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Theresa Bucci
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Theresa Bucci

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hudson, Ohio

High School:
Hudson

Height:
5-8

Position:
M


PENN STATE CAREER
2009 (Junior): Selected Second Team All-ALC for the second consecutive year...ALC Academic Honor Roll...Academic All-Big Ten...In the starting line-up for all 17 games...Finished the season sixth on the team in goals (18) and points (22)...Scored two goals in six different games...Posted a season-high four points (2 goals, 2 assists) in 14-10 win over Lehigh (4/8)...Also had three-point games (2 goals, 1 assist) in victories against Williams & Mary (3/28) and Ohio State (4/19)...Among the team leaders in ground balls (21) and caused turnovers (10)...Totaled eight draw controls.

2008 (Sophomore): Named to the ALC Second Team...Started all 17 games...Tied for fourth on the team with 17 goals...Finished second on the team with 14 caused turnovers...Scored two goals against Virginia (3/7), Vanderbilt (3/23), Maryland (4/4), and Northwestern (4/13)...Tied a season best three points (1 goal, 2 assists) against Ohio State (4/20)...Notched 16 ground balls and 11 draw controls.

2007 (Freshman): Appeared in 16 games, earning three starts...Was first among freshman with six assists and second with nine goals...Tallied a season-best three points (2 goals, 1 assist) in 20-7 victory over Temple (3/20)...Also netted two goals against Maryland (4/8)...Totaled eight ground balls, five draw controls, and four caused turnovers.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB
Led the Hudson (Ohio) H.S. Explorers to a 10-3 record as a senior...Named Yours Truly Athlete of the Week and was an All-American nominee in senior season...Honored on All-Western Reserve Conference First Team and was selected offensive MVP at Hudson...Earned Most Improved Player honors as a sophomore...Earned four varsity letters in lacrosse and soccer and one in basketball...Honored as second team All-Galaxy League (2005)...Received honorable mention All-Galaxy League recognition...Played for the X-Team Lacrosse Club.

PERSONAL
Born Theresa Rose Bucci to parents David and Kathleen on April 21, 1988...Has a sister, Tina, and a brother, Nick, who played football for Division III power Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

QUOTING COACH ISIDOR
"Theresa is the ultimate midfielder because of her athleticism and experience on both ends of the field. Her leadership both on and off the field will be invaluable to our success this season. We are excited to see what she will do in her senior season at Penn State."

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