Penn State looking for its fifth undefeated Big Ten season
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 QuickSstrike 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 ... Plans on majoring in bioengineering.