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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
Penn State earned the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament and will face No. 2 Northwestern on Friday evening
Penn State has now lost four games in-a-row for the first time since 2009
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2017
Appeared in all 21 games with one start in 2017 … registered six goals with 15 ground balls, 10 draw controls and five caused turnovers … registered her first career goal and added two ground balls in a victory over Towson (Feb. 11) … scored a goal in a win over Lehigh (Feb. 18) … scored once during a road win against Duquesne (Feb. 22) … registered a goal in a win against Rutgers (Mar. 18) … found the back of the net in a victory over Drexel (Mar. 29) … tallied a goal in a win at Michigan (Apr. 30).
BEFORE PENN STATE
2016 graduate of Miller Place High School on Long Island, New York … four year started on the women’s lacrosse team … captained her team to their first playoff win and a second round playoff appearance making history during her senior season … was a 2016 All-County member … selected to the All-Tournament team in the playoffs … received Iron Man Award from her coach in recognition of relentless hustle, determination and overall sacrifice for the benefit of the team … 2015 L.I.M.L.F. Fran McCall Unsung Hero Award recipient … 2014 Suffolk County All-Division Award … 2013 coaches award and outstanding midfield … also a four-year member of the field hockey team, served as team captain as a junior and senior leading the team to league and county championships while being named a Two-Time All-State Player … ran indoor track her junior and senior seasons … also played five years of lacrosse for Long Island Top Guns Black Club winning the 2013 U-15 National Championship.
Kristin Mary Roberto was born February 24, 1998 in Stony Brook, New York to Dina and Jeff Roberto … has an older brother Jeff and a younger sister Melaina … father played Division III football at SUNY Cortland.
ROBERTO ON PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State not only for the lacrosse aspect, but for their academics as well. It has everything I always dreamed of in a school. From the school spirit, to the family atmosphere it offers, I knew it was a perfect fit for me.”
DOHERTY ON ROBERTO
“Kristen is a super-fast midfielder with great defensive ability. She works extremely hard, and we hope that she can contribute quickly.”