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Goalie Andrew Wolverton saves four shots for his 29th career shutout; Connor Maloney scores league-leading seventh goal of the season in 57th minute
Penn State to honor its four departing seniors after the match, which is a potential Big Ten title clincher with tie or win
2006 (Junior): Team co-captain for the 2006 season...First Team All-Big Ten selection for second consecutive year...Honored on NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team...Recognized on ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team...Named to ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America® Third Team...Honored on NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-East Region Second Team...An All-Big Ten Academic honoree...One of three Nittany Lions to start all 20 games in 2006...An ironman between the pipes, Taylor played every available minute in goal for the third straight year, a total of over 6,143 minutes...Garnered seventh Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor for effort in win against Michigan State (9/17)...Earned eighth Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week accolade for performance in victories over Bucknell (10/17) and Indiana (10/20)...Recorded three shutouts on the season, versus Akron (10/6), Buffalo (10/8), and Indiana (10/20)...Moved into third place on Penn State's career shutouts list with 21...Ranks fourth in career goalkeeping with a 0.98 goals against average.
2005 (Sophomore): Became the first Nittany Lion goalkeeper to be named to the All-Big Ten First Team...Selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® District II First Team...Named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Second Team...Played every available minute in goal for the second consecutive season...Tied a program record by recording 10 shutouts in a season, including five against Big Ten opponents...Moved into fifth place on Penn State's career shutouts list with 18...Held opponents to an average of 0.78 goals per game...Currently resides in second place on Penn State's career goalkeeping list with a 0.904 GAA...Earned first shutout of season in 0-0 tie with Virginia Tech (9/11)...Held Cal State Fullerton without a goal in 2-0 victory in finale of Penn State Nike Classic (9/18)...Shutout No. 6 Maryland, leading Penn State to 1-0 upset...Recorded consecutive overtime shutouts against Wisconsin (10/9) and Ohio State (10/16)...Earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors for performance in 1-0 double overtime win over Michigan State (10/23)...Notched four consecutive shutouts late in the season, holding opponents scoreless for a total of 440:09...Included in that span was a 3-0 victory over Hartwick, a 2-0 win against Michigan State in second round of Big Ten Championship, 1-0 victory over No. 2 Indiana in the Big Ten Championship game, and a 1-0 win against No. 20 Seton Hall in the second round of the NCAA Championship...Named Defensive MVP of 2005 Big Ten Championship...Tallied second assist of career in regular season finale versus Hartwick.
2004 (Freshman): Had a tremendous freshman season, playing every minute in goal for the Nittany Lions...Tabbed a Freshman All-America by Soccer America...Named to the Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News All-Freshman First Teams...Also named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team...Garnered Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award five times, including three straight weeks (9/5-19)...Picked up first career shutout against No. 2 St. John's (9/12)...Recorded second shutout in 4-0 win over Akron (9/19) at Penn State Nike Classic...Named to Penn State Nike Classic All-Tournament Team...Tallied first career assist against No. 25 Tulsa (9/24)...Recorded third shutout against George Mason (9/28)...Made four saves in fourth shutout against Bucknell (10/20)...Stopped three shots for fifth shutout, and first ever back-to-back shutouts, against Big Ten foe Michigan State (10/24)...Registered third straight shutout against Cornell (10/27)...Stopped four shots in fourth consecutive shutout at Michigan (10/31)...Recorded eighth shutout of season in 1-0 win at Lehigh (11/7).
High School/Club/ODP: Named the 2003 NSCAA Scholar/All-America Player of the Year...2003 NSCAA Scholar/Regional All-America selection...2002 and 2003 NSCAA/Adidas ODP Youth All-America selection...2003 Adidas ESP selection...2003 Adidas ESP All-star Golden Glove...2002 Colorado H.S. All-State team member...2001 MVP of Colorado State Championship game...Played for Colorado Rush Soccer Club...A 2000-03 Colorado ODP team member...2000-03 Region IV ODP team member...The Golden Glove winner on the Region IV ODP team in 2000 and 2001...Former member of U.S. U-14 national team...Also a former member of the U.S. U-16 national team.
Background: Conrad Martin Taylor was born March 26, 1986, in Colorado Springs, Colo....Son of Brad and Sharon Taylor...Majoring in Kinesiology.