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Penn State women’s lacrosse checks in at No. 6 to start the 2016 season
Penn State earns a preseason rank of No. 6 by Inside Lacrosse; Smucker named Preseason All-America First Team, three other Lions earn third-team recognition
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No. 7 Nittany Lions Knock Off Northwestern, 13-10, in Big Ten Semifinals
Photo by Ben Solomon
AS A JUNIOR IN 2015
Appeared in all 21 games ... Started in 20 games ... Registered 13 points on seven goals and six assists, while playing offense and defense ... Second on team for most draw controls (43)... Third on team for most caused turnovers (16) ... Fifth on team for most ground balls (26) ... Had season-high two assists against Duquesne (Feb. 24), finishing with three points ... Scooped season-high five draw controls at Rutgers (March 28) ... Notched a two-point game in a win over Ohio State (April 4) with a goal and assist ... Forced season-high three turnovers vs. Michigan (April 9) ... Collected season-high four grounders at Cornell (April 14) ... Scored in a free-position goal in a 14-11 NCAA First Round win over Johns Hopkins (May 8).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
Appeared in 18 games, starting 17 in defense ... Collected 16 ground balls, nine caused turnovers, six draw controls, five goals and one assist ... Tallied two goals in a victory over Cornell (April 8) ... Caused a season high two turnovers against Johns Hopkins (May 1) ... Picked up a season-high four ground balls vs. Duquesne (April 25) and Loyola (March 8).
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.
AWAY FROM THE FIELD
Co-recipient of US Lacrosse's 2012 Michael Breschi Scholarship ... Serves as a Junior Board member of the Billy Mock Foundation for childhood brain tumors ... Coaches 2014 girls' lacrosse club teams Philly Blast and PA Express ... Camp lacrosse instructor at 2014 Goal Guardian in Lancaster, Pa. and Philly Blast girls' lacrosse clinics in 2015 ... Member of Penn State's Athletic Director's Leadership Institute (ADLI) and Nittany Lion 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.
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.
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