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The Penn State women's lacrosse squad named an Academic Honor Squad by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) earlier this week.
Nine post perfect 4.0 GPAs in 2015-16 to continue record-setting year for Nittany Lion student-athletes
Penn State (10-4, 2-1 Big Ten) face Northwestern (7-7, 2-1 Big Ten) on Saturday at Noon for Senior and Alumnae Day celebrations
Carter cashes in with four goals, O'Donnell adds a hat trick in victory
Eight post perfect 4.0 GPAs during 2014-15 academic year
AS A JUNIOR IN 2016
Started in 15 of her 21 games played on defense collecting 20 ground balls eight draw controls and 15 caused turnovers … scooped up four ground balls in the season opener against Lehigh (February 12) … had three ground balls at Virginia (February 27) … had a pair of draw controls at James Madison (March 9) … grabbed two ground balls and caused a pair of turnovers against Cornell (April 13) … named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and to the Academic All-Big Ten Team.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015
Appeared in 21 games ... Started 20 games ... Collected 18 ground balls and had six draw controls ... Caused 14 turnovers ... Picked up three ground balls and two caused turnovers in a 16-0 shutout of Duquesne (Feb. 24) ... Collected three grounders and a caused turnover in an NCAA Tournament win over Virginia (May 10) ... Named Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014
Appeared in 13 games ... Tied for first on the team in shot percentage with two goals on two shots ... Collected a ground ball and draw control and two caused turnovers ... Scored first collegiate goal in a win over Bucknell (Feb. 19).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Totaled 230 goals and 110 assists during six-year varsity career with Locust Valley ... Three-time all-county (2011-13) and a 2010 all-conference member ... Two-time US Lacrosse All-Academic member (2012, 2013) ... Named team MVP as a senior ... Participated in the 2012 Under Armour Underclassman Elite Stars Tournament as a member of Team Long Island ... Won the 2010 US Lacrosse U-15 national championship with the Yellow Jackets ... Selected to the all-tournament team ... Helped lead the team to the 2011 Northern RISE and 2012 Lax for the Cure tournament championships ... Served as team captain from 2006-12. PERSONAL
Daughter of Robert and Patricia Bleistein ... Mother, Patricia, attended Penn State ... Has a brother, Bobby, and a sister, Lindsay ... Brother, Bobby, earned USILA All-America honors after his freshman season at Connecticut College ... Sister, Lindsay, plays lacrosse for Locust Valley ... Also played soccer and competed in track ... Named team MVP as senior in soccer ... Plans to major in international affairs ... Born Nov. 24, 1995 in Manhasset, N.Y.