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Penn State ends the season with a 15-7-1 record
Penn State opens NCAA Tournament play on Friday, Nov. 15 at Jeffery Field
Eckerstrom makes six saves; Penn State advances to semifinals
Maya Hayes recorded her fourth multi-goal game of the season
Penn State celebrated Senior Day with a 5-0 win over Illinois on Sunday
Started in 20 games with 23 appearances ... Contributed to seven shutouts as a starter ... Recorded two shots at Illinois (9/23).
Started in 15 games with 20 total appearances ... Aided in win over Northwestern (9/23) with an assist ... Missed six games due to deep-knee contusion suffered against Ohio State (9/29) ... Recorded first NCAA Tournament point assisting on the game-winner against Army (11/11).
All-Big Ten freshman team selection ... Started 15 of 18 games at right fullback ... Made first career appearance vs. William & Mary (8/29) ... Made first start vs. Washington (9/10) ... Notched first point with an assist vs. Bucknell (9/15) ... Recorded first shot vs. Michigan (11/7) ... Earned Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week (11/8) in the shutout of Michigan.
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
Former member of the U-20 Women's National Team player pool with Nittany Lion teammates Taylor Schram, Maya Hayes and Kori Chapic ... Previous member of the U-15, U-16, U-17 and U-18 Youth National Teams.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played first three years of high school soccer at Eleanor Roosevelt under Marty Pfister ... Team advanced to the State semifinals and winning Regional Championship junior year ... Two-time NSCAA All-American sophomore and junior years ... Two-time All-State first team, All-Met first team and All-Region first team honoree sophomore and junior year ... Missed senior year at Southern High in due to an ACL injury.
Played club ball for Michael Calabretta and the McLean MPS Dragons ... Team won Virginia and Maryland State Championships.
Full name is Briana T. Hovington ... Born June 23, 1992 in Fredricksburg, Va. ... Parents are Angie and Brett Hovington ... Has one brother, Brant, who played soccer at Temple from 2006-09 ... Earned Minds in Motion Award for achieving a GPA above 3.0 ... Majoring in sports medicine with a minor in psychology.