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The defending Big Ten Tournament champions are set to face nine NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago; PSU to host defending national champions in regular-season finale
Eight post perfect 4.0 GPAs during 2014-15 academic year
Penn State earns highest overall ranking since 2005 following NCAA Quarterfinal appearance, Big Ten Tournament title
Penn State faces host and second-seeded North Carolina in its NCAA Quarterfinal game on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Coffey, Smucker, Smith and McCormick receive first-team recognition; Mosketti, Lazo land on the second team
Penn State Wins the Big Ten Tournament over Ohio State -- Photos by Ben Solomon
No. 7 Nittany Lions Knock Off Northwestern, 13-10, in Big Ten Semifinals
Photo by Ben Solomon
Appeared in all 18 games, starting one ... Tied for second on the team in game-winning goals (2) and free-position goals (4) ... Fifth on the team in goals (23) and draw controls (12) ... Collected 17 ground balls and eight caused turnovers ... Tallied points in 15 of 18 games ... Started collegiate career on an 11-game scoring streak ... Scored a career-high three goals vs. Loyola Maryland (March 8).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Four-year starting midfielder at C. Milton Wright ... Two-time captain (2012, 2013) ... Three-time first-team all-county selection (2011-13) ... Helped lead the team to four state tournaments, including the 2010 state championship game and three semifinal appearances (2011-13), and three straight conference and regional crowns (2011-13) ... Garnered All-Metro tournament team honors from 2010-13 ... As a senior, earned US Lacrosse All-America honors ... Named a Baltimore Sun Player to Watch ... Named team MVP as a sophomore and junior ... In 2012, earned second-team all-state honors and All-Metro status ... Garnered US Lacrosse High School All-Academic Team laurels ... Honored with second-team all-country recognition as a freshman ... Played for NEMS lacrosse and captured the 2011 and 2012 club national championships ... Named to the 2011 all-tournament team.
Daughter of Richard and Donna Smucker ... Both parents, as well as grandfather, Richard, and aunt, Nancy, attended Penn State ... Has two brothers, Marcus and Jacob ... Brother, Marcus, will enter his junior year at Penn State in fall 2013 ... Plans to major in biology ... Born April 12, 1995.
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