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Penn State closes game on 4-0 run but can't find equalizer to force OT
Second-seeded Penn State (11-5) awaits the winner of No. 3 seed Northwestern or No. 6 seed Michigan for a Friday night Big Ten Semifinal
Penn State's Missy Doherty tabbed ECAC Division I Coach of the Year; Tatum Coffey, Maggie McCormick earn ECAC All-Star nods
Penn State earns highest overall ranking since 2005 following NCAA Quarterfinal appearance, Big Ten Tournament title
McCormick earns second-team recognition; Coffey, Smith land on the third team
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
Named to the IWCLA All-Region First Team, ICWLA All-American Second Team, All-Big Ten Team ... Tewaaraton Award Top 25 Nominee, Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (March 2), Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (April 13) ... Tewaaraton Award Watch List, Big Ten Watch List ... Started in all 21 games ... Scored 24 goals, collected 12 ground balls, and caused seven turnovers ... Leads the team in number of points (67) and number of assists (43) ... Scored five goals against Virginia (Feb. 28), Michigan (April 9), Northwestern (April 19), and Maryland (April 23) ... Had two-game hat-trick streak against Bucknell (Feb. 18) and Duquesne (Feb. 24).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2014
Appeared in all 18 games, starting 17 ... Led the team in assists (27), tied for first on the team in points (48) ... Tied for second on the team in shot percentage (.523) ... Notched 21 goals, 11 ground balls and 2 draw controls and caused turnovers ... Tallied a point in 16 of 18 games, posting a season-high five against Michigan (March 23) and Ohio State (April 13) ... Scored three hat tricks vs. Duquesne (Feb. 25), Michigan (March 23) and Johns Hopkins (May 1) ... Dished a season-high four assists against Ohio State (April 13) ... Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013
ALC Academic Honor Roll ... Named to the IWLCA All-America Second Team and All-West/Midwest First Team ... Named to the All-ALC First Team ... Nominated for the Tewaaraton Award ... Named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List ... Named a WomensLax.com All-American ... Recorded the most points in season by a Nittany Lion since 1989 (87) ... Led the team in points (87), goals (50), assists (37) and shots on goal (70) ... Scored six goals in a win against James Madison (March 6) ... Scored a goal in 20 of 21 games ... Collected 12 ground balls ... Recorded three caused turnovers and two draw controls.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
ALC Academic Honor Roll ... Named to the IWLCA All-West/Midwest First Team and All-ALC Second Team ... Twice earned ALC Rookie of the Week recognition (March 6, May 1) ... Led Penn State with 59 points and 30 assists and ranked fourth with 29 goals ... Recorded at least two points in 15 games ... Scored a season-high four goals against Ohio State April 15 and Princeton April 28 ... Notched four assists in a game against Virginia March 4 and Ohio State ... Collected season-best eight points against Ohio State ... Opened the season on a seven-game point-scoring streak (12g, 13a) ... Scored two goals in four straight games Feb. 22-March 7 ... Added 10 ground balls, nine draw controls and two caused turnovers.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Started four years at midfield/attack at Liberty (Md.) High School in Eldersburg, Md ... Totaled 319 points for the Lions (181 goals, 138 assists) ... Scored 74 goals and tallied 46 assists (120 points) as a senior ... Named team MVP and Liberty Athlete of the Year in 2011 ... Three-time First Team All-Monocacy Valley Athletic League and two-time First Team All-Carroll County honoree ... Selected Second Team All-Metro by the Baltimore Sun in as a junior ... Recognized as a top 20 attacker and top 50 recruit by ESPN Rise and on the Tewaaraton Award Watch List in 2010 ... Earned Second Team All-Carroll County honors as a sophomore and All-MVAL Honorable Mention recognition as a freshman ... Played in the U.S. National Tournament for the Baltimore Metro team in 2009 and on the Under Armour Underclass All-Star team in 2010 ... Also won four letters in basketball ... Played club lacrosse with Check-Hers Elite under head coach Buddy Remenapp, winning a national championship in 2009.
Daughter of Dennis and Jennifer McCormick ... Has one brother, Patrick, and three sisters, Alex, Kristen and Kelly ... Born April 24, 1993 in Baltimore, Md.