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Penn State and Maryland will meet at 2 p.m. on the Big Ten Network in the Lady Lions first home B1G game
Penn State and Fordham meet in a rematch of the 2017 WNIT Second Round game at the Bryce Jordan Center
Lady Lions and Blue Devils square off at 6 p.m. inside the Bryce Jordan Center on Monday, Nov. 20
Penn State hosts Michigan for the 11th annual Play4Kay benefiting Pink Zone game at 2 p.m. on Feb. 26
Women's Basketball: Courtside with Coquese - Episode 901
The Lady Lions defeated Illinois 83-57 in the tournament's first round.
Joined the program as a walk-on in October 2015...Was added to scholarship for the 2016-17 season in Spring 2016...Father, Matt, played football at Penn State from 1985-87 and was a part of the 1986 National Championship team that defeated Miami (Fla.), 14-10, in the Fiesta Bowl to cap a perfect 12-0 season.
2016-17 (Sophomore Season)
Season: Appeared in seven games. Saint Peter’s (11/13): Knocked down one three in two minutes of work. vs. Georgia State (11/24): Played three minutes. at Holy Cross (12/7): Played two minutes and grabbed her first career steal. Pittsburgh (12/10): Saw two minutes on the court. Wisconsin (1/16): Made one field goal in two minutes of play. Nebraska (1/19): Played one minute in the fourth quarter. Illinois (1/29): Saw two minutes of action.
2015-16 (Freshman Season)
Season: Appeared in 19 games. Central Connecticut State (11/22): Made her first career appearance...Connected on a 3-pointer for her first career points. vs. BYU (11/28): Played one minute. Youngstown State (12/8): Played one minute. Sacred Heart (12/20): Drained one 3-pointer in five minutes of action. Northwestern (12/31): Had one rebound in two minutes of action. at Minnesota (1/3): Logged one minute of action. Michigan State (1/7): Saw three minutes on the hardwood. at Wisconsin (1/10): Saw two minutes of action. Nebraska (1/13): Played two minutes. Michigan (1/17): Same three minutes on the hardwood. at Iowa (1/20): Saw six minutes of action and pulled down one rebound. at Illinois (1/23): Played eight minutes with two defensive rebounds. Maryland (1/27): Saw six minutes of action. Purdue (1/30): Had one rebound in one minute. at Nebraska (2/2): Played one minute. at Northwestern (2/17): Saw one minute of action. at Michigan (2/20): Scored three points in three minutes of action. Iowa (2/24): Played one minute with one rebound. at Indiana (2/27): Saw one minute of work on the court.
Lettered all four years at Hempfield Area High School...Selected team captain twice and team MVP once...Earned first team all-section during her junior and senior season...Selected to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review Terrific Ten during her junior and senior seasons...Averaged 16.9 points per game during her senior season...Selected to play in the Roundball Classic following her senior season...Played AAU basketball for Drill 4 Skill...Also lettered three times in volleyball as an outside hitter and once in track and field.
Full name is Leah Marie Knizner...Daughter of Beth and Matt Knizner...Has one sister, Madeline...Father, Matt, played football at Penn State from 1985-87 and was a part of the 1986 National Championship team that defeated Miami (Fla.), 14-10, in the Fiesta Bowl to cap a perfect 12-0 season...Intended major is nutrition sciences...Born December 22, 1996 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.