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Penn State in the News
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) named junior Austin Kaut(Morton, Pa.) to its All-America First Team on Thursday, the first time a Nittany Lion earned first-team honors in 73 years. By virtue of his first-team honor, Kaut earned the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top goalie in college lacrosse.
Kaut joins George Ritter as Penn State's only USILA All-America First Team members. Ritter was a midfielder for the 1940 Nittany Lion squad. This is the 31st time in the program's 100 seasons that a Nittany Lion garnered first, second or third team recognition.
For Kaut, he has steadily risen to becoming the nation's top goalie, earning honorable mention in 2011 as a freshman, a third-team honor last season before this year's first-team accolade. In 2014, Kaut will have a chance to become the first repeat Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award winner since 1999-2000 (Mickey Jarboe, Navy). Additionally, Kaut is the first goalie from the Colonial Athletic Association to earn a first-team All-America honor.
Kaut, the Colonial Athletic Association's Player and Defensive Player of the Year, posted a career year with a 7.37 goals-against average (third in the nation) while making a career-high 194 saves this season. Kaut also stopped 61 percent of shots on goal (second in the nation) and registered a 12-5 record for the Nittany Lions. Kaut saved 10 or more shots in 12 of 17 games including three 16-save performances.
Forster and Lacrosse Named All Americas - May 23, 2013
Graduating senior Jack Forster (Jenkintown, Pa.) and junior midfielder Tom LaCrosse (Canandaigua, N.Y.) picked up their first national honors as USILA Honorable Mention All-Americans.
Forster, who was named to the USILA North-South Game on Wednesday afternoon, posted a career year in his final season in Happy Valley. The redshirt-senior ends his time at PSU tied for second all-time in goals scored with 104 tallies behind his 41 goals this year.
He notched a career-high 16 assists for a grand total of 57 points. He ranked 27th nationally in goals per game (2.41) and 35th in points per game (3.35). Forster's 57 points were the most by a Nittany Lion since 1995 (Erik Merkel, 61). Forster ended his career on a 29-game point streak dating back to March 3, 2012.
A tough-nosed midfielder who has improved every year, LaCrosse showed his guts and guile by carving up opposing defenses to the tune of 23 goals, five assists and 28 points: all career highs. LaCrosse also collected 17 ground balls and caused three turnovers, proving to be one of Penn State's most aggressive players on the attacking end.
LaCrosse tallied three hat tricks this season and was vital to Penn State's offense during a 10-game winning streak, scoring in the final nine victories of the season. The nine-game goal streak was the longest of his career, while also posting a point in all but two games.
Forster, Crane to Play in USILA North-South Game - May 23, 2013
Penn State men's lacrosse co-captains Travis Crane (Parkville, Md.) and Jack Forster (Jenkintown, Pa.) will participate in the 72nd edition of the USILA/LAXWORLD Division I-II North-South Game on Friday. The all-star contest featuring seniors from around the country will be played at Cabrini College's Edith Robb Dixon Field at 5:30 p.m. To read more, click here.
Dolik Earns USILA Scholar All-America Nod - May 23, 2013
Penn State men's lacrosse senior midfielder Nick Dolik (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) was named a Scholar All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) on Wednesday morning. Dolik is the seventh Nittany Lion to achieve the recognition and the second under head coach Jeff Tambroni. To read more, click here.
Centre Daily Times Coverage of Penn State vs. Yale - May 14, 2013
Saturday afternoon was the tale of two halves in the first round of the NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament.The first 30 minutes were the best of times for Penn State — but the other 30 were the worst of times.Yale rallied from a 5-1 halftime deficit, scoring nine of the first 10 goals after intermission, to knock the Nittany Lions out of the tournament with a 10-7 victory at the Penn State Lacrosse Field.
The Daily Collegian's Coverage of Penn State's Loss to Yale - May 14, 2013
Riding a four goal lead at halftime, eighth-seeded Penn State looked as if it would cruise to the program's first ever NCAA Tournament victory, but Yale wasn’t finished yet.
The Bulldogs came out firing in the second half, scoring nine goals in the final two quarters to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament after defeating the Nittany Lions, 10-7 on May 11.
Penn State posted arguably the best season in program history, going undefeated in regular season conference play with 12 wins, a number that has never been reached by the program before. The Lions' impressive regular season earned the school’s third ever NCAA Tournament berth and the first since 2005. With the loss today, the Lions move to 0-3 in NCAA Tournament play.
Quint's Round One Roundup - May 14, 2013
Here is ESPN's Quint Kessinich's take on Penn State's tough loss to Yale in the NCAA Tournament:
Yale 10, Penn State 7
The Nittany Lions came out flying and led 5-1 at halftime, bolstered by goals from Gavin Ahern and Nick Dolik. Austin Kaut had seven saves at the break and PSU looked sharp, holding Yale scoreless for 27:00. Yale face-off man Dylan Levings was saddled with face-off violations and never got in a rhythm until the violations were reset at halftime.
Whatever Andy Shay did at halftime worked. Yale won the third quarter 4-1. The critical goals were bombs by Colin Flaherty that seemed to energize the Bulldogs. Penn State seemed to take the momentum back when they killed off the two-man penalty, but they turned the ball over too frequently in the second half. They looked worn out and sloppy late and shot just 2 of 21 after half.
Meanwhile, Yale got stronger as the game wore on. Mike McCormack was everywhere. Ryan McCarthy scored on an invert defensive breakdown. Kriby Zdrill, Brandon Mangan and Conrad Oberbeck made it 9-6. Check mate.
Yale has been a slow-starting first-quarter team all year. But a dramatic shift occurred at the intermission. They were a different team after half. Don't underestimate their chances against Syracuse. Yale has all the necessary components to win big, like their hockey team.
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