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Jones earned a first team nod, while Knief earned third team honors for the second time in her career
Two multi-run innings propelled Penn State to an 8-7 victory over Nebraska
The Nittany Lions earned a bye to the quarterfinals and will play Friday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m.
Jones, Knief and VanDerveer all picked up first team honors for Penn State
FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (2016)
SECOND TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (2015)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2014, 2015, 2016)
2016 (SENIOR YEAR)
Started all 53 games this season for Penn State, spending the most time as the starting left fielder…Notched First Team All-Big Ten honors as well as First Team All-Great Lakes Region honors…Tallied 18 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI games for Penn State, while carrying a 16-game hitting streak and a 21-game reached base streak…Ranked third in the Big Ten in doubles (17), tied for fourth in hits (66), ranked fifth in runs scored (54), seventh in batting average (.398), slugging percentage (.699), on-base percentage (.502), home runs (11), and total bases (116)…Ranked 35th in the country in doubles per game and tied for 45th in runs per game…Paced the Nittany Lions with a .398 batting average and 41 RBI that helped her to break the all-time RBI record at Penn State with 137 career runs batted in…Etched her name in the Penn State single season record book eight times in her senior campaign, including ranking second in single season doubles with 17 and finishing her career at Penn State as the all-time RBI leader with 137… Ranks in the top-10 in nine other career batting categories for the Blue and White…Was the first Nittany Lion since Cassidy Bell to hit two home runs in a game, launching two round-trippers against Michigan State (4/2)…Went 4-for-4 with two RBI and scored twice against Maryland (4/15)…Recorded 66 hits with 17 doubles and 11 home runs while driving in 41 RBI...Had a .699 slugging percentage and a .502 on-base percentage…Had 151 putouts and nine assists while committing just two errors for a .988 fielding percentage.
Notched Second Team All-Big Ten honors...Appeared in all 57 games with 52 starts in the outfield, one start at first base, four starts in the circle...Had 21 appearances in the circle, with a team-best 3.80 ERA...Went 7-3 in the cirlce with 36 strikeouts and 22 walks in 59 innings...Batted .343 (57-for-166) with 57 hits, 43 runs, 10 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 46 RBI...Had two stolen bases...Posted 16 multi-hit games, including three games with three hits...Had 12 games with two or more RBI...Pitched 4.1 shutout innings and struck out three vs. Western Illinois (Mar. 1)...Tossed six innings and allowed five hits, one run, one walk and struck out four against Northwestern (Mar. 22)...Pitched six innings, allowing seven hits, one run and striking out three vs. Robert Morris (Mar. 25)... Went four innings and struck out six at Wisconsin (Apr. 3)..Went 2-for-3 with a homer vs. No. 20 Missouri (Feb. 27)...Had three runs, a triple, a homer and three RBI at Sacramento State (Mar. 14)...Went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs and three RBI at Michigan State (Mar. 27)...Laced three hits, including a home run, two runs and three RBI at Michigan State (Mar. 28)...Blasted a homer, scored two runs and drove in three RBI against Saint Francis (Apr. 22)...Had two doubles, a homer and four RBI at Maryland (Apr. 17)...Notched a double, a run, and three RBI against Maryland (May 7)...Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the second time in her career.
2014 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Started 48-of-49 games in the outfield, in the circle or at first base...Batted .227 (29-for-128) with 22 RBI and 22 runs scored...Had six multi-hit and three multi-run games...Went 3-for-3 in back-to-back games: against Seattle University (Feb. 9) and George Washington (Feb. 16) ... Scored two runs, drove in two runners and hit a double against the Redbirds...Collected two RBI in six additional games...Drew 26 walks, the sixth-most on the program list...Blasted four triples and three home runs...Had back-to-back homers during a doubleheader against Wagner and Yale (Mar. 15)...Scored three runs against Yale, the second-most in Penn State history, hitting a home run and triple in that game while driving in two runners...Stole a team-best six bases, including a pair against Saint Francis (Pa.) (Apr. 2)...In the circle, fanned 41 batters in 73.1 innings pitched, making 11 starts...Recorded complete games against Michigan (Mar. 28), Saint Francis (Pa.) (Apr. 2) and Wisconsin (Apr. 19)...Pitched a season-high eight innings against Saint Francis (Pa.), fanning a 2014-best seven betters and allowing five hits...Notched one win on the season, versus Bucknell (Apr. 16)...Had two saves: against Appalachian State (Feb. 7) and at Indiana (Apr. 11)...Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2013 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Played and started in 49 of Penn State's 50 games...Started 22 games in the circle, registering a team-best ERA of 3.84 and a 13-17 record in 36 appearances...Pitched 14 complete games and totaled 175 innings in the circle...Struck out 101, including a season-high 12 in the shutout vs. Maine (Mar. 9)...Threw a season-high 7.2 innings at Ohio State (Apr. 14)...Picked up wins in six complete game efforts...Posted the third-best batting average on the team at .274 and turned in an on-base percentage of .345...Scored 20 runs and collected 28 RBIs on 40 hits...Led the team with 146 at-bats...Went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and a single for a season-high six RBI while pitching a complete game at New Mexico State (Feb. 16)...Turned in a 2-for-3 effort vs. UMKC (Feb. 17) with one home run and one single for three RBIs...Hit a double at North Carolina (Feb. 24)...Scored and collected an RBI on a single vs. Longwood (Mar. 3)...Put together a 3-for-4 performance vs. Loyola (Chicago) (Mar. 6), scoring twice and earning two RBI ... Sent one runner home and stole a base against Loyola Marymount (Mar. 8)...Went 2-for-3, scoring once and tallying an RBI on a double, a single and a walk vs. Toledo (Mar. 9)...Scored a run and stole a base vs. South Carolina (Mar. 10)...Hit a double to bring in one run vs. DePaul (Mar. 16)...Hit a double and scored once in the series against Michigan (Mar. 29-30)...Doubled twice in the doubleheader at Michigan State (Apr. 3)...Turned in a 4-for-9 effort in the series at Indiana (Apr. 5-7), scoring twice and adding two RBI with one home run, one triple and two singles ... Went a perfect 3-for-3 with a home run, a triple and a double for two RBIs vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) (Apr. 9)...Scored three runs and collected an RBI vs. Pittsburgh (Apr. 10) on a single and two walks...Notched two runs and three RBI on a home run and a walk in the series at Ohio State (Apr. 12-14)...Drove in one run against Purdue (Apr. 17)...Scored and sent one runner in vs. Northwestern (Apr. 20)...Singled and scored at Iowa (Apr. 26) and vs. Nebraska (May 4)...Drove in a run on a single vs. Illinois (May 9) in the Big Ten Tournament.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Captured the 2011 all-state first team, all-region first team, all-metro area, all-district as well as State and District Player of the Year honors...Named to 2010 all-district first team, all-region first team and all-state second team along with all-metro area first team...Earned all-district second team in 2009...Has earned three letters in softball coached by Jennifer Traina at Briar Woods, helping to lead the team to a state championship...Played club ball with the New Jersey Intensity under the direction of Kevin O'Donnell...The Intensity finished in the Top 16 at the 2011 Premier National Tournament...Earned four letters in basketball along with two letters in volleyball.
Full name is Macy Jones...Born May 2, 1994, in Fair Oaks, Va....Parents are Michelle and Mark Jones...Has an older brother, Matthew...Majoring in energy business and finance...Intends to attend law school after graduation.