Nine student athletes named to National Academic Squad
Big Ten Champion Penn State finishes season with 17-6 record
Six seniors will be recognized prior to game
Penn State looking to make it 10 in a row
Penn State improves to 16-2 all-time against Lafayette
AS A JUNIOR IN 2010: Saw action in all but one game during the 2011 season ... Made her first career start during Penn State's thrilling 1-0 victory over No. 5 Princeton on October 24 ... Posted three assists during the year ... Helped set up Penn State's goal early in the second half against No. 5 UConn on September 3, which momentarily evened the score at one ... Added two more assists during the Nittany Lions' 7-2 victory over Monmouth on October 3 ... Provided assistance on back-to-back goals during a seven-minute stretch, which helped cap off an incredible six-goal surge in the first half ... Uncorked a shot in four straight appearances from September 15-26, including a pair of blasts against Lafayette ... Earned NFHCA National Academic honors and a spot on the Academic All-Big Ten team for her efforts in the classroom.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009: Played in eight games while scoring two goals (on only three shots) in limited action ... Saw action against Pacific (10/24) and at Iowa (10/18) ... Played for the first time in the early October four-game homestand, seeing key minutes vs. Bucknell (10/13) ... Netted second goal in as many home games, vs. West Chester (9/20). Finished with a career-high two shots in that game ... Played second half minutes off the bench vs. No. 5 Connecticut (9/5), scoring first-career goal to cut the Huskies' lead to 2-1 ... Made season debut at No. 6 Virginia (8/30) ... Also played at Michigan (9/27) and American (9/13) ... Named both an Academic All-Big Ten and NFHCA National Academic honoree.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008: Played in three games, recording one shot ... Had a shot in first collegiate game vs. Georgetown (9/19) ... Also played vs. Lafayette (10/1) and at conference foe Northwestern (10/19) ... Named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad.
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time All-State selection, McCartin led the Hatboro-Horsham Hatters to Suburban One League Championships in 2005 and 2006 as well as state playoff appearances in 2004 and 2005 ... A four-time All-Conference selection ... Earned All-Intelligencer Team honors ... Earned a National Festival Gold Medal three times ... National Futures for three years ... Named Hatboro-Horsham's Most Athletic Female as a senior ... Captained the field hockey and lacrosse teams in final season ... Also earned All-Conference accolades for lacrosse from 2004-07 and helped propel the team to a 2007 league championship.
PERSONAL: Full name is Casey Leigh McCartin ... Born on October 24, 1989 in Horsham, Pa. ... Parents are Thomas and Megan McCartin ... Has a younger sister, Kelly (18) ... Two aunts, Patricia and Colleen, and uncle John all attended Penn State ... Communication science and disorders major.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "I chose Penn State not only for the great academics and athletics, but also to be a part of the Penn State tradition. Once you're a `Penn Stater', you're always a `Penn Stater.'"
GETTING TO KNOW CASEY