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Friday, Oct. 21 | 7 p.m. | University Park, Pa. | Jeffrey Field
2016 (Senior): Saw action in 17 matches with 16 starts … Notched an assist against No. 19 Michigan State (Oct. 15) … Took 14 shots with eight reaching net for a .571 shots on goal percentage … Anchored the midfield for the Nittany Lions in the 2016 campaign … Recorded 1,355 minutes on the pitch.
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.