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Field Hockey team tops conference with 16 honorees; Big Ten Champion football team leads Nittany Lions with 19 recipients
Nittany Lions have had 12 honorees for three-straight seasons
NFHCA National Academic Squad (2014, 2015)
AS A JUNIOR IN 2016: Put up three shots in the 6-2 win against Old Dominion (8/26)… Scored one goal in the 3-0 win against No. 5 Virginia (8/28)… Put up one shot in the 8-1 win against Temple (9/2)…Scored two goals in the 3-1 win against No.9 Albany (9/4)... Scored one goal in the win 4-1 win against Lock Haven (9/11)... Scored two goals in the 9-1 win against Bucknell (9/13)... Posted one shot in the 4-3 win against Iowa (9/16).. scored two goals and put up four shots in the 7-0 win against Ball State (9/17)... Scored one goal and posted four shots in the 5-3 loss against Northwestern (9/23)... Saw action in the 3-1 win against Michigan (9/25)... Saw action in the 4-1 win against Michigan State (9/30)... Posted one shot in the 4-2 win against No. 11 Princeton... scored one goal in the 2-0 win against Ohio State (10/06)... Saw action in the 5-4 loss against No. 6 Maryland (10/16)... Posted two shots in the 4-1 win against Rutgers (10/21)... Posted one one shot in the 3-2 win against Indiana (10/28)...scored one shot in the 3-1 win against indana to advance to the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament (11/03)...Saw action 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)... Saw action in the 2-1 loss to No. 14 Princeton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (11/12)
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015: Saw action in all 19 games, starting two contest... scored four goals, including two against Virginia during opening weekend.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014: Saw the field in two games ... Played in a 5-0 win at Drexel (10/3) and a 4-0 victory at Quinnipiac (9/7) ... Recorded a shot against the Bobcats.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year selection on Futures Elite in 2011 and 2012 ... Member of the Futures Elite Championship team in 2012 ... Played in the Junior Olympics in 2011 ... Participated in the National Futures Championships from 2009-11 ... Lettered for four seasons at the Tatnall School under head coach Jackie Ciconte ... Selected as a team captain as a junior and senior ... Honored as first team All-State as a junior and senior and second team All-State as a freshman and sophomore ... Four-time first team All-Independence Conference selection ... Guided Tatnall to its first Independent Conference title in school history in 2013 ... Reached the state semifinals as a senior ... Received the Team Sportsmanship Award in 2012 ... Played in the Blue-Gold All-Star Game in 2013 ... Played at the club level on X-Calibur FHC ... Helped guide the team to a second place finish at the National Individual Tournament in pool A in 2013 ... Finished second at the National Festival in pool A in 2012 and 2013 ... A member of the National Club Championships U-19 second place finisher in 2012 ... Also lettered in lacrosse at Tatnall.
PERSONAL: Full name is Shay Noelle Cannon ... Born on December 22, 1995 in Wilmington, Del. ... Parents are Mark and Patricia Cannon ... Has two brothers, Garrett and Chad ... Father, Mark, played football at the University of Delaware ... Currently undecided on major.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "From the moment I stepped on campus, I knew Penn State was the school for me! From the excellent academics to the indescribable school spirit, Penn State embodies my ideal university. I am excited to fulfill my dream and play for this Top 10 program! I look forward to my future as a Nittany Lio