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AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2014: Did not see game action.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013: Did not see game action ... Redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for the Glenelg Country School Dragons ... Led her team to a B Conference Championship in 2010, as well as the 2009 B Conference Final ... A four-year varsity starter, who captained her squad for two years ... Ended her high school career with a .890 save percentage and 33 shutouts ... Named IAAM Conference B All-Star from 2010-12 and named Maryland All-Maryland honorable mention in 2010 and 2012 ... Selected for the Maryland State Senior All-Star Game in 2012 ... Named Baltimore Sun Player to Watch in 2012, as well as earned the Glenelg Country School Coaches Award (2012) and the Glenelg Most Valuable Player Award (2009) ... Three-time Howard County first team (2010-12) ... Named Washington Post All-Met first team in 2012, second team in 2010 and honorable mention in 2011 ... Named Baltimore Sun All-Metro Team second team in 2012, as well as Baltimore Sun Athlete of the Week honorable mention in 2010 ... Leading Goalie Howard Country Times in 2009 and 2012 ... Played for the Washington Wolves, D.C. Dragons and Ocelots Field Hockey Clubs ... Six-year USFHA Futures participant ... Competed at the National Futures Championship from 2009-12 ... Participated at Futures Elite (2012-13), as well as in the AAU Junior Olympics in 2010 ... Attended the National Field Hockey Festival seven out of the past eight years (2005-06, 2008-12) ... Competed at the Disney Showcase (2008-13), the National Indoor Tournament (2008, 2010-12), the California Cup (2004-07) and the Disney AAU (2005-07) ... Lettered one year in indoor track.
PERSONAL: Full name is Sarah Mae Bates ... Born on June 8, 1994 in Highland, Md. ... Parents are Roy and Kimberly ... Has two brothers, Justin and Pierce ... Selected for the 2013 St. Bernard's Project in New Orleans ... Currently undeclared on a major.
BATES ON PENN STATE: "Penn State has everything I want in a college. Its long-standing traditions, school spirit, field hockey program and challenging academics immediately pulled me in. Having played with the same girls since I was six, a family atmosphere is important to me. Once I met the team and coaches, I knew that this is where I wanted to be."