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O’Donnell earns first-career first-team All-America honor, as trio picks up second All-American
Senior Katie O'Donnell and junior classmates Madison Carter and Kayla Brisolari each earned Inside Lacrosse All-American Honors
Senior Katie O'Donnell and junior classmates Madison Carter and Kayla Brisolari each earned IWLCA First-Team All-Region Honors
Penn State defeated Northwestern, 21-16, on Friday evening to advance to Sunday afternoon's Big Ten Championship against Maryland
Penn State will make its second appearance in the Big Ten Championship game on Sunday afternoon against Maryland
2017 Big Ten Tournament All-Tournament Team
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2017
Started all 21 games in 2017 … registered 24 points on 15 goals and nine assists while collecting 39 ground balls, 41 draw controls and causing 19 turnovers … scored a goal while collecting four ground balls and two caused turnovers during a 12-8 victory over Loyola (Mar. 4) … had a career-high three caused turnovers in a 16-11 setback to Colorado (Mar. 12) … tallied one goal while adding a pair of ground balls and four draw controls during a 13-8 victory over Princeton (Mar. 21) … had a goal and an assist for two points in a 15-6 win at Drexel (Mar. 29) … grabbed a career-high six draw controls during a 16-12 victory over Ohio State (Apr. 1) … scored twice while adding four ground balls in a 12-8 victory over Virginia (Apr. 8) … tallied a goal and an assist against Maryland (Apr. 20) … scored once while adding four draws in a 17-10 victory at Michigan (Apr. 30) … had one goal and three draws in the Big Ten Torunament semifinals against Northwestern (May 5) … tallied two goals and two assists for a career-high four points in an NCAA Tournament victory over JMU (May 14) … scored once while adding a career-high five ground balls during a 14-12 NCAA Quarterfinal victory over Princeton (May 21).
BEFORE PENN STATE
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016
Started in two of her 21 games played scoring five goals and adding a pair of assists for seven points with 14 ground balls … notched her first career goal while potting a hat-trick during a victory over Duquesne (February 20) … scored a goal against Loyola-Maryland (March 5) … found the back of the cage at Vanderbilt (March 12) … had a pair of assists against Drexel (March 30) … had a career-high three ground balls during the first-round of the NCAA Tournament against Winthrop (May 13).
Earned U.S. Lacrosse All-America honors, was named IAAM All-Conference and Washington Post All-Metro Second Team senior year as team captain ... Named a two-time U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American ... Earned second-team All-County honors junior year ... Played in the 2014 Under Armour Underclass D.C. Tournament ... Played five years of club lacrosse for Integrity Lacrosse ... Lettered four years in field hockey, earning All-County First Team, IAAM All-Conference and honorable mention All-State senior year as team captain.
Kayla Rose Brisolari was born April 16, 1997 in West Nyack, N.Y. to Robert and Kelly Brisolari ... Twin brother, Matt, plays lacrosse at Providence College; has two younger brothers, Brendan and Connor ... Mother, Kelly, competed in track & field and father, Robert, played football, at Fordham University ... High school teammates with fellow freshman Alexis Phillips.
BRISOLARI ON PENN STATE
I chose Penn State because it is a big, yet close-knit community with a lot of academic opportunity."
DOHERTY ON BRISOLARI
"Kayla is a strong, fast athlete who has limitless potential. With the vacant midfield positions, we are hoping she steps in and plays confidently and aggressively to fill those holes."