Nittany Lions host Michigan State and Michigan this weekend
LION CAREER 2011: Appeared in five games...Made Penn State debut against Richmond (8/28)...Totaled season-high 25 minutes with two shots at Bucknell (9/20)...Recorded shot against Northwestern (9/23) in Big Ten debut.
BEFORE PENN STATE At NJIT (2009-10): Started in 34 of 36 games for the Highlanders in central midfield...Notched six goals, three assists and two game-winning goals in two years at NJIT with 15 points scored...Led team in scoring in 2010 season as a sophomore with four goals and eight points while taking 44 shots...Tallied two goals and three assists for seven points and two game-winners during freshman campaign...Earned 2010 Great West Conference All-Academic Team honors sophomore year.
Two-time All-State honoree (2008-09), earning second-team All-Conference recognition from 2006-09...Served as team captain for two seasons...Lead Service High School in scoring from 2007-09...Helped lead team to state championship in 2008 and 2009, with an undefeated year in 2009...Lettered all four seasons in soccer...Played football for three years as the team's place kicker...Rated the top place kicker in Alaska in 2009 according to MaxPreps.com...Played flag football for two seasons...Earned a letter in track & field.
Played club ball for Alaska RUSH coached by Mike Montgomery...Member of the 2008 Alaska State Champions.
Amanda Nicole Dotten was born May 11, 1991 in Anchorage Alaska to Earl and Kathie Dotten...Has two sisters, Meghan, who is a freshman on the PSU women's soccer team and Emily...Meghan also shares May 11 as a birthday, but in 1993...Majoring in environmental systems engineering...Intends to ravel and find a job overseas upon graduation, eventually returning to Alaska while playing soccer for as long as possible...Member of the Special Olympics Partners Club for four years.
QUOTING DOTTEN ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the excellent athletic and academic opportunities it provides, and because of the friendly atmosphere filled with school spirit the school is known for."