The Nittany Lions had 12 team members on the squad for the second-straight season
Penn State won its fourth straight match on Sunday and has outscored opponents 15-3 in that span
Penn State travels to Virginia to play Old Dominion on Friday followed by Virginia on Sunday
Penn State hosts Bucknell, Lock Haven and Cornell in Spring Tournament
Penn State leads all Big Ten institutions in Fall honorees
Field hockey takes on Syracuse in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
No. 1 seed Penn State claims the Big Ten Tournament Championship with a 2-0 victory over No. 3 seed Michigan!
9/23/12 Field Hockey vs. Michigan
AS A SENIOR IN 2014: Started all 22 games, playing the third-most minutes (1,533) on the team and was on the field for 70-plus minutes on 20 occasions ... Earned 2014 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Mideast Region second team honors ... Member of a defense that finished the season 10th nationally with a 1.31 goals against average ... Helped the squad to six shutouts in 2014, including a 3-0 win against No. 6 Virginia (8/31), a 2-0 win at No. 14 Temple (10/5) and a 1-0 win against No. 19 Michigan State (11/6) ... Named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after leading a unit that held No. 8 Northwestern, which averaged 3.00 goals per game coming into the contest, to just one goal and five shots ... Posted her only career point on an assist in a 4-0 win at Quinnipiac (9/7).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2013: Started all 19 contests ... Logged 1,302 minutes played, third most on the team ... Played 70 or more minutes in 15 different contests ... Notched a shot at Lock Haven (9/11) ... Helped the Nittany Lions secure six shutouts, including a 5-0 victory vs. No. 16 Delaware (9/20) and a 2-0 win vs. No. 10 Northwestern (10/5) ... Named to the Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad and the Academic All-Big Ten team.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012: Started every game for the Nittany Lions ... Recorded a team and career-high in minutes played on the season with 1,488 ... Logged 60 or more minutes in 21-of-22 games ... Helped orchestrate six PSU shutouts during her sophomore season ... Recorded a defensive save against No. 4 Princeton (9/6) ... Helped the Nittany Lions outscore their opponents 87-34 on the year, including a mark of 29-11 in Big Ten regular season play ... Named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad for the second-straight season ... Received Academic All-Big Ten accolades.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011: Saw action in 13 games during her freshman year in the backfield ... Her first collegiate action came against No. 4 UConn (9/4), playing 18 minutes ... Earned 30-plus minutes in games at No. 13 Princeton (9/8) and at No. 15 Indiana (10/7) ... Her 35 minutes at Indiana are a career-high ... Helped contribute to three defensive shutouts ... Named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad.
HIGH SCHOOL: A first team All-State pick her junior and senior year at Penn Manor High ... Earned a spot on the Academic All-Pennsylvania squad ... A first team Lancaster-Lebanon All-Star in each of her last two seasons, she also earned second team nods as a sophomore and served as a team captain during her senior campaign ... Helped lead her team to a state championship in 2008 ... Also earned three letters in basketball and soccer ... A first team Lancaster-Lebanon All Star selection in soccer ... Her team was also PIAA state finalists during her senior season.
PERSONAL: Full name is Katilynn Mae Breneman ... Born on December 11, 1992 in Lancaster, Pa. ... Parents are Nelson and Valerie ... Has a brother, Aaron ... Mother played field hockey and basketball at Wilkes College ... Majoring in recreation, park and tourism management.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "I chose Penn State because it's a great school. Everything just fell into place. It wasn't too far from home, the field hockey team is good and the educational part is excellent."