Minh Vu named Offensive Player of the Tournament
Game set for Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Nittany Lions begin play at the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday
Nittany Lions and Buckeyes to battle on Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. in Ann Arbor
Big Ten battle scheduled for a 2 p.m. start at Jeffrey Field
2011 Penn State Classic All-Tournament Team
2010 (Junior): Started all 23 games after moving from the midfield to right back...Key contributor in Penn State's six shutouts...Finished tied for fifth on the team in assists (4) and tied for sixth in points (6)...Led the Lions in minutes played, logging a total of 2,037...Scored first collegiate goal in 4-3 victory over Saint Francis (Pa.) (9/29)...Notched a career-high four shots versus the Red Flash, helping PSU set the Big Ten record for shots in a game (38)...Recorded first career assist versus Indiana (9/24)...Also earned an assist in 1-0 win over Lafayette (11/2)...Had two postseason assists, contributing to a 3-1 Big Ten Tournament win over Northwestern (11/11) and a 4-1 NCAA Second Round victory over Old Dominion (11/21)...Totaled seven shots, including four on goal.
2009 (Sophomore): Saw action in the midfield in 19 games, starting seven, including four straight to end the season...Recorded six shots.
2008 (Freshman): Started five of 12 games in which he appeared...Sustained separated shoulder late in the game versus Lehigh (10/21), causing him to miss the Wisconsin (10/26) and Akron (10/29) games...Recorded four shots (one on goal).
High School/Club/ODP: A three-time First Team All-Southern Chester County League selection in 2004, 2005, and 2006 at Octorara H.S. in Atglen, Pa....Honored on All-Southeast Pennsylvania Area First Team and All-Area Daily Local News First Team in 2005 and 2006...Led club team, Pennsylvania Classics, to three state championships and two regional finals...An Eastern Pennsylvania State ODP player for three years (2004-06).
Background: Matthew Scott Smallwood was born on April 25, 1989...Son of Chip and Marcia Smallwood...Has two brothers, Evan and Ryan...Majoring in Turf Grass Science.