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Frannie Crouse taken at No. 10 by the North Carolina Courage; Brittany Basinger selected at No. 31 by the Washington Spirit
Penn State takes on Rutgers in the 2015 Women's College Cup Semifinals
Women's Soccer advances to the Elite Eight
Women's Soccer remains perfect in Big Ten
No.8 Women's Soccer defeats Bucknell, 7-0
Women's Soccer tops No.12 West Virginia in season opener
MAC HERMANN TROPHY WATCH LIST (2017)
NSCAA All-GREAT LAKES REGION SECOND TEAM (2016)
ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (2016)
BIG TEN ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM (2015)
WOMEN'S COLLEGE CUP ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM (2015)
ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (2014)
ALL-BIG TEN FRESHMAN TEAM (2014)
BIG TEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK (9/15/15, 9/13/16, 10/18/16)
ESPNW PLAYER OF THE WEEK (9/16/15)
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE BIG TEN TOURNAMENT (2015)
TOPDRAWERSOCCER TEAM OF THE WEEK (12/1/15)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2015, 2016, 2017)
MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List…Academic All-Big Ten…Played in 20 matches, which included 16 starts…Finished the year with 13 points on four goals and five assists…Among the team leaders, Crouse ranked tied for third in points (13), ranked tied for third in goals (four), tied for second in assists (five), fourth in shots (44), and third in shots on goal (20)…Scored her first goal of the year in a 4-2 victory at Arkansas (8/25)…Netted the lone goal in Penn State’s 1-0 victory over North Carolina (9/7)…Recorded a pair of assists in Penn State’s 3-0 win over Northwestern (9/14)…Tallied an assist in back-to-back matches at Iowa (9/22) and at Nebraska (9/24)...Recorded a goal and an assist in Penn State’s 7-0 victory over Stony Brook in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (11/10)…Scored a goal in Penn State’s 3-1 win over West Virginia in the third round of the NCAA Tournament (11/19)…Ended her Nittany Lion career 12th in points (91), 10th in goals (37), 10th in game-winning goals (13), tied for 25th in assists (17), 10th in shots (231), and sixth in shots on goal (111).
NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team...Academic All-Big Ten...All-Big Ten First Team...Two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (9/13 & 10/18)...Started all 21 matches during the 2016 season...Finished the year with 27 points on a career-best 12 goals and three assists...Crouse’s 12 goals led the Nittany Lions and the Big Ten...Crouse’s 27 points led the Nittany Lions and ranked fourth in the Big Ten...Scored five game-winning goals...Scored at least one goal in three-straight games twice...Scored five goals over a three-game span...Finished the season ranked 15th all-time in points at PSU (78) and 12th in goals (33).
Academic All-Big Ten...Women’s College Cup All-Tournament Team...Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (9/15)...Named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team (11/8)...Named the Offensive Player of the Big Ten Tournament (11/8)...Received TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week honors (12/1)...espnW Player of the Week (9/16)...Played in all 27 matches, started 25, including 23-straight starts...Tallied four game-winning goals, including her goal in the 10th minute in Penn State’s 2-0 win at No. 2 Stanford (9/11) and in the 24th minute of the College Cup Semifinals against No. 9 Rutgers (12/4)...Also netted an assist in the victory at No. 2 Stanford (9/11)...Recorded 11 goals on the year, which was second on the team and tied for second in the Big Ten...Scored twice in Penn State’s 5-1 victory over Iowa (9/27)...Scored in back-to-back matches in the Big Ten Tournament (Illinois - 11/1 & Michigan - 11/6)...Tallied seven assists on the year, which was tied for second on the team and the Big Ten...Posted a goal and two assists in the Boston U match (11/20)...Finished the season with 29 points, which was second-best on the team and the Big Ten...Recorded three goals in the NCAA Tournament...Scored in back-to-back matches against No. 4 West Virginia (11/28) and No. 9 Rutgers (12/4).
Named to All-Big Ten second and freshman teams... Appeared in all 24 games for Penn State, including 21 starts...Tied for the team lead with 22 points and led all Nittany Lions with 10 goals on the season...Five-point performance (two goals, one assist) vs. Bucknell (9/23)...Scored three game-winning goals: vs. Nebraska (10/24), vs. Maryland (10/30), vs. UConn (11/21)...Logged 1358 minutes on the season, including a season-high 71 minutes at Texas A&M (11/29)...Attempted 55 shots with 26 shots on goal.
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
Received her first call-up to the U.S. U-23 WNT in July 2017...Attended U.S. youth national camps from ages 14-18.
BEFORE PENN STATE
At Greensburg Central Catholic, won back to back WPIAL Championships in 2011 and 2012, and State Championships in 2012 and 2013 under head coach Ashley Shasko...Graduated as the top career goal scorer in Pennsylvania history...2013 NSCAA All-America honoree and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Player of the Year...Three-time Greensburg Tribune-Review Player of the Year...All-state pick in 2012 and 2013...Also a member of the swimming and softball teams.
Competed for Beadling Soccer Club under head coach Danny Kohlmyer...Helped lead club to three State Cup Championships and a third-place finish in the national competition in 2010.
Frances Crouse was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 21, 1995...Parents are Samuel and Thursa Crouse...Has two siblings: Samantha and Colby...Advertising/public relations major.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because of the high academic standard and alumni base for careers. I also chose Penn State because of my first visit; I loved the atmosphere and the coaches of the team.”