Nittany Lions open NCAA Tournament on Saturday at 6 p.m.
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2010, 2011)
2011: Started a career-high 17 matches in 26 total appearances in the midfield and defense...Scored a goal to aid in a 3-0 victory over Richmond (8/28)...Garnered a point and assist in contests with North Carolina State (9/2) and Michigan (10/23)...Played in all 11 Big Ten matches with 10 starts...Totaled 1,682 minutes of game time.
2010: Saw action in 13 games with 12 starts...Returned from injury on Sept. 15 vs. Bucknell, recording two shots on goal...Started 12 straight games in defense at left back, recording a shot vs. Michigan (11/7).
2009: Made 10 total appearances for the Nittany Lions as a reserve forward, tallying two goals, four points and nine shots...Scored first collegiate goal at Michigan (11/8)...Scored against in the very next game against Colgate (11/13) in the NCAA Tournament...Made collegiate debut against Rutgers (9/6)...Played a season-high 35 minutes against Iowa (10/11)...Recorded a season-high five shots against Colgate (11/13).
BEFORE PENN STATE As a four-year starter at Mt. Lebanon, led the team in scoring sophomore, junior and senior years...Named All-State senior year...A three-time All-WPIAL and All-Section honoree...Member of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Area Team...Captained WPIAL Champions her senior year.
CLUB EXPERIENCE Beadling Soccer Club forward and midfielder coached by Denny Kolhmyer...Member of the Pa. West Champions 2003-08...USYSA Region I Champion 2005, the only Pa. West women's club team to compete at Nationals...Region I semifinalists 2003 and 2007...Region I ODP team 2007-present.
PERSONAL Full name is Jacqueline Ann Molinda...Born June 6, 1991 in Pittsburgh... Daughter of Gail Winter and John Molinda...Has one sister, Jennifer... Letterwinner in basketball...National Honor Society member and a four-time High Honor Roll recipient...Intends to major in engineering.
COACH WALSH ON MOLINDA "Jackie is an incredibly fast, left-footed player. She is great on the ball and has an outstanding mentality. Her great combination of speed, quickness and technical ability will bring a much-needed dimension to our flank play."
MOLINDA ON CHOOSING PENN STATE "Penn State has great academics athletics and an outstanding soccer tradition as well as a one of a kind school spirit."