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The No. 6 ranked and fourth-seeded Nittany Lions begin their quest for a return trip to the Final Four on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament
Penn State duo become sixth and seventh players in program history to make the top-25 list
Second-seeded Penn State (11-5) awaits the winner of No. 3 seed Northwestern or No. 6 seed Michigan for a Friday night Big Ten Semifinal
Madison Cyr, Purvis earn All-ALC First Team honors; McCormick, Mosketti named to second team
Nittany Lions among 123 conference honorees
PENN STATE CAREER
2011 (Junior): Emerged as one of the nation's top goalkeepers in first season as a starter...Named ALC Goalkeeper of the Year...Recognized on All-ALC First Team...Received IWLCA First Team All-West/Midwest Region honors...Two-time ALC Defensive Player of the Week (3/21, 4/25)...Honored as womenslacrosse.com National Defensive Player of the Week (3/21)... ALC Academic Honor Roll...Academic All-Big Ten...Started all 18 games, totaling 1,037:40 in goal...Led the ALC in save percentage (.466) and ranked first on the team and second in the conference in ground balls (47)...Compiled a 9.95 goals against average, ranking fourth in the ALC and 29th nationally...Recorded 150 saves, making a single game career-high 15 in a first round ALC Championship win over Johns Hopkins (5/5)...Registered 14 saves in an 11-10 overtime victory over rival Ohio State (4/17)...Totaled seven caused turnovers.
2010 (Sophomore): Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient...Academic All-Big Ten...ALC Academic Honor Roll...Appeared in six games, accumulating 125:48 in goal...Against 51 shots, recorded 20 saves (.513 save percentage) and allowed 19 goals against (9.06 goals against average)...Totaled eight ground balls and three caused turnovers.
2009 (Freshman): ALC Academic Honor Roll...Appeared in five games, totaling 89:22 in goal...Against 27 shots, recorded 11 saves (.579 save percentage) and allowed eight goals (5.37 goals against average)...Collected one ground ball.
Three-time letter winner at Mercy High School...Named Mercy's MVP both junior and senior years...Named to the IAAM A Conference All-Star team in 2007 and 2008... Named to the 2007 Baltimore Sun All-City Team One, Metro Team Two, 2007 Baltimore Examiner All-Metro Team Two and Towson Times All Star Team One...Recognized on Inside Lacrosse Rising Senior watch list 2007...Named to the 2007 and 2008 Baltimore/Washington High School Tewaaraton watch list...Selected team captain and averaged 10.6 GAA as a senior...Received the 2008 C. Markland Kelly Award for Athletic Service at Mercy...Named to the 2008 Under Armour All-American High School Team...Selected as the Baltimore Sun All Baltimore City Player of the Year in 2008...Honored on the Baltimore Sun All Baltimore City Team One and the Baltimore Sun All Metro Team Two in 2008... Played club lacrosse for ROME 2008 in Baltimore, Md.
Born Dana Elizabeth Cahill on February 25, 1990...Parents are Bob and Elizabeth Cahill...Has a younger brother named Emmett...Majoring in advertising and public relations.