LION CAREER 2011: Started the first nine games of the season recording three assists before a season-ending knee injury at Wisconsin (9/17)...Tallied assists in three straight games against Nevada (8/21), West Virginia (8/26) and Richmond (8/28)...Played a career-high 94 minutes against Central Florida (9/9).
2010: Made 13 appearances with one start vs. Minnesota (10/15)...Scored first career goal, a game-winner at Iowa (10/10)...Took seven total shots.
2009: Redshirted season due to knee injury during spring play.
2008 Saw action in 16 games while earning two starts against William & Mary (8/23) and then-No. 4 Florida State (8/29).
BEFORE PENN STATE A two-time NSCAA All-American at St. Anthony's, Garcia led her squad to two NYSCHGAA League Championships and two State Championships...Complied a 70-2-2 record over her four years at St. Anthony's while scoring 14 goals...Named the NSCHSAA Player of the Year in 2008...Member of the all-state team in 2008 and all-league team in 2007...Played four years of club soccer for the East Meadow Dynamite, leading her team to two New York State Championships and two finals appearances...Two-year member of the USL W-League Long Island Rough Riders...Spent time training with numerous U.S. Youth National teams including the U-14, U-15, U-16, U-17 and U-18 squads...Played in Germany with the U-16 U.S. National team as a defender.
PERSONAL Full name is Brianna Krisa Garcia...Born October 2, 1990 in Babylon, N.Y., she is the daughter of Brian and Kristine Garcia...Has a younger sister, Marisa...Enjoys coaching youth programs in her area...Majoring in kinesiology.