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PENN STATE CAREER
2009 (Junior): ALC Academic Honor Roll...Academic All-Big Ten... Established herself as one of the conference's top defensive players in junior season...Started all 13 games in which she appeared...Missed the final four games of the season with a knee injury...Earned ALC Defensive Player of the Week honors and womenslacrosse.com National Honor Roll recognition for spearheading a defensive that allowed just 11 goals and caused 24 turnovers in wins over Bucknell (2/18) and Colgate (2/25)...Led PSU with 23 caused turnovers...Ranked first in the ALC and 20th nationally in caused turnovers per game (1.77)...Tied for fourth on the team with 26 ground balls.
2008 (Sophomore): Appeared in 15 games and earned 10 starts...Led the team in caused turnovers, totaling 25...Finished second on the team in ground balls with 21...Earned her first career assists with two against Northwestern (5/3) during the second round of the ALC Championship.
2007 (Freshman): Came off the bench to see playing time in three games.
Captain and team MVP of 12-4 Garrison Forest H.S. Grizzlies in her senior season...Named First Team All-Conference (IAAM) as a senior...Led the Grizzlies in ground balls in sophomore and junior seasons...Led the Grizzlies in forced turnovers as a freshman...Earned four letters in both lacrosse and basketball, starting all four years in both sports...Played for the Skywalkers club team in Baltimore.
Margo H. Josephs was born on September 17, 1988 in Philadelphia, Pa. to parents Marty Josephs and Lydia Hammer...Sister, Aly, played lacrosse for Northwestern, winning three national championships (2005-07)...Father, Marty, ran track at the University of Maryland.
QUOTING COACH ISIDOR
"While Margo has been sidelined most of the off-season with an ACL injury, she has provided invaluable leadership and feedback to her teammates, especially the younger players. As a captain and the lone senior, besides goalie Steph Ellis in the backfield, we will rely on her smarts and experience to lead our defensive unit."
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