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The Nittany Lions had 12 team members on the squad for the second-straight season
Penn State's Jenna Chrismer and Lauren Purvis each scored in the 2-0 win over the Bison
The Nittany Lions' six goals are the most the team has scored this season
The Nittany Lions snapped the Tigers' 17-match winning streak in Sunday's 4-3 victory
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.
9/23/12 Field Hockey vs. Michigan
Second Team All-Big Ten (2011)
NFHCA Second Team All-Region (2011)
NFHCA National Academic Squad (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Academic All-Big Ten (2011, 2012, 2013)
AS A SENIOR IN 2013: One of seven Nittany Lions to start all 19 games ... Tallied five goals and one assist for 11 points ... Posted five points in a three-game span, scoring a goal at No. 4 UConn (9/8), an assist at Lock Haven (9/11) and a goal at No. 3 Princeton (9/15) ... Posted a goal in back-to-back games vs. Ohio State (10/11) and at Bucknell (10/13), including the game-winner vs. the Buckeyes ... Found the back of the cage at Michigan (11/1) ... Named to the Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2012: Played and started all 22 games for the Nittany Lions ... Logged over 1,000 minutes for the second-straight season (1,099) ... Totaled 11 points on the campaign, her third consecutive year of 10-plus points ... Scored four goals on just 14 shot attempts on the season ... Tallied a career-high three assists during her junior year ... 12-of-14 shots were on-goal for a percentage of .857, the best on the team for any player with a minimum of 10 attempts ... Scored her first goal of the year in the season-opening 5-2 win over No. 3 Old Dominion (8/24) and followed with a goal in 3-2 win over No. 8 Virginia (8/26) ... Totaled a season-high three points in a 6-1 victory over No. 21 Michigan State (10/27) ... PSU went an undefeated 4-0 in games she recorded a goal ... Placed on the NFHCA National Academic Squad for the third-straight season ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the second season in a row.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011: Started all 23 games for the Nittany Lions, scoring five goals and assisting on two ... Earned second team All-Big Ten laurels for her stellar play in the midfield ... Claimed second team NFHCA All-Mideast Region honors ... Early in the season, scored goals in two consecutive contests ... Scored her first goal of the season in a 3-0 victory at No. 3 Virginia (8/28) ... Garnered a goal in her second-straight game at Lock Haven (9/2) ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory at No. 6 Duke (9/17) ... Contributed with a goal in a 4-0 victory vs. Temple (9/22) ... Scored Penn State's first of three goals at No. 13 Iowa (9/25) ... Tallied two assists at No. 16 Northwestern (10/1) ... Was named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad and Academic All-Big Ten for her success in the classroom.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010: Started all 20 games during her freshman campaign and finished the year ranked fourth on the squad with five goals and 12 points ... Led all PSU freshmen in goals and points, while tying Brittany Grzywacz for the lead with two assists ... Tallied the first point of her career with an assist against No. 16 Old Dominion (8/27) in the season opener ... Added her second assist and first career goal two weeks later against Lock Haven (9/12), setting up Grzywacz with a goal, which opened the scoring in the first half, before taking a feed from her fellow freshman to cap the scoring midway through the second half ... Posted scores in three straight contests from September 18-24 ... Added a first-half goal against Temple (9/18), which helped seal head coach Charlene Morett's historic 400th career victory ... Added another goal one day later against fellow intrastate foe West Chester (9/19) before wrapping up the scoring surge with the lone goal during Penn State's 1-0 victory over Indiana (9/24) in the Big Ten opener ... Continued to haunt the Hoosiers after posting the game-winner during a 4-0 victory against IU in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament (11/4) ... Selected to the NFHCA National Academic Squad for her performance in the classroom ... Appeared in four games and scored a goal for the Penn State women's lacrosse team during the spring.
HIGH SCHOOL: Standout in both field hockey and lacrosse at Hatboro-Horsham High (four-year starter in both), garnering endless honors and awards, including first team All-America (2009), first team All-Pennsylvania (2008-09), second team All-Pennsylvania (2007), "Player of the Year 2009" Suburban One (Cont. Div), first team All-League (2007-09) and first team All-Philly Region (2009) ... Team captain and MVP as a senior ... Team's Rookie of the Year in 2006 ... Led squad in scoring as a freshman, junior and senior ... Hatboro-Horsham made the District 1 Playoffs all four years, including a run to the finals (2006) and quarterfinals (2008) ... State quarterfinalist and Suburban One League Champ in 2006 ... Member of the U.S. U-19 National Squad, USA Women's National Indoor Team, Olympic Development Select and Futures Elite ... National Champ at US Festival (Pool A) in 2009 & 2005... Indoor National Champions in 2009... Selected for Junior High Performance (N.J.), a level of USA Field Hockey for the summer ... Two-sport standout as a three-time All-American in lacrosse, earning honorable mention in 2008 while cracking the first team in 2009 & 2010 ... 2010 Suburban One (Continental Division) Lacrosse Player of the Year ... One of only three players from Pennsylvania to be named an Under Armour Lacrosse All-American in 2010... Three-time team MVP owns the all-time single-season scorinrecord at Hatboro-Horsham (91 goals, 38 assists) ... Academic All-American in both field hockey and lacrosse ... A member of the National Honor Society and Distinguished Honor Roll ... Named a finalist for lacrosse's Heather Leigh Albert National Schoolgirl Award presented to the most outstanding player in athletic ability and spirit at the National Tournament... Also voted the Homecoming Queen and HHHS Athlete of the Year
PERSONAL: Full name is Lauren Jane Purvis ... Born on April 20, 1992 in Abington, Pa. ... Parents are Ed and Sue ... Sister, Jenny, played field hockey at PSU ... Family has strong ties to Penn State Athletics: Mother played field hockey at Penn State from 1977-79, aunt played field hockey at Penn State from 1971-73, while grandfather ran track/cross country from 1949-51 ... Also plays varsity lacrosse at Penn State ... Majoring in kinesiology.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "Penn State has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I grew up going to football games and visiting family who were once students, but now reside in State College. I chose Penn State not only because of the school's great spirit and tradition, but also for the wonderful college town atmosphere. I come from a family full of Happy Valley lovers and I'm so glad I will be joining them."
GETTING TO KNOW LAUREN
Major & Why: Kinesiology - Interesting major w/ lots of career choices
Favorite Food: Chicken Parm Sandwich
Favorite Color: Turquoise
Favorite Musical Artist: Dave Matthews Band
Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings
Favorite TV Show: That 70's Show
Favorite Website: Facebook
Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Harry Kalas
Favorite Pro Teams: Philadelphia Flyers
Favorite Athlete: Christiano Ronaldo
Childhood Idol: Mia Hamm
Hobbies: Playing/watching sports and hanging with my dog Bailey
Biggest Fear: Fish in the Ocean
Team I'd Like To See Added To The Schedule: Cal-Berkley
Best Player I Ever Played With: My sister
Magazine Cover I'd Like To Be On: Sports Illustrated
Most Prized Possession: My stuffed animals, especially Skip and Duke
Place I'd Like To Visit: Australia
I Wear My Jersey Number Because: I like even numbers
If I Didn't Play Field Hockey, I Would Play: Lacrosse
If I Had $1 Billion, I Would: Buy a house on the beach, two Lab puppies, take all my friends and family to Hawaii on a three-week vacation and donate the rest to cancer research and the SPCA
After Penn State, I Would Like To: Have a great career, start a family and travel