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Amanda Dennis
Amanda  Dennis

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Murrieta Valley

Height:
6-0

Position:
GK

Club Team:
Slammers

Major:
Recreation, Park and Tourism Management


05/09/2018

WSOC Trio Called to U.S. U-19 WNT Camp

Amanda Dennis, Shea Moyer, and Frankie Tagliaferri join the U.S. U-19 WNT for a week-long training camp

10/08/2017

Three Seniors Net Goals in WSOC Victory

Schafer scores two goals in Penn State's 4-0 victory over MSU

10/05/2017

No. 14 WSOC Returns Home

Penn State hosts Michigan Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. and Michigan State Sunday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m.

09/21/2017

Iron Sharpens Iron: Penn State’s Dynamic Goalkeeper Duo

05/11/2017

Nittany Lion Duo Called to U.S. U-19 & U-20 WNT Camps

Kerry Abello and Amanda Dennis selected for U.S. WNT training camps

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2017)
BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM (2016)
BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK (9/27/16)
BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK (10/27/16)

2017
Academic All-Big Ten...Made appearances in six games, which included one start...Kept three Penn State shutouts intact...On the year, Dennis posted a goals-against average of 0.41, a save percentage of .909, allowed one goal, tallied 10 saves, and posted a record of 0-0-1...Made her season-debut against Northwestern and played the final 24:36 of the match (9/14)...Started the match at Nebraska and made a season-high six saves in a 1-1 draw (9/24)...Played the final 45 minutes against Stony Brook in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and made three saves (11/10)...Played the final 24 minutes at Stanford and recorded one save in the fourth round of the NCAA Tournament (11/24).

2016
Big Ten All-Freshman Team honoree...Named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week (9/27)...Named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (10/27)...Started all 21 matches at goalkeeper for the Nittany Lions as a freshman...First Nittany Lion freshman goalkeeper to start a season opener since Alyssa Naeher (2006)...Tallied seven solo shutouts...Dennis and Sarafina Valenti combined for two shutouts...Finished the year with a record of 12-5-4...Recorded a goals against average of 0.92...Posted a save percentage of .747...Recorded 59 saves on the year, which included a career-best seven-save performance against Purdue (10/16)...Posted five saves-or-more in five games.

BEFORE PENN STATE
Played varsity soccer, freshman year, for Murrieta Valley High School...Played for the Cal South Olympic Development Program (ODP) and won two national championships (2013-14) with the ’98 age group...Ranked as the No. 2 goalkeeper, No. 10 regionally (Southern California) and No. 38 overall in the 2016 class by TopDrawerSoccer...2015 NSCAA All-American.

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
Took part in a training camp with the U.S U-19 WNT in May 2018...U.S. U-20 WNT training camp (May 2017)...Joined the U.S. U-19 WNT for a training camps January 2017...U.S. U-18 WNT training camp (July 2016)...Joined the U.S. U-19 WNT for a training camp in May 2016...Recorded a pair of 1-0 victories in net for the U.S. U-18 WNT during the 2016 La Manga Tournament in La Manga, Spain (March 2016)...Trained with the U-20 U.S. Women’s National Team in Sept. 2015...A member of the U.S. Women’s National Teams at the U-14, U-15, U-17, U-18, U-19 and U-20 levels.

PERSONAL
Amanda Marie Dennis was born on May 25, 1998, in San Diego, California...Parents are Melissa and Mike Rouse...Siblings are Emily, Michael and Nick...Recreation, park, and tourism management major.

WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because of the incredible coaching staff, the amazing soccer program, the high level academics, and the family-like environment.”

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