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Theresa Zichelli
Theresa Zichelli


Severna Park, Md.

High School:
Severna Park



Club Team:


Women's Lacrosse Places 18 on ALC Academic Honor Roll

Nittany Lions among 123 conference honorees


Over 100 Nittany Lions Earn Spring Academic All-Big Ten Recognition

Penn State has a total of 4,023 honorees during 18 years of the program


Nittany Lions Fall to Top-Seeded Florida in NCAA Quarterfinals

Haley Ford and Lizzy Carney score goals


Nittany Lions Face Top-Seeded Florida in NCAA Quarterfinals

Opening draw set for 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Donald R. Dizney Stadium in Gainesville


Nittany Lions Topple Towson, 15-8, to Advance to NCAA Quarterfinals

Molly Fernandez scores four goals, Maggie McCormick tallies four points (1 goal, 3 assists)

2009 17-5 19 1 20 33 19 16 12
2010 17-17 24 3 27 47 26 20 12
2011 18-18 11 6 17 36 34 27 18
TOTALS 52-40 54 10 64 116 79 63 42

2011 (Junior): ALC Academic Honor Roll...A starter in the midfield for all 18 games...Scored 11 goals and tallied a career-high six assists for 17 total points...Posted best offensive performance of the season versus William & Mary (3/25), notching four points (3 goals, 1 assist)...Had three point-efforts (1 goals, 2 assists) against Bucknell (3/2) and Hofstra (3/16)...Scored two goals versus Vanderbilt (3/20) and Princeton (4/30)...Set career highs in draw controls, caused turnovers, and ground balls...Finished second on the team in draw controls (27) and caused turnovers (18)...Ranked sixth in the ALC in caused turnovers...Collected 34 ground balls, good for third on the team.

2010 (Sophomore): In the starting line-up for all 17 games...Ranked fourth on the team in goals with 24, including seven off free positions...Netted a career-high four goals versus Vanderbilt (3/21)...Posted her lone hat trick of the year against Johns Hopkins (4/25)...Also had five two-goal games...Finished the season strong, scoring at least one goal in the final 11 games...Totaled three assists, giving her a career-high 27 points on the season...Ranked third on the team in ground balls (26), draw controls (20), and caused turnovers (12)...Ended the year fourth on the team in shots (47) and fifth in shots on goal (35).

2009 (Freshman): Played in all 17 games, starting the final five of the season...Emerged as one of Penn State's top offensive weapons late in the season...Finished fifth on the team with 19 goals and seventh with 20 points...Posted back-to-back hat tricks in wins over conference foes Ohio State (4/19) and Johns Hopkins (4/25)...Named ALC Rookie of the Week for her role in the regular season victory over the Buckeyes...Recorded first career assist in ALC Championship title game against Northwestern (5/2)...Compiled team's top shooting percentage among starters (.576)...Converted on nine of 12 free position attempts...Fourth on the team in draw controls (16) and caused turnovers (12)...Collected 16 ground balls.

Six-time letter winner at Severna Park High School (three in lacrosse, two in field hockey, and one in track)...Helped her lacrosse team capture the runner up spot in the state of Maryland in 2006...Led her team to a state championship in 2007...Named to the Under Armour Underclass All-Star team in both 2006 and 2007...Awarded the Minds in Motion award for making honor roll while playing a varsity sport...Played club lacrosse for CCLax in Chesapeake, Md...Led her club team to the runner-up spot in Maryland in 2006...Helped her club team capture the championship in 2007...Named to the First Team All-Galaxy in 2008.

Born Theresa Mary Zichelli on April 12, 1990...Parents are Bob and Jenny Zichelli...Has five brothers, Bobby, Tommy, Kevin and twins Michael and Steven and one sister Mary...Brother Tommy played men's lacrosse at Penn State (2004-2008)...Majoring in journalism.

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