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 hosts Bucknell, Lock Haven and Cornell in Spring Tournament
AS A SENIOR IN 2014: Started all 22 games as a team captain, playing the second-most (1,545) minutes on the team and 70-plus minutes in 21 of the 22 games ... 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 to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team after the Nittany Lions held No. 2 Maryland to just 14 shots in the semifinals on Nov. 7, almost eight less than its season average of 21.9 coming into the game, and just one goal, almost three and a half less than the 4.42 goals per game it averaged coming in ... Also helped Penn State blank the Spartans in the opening round (11/6) ... Posted her only career assist against Bucknell (10/14).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2013: Started and played in 17 games ... Stayed on the field for 70 or more minutes in 15 contests ... 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) ... Recorded a shot at Indiana (9/29) ... Saw a high of 93 minutes played in a shootout win vs. Michigan State (10/19) ... Named to the Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad and the Academic All-Big Ten team.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012: Received playing time in 21 games and earned a start in the Lions 2-0 win over Cornell (9/9) ... Scored her first goal at the collegiate level against No. 4 Princeton (9/6), the goal was a game-tying goal ... Played a role in six Nittany Lion shutouts ... Team had a record of 11-1 in games which she saw at least 30 minutes of playing time ... Recorded a defensive save against Princeton ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011: Started 12 of the 16 games she played in the backfield for the Nittany Lions during her freshman season ... Started and played all 70 minutes in Penn State's first two contests of the season against No. 12 Old Dominion (8/26) and at No. 3 Virginia (8/28) ... Helped anchor a shutout in the 3-0 win over the Cavaliers ... Additionally saw 70 minutes of action in contests at No. 13 Princeton (9/8), at No. 13 Iowa (9/25) and at Lafayette (10/11).
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-time letterwinner in field hockey ... first team All-State pick her senior year at Lancaster Mennonite High ... Earned first team Lancaster-Lebanon All-League in both her junior and senior seasons ... A four-year letterwinner in basketball, who started all four years on the hardwood ... Earned team defensive MVP her sophomore year ... Made the honor roll all four years and was a member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Full name is Katie Andrews ... Born on March 29, 1993 in Lancaster, Pa. ... Parents are Randy and Christine ... Has two brothers, Cody and Clayton, and a younger sister, Colleen ... Majoring in agriculture and minoring in business.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "I chose Penn State because it has a well-known agriculture program and also a competitive field hockey program. Also, the atmosphere of Penn State is indescribable to be in."