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Christine Nairn
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Christine Nairn

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Arnold, Md.

High School:
Archbishop Spalding

Height:
5-6

Position:
M

Birthdate:
09/25/1990


12/24/2013

Weber, Basinger Named to 2014 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship Roster

Nittany Lion head coach Erica Walsh has been selected as the assistant coach for the U-20 squad

12/06/2013

Basinger, Hayes Invited to U-20, U-23 Training Camps

Basinger and Hayes will train with the U-20 and U-23 teams, respectively, from Dec. 14-21

11/21/2013

No. 24 Lions Face Wake Forest in NCAA Second Round on Friday

The Nittany Lions are 11-4-0 in second round matches all-time

06/24/2013

Penn State Boasts Nine Finalists for Wednesday's Sixth Annual BTN Awards Show

The Nittany Lions have finalists in the categories of Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year, Team of the Year and Breakout Performer for the 8 p.m. show.

06/13/2013

Former Women's Soccer Standout McNulty Named W-League Player of the Week

Several other Nittany Lions finding success in National Women's Soccer League

11/30/2012

Penn State vs. Florida State (AP)

Penn State vs. Florida State (AP)

08/29/2009

Women's Soccer vs. West Virginia (8/29/09)

090829 W Soccer vs West Virginia

U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER (2009-present)
U.S. WOMEN'S U-23 NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER (2010-present)
U.S. WOMEN'S U-20 NATIONAL TEAM CO-CAPTAIN (2009-10)
CONCACAF WOMEN'S U-20 CONCACAF CHAMPION (2010)
NSCAA SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICA (2010, 2011)
U.S. SOCCER FEMALE YOUTH ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEE (2009)
FIFA WOMEN'S U-20 WORLD CUP CHAMPION (2008)
NSCAA FIRST TEAM ALL-GREAT LAKES (2009, 2010, 2011)
ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (2009, 2010, 2011)
UNANIMOUS BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR (2009)
UNANIMOUS BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM (2009)
TOPDRAWERSOCCER.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (2009)
PHILLY SOCCER NEWS BEXT XI (2009)
M.A.C. HERMANN TROPHY WATCH LIST (2009, 2010, 2011)
ECAC FIRST TEAM ALL-STAR (2010)


LION CAREER
2011:
Started in 24 of 25 matches in attacking midfield...Tallied three goals and 13 assists for 19 points, earning NSCAA All-American Second Team honors for a second straight year...Gathered All-Big Ten and NSCAA All-Great Lake First Team honors for a third straight year...Scored a goal in 4-0 win over Bucknell (9/20)...Tallied two assists each in matches with West Virginia (8/26) and North Carolina State (9/2)...Garnered three two-point days vs. West Virginia (8/26), North Carolina State (9/2) and Bucknell (9/20)...Tallied assists at Pittsburgh (9/4), UCF (10/9) and Virginia (9/11), capping a four-game point streak...Provided a helper vs. Northwestern (9/23)...Assisted game-winners vs. Ohio State (9/29) and at Michigan State (10/21)...Converted a penalty kick at Northwestern (11/2)...Tallied assist on PSU's lone goal in Big Ten Final vs. Illinois (11/6)...Scored dramatic 85th-minute game-winner against Army (11/11) in NCAA First Round...Tallied two assists in 4-1 victory over No. 12 Marquette (11/18) in the NCAA Second Round.

2010: Garnered first NSCAA All-America honor with a second-team selection...Named to the All-Big Ten First Team and NSCAA All-Great Lakes First Team after scoring seven goals and six assists for 20 points...Started in all 21 games in central midfield leading the team in shots (73)...Scored second-fastest goal in PSU history, a strike 63 seconds into the match at UConn (9/5)...Notched penalty-kick goals at Portland (9/10), vs. Michigan State (9/26) and at Northwestern (10/8)...Scored both goals in win over Northwestern (10/8)...Scored a goal each against Indiana (10/28)...Had three-point day at Purdue (10/31)...Recorded two assists vs. Bucknell (9/15)....Tallied assists vs. Washington (9/10), Iowa (10/10) and Minnesota (10/15)...Named team MVP and to ECAC First-Team All-Star squad.

2009: Started in all but two games in central midfield en route to seven-goal, team-leading 10-assist, 24-point standout year...Earned unanimous All-Big Ten First Team, Big Ten Freshman of the Year and All-Freshman Team honors...Named TopDrawerSoccer.com Rookie of the Year...Named to M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List...Twice named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (10/5, 11/2)...Earned first collegiate start, playing 46 minutes against then-No. 9 Virginia despite a bout with mononucleosis...Recorded first collegiate goal in thrilling fashion, scoring the game winner in a 3-2 comeback win over UConn (8/31)...Scored second game-winner of the season at Indiana (10/29) in the 80th minute for a 2-1 Penn State win...Recorded first collegiate assist at then-No. 5 Florida State (9/4)...Notched assist against BU (9/13)...Scored goal and assist in 2-0 win over James Madison (9/20)...Scored goal at Michigan State (9/27) to send the game to overtime...Tallied opening goal against then-No. 15 Ohio State (10/4) en route to the 2-1 upset win...Recorded assist against Northwestern (10/9)...Scored goal against Iowa (10/11)...Had three-point day at Wisconsin (10/18)...Added an assist in 6-0 win over Illinois (10/25)...Recorded three assists in 4-0 win over then-No. 22 Purdue (11/1), a new freshman record and second most in a game...Tallied a point in 10 of 12 games from Sept. 13 vs. BU to Nov. 1 against Purdue...Assisted on first goal against Virginia (11/15) in NCAA Tournament.

BEFORE PENN STATE
Scored first goal with the U.S. National Senior team in a 1-0 win over Canada (7/22/09)...Earned her first cap with the U.S. National Senior team on May 25 in a 4-0 win at Canada...Has been on the National scene since age nine when she began training with the Maryland State Region I ODP travel team...In January of 2008 she was called up to the Senior Women's National Team and was the youngest member to attend training camp...Soccer Buzz named her the number three recruit in the country for the 2008 season..Member of the U.S. U-16, U-17, U-18 and U-20 teams throughout her career...On the U-20 World Cup Championship team in 2008...Tallied an assist in a 3-0 win over England which propelled the U.S. to the semi-finals... Traveled throughout North and South America and Europe with the numerous national teams...Played club soccer with the Freestate Shooters U-18 team, which won the WAGS Championship in 2004 and the U.S. Club Soccer Championship in 2007...Maryland State Cup Champions in 2004... Four-year captain for the Region I ODP team...Won the 2006 Regional ODP National Championship...Four-time Parade All-American out of Archbishop Spalding...Three-time All-Met First Team member..Three-time Player of the Year named by the Washington Post...Three-time All-State selection...NSCAA/adidas All-American from 2005-08...Gatorade Maryland State Player of the Year from 2005-07...NSCAA/adidas All-South Region selection from 2005-07...All-time leader in assists, goals and points at Archbishop Spalding...Team assist/goal leader from 2004-07 also a four-year member of the varsity basketball team...An excellent student, Nairn was a National Honor Society member and graduated with Dean's List honors.

PERSONAL
Christine Marie Nairn was born on September 25, 1990 in Annapolis, Md. ...Daughter of Tommy and Danamarie Nairn..Two older brothers, T.J. and Kevin...Brother T.J. played collegiate soccer at Salisbury University from 2003-07 and currently is an assistant coach for the Seagulls...Kevin played collegiate soccer at Anne Arundel C.C. from 2005-06...Enjoys reading and music when not on the playing field...Majoring in communications.

COACH WALSH ON NAIRN
"Christine is a special player who possesses the combination of skill, vision, and ability to see the game at the highest level. We are anxious to place her into the center of our midfield and give her some freedom to be creative. She is not only an outstanding passer of the ball but has also proven to be quite dangerous when shooting from distance. "

NAIRN ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
"I decided that this was the best place for me to enhance and continue my soccer career and get an excellent education."

Year GP-GS Goals Assists Points GWG Shots
2009 21-19 7 10 24 2 56
2010 21-21 7 6 20 3 73
2011 25-24 3 13 19 1 88
TOTALS 67-64 17 29 63 6 217
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