Three Nittany Lions Nominated for NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship 25th Anniversary Team
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; March 5, 2006 - Former Penn State head coach Susan Delaney-Scheetz and players Marsha Florio and Tami Worley have been nominated to the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship 25th Anniversary Team.
To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the first NCAA Division I women's lacrosse championship, a team consisting of 12 student-athletes and one coach will be named with the help of fans. After extensive research and discussion, an expert panel compiled the list of the top women's lacrosse student-athletes and coaches over the last 25 years. Penn State fans can vote for Delaney-Scheetz, Florio, and Worley by visiting www.ncaasports.com/lacrosse/womens/fanpolls.
From 1986-89, Susan Delaney-Scheetz guided the Penn State women's lacrosse program to two national championships (1987, 1989) and two runner-up finishes (1986, 1988). Through her four-year tenure, Delaney-Scheetz led the Nittany Lions to a remarkable 67 wins against just nine losses. Voted National Lacrosse Coach of the Year twice, she is also member of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, the Pennsylvania Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame.
Delaney-Scheetz was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director in 1989 and became Associate Athletic Director and Senior Women's Administrator in 2003.
During her time as an administrator, Penn State women's teams have won 30 regular season Big Ten championships, and nine conference tournament titles.
Marsha Florio (1982-1985) is the program's all-time leader in career points (380) and career goals (271) and is second on the career assists list with 109. A four-time Brine/IWLCA All-American, Florio led the nation and set the Penn State record for goals in season in 1985 with an astounding 79. The Media, Pa. native holds a total of 11 individual program records.
Tami Worley, a Nittany Lion from 1986-1989, led Penn State in scoring for three consecutive seasons and ranks third on its career points (289) and career goals (230) list. A three-time US Lacrosse All-American and two-time Brine/IWLCA All-American, she led the Nittany Lions to national championships in 1987 and 1989. After her senior season in 1989, Worley was honored with the Hall Award, an accolade presented to Penn State's top senior athlete.