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Amy demonstrates talent for painting sneakers
Honored for earning 3.7 GPA or higher during 2012-13 academic year
Wrestling's Matt Brown garners first-team recognition
Kelsey Amy Earns Second Straight Nod to CoSIDA Academic All-District Nod
Penn State hosts Bucknell, Lock Haven and Cornell in Spring Tournament
Field hockey takes on Syracuse in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
No. 1 seeded field hockey defeats No. 4 seed Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals.
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
First Team NFHCA All-American (2011)
Second Team NFHCA All-American (2010)
NFHCA All-Mideast Region First Team (2009, 2010, 2011)
First Team All-Big Ten (2010, 2011)
Big Ten Tournament MVP (2011)
Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2010, 2011)
Capital One At-Large Academic All-American Third Team (2011)
CoSIDA District II Academic All-American (2011)
Academic All-Big Ten (2010, 2011)
NFHCA National Academic Squad (2009, 2010, 2011)
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011: Named First Team All-American after ranking sixth in the country in goals (25) and points (57) ... Tied for the Big Ten lead in goals and points with Northwestern's Chelsea Armstrong, earning her first team All-Big Ten recognition for the second-straight year ... Was additionally named Big Ten Tournament MVP ... After recording one shot at Virginia (8/28), she went on to score 12 goals in her next seven contests ... Tallied her first goal of the season at Lock Haven (9/2) ... Followed that with a goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to No. 4 UConn (9/4) ... Led Penn State with two goals in 46 minutes of action at Princeton (9/8) ... Tallied a career-high four goals against Quinnipiac (9/11) in just 30 minutes of action, leading Penn State to a 6-1 victory ... Contributed one goal in 61 minutes of playing time in a 6-1 win over Virginia Commonwealth (9/18) ... Wrapped up her 12 goals in seven games effort with two scores in a 4-0 victory over Temple (9/22) ... Tallied two assists in a 3-0 victory at Iowa (9/25) ... Put together three points in a 4-3 overtime win over Northwestern (10/1), scoring a goal and assisting on another ... Began a stretch of three-straight multi-goal games with three scores in a 7-2 win over Villanova (10/4) ... Recorded two shots at Indiana (10/7) in a 6-2 victory over the Hoosiers ... Scored two more goals at Lafayette (10/11) in a 6-0 win ... Tallied two assists in a 6-1 victory over Michigan State (10/30) ... Garnered five total points on two goals and an assist against Northwestern (11/3) in Penn State's Big Ten Tournament opener ... Scored two goals against Michigan (11/6) in the Big Ten Championship game ... Notched her 25th goal of the season in a 3-2 loss to UConn (11/13) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... In addition to being named Academic All-Big Ten, she was named a Capital One At-Large Academic All-American Third Team selection and a CoSIDA District II Academic All-American.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010: Earned first-team All-Region and All-Big Ten honors while also garnering second-team All-American accolades after piecing together an outstanding sophomore campaign ... Led the team and ranked third in the conference with 19 goals ... Also chipped in with three assists for a team-high 41 points ... Finished 10th in the nation in goals-per-game after averaging 0.95 per contest ... Also placed 15th nationally with a 2.05 points-per-game average ... One of only two players in the league to post a pair of four-goal performances ... Set a new PSU Field Hockey Complex record with four scores against Monmouth on October 3 ... Capped off the regular season with another four-goal effort against Northwestern on October 29 ... Finished the year with five multi-goal performances ... Opened the year with two against Old Dominion on August 27 and later added two against Lafayette on September 15 and Michigan State on October 8 ... Tallied a goal and two assists in the team's 3-1 victory over West Chester on September 19 ... Scored a goal in both Big Ten Tournament games and earned All-Tournament honors for her performance ... Named to the WomensFieldHockey.com National Honor Roll on September 20 and November 2 ... Also selected as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on August 30 and November 1 ... Earned a spot on the NFHCA National Academic squad as well as the Academic All-Big Ten team for her performance in the classroom.
SUMMER 2010: Selected for the PA Women's High Performance Team that finished as runner-up at the USA Field Hockey Women's National Championship in June.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009: Led the Nittany Lions in points and goals with 18 and eight, respectively ... Also finished with two assists ... All her scoring came in the last 10 games to close out the season ... Finished with a team-best four game-winning goals ... Played in all 20 games, including 11 starts ... Had 61 shots and 34 shots on goal to lead the squad ... Named to both the NFHCA All-Mideast Region First Team and NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Scored all three Penn State goals at the Big Ten Tournament with all coming off penalty corners ... The three goals were tied for the 10th most in Big Ten Tournament history all-time ... Also finished with seven of the team's eight shots ... First-half goal tied the score at one vs. No. 18 Indiana in the Big Ten Semifinals ... Netted two first-half goals against No. 12 Ohio State to lead the Lions to a 2-1 opening round win ... Against No. 8 Michigan State (10/31), came off the bench for the first time in nine games (since 9/23 at Princeton) ... Earned Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week (10/26) after six total points (2g, 2a) against No. 20 Indiana and Pacific ... Had a career game vs. Pacific (10/24), finishing with a career-best five points on two goals and an assist. Also finished with a career-high 10 shots, the most by any Penn State player since Allison Scola had that many vs. Georgetown (9/19/08) ... Tallied first-career assist a day prior at No. 20 Indiana (10/23) ... Recorded a game-high seven shots at Iowa (10/18), including five in the span of 1:33 in a late charge that fell just short ... Scored third goal of the four-game homestand (all game-winners) and recorded a then career-high eight shots (four on goal) vs. Bucknell (10/13) ... Had three shots (one on goal) in fourth straight start, vs. No. 18 Northwestern (10/9) ... Scored go-ahead (and eventual game-winning) goal for second straight game with first half tally vs. Stanford (10/5) ... Was named Penn State's first-ever Big Ten Freshman of the Week (10/5) for game-winning goal against the Buckeyes ... First-career goal was an overtime game-winner in huge 2-1 win over No. 18 Ohio State (10/2) ... Second-career start came in Big Ten opener at Michigan (9/27). Finished with five shots (one on goal) ... Posted two second half shots (both on goal) at No. 7 Princeton (9/23) ... Had three shots as part of Penn State's shooting gallery vs. West Chester (9/20) ... Two shots against defending national champion and No. 1 Maryland (9/12) ... Had first-career shot in home opener vs. Lock Haven (9/4) ... Made collegiate debut on 8/28, starting in season-opener at No. 16 Old Dominion.
HIGH SCHOOL: Competed for four seasons on the field hockey and track & field teams at Lake-Lehman ... Her high school squad was a Wyoming Valley Conference District Finalist in 2005 and Quarterfinalist in 2006-08 ... Team was also a PIAA AA State Quarterfinalist in 2005 and Diamond State Games - U-19 Gold Medal winner in 2006 ... Also made an impact with USA Field Hockey: a USA Field Hockey Olympic Development selection in 2007-09, USA Field Hockey Futures Elite selection from 2005-09, and USA Field Hockey Junior Olympics selection from 2004-06 ... In 2008, was a National Field Hockey Festival A Pool Champion (Pocono) and a National Futures Champion (U-19, Scranton) ... Also participated in a number of tours from 2006-08 - the Holland, Argentina, and Chile Tours ... Played in the Can/Am Games in the summer of 2007 ... Was honored with a number of awards throughout her high school career, including Penn Monto NFHCA First Team All-American in 2007-08 and NFHCA Academic All-American in 2008 ... Was a PIAA First Team All-State selection in 2006-08 and Second Team All-State selection in 2005 ... Finished her senior season as the Wyoming Valley Conference's leading scorer with 28 goals and 12 assists to up her final career totals to 82 goals and 51 assists ... Has also played on four club teams - Pocono (Festival 2003-08), Valley Styx (2003-06), XCalibur (2007-08), and Jersey Intensity (2009) ... Made the Citizen's Voice/WVC Coaches All-Star Team in 2007 and 08 and the Times Leader All-Star Team in 2007 ... Track career included a number of medal finishes, including sixth place in the PIAA AA State medals in the long jump (2006, 07, and 09) ... Holds five school records in track & field ... Member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Full name is Kelsey Taylor Amy ... Born November 10, 1990 in Bristol, Pa. ... The daughter of Richard and Stephanie Amy ... Has a brother, Justin, who graduated from Lock Haven ... Majoring in art.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "As I was driving toward campus for an unofficial visit, I saw the stadium in the distance. I knew it was big, but I didn't realize just how big it really was until I was right next to it. I immediately fell in love with the campus itself. Throughout my visit, as I learned more about the school, the amazing traditions and the opportunities the university had to offer, I just knew this was the place I wanted to be."
Goals: 4, 3x; last vs. Quinnipiac (9/11/11)
Assists: 2, 3x; last vs. Michigan State (10/30/11)
Points: 8, 3x; last vs. Quinnipiac (9/11/11)
Shots: 12 vs. Northwestern (11/3/11)
GETTING TO KNOW KELSEY
Major & Why: Undeclared, but leaning towards art because I like to draw
Favorite Food: Macaroni & Cheese, Spaghettios
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Musical Artist: Li'l Wayne
Favorite Movie: Step Brothers
Favorite TV Show: Grey's Anatomy
Favorite Website: Facebook
Favorite Athlete: Michael Phelps
Childhood Idol: Pink Power Ranger
Hobbies: Drawing, painting sneakers
Biggest Fear: Dying
Teams I'd Like To See Added To The Schedule: North Carolina
Best Player I Ever Played With: Traci Ragukas
Magazine Cover I'd Like To Be On: People
Most Prized Possession: My dog Oscar
Place I'd Like To Visit: Australia
If I Didn't Play Field Hockey, I Would Play: Soccer
If I Had $1 Billion, I Would: Spend some on myself, give some to my family and friends, and anonymously help people who are deserving of it because you can't spend a billion dollars yourself
After Penn State, I Would Like To: Start my own business and live at the beach