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Emma Thomson
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Emma Thomson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nottinghamshire, England

High School:
Retford Oaks

Height:
5-4

Position:
D

Birthdate:
01/21/1990


04/10/2012

Nittany Lions Sit in Third Place in Current Directors' Cup Standings

Penn State has finished in the Top 25 every year

04/02/2012

Nittany Lions Sit in Fourth Place in Current Directors' Cup Standings

Penn State has finished in the Top 25 every year

01/12/2012

Nittany Lions Place Sixth in Final Fall Directors' Cup Standings

Penn State has finished in the Top 25 every year

01/04/2012

Nittany Lions Sit in Fifth Place in Current Directors' Cup Standings

Penn State has finished in the Top 25 every year

12/16/2011

Nittany Lions Sit in Eighth Place in Current Directors' Cup Standings

Penn State has finished in the Top 25 every year

Year GP-GS Goals Assists Points GWG Shots
2008 24-22 1 2 4 0 10
2009 20-20 1 0 2 1 7
2010 21-21 0 0 0 0 16
2011 21-21 0 3 3 0 8
Totals 86-84 2 6 9 1 40

ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (2010, 2011)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2009, 2010)
ALL-BIG TEN FRESHMAN
 (2008)
SOCCER BUZZ FOURTH TEAM FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN 
(2008)
SOCCER BUZZ FRESHMAN TEAM ALL-GREAT LAKES (2008)


LION CAREER
2011: Started all 21 matches at center back, earning All-Big Ten Second Team honors for second straight year...Tallied three assists during the 2011 campaign...Provided two helpers in 4-0 win at Bucknell (9/20)...Assisted an insurance goal at Michigan State (10/23).

2010: Named to the All-Big Ten Second Team...Leads PSU field players with minutes played (1,893), averaging 90.1 a game in central defense...Recorded 16 shots this season including a career-high five taken against Michigan (11/7)...Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (10/25).

2009: Started and played in 20 games, sitting out the Bucknell (9/23) match...Scored only goal of the year, the game winner against James Madison (9/20)...Earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (11/8) award for her performance in 2-0 shutout win over Michigan (11/8), in which the Nittany Lion defense held UM to three shots, none on goal...Named to Academic All-Big Ten team.

2008 Named a Fourth Team Freshman All-American and to the All-Great Lakes Region Freshman Team...All-Big Ten Freshman team selection... played in all 24 games, starting 22 as a defender...Tallied an assist in a 3-1 victory at William & Mary (8/23)...Registered a helper on the insurance goal in a 3-0 shutout of Wisconsin (10/5)...Scored her first career goal in a 2-1 victory over then-No. 21 Minnesota giving the Nittany Lions their fifth Big Ten Tournament Championship.

BEFORE PENN STATE
Played two seasons with Retford United before moving onto the Doncaster Rovers Belles...League runners-up with Retford her first season before capturing the title her second year...Earned Manager's Player of the Year her second season...Won two league titles with the Belles...Named the Player's Player of the Year and Manager's Player of the Year in her second season with Doncaster...Selected for the U-15 England squad in 2005-06 and made a leap to the U-17 squad in 2006-07...Named the Young Player of the Year in 2007.

PERSONAL
Full name is Emma Jennie Thomson...Born Jan. 21, 1990 in Nottinghamshire, England...Daughter of Ian and Deborah Thomson...Has three brothers, Gary, Aidan and Saul...Enjoys listening to a variety of music as well as watching all different types of sports...Majoring in kinesiology.

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