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Amanda Dennis, Shea Moyer, and Frankie Tagliaferri join the U.S. U-19 WNT for a week-long training camp
Frankie Tagliaferri takes part in U.S. U-19 WNT training camp; Katherine Asman and Ally Schlegel attend U.S. U-18 WNT training camp
Emily Ogle receives All-Big Ten First Team honors
BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM (2017)
Big Ten All-Freshman Team…Played in all 24 matches during her freshman season…Finished the year with nine points on four goals and one assist…Tied for third on the team in goals (four)…Scored her first goal as a Nittany Lion in Penn State’s 3-0 win over Hofstra (8/20)…Her goal against Hofstra was her first career game-winning goal…Tallied her second goal of the year in Penn State’s 4-0 win over Michigan State (10/8)...In Penn State’s 7-0 victory over Stony Brook in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Tagliaferri netted five points on two goals and one assist (11/10).
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
Took part in a U.S. U-20 WNT training camp (April 2017)...Joined the U.S. U-20 WNT at the 2017 La Manga Tournament (March 2017)...Took part in a U.S. U-19 WNT training camp (January 2017)...A member of the U.S. Women’s National Team at the U-14, U-15, U-17, U-19, and U-20 levels...Attended numerous training camps and competitions with the USWNT...Played for the U.S. at the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship and the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship...Was teammates with current Nittany Lion Ellie Jean on the U.S. U-17 WNT at the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship...A member of the USWNT that competed at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup...Recorded 24 caps and 11 international goals with U.S. U-17 WNT...Scored a goal in the first two U.S. matches at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Ranked No. 5 overall, and the No. 3 forward, in the 2017 class by TopDrawerSoccer...Three-time NSCAA All-American (2014-16)...2016 Fall TeamSnap All-American, All-Region, and All-State honoree...2014 and 2015 all-state and All-Shore Player of the Year...Three-time First Team All-Shore, all-state, and tri-state...2015 tri-state Player of the Year...Two-time Gatorade State Girls Soccer Player of the Year in New Jersey (2015-16 & 2016-17)...2015 USA Today National Player of the Year...2016 First Team All-Shore, all-state, and tri-state (missed half of the year due to the 2016 U-17 Women’s World Cup)...Played club soccer for PDA...PDA won the 2015 ECNL National Title...Played high school soccer for Colts Neck.
Francesca Claire Tagliaferri was born on January 18, 1999 in Red Bank, New Jersey...Parents are Francis and Tracy Tagliaferri...Has a younger brother, Trey...Premedicine major.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because it feels like home. The students, professors, teams, coaches, and the overall atmosphere gave me a comfortable and supportive feeling from the first time I visited. There are so many opportunities to succeed, and an incredible environment and support staff that will help me do so. After I visited Penn State for the first time, I knew exactly why they call it ‘Happy Valley.’ I can’t wait to call Penn State my home for not only the next four years, but for the rest of my life.”