LION CAREER 2011: Earned All-Big Ten Freshman Team honors...Started and played in all 26 games, tallying three goals and five assists for 11 points including three game-winning goals...Scored first career goal, and first goal of the Penn State season, the game-winning header vs. Nevada (8/21)...Tallied first career assist at Pittsburgh (9/4)...Scored second goal of the year, a game-winning header against Ohio State (9/29), earning Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors (10/3)...Tallied an assist in two straight games in wins over Iowa (10/16) and Michigan State (10/21)...Scored three-point day against Northwestern (11/2)...Notched first NCAA point on an assist vs. Marquette (11/18).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Named to 2010 ESPN Rise All-America Second Team...Four-time Chagrin Valley Conference First Team selection, while earning two All-State First Team and All-Region Team nods for West Geauga High coached by Bill Bryan...Earned Chagrin Valley Conference Most Valuable Player three times...Named All-Cleveland First Team three times...Three-time News Herald Player of the Year honoree...Two-time team captain junior and senior years...Helped lead the team to regional semifinals junior year and regional finals senior year, falling to national champion Walsh Jesuit...Earned four letters in track...State finalist in the 300m hurdles and 4x400m relay...Took part in the 2010 New Balance National Meet in the 4x400m relay.
Played club soccer for the Cleveland Cobras under the direction of Sean McNamara...The Cobras won the 2010 and 2011 indoor national championship, while finishing runner up in 2008...Member of the 2008 and 2010 Flagship Cup Championship.
Kori Elizabeth Chapic was born on December 21, 1992 in Cleveland, Ohio to Nancy and Joseph Chapic...Has two older sisters, Kristen and Kelsey...Engineering major...Served as West Geuga Student Council Vice President...Earned Kiwanis Student of the Month distinction.
QUOTING COACH WALSH ON CHAPIC
"Kori is a natural leader and big personality player out of Ohio. The physical nature of her game and her work ethic will make her one of our most versatile players and will allow her to challenge for a spot in any number of positions. She is a gifted athlete, a true competitor and will be a great player for us here at Penn State."
QUOTING CHAPIC ON PENN STATE
"If having the same birthday as Joe Paterno was not a big enough sign, the soccer coaches, the educational opportunities, and the atmosphere sure captured my attention! The minute I stepped on campus it just felt right. It's where I belong!"