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The Nittany Lions had 12 team members on the squad for the second-straight season
The Nittany Lions scored two goals in the last five minutes of regulation to force overtime at 3-3
Penn State won its fourth straight match on Sunday and has outscored opponents 15-3 in that span
The Nittany Lions scored four second half goals en route to a comfortable 5-0 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.
No. 1 seed Penn State claims the Big Ten Tournament Championship with a 2-0 victory over No. 3 seed Michigan!
NFHCA National Academic Squad (2010, 2012, 2013)
Academic All-Big Ten (2011, 2012, 2013)
AS A SENIOR IN 2013: Started all 19 games ... Finished the season second on the team with 10 assists and third with 22 points ... Totaled six goals ... Posted her first point of the season with an assist at No. 7 Virginia (9/1) ... Notched at least one point in five-straight contests, starting with a goal and an assist vs. No. 4 UConn (9/8) ... Followed that up with a goal at Lock Haven (9/11), an assist at No. 3 Princeton (9/15), an assist vs. No. 16 Delaware (9/20) and a goal at Lafayette (9/22) ... Totaled a season-high two assists vs. Ohio State (10/11) ... Recorded three points (one goal, one assist) vs. Michigan State (10/19) ... Tallied an assist at No. 19 Iowa (10/25) and found the back of the cage vs. UC Davis (10/26) ... Tied her career high with three points (one goal and one assist) in the NCAA Tournament vs. No. 8 Princeton (11/16) ... 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 in all 21 games she appeared in ... Earned more than 1,000 minutes of playing time for the second-consecutive season (1,167) ... Found the back of the net a career-high six times during the season ... Led the Nittany Lions and was second in the Big Ten in assists with 16 on the year ... Her 28 points match her career-high from her sophomore campaign and ranked her second on the team and ninth in the conference for the 2012 season ... Had a standout two-goal performance against #5 Syracuse in the NCAA Quarterfinals (11/11) ... Tied a career-high in assists for a single game with three against Ohio State in a 3-0 victory (10/19 ... Tallied a multi-point performance in nine games in 2012 ... Honored for second-straight season as an Academic All-Big Ten member ... Named NFHCA National Academic Squad for second time in three seasons.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011: Played and started all 23 games ... Scored four goals on the season and had a team-leading 20 assists ... Finished sixth in the country in assists ... Earned assists in two of her first three contests ... Had three-straight games at No. 13 Princeton (9/8), Quinnipiac (9/11) and at No. 6 Duke (9/17) where she tallied two assists ... Scored her first goal of the season at No. 13 Iowa (9/25) to go along with an assist ... Assisted a career-high three times on goals at No. 15 Indiana (10/7) ... Scored goals in two consecutive games at Bucknell (10/25) and vs. Michigan State (10/30) ... Earned two big assists in the Big Ten title game against Michigan (11/6) ... Tallied an assist in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at No. 5 UConn (11/13) ... Named Academic All-Big Ten for her success in the classroom.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010: Appeared in 17 games during her freshman season, including the final 16 contests of the year ... Scored her first career goal while unloading a season-high three shots during a 4-0 victory over Temple ... Earned a spot on the NFHCA National Academic Squad for her work off the field.
HIGH SCHOOL: One of the all-time leading scorers at Warwick Hill School, finishing career with 54 goals and 25 assists, the second most goals in school history ... Led squad to Lancaster-Lebanon League Finals in 2008, along with three district (2007-09) and one state (2007) qualifiers ... Named first team All-Pennsylvania as both a junior and senior ... Three-time Lancaster-Lebanon League All-Star while earning All-League status the final two seasons.
PERSONAL: Full name is Whitney Brynn Reddig ... Born on June 13, 1991 in Lancaster, Pa. ... Parents are Jan and Rita ... Has a brother, Trey ... Majoring in rehabilitation and human services.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "After visiting Penn State, I absolutely fell in love with everything about it. It felt like home to me. The hockey coaches and team were great. The whole atmosphere of Penn State is impossible to beat."
GETTING TO KNOW WHITNEY
Major & Why: Undeclared
Favorite Food: Cheese popcorn
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Musical Artist: Bob Marley
Favorite Movie: P.S. I Love You
Favorite TV Show: Law & Order SVU
Favorite Website: Facebook
Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Harry Kalas
Favorite Pro Teams: Philadelphia Eagles & Phillies
Favorite Athlete: Chase Utley
Childhood Idol: Allen Iverson
Hobbies: Laying out at the beach and biking
Biggest Fear: Spiders and drowning
Teams I'd Like To See Added To The Schedule: Lehigh and Louisville
Best Player I Ever Played With: Ana Cruz
Magazine Cover I'd Like To Be On: People
Most Prized Possession: Cell phone
Place I'd Like To Visit: Australia
I Wear My Jersey Number Because: I've worn it since freshmen year
If I Didn't Play Field Hockey, I Would Play: Lacrosse
If I Had $1 Billion, I Would: Buy a huge beach house, travel with friends and donate to cancer research
After Penn State, I Would Like To: Find a job, have a family and live down south
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