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Sophomore Katie Schluederberg registered a career-high six points while freshman Sophia Triandafils added a career-best four goals to pace Penn State to a home opening victory
Penn State returns 73 percent of its goal scoring from a team which set the all-time single-season program record for goals scored with 303 last season
O'Donnell, Gallagher and Brisolari named 2018 captains
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
AS A JUNIOR IN 2017
Started in all 20 of her games played scoring 23 goals and adding 16 assists for 39 points … registered 17 ground balls and 33 draw controls … was named to the 2017 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championships All-Tournament Team … opened the season with a career-high five draw controls against Albany (Feb. 4) … scored once and added a pair of assists against Towson (Feb. 11) … had a pair of assists in a win over Lehigh (Feb. 18) … scored twice while adding one assist and four draws in a road win at Duquesne (Feb. 22) … scored once while adding a career-high three ground balls and two caused turnovers in a win at Loyola (Mar. 4) … registered two goals and one assist with a pair of caused turnovers in a 16-11 setback to Colorado (Mar. 12) … scored once and had two assists in a win at Princeton (Mar. 21) … had a career-high four points and four assists during a road win at Johns Hopkins (Mar. 25) … scored twice in a win over Ohio State (Apr. 1) … collected two goals in a road win at Michigan (Apr. 30) … collected a career-high three goals in the Big Ten semifinals against Northwestern (May 5) … scored once and added two assists in an NCAA second round victory over JMU (May 14) … tied her career-high with three goals in the NCAA semifinals against Maryland (May 26).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2016
Started in 10 of her 20 games played registering 12 points on seven goals and five assists while grabbing seven ground balls … potted a goal and an assist against Duquesne (February 20) … netted a goal at Stanford (March 20) … collected a goal against Rutgers (April 2) … found the back of the cage at Michigan (April 17) … notched a goal against Maryland (April 28) … scored a goal in the First-Round of the NCAA Tournament against Winthrop (May 13) … tallied a goal in the Elite Eight against Penn (May 21) … was named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015
Appeared in 18 games ... Scored five goals ... Collected four ground balls, gained three draw controls and caused two turnovers ... Scored first collegiate goal against Bucknell (Feb. 18) ... Tallied goals against Virginia (Feb. 28), Stanford (March 24), Rutgers (March 28) and Michigan (April 9).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Four-year standout at C. Milton Wright High School ... Helped lead team to three Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference titles (2012-14) and was a three-time state finalist (2011-13) ... Two-time US Lacrosse All-American and U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American (2013, 2014) ... Named First Team All-Harford County and All-Conference and Baltimore Sun All-Metro Second Team as both a senior and junior ... Served as captain and named team's MVP as a senior ... Garnered Best Offensive Player recognition as a junior ... In 2012, earned team Unsung Hero award and second-team all-county and all-conference laurels ... Was teammates with Nittany Lions Sarah Piazza and Abby Smucker... Competed with NEMS ... Won a championship with Team Maryland 2012 at the Brine All-American tournament ... Helped secure a championship with Team Baltimore at the 2013 Under Armour All-America Underclass Tournament.
Daughter of Dan and Faith Gallagher ... Father, Dan, played baseball at Temple ... Has two sisters, Erin and Katie ... Sister, Katie, is a junior on Navy's lacrosse team ... Also played field hockey and competed on the school's swimming team ... Helped lead the field hockey team to the 2013 state championship ... Earned swimming state championships in 2011 and 2013 ... Named C. Milton Wright's 2013 Female Athlete of the Year and was named the recipient of the 2014 Al Cesky Scholarship ... Earned The Arena Club's Athlete of the Year ... Born Dec. 9, 1995 in Darby, Pa.