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The defending Big Ten Tournament champions are set to face nine NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago; PSU to host defending national champions in regular-season finale
McCormick, Cyr tally two goals apiece as UNC rallies to earn a spot in the NCAA Semifinals
Penn State faces host and second-seeded North Carolina in its NCAA Quarterfinal game on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Emi Smith saves 14, Cyr and O'Donnell post five-point afternoons to reach the quarterfinals for the third time in four seasons
Penn State faces host and seventh-seeded Virginia in its NCAA Second Round game on Sunday at 4 p.m.
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
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 are one of four sets of sisters on the Nittany Lions' 2014 roster ... Born Oct. 18, 1994 in Bethesda, Md.
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