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Britt Eckerstrom, Mallory Weber join Western New York Flash; Raquel Rodriguez selected No. 2 by Sky Blue FC
Graduates from 10 Sports; Nittany Lion Football Program With 15 Graduates
Senior Raquel Rodriguez nets game-winner in the 72nd minute
Emily Ogle, Raquel Rodriguez and Megan Schafer receive All-Region First Team plaudits
Nittany Lion senior duo receive academic awards
Penn State takes on Duke in the Women's College Cup Final
Women's Soccer tops No.12 West Virginia in season opener
TEAM CAPTAIN (2015)
BIG TEN CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK (9/15/15)
ALL-BIG TEN TOURNAMENT TEAM (11/8/15)
ALL-GREAT LAKES REGION SECOND TEAM (2015)
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE BIG TEN TOURNAMENT (11/8/15)
COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT TWO FIRST TEAM (2015)
SECOND TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (2014)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Co-Captain ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Received NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team honors ... Named the Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week (9/15) ... Named to the All-Big Ten Tournament Team (11/8) ... Received Defensive Player of the Big Ten Tournament honors (11/8) ... CoSIDA Academic All-District Two First Team honoree ... Posted a four-save performance en route to a 0-0 tie against No. 21 Duke (8/28) ... Made four saves to protect a 2-0 win over No. 2 Stanford (9/11) ... Tallied five saves in 83:29 minutes in net to capture a 4-0 victory over Wisconsin in the Big Ten opener (9/17) ... Became the second Nittany Lion to win 50 matches in net, passing Alyssa Naeher for second all-time in the Penn State record books ... Made a season-high seven saves against Michigan in a 3-1 win (10/28) ... Posted a six-save mark in a 1-0 win over Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament (11/6) ... Tallied a three-save performance against No. 4 West Virginia in a 2-0 victory in the NCAA Quarterfinals (11/28) ... Made three saves in the 1-0 College Cup Final victory over Duke (12/6) ... Played in 15 Nittany Lion shutouts on the season, including eight-straight to end the season ... Started all 27 matches in net for PSU.
Starting goalkeeper, playing full-time in 18-of-24 matches and finishing with a 20-4 record ... Posted a 0.51 goals against average and a .815 save percentage ... Eight solo and one combined shutout on the season ... Had a 235-minute shutout streak from 9/28-10/11, which included back-to-back shutouts at Minnesota (10/3) and Wisconsin (10/5) to result in Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors (10/6) ... Turned away 66 shots, including a career-high 10 against North Carolina (9/5) ... Spent 102 minutes in net in that contest, a season-high ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Second Team All-Big Ten.
Started all 23 games for the Nittany Lions, playing full time in 19 games and recording 2,034 minutes ... Posted a 15-7-1 record ... 1.33 goals against average and a .758 save percentage ... shut out opponents three times and contributed to three additional clean sheets ... 94 saves on the season, making a season-best eight saves twice: at Virginia (8/30) and against Indiana (9/29) ... Opened the season with a 110-minute showing versus West Virginia (8/23), her longest outing of the year ... Academic Big Ten honoree.
Notched four wins and 27 saves ... Started four games in 11 appearances ... Tallied a season-high nine saves and contributed to a shutout at Ohio State (9/27) ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
Redshirted the season.
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
Member of U.S. U-17 squad in 2009 ... Attended a U-18 training camp in 2010.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Rated No. 4 goalkeeper and 74th overall recruit in the 2010 class by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... Did not play soccer for Northwest High, instead focusing on track and field ... Lettered 12 times in cross country, indoor and outdoor track ... Two-time All-American during 2010 track season ... Earned All-Met first team distinction during 2008 cross country season ... Has earned 10 All-Gazette honors as well as being named 2008 Athlete of the Year ... Named to Montgomery County All-Decade Cross Country team in 2010 ... Earned six Maryland state titles in indoor and outdoor track ... Member of state record holding 4x400m relay squad ... Won five individual county titles and six relay county titles ... Won prestigious Montgomery Invite in the 500m and was top ranked 500m time in 2011 indoor season nationally.
Member of FC Frederick under the direction of Brad Roos ... FC Frederick reached the Maryland State Cup Finals in 2010 ... Club team captain from 2004-10 ... Member of Maryland ODP and Region 1 ODP from 2006-10 ... Played in Ireland (2009), Spain & Portugal (2010) and Russia (2011) with Region 1 squad ... Member of the Maryland ODP team that visited Sweden and Denmark in 2008 ... Member of the Adidas ESP in 2009 ... Played for Washington Freedom Super-Y League U-16 squad in 2009 as well as the Super-20 squad in 2010 ... Selected for ODP National Camp in 2010.
Full name is Britt Ellen Eckerstrom ... Born May 28, 1993 in Rockville, Md. ... Parents are Pam and Kurt Eckerstrom ... Has two sisters, Emma, who competed in track & field at Colgate and Dana ... Majoring in geography.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the amazing coaching staff, incredible teammates, and the unbelievably supportive and spirited atmosphere that surrounds Penn State athletics."
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