Award presented to top female collegiate lacrosse player in the nation
PENN STATE CAREER 2011 (Junior): ALC Academic Honor Roll...Academic All-Big Ten...Had her best season as a Nittany Lion, setting career highs in all six major statistical categories while starting all 18 games...Scored 14 goals, including a team-high six off free position opportunities, and tallied two assists (16 points)...Netted two goals against Bucknell (3/2), William & Mary (3/25), and Florida (4/2)...Finished fifth on the team in ground balls with 22, collecting four in two separate games...Totaled 16 draw controls, including a single game career-high five versus Bucknell, and eight caused turnovers.
2010 (Sophomore): ALC Academic Honor Roll...Academic All-Big Ten...Played in 16 games, earning her first career start versus Lafayette (3/24)...Scored four goals on the season, including her career first in the season opening victory over Loyola (2/14)...Totaled seven draw controls and five ground balls.
2009 (Freshman): ALC Academic Honor Roll...Came off the bench to see action in three regular season games, Lafayette (2/18), Mount St. Mary's (3/3), North Carolina (4/5), and in the ALC Championship title game versus Northwestern (5/2).
Eight-time letter winner at Springfield High School (four in lacrosse
and four in volleyball)...Named to the News of Delaware County All-
Star Second Team and received the PAWS spirit award as a sophomore...Led her team to a win in the 2006 District One Championships...Received an All-Delco Honorable Mention and Second Team All Central in 2007...Led the Cougars in 2007 as they went undefeated and became Central League Champions and District One Champions...As a senior, named team captain and MVP...Earned First Team All-Delco, First Team All Central, All-American and Academic All-American honors in 2008... Won the Exemplary Volunteer Award for Community Service...Received All-Galaxy Honorable Mention in 2006 and 2007 for her play in the Ultimate Goal Lacrosse Club.
Born Alyson Blair Adams on January 17, 1990...Parents are Steve and Barb Adams...Has one brother, Drew, who was a three-time ECAC Goalkeeper of the Year honoree at Penn State...Father Steve played soccer for Temple University...Mother Barb played lacrosse for East Stroudsburg...Majoring in communications.