COACH MORETT ON HOFFSMITH: "Brooke Hoffsmith came off a very strong 2008 season, being named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team. Brooke has a keen sense of passing; we will really look for Brooke to be the distributor in the midfield. We look for Brooke to show versatility between the mid and back field positions."
AS A SENIOR IN 2009: Game-By-Game Statistics
AS A JUNIOR IN 2008: Was one of eight Nittany Lions to start all 20 games, picking up two points (both assists) on the season ... Also finished the season with three shots ... Was credited with an assist vs. Lafayette (10/1) ... Assisted on Daneen Zug's penalty corner goal at West Chester (9/21) ... Was named to the All-Region Second Team by the NFHCA ... Also named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Played primarily back but also slid up to the midfield at times ... In her first year as a starter, played in all 24 games, starting 18 of them ... Started 14 of the final 15 games of the year and also started the first four games ... Part of a defense that recorded a Big Ten-leading nine shutouts and that had a 1.26 goals against average, which ranked 13th in the country and second in the Big Ten ... Recorded two shots on the year, both coming against West Chester (9/14), both of which were on goal and which were also the first two shots of her career.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: Played in eight games as a true freshman, all off the bench ... Played vs. Old Dominion (8/26), Lock Haven (8/31), Northeastern (9/2), Lafayette (9/15), West Chester (9/17), Penn (9/20), Syracuse (9/27), and Northwestern (10/20) ... Did not record any shots on the year.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played four years of varsity field hockey at Palmyra High School ... Recorded 26 points senior year to lead the Cougars to the PIAA state title ... Led Palmyra to district titles in 2002, 2004 and 2005 ... Won the Mid-Penn Championship all four years ... Named a First Team All-American senior year ... Honored as a First Team All-State selection her sophomore through senior years ... A Lebanon County All-Star from 2003-05 ... Named to the All-Mideast Region Team as a junior and senior ... A Mid-Penn All-Star in 2003, 2004 and 2005 .... Named to the Cougar Club Class All Tournament Team in 2004 and 2005 ... An E-town Tournament All Star in 2004 ... Played National Futures for four years ... Was a member of the U.S. U-16 national team ... Participated in the USFHA Canadian American Challenge ... Also a four-year starter in soccer.
PERSONAL: Full name is Brooke Alyce Hoffsmith ... Born on January 1, 1988 in Harrisburg, Pa. ... Parents are Jerry and Linda Hoffsmith ... Has two siblings, a brother, Jordan (20) and a sister, Erica (24), who also played field hockey at Penn State ... Majoring in recreation parks and tourism management.
CAREER STATISTICS Season GP-GS G A Pts. Shots GWG 2006 8-0 0 0 0 0 0 2007 24-18 0 0 0 2 0 2008 20-20 0 2 2 3 0 2009 20-19 0 0 0 0 0 Career 72-57 0 2 2 5 0
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