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Head coach Erica Walsh's squads have won the Team Academic Award seven of her eight seasons.
Hayes and Schram are the first PSU duo to earn first team recognition since 2003
Penn State has placed five players on the all-region team in each of the past three seasons
Penn State ends the season with a 15-7-1 record
The Nittany Lions are 11-4-0 in second round matches all-time
Penn State vs. Monmouth November 15, 2013
DAPPER DAN SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR (2012)
FIFA U-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP CHAMPION (2012)
U.S. U-20 NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER (2012)
FIFA U-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP PARTICIPANT (2012)
SECOND TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (2011)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2011, 2012)
Earned the Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year Award ... Started 15 games in 16 appearances ... Fifth on the team in goals (5) and shots (40)... Netted two goals at Iowa (10/14), including the game-winner in the 56th minute ... Posted the Nittany Lions' only goal in the National Championship game against North Carolina (12/2) ... Tallied goals against Indiana (10/7) and at Nebraska (10/12) ... Contributed to PSU's win over Boston College (11/16) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament with an assist ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
Earned All-Big Ten second team honors ... Tallied career-highs in goals (12), assists (12), points (36) and games started (24) ... One of just six Nittany Lions in program history to tally double-digit goals and assists ... Ranked second on team in goals, assists and points ... Scored first goal of the season vs. Nevada (8/21) ... Scored a goal and three assists for a five-point day vs. West Virginia (8/26) ... Tallied a goal against N.C. State (9/2), while assisting a goal at Pitt (9/4) en route to PSU's Pitt Classic crown ... Tallied three-point day behind a goal and an assist in the upset of then-No. 7 Virginia (9/11) ... Scored game-winner at Bucknell (9/20) ... Scored tying goal vs. Ohio State (9/29) ... Assisted on game-winning goal at Minnesota (10/2) ... Notched another five-point night against Nebraska (10/14) behind two goals and an assist ... Added two more goals against Iowa (10/16) that weekend to earn Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and TopDrawerSoccer.com Player of the Week ... Assisted game-winning goal at Michigan State (10/21) ... Scored the game-winning goal at Michigan (10/23) ... Was part of both goals in a 2-0 win over Purdue (10/28) with a goal and an assist ... Tallied a helper in the Big Ten Tournament final on PSU's only goal vs. Illinois (11/6) ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
Made eight starts in 21 games, scoring twice with three assists and seven points ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (11/8) ... Posted three-point day against Bucknell (9/15) ... Headed in game-tying goal vs. then-No. 15 Minnesota (10/15) en route to victory ... Assisted game-winning goal vs. Michigan (11/7) to clinch PSU's 13th-straight Big Ten title ... Added assist at then-No. 4 Portland (9/12).
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
Selected to join the U-20 training camp pool in July 2012 ... Joined the 21-player U.S. U-20 World Cup Champion Team in August 2012 along with teammate Maya Hayes.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Four-year letterwinner at Canon-McMillan High under the direction of Dave Derrico ... Led team to PIAA appearances each season ... Named 2009 Pittsburgh Tribine-Review Player of the Year ... Four-time All-District, three-time All-WPIAL, two-time All-State honoree ... Named an NSCAA All-Region selection, Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year and NSCAA All-American senior year ... Earned ESPN Rise first team All-American status senior year ... Ranked second in the nation in scoring (52) senior year, accumulating 145 for high school career ... Named 2009 Western Pennsylvania Player of the Year senior year ... Earned two letters in track & field ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Member of Beadling Inferno coached by Erik Duffy ... Squad won Western Pennsylvania State Cup six times ... Served as captain for six seasons ... Member of the ODP Region I team for six seasons (2005-10) ... Spent two years as part of the U.S. National Team pool.
Full name is Taylor M. Schram ... Born May 14, 1992 in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... Parents are Ron and Kristen Schram ... Has two brothers, Ronny and Connor ... Majoring in psychology ... Hopes to play professionally after college and take up college coaching afterward.