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Nittany Lions outshoot Hawkeyes 24-7 on their way to 5-1 victory
Field Hockey team tops conference with 16 honorees; Big Ten Champion football team leads Nittany Lions with 19 recipients
Nittany Lions cruise past
Gochnauer and Meijer notch goals
Nittany Lions drop second overtime contest of the season
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2016: Recorded one save in the 6-2 win against Old Dominion (8/26)… Recorded four saves for a shutout in the 3-0 win against No. 5 Virginia (8/28)… Recorded three saves in the 8-1 win against Temple (9/2)… Saw action in the 3-1 win against No. 9 Albany (9/4)... Recorded 1 save in the 4-1 win against Lock Haven (9/11)... Recorded three saves in the 9-1 win against Buckenll...Recorded a season high four saves in the 4-3 win against Iowa (9/16)... Recorded one save in the 7-0 win against Ball State (9/17)... Recorded seven saves in the 5-3 loss agaist No. 11 Northwestern ( 9/23).... Recorded at season high nine saves in the 3-1 win against Michigan (9/25)...Recorded three saves in the 4-1 win against Michigan State (9/30)... Recorded seven saves in the 4-2 win against Princeton (10/02)... Recorded two saves in the 2-0 win against Ohio State (10/06)... Recorded 4 saves in the 5-4 loss against No. 6 Maryland (10/16)... Recorded eight saves in the 3-2 win over Indana (10/28)...recorded two saves in the 3-1 win against indana to advance to the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament (11/03)...recorded three saves in the 1-0 win against Michigan to advance to the Championships of the Big Ten Tournament (11/04)... recorded three saves in the 2-1 win against Maryland to win the Big Ten Tournament (11/06)
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015: Started all 19 games as a true freshman... Recorded 95 saves on the season... Finished the season with a save percentage of .748 ranked No. 17 in the NCAA during 2015... Recorded a season high 15 shots against Northwestern... Notched a shutout aginst Temple in the home opener during a 2-0 win...
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Hershey ... Started 60 games in high school, tallying a .77 save percentage, recording 20 shutouts and 243 saves ... Owned a 43-16-1 record ... Named second team all-state in 2013 ... Earned first team All-Mid-Penn Keystone Conference honors in 2013 and 2014, receiving honorable mention recognition in 2012 ... Helped her team qualify for districts all four years and win the Hershey Tournament three times, being selected to the all-tournament team three times ... Comes in with high school teammate Jenny Rizzo ... Played club field hockey for the PA Alley Cats ... Helped her team to the 2014 Disney Showcase gold medal and the 2013 Festival gold medal ... Member of Futures Elite in 2013, 2014 and 2015 ... 2014 Futures Elite Championship gold medalist ... Participated in the 2013 Junior Olympics and was a 2013 National Futures champion ... Also played softball, earning four letters and being selected all-state in 2013.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jennifer Mary Rizzo ... Born on Sept. 22, 1997 in Bayshore, N.Y. ... Parents are Joan and Jacques Rizzo ... Has a sister, Ashley, and a brother, Jack.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "I chose Penn State because of its excellence in academics and athletics as well as the captivating atmosphere on campus. Field hockey has always been a very large part of my life and the team at Penn State plays for the love of the sport, just like I do. After meeting the players and coaches I knew that Penn State was the scho