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Penn State notched a 2-1 victory over Northwestern on senior day at Jeffrey Field
Sunday, Oct. 29 | Noon | Jeffrey Field | University Park, Pa.
Ethan Beckford scored the game-winner for the Blue and White in the second half
2016 BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2015, 2016)
SCHREYER HONORS COLLEGE SCHOLAR
2016 (Redshirt-Junior): Played in 13 matches with two starts … Carried a .333 shots on goal percentage with one shot testing the goalkeeper … Played a season-high 90 minutes in three-straight matches and tallied 570 minutes on the pitch in 2016.
2015 (Redshirt-Sophomore): Appeared in 14 games, starting three in his first full season with Penn State … Notched six points with three goals in 2015 … Carried a team-best .833 shots on goal percentage putting five of his six shots on goal … Scored his first career goal against Ohio State (Sept. 20) to knot the score at 1-1 … Netted his first career game-winner against Loyola Marymount (Oct. 21) with a goal in the 15th minute of the match … Had his second-straight goal in as many games against Wisconsin (Oct. 24) … Logged 495 minutes on the pitch for the Blue and White.
BEFORE PENN STATE
High School/Club/ODP: Prepped at State College Area High School where he was a four-year letterwinner … Helped his team to a state semifinal appearance in the 2012 season, going 20-1-1 overall … Played club soccer for the Keystone Klash and was a member of the PA West Olympic Development Program.
Personal: Full name is Samuel Swails Bollinger … Father is Joseph Martin, a professor in the chemistry department at Penn State and also wrestled for the Nittany Lions … Majoring in chemisty and is applying to medical school.