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The Nittany Lions notched a 5-0 victory over Nebraska in the first round of the tournament
The Nittany Lions honored the careers of their six seniors prior to the game
Friday, May 5-Sunday, May 7 | Nittany Lion Softball Park and Beard Field
The Nittany Lions secured a 2-1 victory in game one against No. 25 Ohio State
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2015)
2016 (REDSHIRT-SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Did not see game action in the 2016 season
2015 (REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN YEAR)
Appeared in 28 games, including 23 starts with 12 at catcher and 11 as the designated player...Batted .220 (13-for-59) with 13 hits, six runs, two doubles, a home run and eight RBI...Had three multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games...Went 1-for-3 with a run and a RBI against LIU Brooklyn (Feb. 7)...Drove in a RBI at Mississippi State (Feb. 22)...Notched two hits with a home run and two RBI vs. Fordham (Feb. 27)...Had a double against James Madison (March 1)...Went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI at Michigan State (March 27)...Brought in two RBI at Michigan State (March 28)...Went 2-for-3 with a run in the series finale at Michigan State (March 29)...Garnered Academic All-Big Ten accolades.
2014 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Redshirted in the 2014 campaign.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Holds every offensive softball record at Acalanes High School under Head Coach Victor Silva...Had her best season in 2011-12, when she was named second team all-state after batting .606 (33-for-66) with 13 home runs, 37 RBI and 14 stolen bases...Second team all-state honoree her senior season as a team captain ...Was a First Team All-Diablo Foothill Athletic League (DFAL) honoree in her junior and senior seasons, and second team her sophomore year...Played club softball for the San Jose Sting and Head Coach Bob Perales...Helped lead team to a second-place finish at the 2013 Boulder Independence Day Showcase with four home runs (two game winners).
Full name is Mia Fortunata Monopoli...Born in Detroit, Mich., on Nov. 29, 1994.. Parents are Jack and Dawn...Has two sisters, Marissa and Marcella...Majoring in advertising.