Receiving the honor of Big Ten Midfielder of the Year, Katie O’Donnell became the fourth Penn State Women’s Lacrosse player to receive All-Conference accolades in as many seasons of Big Ten Play. The senior is currently third in the conference with 56 goals, tied for 33rd nationally. She is two goals away from reaching 200 career goals as the team heads into the first-round of the NCAA Tournament against the University of Pennsylvania on Friday.
Depending on your feelings towards Pat Chambers, this has been a promising offseason, so far, for Penn State Basketball. The signing of Izaiah Brockington and Myreon Jones (made official yesterday) finalizes the 2017-18 recruiting class for Coach Chambers who just received a contract extension. College recruiting never ends, it just begins again, and Penn State has turned their focus to 2019. It should be no surprise that forwards are being targetting, with scholarship offers going out over the weekend to a pair of PFs, Daniel Ramsey and Zeke Nnaji. In other news, Tony Carr received his invitation to the NBA Combine in Chicago, and will be in attendance. The event runs from May 16-20.
Redshirt freshman Mac Hippenhammer has been receiving praise this spring for his performance on the football field, but he’s also trying to make a contribution on the baseball team. He’ll have to balance his aspirations to play both sports at Penn State with the expectation that he’s going to take a major step forward as pass-catching weapon for Trace McSorley.
Shareef Miller has a chance to become a household name in the B1G this year, with some fearing he may make the leap to the NFL if he can turn enough heads. He’ll be a key factor on the defensive line, which as we all know is a little dubious on the inside. His ability to rush off the edge should compensate for the interior of the defense, at least on passing downs.
We know Penn State has an experienced and talented offensive line heading into this year, but James Franklin wants to see more of a killer-mindset, stepping up their aggressiveness on the field. The team has tried to balance playing with more of an edge, and not beating up their teammates too badly.