Several other Nittany Lions finding success in National Women's Soccer League
LOWE'S SENIOR C.L.A.S.S. AWARD NOMINEE (2009) M.A.C. HERMANN TROPHY WATCH LIST (2009)
NSCAA SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (2007) SOCCER BUZZ SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (2007) FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (2007, 2008) NSCAA FIRST TEAM ALL-GREAT LAKES (2007) NSCAA FIRST TEAM ALL-MID-ATLANTIC (2007) SOCCER BUZZ FIRST TEAM ALL-MID ATLANTIC (2007) NSCAA SECOND TEAM ALL-GREAT LAKES (2008) SOCCER BUZZ SECOND TEAM ALL-GREAT LAKES (2008) COSIDA/ESPN THE MAGAZINE SECOND TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT (2008) ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2007, 2008) BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN (2006) SOCCER BUZZ MID-ATLANTIC ALL-FRESHMAN (2006)
LION CAREER 2009 Has tallied a goal and three assists for five points in 2009...Scored a goal against then-No. 14 West Virginia (8/29) on a beautiful left-footed shot to the upper-right corner of the net...Assisted on goals against UConn (8/31), Florida State (9/4) and Boston University (9/13)...Second on the team in points (5)...Second on the team in shots (25)...Just 8 shots away from moving into fourth all-time in the category at Penn State.
2008 Named Second Team All-Great Lakes Region by the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz...First Team All-Big Ten selection...Appeared in 24 games, while starting 21...Tied for first on the team in goals (10)...Tallied six assists on the season for 26 points...Led the Big Ten in shots (41) and shots per game (4.10)...Scored two goals including the game-winner and added an assist in a 4-1 victory over Hofstra (9/5)...Recorded the game-winner and two assists in a 4-2 win over Bucknell (9/7)...Scored the game-winner in a 2-0 victory over then-No. 25 UConn (9/14)...Netted two goals in the first eight minutes in a 3-0 shutout of Wisconsin (10/5)...Contributed two goals in a 4-0 thumping of Michigan (10/10)...Assisted the game-winner in a 2-0 win over then-No. 23 Minnesota (10/17)...Scored the game-winner in an over-time defeat of Iowa (10/19)...Earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week accolades and recognition on Soccer America Team of the Week (10/20)...Notched the game-winner in a 2-0 victory over Purdue to assure the Nittany Lions their 11th straight Big Ten championship (10/26)... Helped the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over Michigan State (11/7) propelling the Nittany Lions to the finals of the Big Ten Tournament...Assisted the game-winner in a 2-1 win over then-No. 21 Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament championship game (11/9)...Scored the opening goal against Rutgers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (11/14)... Was a Second Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District selection...Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
2007 Named Second Team All-American by Soccer Buzz and the NSCAA...First Team All-Big Ten selection...Appeared in all 24 games, while staring 23...Scored a team-high 15 goals and five assists...Took 104 shots almost double the next highest Nittany Lion...Scored seven game-winning goals...Had goals in four-straight games, including two versus Indiana (10/28) and one each against Ohio State (11/2), Iowa (11/8) and Ohio State (11/9)...Scored goals in three straight games twice...Had game-winning goals in three-straight contests...Scored two goals against Colgate (9/26)...Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week twice (9/17 and 10/8)...Named to the Soccer America Team of the Week twice (9/17 and 10/8)...Member of the Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week (9/17)...Top Drawer Team of the Week on 10/1...Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2006 Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team...Soccer Buzz Mid-Atlantic All-Freshman choice...Saw action in 23 games, starting 14...Tallied eight goals and five assists in freshman campaign...Scored first career goal against Tennessee (8/27)...Scored twice at Harvard, including the game-winner (9/15)...Tallied a goal in three-straight games, at Iowa (9/29), at Illinois (10/1) and at Purdue (10/6)...Notched the game-winning goal against Ohio State (10/15)...Led the team in shots with 76.
BEFORE PENN STATE A Soccer Buzz top 50 recruit, Schoepfer was the Gatorade and NSCAA Girls Soccer Player of the Year for Connecticut...High school and NSCAA youth All-American...The Connecticut state record holder for goals with 157 and second with assists with 47...Named Player of the Year by the Hartford Courant, Schoepfer led her school to four straight Eastern Connecticut Conference championships...Scored game-winning goal in the championship match vs. England as a player on the U.S. Under-17 national team in Ireland...Scored four of her team's nine goals while on the Under-17 adidas All-Star team that toured Europe through the Olympic Development Program.
PERSONAL Full name is Kathryn Theresa Schoepfer...Parents are Martin and Mary Jane Schoepfer...Father played basketball at Boston University...Brother, Andrew, played football for Holy Cross and was an All-Patriot league four-year starter on the offensive line...Graduated from Waterford High School with a 3.5 grade point average...Captain of her basketball team...Featured in the Jan. 16, 2006 Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd" section...Majoring in human development and family studies.