Penn State hosts Bucknell, Lock Haven and Cornell in Spring Tournament
Penn State leads all Big Ten institutions in Fall honorees
Nittany Lion season comes to a close following Big Ten title and NCAA quarterfinals
Penn State ends 2012 season with 18-4 record
Penn State to face Syracuse on Sunday at 2 p.m.
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.
9/23/12 Field Hockey vs. Michigan
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011: Put together a stellar freshman campaign, scoring 10 goals and four assists for a total of 24 points ... Tallied her first career assist at Virginia (8/28) in a 3-0 victory over the third-ranked Cavaliers ... Earned her second assist of the season in a 6-1 victory over Quinnipiac (9/11) ... Scored her first career goal against Virginia Commonwealth (9/18) to go along with one assist ... Tallied a goal for the second consecutive game against Temple (9/22) ... Began a stretch of four-straight games of scoring goals against Northwestern (10/1), where she netted the game-winner in overtime ... Turned in a two goal performance against the Wildcats in Penn State's Big Ten Tournament opening round game ... Scored the game-winner against Northeastern (11/12) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Was named to the Gladiator Division I National Academic Squad.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-year varsity letter winner and starter at James Monroe High School under head coach Jamie Harris Tierney...Was named the Virginia State High School Player of the Year for the AA/A class her senior year...Led her team to being runner up in the Virginia State High School Tournament in 2010....Was also named All-Area Athlete of the Year by Free Lance Star...Led the district in scoring her senior year with 29 goals and 16 assists...Was a three-time First Team All-State performer...Also earned letters in soccer, track and field, basketball and tennis.
PERSONAL: Full name is Lauren "Taylor" Herold...Born on December 2, 1992 in Fairfax, Va...Parents are Dave and Tammye Herold...Has an older brother, Colby (28), and a younger brother, Lawson (12)...Father played football at the University of Virginia (1979-81)...Plans on majoring in Sports Management.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "I chose Penn State first and foremost because of the people and for its tradition of academic and athletic excellence. When I first stepped foot on campus, I could see myself walking around with a backpack going to class. After meeting with the Coaches and the girls on the team it immediately felt like home away from home. The atmosphere at Penn State is filled with pride and family. I knew it was the right choice."