015 (Junior): Was one of just two players to play in and start all 18 matches for the Blue and White in the 2015 campaign … Logged 1,231 minutes on the pitch as a forward … Scored his second career goal against Rutgers (Oct. 3) to help Penn State to a 2-0 victory … Notched 17 shots, six of which were on goal for a .353 shots on goal percentage … Tied a team-best three assists on the season for five points, which ranked fourth on the team.
2014 (Sophomore): Appeared in 18 matches, starting one ... Tallied a goal and two assists in 382 minutes out on the pitch ... Took six shots, two of which were on goal ... First career score came in a 6-2 win vs. Penn (Sept. 24) ... Tallied first assist in a 3-0 win vs. St. Francis (Sept. 16) ... Added another assist, Nov. 5 vs. Akron in what proved to be game winning goal in a 1-0 win vs. the Zips.
BEFORE PENN STATE
2013 (Freshman - Akron): Appeared in 11 games ... Fired two shots in a 1-0 win at West Virginia ... Logged 40 minutes in a 2-1 win at Michigan ... Played in both games of the MAC Tournament against West Virginia and Western Michigan as Akron won the title.
High School/Club/ODP: Rated 12th-best prospect in the Great Lakes Region and a four-star recruit according to TopDrawerSoccer.com ... Led Copley-Fairlawn High School to district and regional championships, and the state semifinals as a junior ... Scored 16 goals, including seven game-winners, while tallying eight assists in that breakout season, earning All-Ohio Second Team honors ... Played club soccer for the Internationals SC of the US Soccer Development Academy as a senior ... Played on three Ohio Youth Soccer Association North State Cup Champion teams (2010, 2011, 2012) ... Also played club soccer with Everest SC Black (2009-12) and Ohio Select Futbol Club (2005-09).
Personal: Riley Neal Grant was born January 27, 1995 in Cleveland, Ohio to Russ and Judy Grant ... Has a younger brother, Austin, and a younger sister, Grace ...Father, Russ, played soccer at Cleveland State ... Majoring in labor of employment relations.