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Six attend inaugural event
Nittany Lions have had 12 honorees for three-straight seasons
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
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
NFHCA Division I All-Mideast Region Second Team (2014)
Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013)
NFHCA National Academic Squad (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
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."