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Penn State hosts Michigan Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. and Michigan State Sunday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m.
A native of Park Ridge, Ill., Thomson attended Maine South High School and played club soccer for Sockers FC Chicago
Incoming Nittany Lion duo receive Gatorade State Girls' Soccer Player of the Year honors
Played in six matches during her rookie year…Made her Nittany Lion debut against Hofstra (8/20)…Played a season-high 30 minutes against Stony Brook (11/10).
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
A member of the U.S. Women’s National Team at the U-14, U-15 and U-17 levels.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Ranked No. 30 overall, and the No. 14 forward, in the 2017 class by TopDrawerSoccer...Three-time NSCAA All-American (2014-16)...2017 Spring TeamSnap All-American, All-Region, and All-State honoree...2016-17 Gatorade State Girls Soccer Player of the Year in Illinois...Played club soccer for Sockers FC Chicago...Sockers FC Chicago won the U.S. Club Soccer National Title in 2012 & ’13...Tallied 33 goals and seven assists during her senior season for Maine South High School.
Emma Thomson was born on March 16, 1999, in Chicago, Illinois...Parents are Dougie and Grace Thomson...Has two older brothers, James and Kyle...Business major.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because I was looking for a school with a family-like atmosphere. As soon as I spent one day on campus, I knew that Penn State could offer me a high-level experience in the classroom as well as on the field, along with that family-feel I was looking for.”