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Schafer scores two goals in Penn State's 4-0 victory over MSU
Penn State hosts Michigan Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. and Michigan State Sunday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m.
Kerry Abello and Amanda Dennis selected for U.S. WNT training camps
Kerry Abello, Amanda Dennis and Frankie Tagliaferri took part in a week-long U.S. U-19 WNT training camp
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)
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).
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 in the 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 U.S. U-19 WNT training camps (May 2017, January 2017 & May 2016)...U.S. U-18 WNT training camp (July 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 and U-20 levels.
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.”