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Penn State tunes up for 2016 season against Towson at Holuba Hall
Penn State women’s lacrosse checks in at No. 6 to start the 2016 season
Penn State earns a preseason rank of No. 6 by Inside Lacrosse; Smucker named Preseason All-America First Team, three other Lions earn third-team recognition
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
Penn State faces host and second-seeded North Carolina in its NCAA Quarterfinal game on Saturday at 1 p.m.
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
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015
Named to the IWCLA All-Region Second Team … Big Ten Player of the Week (April 20) … Appeared in 19 games, starting 17 … Tallied 50 points (41g, 9a) ... Second on team for goals (41) … Notched 11 ground balls, five draw controls, and nine caused turnovers … Fourth on team for most assists (9) … Scored in 17 of 19 games including the season's first 16 contests ... Registered 10 games of three or more goals ... Had a four-game hat-trick streak beginning with Cornell (April 14) and ending with Northwestern (May 1) … Scored a career-high five goals in season debut vs. Lehigh (Feb. 14) ... Added a four-point game with three goals and an assist vs. Bucknell (Feb. 18) ... Notched third hat trick of the season in a win over Loyola (March 7) ... Scored three goals in comeback win over No. 9 Stanford (March 24) ... Matched career-high five points with three goals and two assists vs. Ohio State (April 4) ... Had a goal and two assists in Big Ten Final vs. Ohio State (May 3) ... Registered a hat trick at Virginia (May 10) in the NCAA Second Round ... Named to Academic All-Big Ten Team.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014
Appeared in six games ... Collected one goal against Bucknell (Feb. 19).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Named to the 2013 Under Armour South All-America team ... Participated in two Under Armour Underclassman Elite Stars Tournaments (2011, 2012) ... Three-year member of St. Mary's girls' lacrosse team ... Two-time team captain (2012, 2013) ... As a senior, totaled 51 points (43g, 8a) ... Garnered all-conference and team MVP accolades ... Earned second-team all-county honors ... In 2012, earned all-county first-team, all-conference, All-Met honorable mention and all-country private school laurels ... Received the Coaches Award ... Named the ninth-ranked junior by ESPN ... Also played for Maryland United 2013 East ... Participated in the Crosse Over England Tour.
Daughter of John and Sue Lazo ... Mother, Sue, played basketball at Delaware ... Has one sister, Dani, who played on the Penn State lacrosse team ... Also played field hockey and basketball at St. Mary's ... Helped lead the basketball team to the conference title and was named an all-county all-star as a senior ... Named all-conference and to the league's all-star team as a junior ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Born Dec. 28, 1995 in Silver Spring, Md.
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