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Senior Katie O'Donnell and junior classmates Madison Carter and Kayla Brisolari each earned Inside Lacrosse All-American Honors
Senior Katie O'Donnell becomes the fourth Nittany Lion in the past two seasons to be drafted into the WPLL and will join former teammates Ally Heavens '16 and Steph Lazo '17 on the New England Command this summer
O’Donnell becomes the fourth Penn State Player to earn a major Big Ten Award in the first four seasons of the conference.
Penn State will make its second appearance in the Big Ten Championship game on Sunday afternoon against Maryland
Penn State earned the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament and will face No. 2 Northwestern on Friday evening
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 JUNIOR IN 2016
Second on the team in points with 71 … scored 34 goals and lead the team in assists with 37 while collecting 13 ground balls … registered at least one point in all but two contests while scoring at least one goal in 15 of 21 games played … scored multiple goals in 10 games including a seven-game multi-goal streak which started with Drexel (March 30) and ended with Maryland (April 28) … registered a career-high seven points on three occasions including a career-high seven assists against Princeton (March 16) … notched four goals in the season opener at Lehigh (February 12) … had one goal and two assists at Johns Hopkins (March 2) … notched four goals and added a pair of helpers against Loyola (March 5) … had one goal and two assists at James Madison (March 9) … scored three times while adding one assist against Drexel (March 30) … potted another hat-trick while turning in four helpers against Rutgers (April 2) … scored two goals with one assist in three straight contests against Ohio State (April 9), Cornell (April 13) and Michigan (April 17) … registered a hat-trick and added three assists for six points against Northwestern (April 23) … collected two goals and three assists against Maryland (April 28) … notched four goals and three assists against Winthrop (May 13) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament … had one goal and three assists in the Sweet Sixteen against Florida (May 15) … netted single tallies in both the National Quarterfinals and Semifinals … named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team.
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.