Nittany Lions take on Boston College Friday at 7:30 p.m.
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2013)
Played in 13 games ... Dished out an assist at Bucknell (9/10) ... Took two shots in that game ... Recorded a shot on goal at Tulsa (9/15) ... Also took one shot each against Hofstra (8/25) and Boston University (9/6) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Appeared in 19 games as a reserve ... Posted a pair of goals against Michigan State (10/19) to earn Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors (10/22) ... Recorded one shot on goal vs. Bucknell (10/2) and one shot vs. Iowa (11/2) ... Tallied one assist in the NCAA Tournament opening round game vs. LIU Brooklyn (11/10).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Coached by Michael Williams and Sean McGuigan at Millbrook High ... Scored 80 career goals and was a two-time All-Area first team honoree while leading Millbrook to the 2011 League Championship and Section 9 Finals from 2009-11 ... Ran cross country, indoor and outdoor track, qualifying for States in all three seasons ... Was ranked No. 1 in her class with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.
Played for QuickStrike F.C. under the direction of Jesse Kolmel ... Served as the team captain for Quickstrike, which earned 2008 and 2010 Eastern N.Y. State Cup titles, while winning the 2009 SYL National Championship ... Was also apart of two Region I Semifinals with Quickstrike in 2008 and 2010.
Full name is Mallory Rose Peterson ... Born on May 15, 1994 in Rhinebeck, N.Y. ... Parents are Alan and Jan Peterson ... Father ran cross country and track at Columbia University ... Has a younger sister, Veronica ... Majoring in biomedical engineering with the hopes of going to medical school.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
"Penn State offered the best overall college experience in terms of providing an incredible athletic atmosphere as well as a challenging academic environment."