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Nittany Lions reach their first NCAA Semifinals since 1999 with a decisive win over the Quakers; PSU uses 6-0 run, terrific defense to shut down Penn
Penn State (13-6) looks to reach a 10th NCAA Semifinal when it hosts seventh-seeded Penn (15-4) on Saturday at Noon
Senior midfielder Madison Cyr named second-team IWLCA All-American; Junior attacker Steph Lazo named to the third team
Nittany Lions win overtime thriller on Lazo's first goal of the game; Game features 11 lead changes and 10 ties; O'Donnell scores game-high five goals
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
2014 IWLCA ALL-WEST FIRST TEAM
2014 ALL-ALC TEAM
2015 ALL-BIG TEN TEAM
AS A JUNIOR IN 2015
Named to the All-Big Ten Team, Tewaaraton Award Watch List, and the Big Ten Watch List ... Appeared in 21 games, started in 19 ... Scored 38 goals, which ranked third on the team ... Finished with 46 points by adding eight assists ... ... Second in ground balls on the team (29) and shots on goal (65) ... Caused 14 turnovers ... Third on the team in free-position goals (seven) and fourth in points (46) ... Collected 23 draw controls ... Tallied six hat tricks beginning with three goals in a 16-0 win over Duquesne (Feb. 24) ... Scored a season-high five goals against Virginia (Feb. 28) ... Tallied back-to-back hat tricks at Princeton (March 18) and Drexel (March 22) ... Ended the season on a nine-game scoring streak resulting in 18 goals beginning with Michigan (April 9) and ending with North Carolina (May 16) ... Tallied five points on three goals and two assists in a Big Ten Semifinal victory over Northwestern (May 1) ... Scored two goals in the Big Ten Final vs. Ohio State (May 3) ... Notched five points for a third time with three goals and two assists at Virginia (May 10) in the NCAA Second Round.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
Named to ALC First Team, IWLCA All-West First Team and IWLCA All-America Third Team and WomensLax.com All-America team ... Started in all 18 games ... Led the team in goals (41), tied for first on the team in points (48) ... Led the team in shots (81) and shots on goal (67) ... One of five Nittany Lions with double-digit ground ball (20), draw controls (33) and caused turnovers (21) ... Led the team in shots (81) and shots on goal (67) ... Recorded at least one point in 17 games, while tallying goals in 16 games ... Scored two or more goals 13 times, while registering at least a hat trick on seven occasions ... Collected season-high six points against Loyola (March 8) ... Scored career-high five goals against Cornell (April 8) ... Scored four goals in wins over Loyola (March 8), Drexel (March 26) and Johns Hopkins (April 18).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Appeared in all 21 games, starting 10 ... Tied for fifth on the team in assists (7), was seventh in points (25) and finished tied for seventh in goals (18) ... One of five Nittany Lions with double-digit ground ball (24), draw controls (29) and caused turnovers (17) ... Collected season high three points twice (Feb. 27 vs. Duquesne, April 17 vs. Lafayette) ... Scored career high three goals against Lafayette ... Recorded at least one point in 16 games.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Standout player at Winters Mill High School ... As a senior, led team with 66 goals, 53 assists and 91 draw controls ... Named first-team all-county ... Served as team captain and led team to the state championship game ... In 2011, scored 55 goals and notched 21 assists ... Earned first-team all-county and all-conference accolades ... Received US Lacrosse honorable mention recognition ... As a sophomore, helped lead the team to county, conference and regional titles en route to the state championship ... Ranked as the No. 22 attacker and No. 80 player overall by ESPN ... Member of the Check-Hers Elite club team ... Helped lead squad to a US Lacrosse U-15 National Championship in 2009 ... Earned all-tournament honors ... Also played on the Maximum Exposure All-Star Team.
Daughter of Gregory and Kathie Cyr ... Has two sisters, Kayla and Mackenzie, that also attend Penn State ... Mackenzie and Madison were one of four sets of sisters on the Nittany Lions' 2014 roster ... Born Oct. 18, 1994 in Bethesda, Md.
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