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Moira Putsch
Moira  Putsch

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Media, Pa.

High School:
Academy of Notre Dame

Last College:
Maryland

Height:
5-5

Position:
F

Major:
Communications


12/13/2016

Seventy-Eight Student-Athletes Earn Fall Academic All-Big Ten Accolades

Field Hockey team tops conference with 16 honorees; Big Ten Champion football team leads Nittany Lions with 19 recipients

CAREER HONORS
2016 All-Big Ten First-Team
2016 NFHCA All-Mideast Region First-Team
2016 All-American Second-Team
2016 NCAA leader in assists per game
Member of the U.S. National U-21 Team in June 2013, 2014 and 2015; 2015-16
Member of the 2012-13 U.S. National Under-19 Team
NFHCA All-Region First Team (2014)
Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2014)
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (9/16/14; 9/30/14; 10/7/14; 11/4/14)

AS A JUNIOR IN 2016: Posted two goals and two assists in the 6-2 win against Old Dominion (8/26)… Posted one assist in the 3-0 win against No. 5 Virginia (8/28)… two goals and one assist in the 8-1 win against Temple (9/2). Put up two shots in the 3-1 win against Albany ( 9/4)... Scored one goal in the 4-1 win against Lock Haven... Posted one assist in the 9-1 win against Bucknell (9/13)... Scored two goals and posted two assists in the 4-3 win against Iowa (9/16)... posted three assists and one shot in the 7-0 win against Ball State ( 9/17)... Scored two goals in the 5-3 loss against No. 11 Northwestern (9/23)... Earned two assists in the 3-1 win over No. 8 Michigan (9/25)... Scored one goal and posted two assists in the 4-1 win against Michigan State ( 9/30)... Scored one goal and posted one shot in the 4-2 win against No. 11 Princeton... scored one goal and posted seven shots in the 2-0 win against Ohio State (10/06)... Posted one shot and scored one goal in the 5-4 loss against No. 6 Maryland (10/16)... posted four shots and scored one goal in the 4-1 win against Rutgers (10/21)... Scored one goal and posted one assist in the 3-2 win against Indiana (10/28)...posted seven shots and earned one assist in the 3-1 win against Indiana to advance to the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament (11/03)...scored one goal in the 1-0 win against Michigan to advance to the Championships of the Big Ten Tournament (11/04)... Saw action in the 2-1 win against Maryland to win the Big Ten Tournament (11/06)... Posted four shots and earned one assist in the 2-1 loss to No. 14 Princeton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament  (11/12)

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015: Did not see game action ... Redshirt season.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014 (MARYLAND):
Saw action in all 23 games and started in 22 ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and to the NFHCA All-Region First Team … Tied for third on the team in scoring with 33 points on 12 goals and nine assists … Scored first career goal in 63rd minute vs. Northeastern (Aug. 31) ... Notched first assist in 22nd minute vs. Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 7) ... Scored Terps' first and second goals in 3-0 win over Drexel (Sept. 13) ... Added an assist in Terps' 3-0 win over No. 16 Temple (Sept. 14) ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Sept. 16) ... Scored Terps' second goal at No. 15 Northwestern that tied the game in the 45th minute off a rebound on a penalty corner (Sept. 20) ... Scored in the 46th minute for Terps' fourth goal and added an assist on their second goal in 4-2 win at No. 18 Michigan State (Sept. 28) ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Sept. 30) ... Scored Maryland's third goal off a pass from Gerzabek and assisted to Gerzabek just before that in a 6-0 win over Ohio State (Oct. 3) ... Added Terps' second goal in eventual 3-1 win over No. 18 Old Dominion (Oct. 5) ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Oct. 7) ... Scored Terps' seventh goal in 9-0 rout of Pennsylvania off a penalty corner in the 40th minute (Oct. 12) ... Added Maryland's third goal in 4-0 win over Rutgers (Oct. 19) ... Scored twice and added an assist in Terps' 8-1 rout of American (Oct. 29) … Picked up two assists in Terps’ Big Ten Tournament debut win vs. Ohio State (Nov. 6) … Scored Maryland’s second goal and picked up another assist in 5-1 win over Princeton in the NCAA First Round (Nov. 15) … Part of team that won first Big Ten championship in school history.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: Named to the USA Field Hockey Under-21 Team in June 2013, 2014 and 2015 and for the 2015-16 season…named to U.S. Under-19 Team for 2012-13 and competed with the U.S. in a tour of Holland.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played four years of varsity field hockey at the Academy of Notre Dame … Team went 80-8-1 in her four years … She scored 140 goals and tallied 79 assists in her career … Served as captain her senior year and scored 54 goals and notched 29 assists, both of which set school and Delaware County records … As a junior, she scored 45 goals with 25 assists … Team won league championship in her freshman, junior and senior seasons … Team won Pennsylvania Independent State championship in sophomore and senior seasons … Named a NFHCA All-American as a junior and senior … Made the NFHCA All-America First Team as a senior and Second Team as a junior … Also named first-team Pennsylvania All-Region, Southeastern Pennsylvania Player of the Year and Delaware County Player of the Year in both her junior and senior seasons … Named first-team All-Delaware County, first-team All-Inter-Ac League, and first-team All-Main Line in all four years of her career … Played for WC Eagles club … Club team won its NIT pool in 2010, 2011 and 2013, NCC championship in 2012 and 2013, Disney championship in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and won Festival title in 2009, 2010, 2011 … Won silver at the Chinese National Youth Championships.

PERSONAL: Moira Ann Putsch ... daughter of Eric and Judy Putsch ... Has three older siblings - Erin, Chris and John ... Father played club ice hockey at Penn State … Sister, Erin (2011), and brother, Chris (2013), graduated from Penn State ... Business major ... Intends to become a successful entrepreneur.

ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: “I chose Penn State because I think it is one of the most unique and special places in the world. I think choosing Penn State wasn't just about selecting a prestigious school and a top field hockey program but a choice to be part of a family and community that I will have for the rest of my life.

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