Penn State to open NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship against Canisius Friday
PENN STATE CAREER 2013 (Sophomore): Named an Inside Lacrosse Preseason Second Team All-American.
2012 (Freshman): Was the only freshman in the nation named to an IWLCA All-America team (third team)...Earned IWLCA All-West/Midwest First Team and All-ALC Second Team honors...Named WomensLax.com Rookie of the Week and ALC Offensive Player of the Week March 20...Tabbed ALC Rookie of the Week Feb. 27...ALC Academic Honor Roll...Started all 19 games...Tallied at least one point in the first 18 games of the season...Finished tied for second on the team with 34 goals and ranked third in points (40)...One of three Nittany Lions with double-digit ground ball (25), draw control (53) and caused turnover (18) totals...Collected season-high six goals against Vanderbilt March 18...Notched first two-assist game against Johns Hopkins April 21...Was the youngest member named to the 2012-14 U.S. Women's National Senior Team.
Four year-starter at Toms River North (N.J.) High School...Contributed to 65 wins in career, helping the Mariners to first place in the New Jersey Shore Conference A South for the past three seasons, including an undefeated 16-0 division record in 2010...Totaled 326 goals and 191 total assists for 517 career points...Scored a career-high 123 goals and tallied 65 assists as a senior...Voted by fans as Lacrosse Magazine's Top Performance of 2011...2010 and 2011 U.S. Lacrosse First Team All-American and Academic All-American...Earned New Jersey First Team All-State honors in 2010 and 2011...Honored as Shore Conference Player of the Year by the Asbury Park Press after junior and senior seasons...Three-time First Team Coaches All-Division honoree...As a junior, notched 115 goals, tied for most in the state, and recorded 84 assists, good for a career-best 199 total points...Broke the Shore Conference record and finished second in the state for points in a season (199)...Led the team in goals and points as a sophomore with 76 goals and 102 total point, earning her the highest ranking sophomore for points in New Jersey for the 2009 season...Named team "Most Valuable Offensive Player"...Became the first freshman to play varsity lacrosse at TRNHS in 2008....Posted 12 goals and 16 assists, helping the Mariners to the state quarterfinals...Earned team "Most Improved Player" honors...Played four years of varsity soccer, helping the team to New Jersey Shore Conference A South championships in 2008 and 2009...Played on the boys' varsity ice hockey team as a forward for three years as well as basketball as a junior...Finished career with 12 varsity letters...Played club lacrosse with T3 Shore Lacrosse under head coach Chris Raichle...Starting midfielder on U.S. Lacrosse U-19 team that posted an 8-0 record at the 2011 FIL World Cup in Hannover, Germany...Named MVP of championship game, a 14-11 come-from-behind win...Earned MVP honors at 2011 Under Armour Girls Lacrosse All-American game, scoring five goals.
Tatum Jeanne Coffey was born on August 12, 1993 in Toms River, N.J., to parents Dennis and Dale...Has a brother, Liam, who plays ice hockey for The College of New Jersey...Plans to major in communications and pursue a career in public relations/media/marketing...Chose to attend Penn State for its academics, campus, and the lacrosse program.