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Six student-athletes land on IWLCA Division I Academic Honor Roll
School Record 145 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees among Spring/At-Large Sports
Nittany Lions finish in the top-4 for the second-consecutive season after earning a No. 4 ranking in the final poll of 2016
Junior classmates Maggie Gallagher and Katie O'Donnell were named to the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championships All-Tournament Team as announced Sunday afternoon
Penn State concludes season in the NCAA National Semifinals for the second-consecutive season
The No. 7 Penn State women's lacrosse team fell, 11-8, in the NCAA Quarterfinals at No. 2 UNC. Photos by Spencer Herlong.
Penn State Wins the Big Ten Tournament over Ohio State -- Photos by Ben Solomon
No. 7 Nittany Lions Knock Off Northwestern, 13-10, in Big Ten Semifinals Photo by Ben Solomon
AS A JUNIOR IN 2017
2017 IWLCA Second-Team All-American
2017 IWLCA First-Team All-Region
2017 All-Big Ten
Started all 21 games in 2017 scoring 65 goals while adding six assists for 71 points … added 33 ground balls and 21 caused turnovers … scored at least one goal in all 21 games including 16 multi-goal games … averaged 3.38 points and 3.10 goals per game … named to the 2017 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championships All-Tournament Team … opened the season with a career-high five goals and six points during a win against Albany (Feb. 4) … scored four goals during a victory against Lehigh (Feb. 18) … notched four goals duirna road win at Loyola (Mar. 4) … tied her career-high with six points on four goals and two assists in a loss to Colorado (Mar. 12) … scored four times in a victory against Rutgers (Mar. 18) … had three goals and one assist against Princeton (Mar. 21) … scored four times while adding five ground balls in a victory over Virginia (Apr. 8) … tied her career-high with five goals in three straight contests against Northwestern (Apr. 13), Maryland (Apr. 20) and Michigan (Apr. 30) … scored four goals in an NCAA Tournament victory over JMU (May 14) … registered a hat trick in a NCAA Quarterfinal win against Princeton (May 21) … had four goals in an NCAA Tournament semifinal loss to Maryland (May 26).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2016
Started in 20 of her 21 games played scoring 46 goals and adding four assists for 50 points while scooping up 27 ground balls and controlling 25 draws … scored multiple-goals in 15 of the 21 games on the season … opened the season on a ten game scoring streak … scored twice against Lehigh in the season opener (February 12) … found the back of the net four times while adding one assist against Duquesne (February 20) … scored twice and added an assist with three draws against Virginia (February 27) … collected a hat-trick against Loyola-Maryland (March 5) … added another three-goal game against Vanderbilt (March 12) … scored twice on free-position shots during a win against Princeton (March 16) … collected a pair of goals at Stanford (March 20) … registered another hat-trick while adding an assist and three ground balls against Drexel (March 30) … scored four times at Ohio State (April 9) … netted three goals in a win at Michigan (April 17) … potted four scores with an assist against Northwestern (April 23) … collected three goals in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against Winthrop (May 13) … erupted for a season-high five goals during a Sweet Sixteen match-up against Florida (May 15) … tallied one score in the National Semifinals against North Carolina (May 27) … named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and to the Academic All-Big Ten Team.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015
Appeared in all 21 games, starting six ... Led all freshmen with 39 points on 31 goals and eight assists ... Collected 23 ground balls and caused nine turnovers ... Third on the team in shots (67) ... Fourth on the team in draw controls (23) ... Ended the season on a 13-game scoring streak beginning against Drexel (March 22), resulting in 25 goals and seven assists ... Recorded three hat tricks against Stanford (March 24), Rutgers (March 28) and Virginia (May 10) ... Tallied a career-high five points at Virginia (May 10) in the NCAA Second Round ... Picked up a career-high seven ground balls at Cornell (April 14).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Four-year standout at Henderson High School ... Broke the Pennsylvania state all-time goal record with 430 career goals (previous record held at 407) ... Improved goal total, which included 133 markers as a senior, each season ... Two-time US Lacrosse High School All-American (2013, 2014) ... Earned First Team Ches-Mont All-League and all-area honors three straight seasons (2012-14) ... As a senior and junior, earned All-Area Player of the Year honors byDaily Local News... Named to the all-league and all-area second teams as a freshman ... Garnered Rookie of the Year Honors by the Pennsylvania Area Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association as a freshman ... Participated in the Under Armour Underclass Tournament in 2013 ... Also played for PA Express Orange.
Daughter of John and Jen O'Donnell, both of whom were student-athletes at West Chester University ... Father, John, played football and baseball and mother, Jen, played lacrosse and basketball ... Has one brother, John, who was a member of West Chester's football team ... Born Feb. 5, 1996.