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Eckerstrom, Rodriguez and Weber named as players to watch
The trio each earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the Fall 2014 semester
Three freshmen are among the top-10 first years and three upperclassmen are in the top-100.
The Nittany Lions advanced to its 10th NCAA Tournament quarterfinal in program history.
Three of Penn State's five meetings with Texas A&M were in the NCAA Tournament.
Women's Soccer advances to the Elite Eight
Women's Soccer remains perfect in Big Ten
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Penn State vs. Monmouth November 15, 2013
TEAM CAPTAIN (2015)
CONCACAF WOMEN'S U-20 CHAMPION (2013)
NSCAA ALL-GREAT LAKES THIRD TEAM (2013)
ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (2013)
ALL-BIG TEN FRESHMAN TEAM (2012)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2015)
Started 22 games in 24 appearances ... Tied for the team-lead with 22 points ... Scored eight goals, including a two-goal outing vs. Syracuse (8/24) ... Notched points in five-straight games (9/7-9/23) ... Three-point game vs. Bucknell (9/23), scoring a goal and an assist ... Scored three game-winning goals: vs. Syracuse (8/24), vs. Bucknell (9/23), and vs. Virginia Tech (11.23) ... Netted back-to-back goals in NCAA Tournament contests against Buffalo (11/14) and Virginia Tech (11/23) ... Recorded six assists: at Purdue (9/12), at Indiana (9/14), vs. Ohio State (9/19), vs. Bucknell (9/23), at Wisconsin (10/5), and at Michigan (10/16) ... Took 50 shots on the season, 25 of which were on goal ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
NSCAA All-Great Lakes third team honoree ... Garnered first team All-Big Ten accolades ... Started all 23 games for the Nittany Lions, logging 1,627 minutes on the field ... Netted seven goals and dished out eight assists ... Scored goals in three-straight games: two at Bucknell (9/10) and one each at Oklahoma State (9/13) and Tulsa (9/15) ... Notched four points against Illinois (10/20), scoring one goal and assisting on two others ... Scored the game winner against Wisconsin (11/6) in the Big Ten Tournament ... Second game winner came against Hofstra (8/25).
Named to the All-Big Ten freshman team ... Recorded 13 goals, including five game-winners, and four assists for 30 points ... Played and started in 26 games ... Tallied a goal against Illinois (9/23) and an assist against Northwestern (9/21), earning Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors (9/24) ... Recorded two goals against Indiana (10/7), including the game-winner, to earn her third Big Ten Freshman of the Week (10/8) accolade ... Scored the game-winning goal against Purdue (10/26), earning Big Ten Freshman of the Week (10/29) honors ... Netted a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in the season-opener against then-No. 7 Virginia (8/17) to earn her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor (8/20) ... Had a pair of goals against Boston College (11/16) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Registered assists against LIU Brooklyn (11/10) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament and Florida State (11/30) in the National Semifinal game.
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
Member of the U-20 Women's National Team that won the 2014 CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Attended Northville High School, coached by Eric Brucker ... Earned All-State honors in 2010-11, as well as three All-Conference and three All-District nods from 2009-11 ... Was a part of multiple Olympic Development teams, participating in the regional championships in 2009-10 in addition to taking a trip to Holland in 2010 ... Was also a captain of the Northville basketball team, earning MVP honors in 2010 and 2011.
Played for the Michigan Hawks, coached by Derek Williford ... Led the Hawks to seven straight Michigan State Cups.
Full name is Mallory Alyse Weber ... Born on April 4, 1994 in Atlanta, Ga ... Mom is Lisa Weber ... Has a younger brother, Mitchell ... Recreation, parks and tourism management major ... Wants to attend culinary school and open a restaurant.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State for many reasons, but mainly for the incredible coaches, soccer program, academic possibilities, beautiful campus and Jeffrey Field."
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