Penn State hosts Bucknell, Lock Haven and Cornell in Spring Tournament
Penn State leads all Big Ten institutions in Fall honorees
Amy, Gebhart and Grzywacz named to All-Mideast Region First Team
Penn State ends 2012 season with 18-4 record
Penn State wins Big Ten Tournament Championship with 2-0 victory over No. 3 seed Michigan
Field hockey takes on Syracuse in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
No. 1 seeded field hockey defeats No. 4 seed Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals.
9/23/12 Field Hockey vs. Michigan
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011: Started all 23 games during her sophomore season ... Played 1426 total minutes on the year, including seeing 70 minutes of action in each of her last nine contests ... Played a big role on the defensive end in leading Penn State to a 3-0 victory over third-ranked Virginia (8/28) ... Played all 70 minutes in a 3-0 shutout victory at Iowa (9/25) ... Was key in two shutout wins over Ohio State (11/4) in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals and Northeastern (11/12) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Was recognized by Gladiatior and the National Field Hockey Coaches Association for sporting a team GPA above 3.0 for a second consecutive year... Additionally named Academic All-Big Ten in her first year eligible for the honor.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010: Appeared in 14 games with three starts during her freshman campaign ... Started each of Penn State's first three games during the year, highlighted by the team's 4-0 victory over No. 16 Old Dominion in the season opener on August 27 ... One of only three first-year standouts to earn a start for the Nittany Lions along with Brittany Grzywacz and Lauren Purvis ... Fired her first career shot during a slim 2-1 setback to No. 5 UConn on September 3 ... Helped anchor a defensive effort that posted shutouts against ODU, Lafayette, Temple, and Indiana ... Saw key action during the NCAA Tournament match-up with No. 4 Syracuse, including over 10 minutes in the first half before returning for another spell late in the second.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four year varsity starter at Elizabethtown Area High School ... Named Lancaster Lebanon League First Team All-Star and Second Team All-State as a senior ... Also an Academic All-Star and Academic All-State honoree ... Team's Offensive MVP final two years and team captain as a senior ... Started all 72 games in high school career, finishing with 19 goals and 30 assists ... Excelled off the field, being named to the Distinguished Honor Roll all four years and National Honor Society as a junior and senior ... Also took part in Science Club and Habitat for Humanity ... Named to the Lancaster Lebanon League Second Team in 2009 following honorable mention accolades the year prior ... Squad finished as Section Champs in 2007 and '08 ... A Relay For Life participate ... Also played softball, track and basketball.
PERSONAL: Full name is Abby Lee Fuhrman ... Born on May 12, 1992 in Lancaster, Pa. ... Daughter of Tammy and Troy Hoffman and Rod and Cindy Fuhrman. Mother (Tammy) played field hockey at Lock Haven from 1984-87 ... Sister of Corin (19) ... Plans on majoring in kinesiology.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "I have been a Penn State fan my entire life and I love the atmosphere here! Everyone has great school spirit, which is awesome to be around. I always dreamt about playing here and it was always a goal I used to push myself with. Plus, I love the school colors!"
GETTING TO KNOW ABBY