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Penn State received a fifth place preseason ranking and Smucker, Lazo, Carter, Schmitt and O'Donnell landed on preseason All-America teams in Inside Lacrosse's 2017 Face-Off Yearbook
Katie O'Donnell joins Erika Spilker and Abby Smucker as Nittany Lion Captains for 2017 season
Penn State (13-6) looks to reach a 10th NCAA Semifinal when it hosts seventh-seeded Penn (15-4) on Saturday at Noon
AS A SENIOR IN 2016
tarted in 16 of her 20 games played as a defender … collected 21 ground balls while causing ten turnovers and securing seven draw controls … secured two ground balls in the season opener against Lehigh (February 12) … had three ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers against Princeton (March 16) … grabbed three ground balls in the Elite Eight against Penn (5/21) … was named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team.
Missed the season due to injury ... Named to Academic All-Big Ten Team.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
Started in all 18 games ... Notched 16 ground balls, seven caused turnovers and six draw controls ... Picked up a season-high four ground balls vs. Michigan (March 23) ... Caused a season-high two turnovers vs. Vanderbilt (March 15) ... Named to Academic All-Big Ten Team.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
ALC Academic Honor Roll ... Appeared in 18 games, starting one ... Scored two goals ... Recorded eight ground balls, five draw controls and two caused turnovers.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Four-year starter at Severna Park High School ... Helped lead the Falcons to three 4A Region and state championships (2009, 2011-12) ... Served as team captain as a senior ... Named Second Team All-Anne Arundel County ... Recovered from an ACL injury in Oct. 2010 to lead Severna Park to the 2011 state title and a 16-3 record ... As a sophomore, received Second Team All-Anne Arundel County honors as the team went 16-1 and captured a district championship ... Also a four-year starter on the girls' soccer team ... Was a three-time All-Anne Arundel County member ... Two-year captain as the team reached the state semifinals in both seasons.
Daughter of Jeff and Eva Spilker ... Has three younger siblings, Logan, Rachel and Lilly ... Born Aug. 27, 1994 in Baltimore, Md.