Nittany Lions secure first 13-win season since 1999; Fernandez tallies 100th career goal
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013 ALC Academic Honor Roll ... Started all 21 games ... Finished the season tied for second on the team in free position goals (five) ... Notched 18 goals, 17 caused turnovers, 14 ground balls and one assist ... Collected season-high three goals in a 16-11 victory against then-No. 2 Florida ... Drew a charge, which led to the game-winning goal, in Penn State's win against Johns Hopkins that clinched a share of the program's first ALC regular-season championship ... Co-recipient of US Lacrosse's 2012 Michael Breschi Scholarship ... Served as a Junior Board member of the Billy Mock Foundation for childhood brain tumors ...Coached 2014 girls' lacrosse club team SEPA (Southeastern Pennsylvania) ... Member of Penn State's Athletic Director's Leadership Institute (ADLI).
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB Four-year standout at Garnet Valley High School ... As a senior, posted 66 goals and 44 assists to lead the team to a 24-3 record and its second straight PIAA state and central league championships ... Earned US Lacrosse All-America honors in 2012 and 2011 ... Selected as Philadelphia Inquirer'sPlayer of the Year and Phillylacrosse.com's Co-Player of the Year in 2012 ... Member of Under Armour All-America and Champion/US Lacrosse All-America teams in 2012 ... Named First Team All-Delco and All-Central League in her junior and senior years ... Tabbed one of the top 10 freshman recruits in the nation by ESPN's 2012 high school rankings ... Ranked No. 1 defender in the nation and No. 2 player overall in ESPN's 2011 high school rankings ... Tabbed to Inside Lacrosse's College Freshmen to Watch list in 2012 ... Played club lacrosse for six years with Brandywine Majors Select.
PERSONAL Daughter of Dan and Terri Heavens ... Father, Dan, played football at West Chester University and mother, Terri, played lacrosse and field hockey at Temple ... Has two older sisters, Meredith and Courtney ... Has six relatives who attended Penn State ... Also played basketball and soccer at Garnet Valley ... Captained both squads ... Named the recipient of the Garnet Valley Class of 2012's Athletic Excellence Award and Reach 211 Award for community service ... Born Sept. 14, 1993 in Aston, Pa.