Friday Recap: Mac O’Keefe Sets Record, Calls Game in Penn State’s OT Win Over Michigan

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That was the sweet, sweet sound that came when Penn State fifth-year attackman Mac O’Keefe broke the NCAA career goals record of 212, which was previously held by Duke’s Justin Guterding, with his second goal of the contest.

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Maryland Overpowers Penn State in Friday Night Contest

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In what can only be described as a fairly sloppy late-February contest, the Maryland Terrapins flexed their muscle on the road and were able to overpower the Penn State Nittany Lions in a 13-7 Friday night victory.

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How Far Will Penn’s Goalie Pipeline Extend?

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No team has seen quite the level of play in between the pipes as the Penn Quakers have over the past half-decade. From Reed Junkin’s freshman season in 2016 to Patrick Burkinshaw, who is heading into his junior year (second season at Penn) in 2021, the Quakers have had the pleasure of housing two of the most elite goalies in college lacrosse.

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Penn State is Still The Team to Beat in The Big Ten

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The Penn State Nittany Lions have been rising to prominence ever since Jeff Tambroni’s arrival ahead of the 2011 season. And in 2019 the Nittany Lions finally arrived. Putting together their best season in program history, Penn State churned out a 16-2 record and made their first-ever Championship Weekend appearance, where they lost, 17-21, against Yale.

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How Sustainable Was Penn’s 2019 Season?

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In the 1980s, winning Ivy League titles and making NCAA Tournament runs were pretty normal at Penn. The Quakers finished either first or second in the Ivy League seven out of Tony Seaman’s eight-year stint. They also made the NCAA Tournament six of those seasons, losing in the Quarterfinals – which was the first round until 1986 – four of those times, making the semifinals once, and losing in the first round once. But that level of consistency seemed to leave Penn with Tony Seaman when he departed for the Johns Hopkins job following the 1990 season.

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Penn State Grabs Lone Star State Midfielder

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Jeff Tambroni and the Penn State Nittany Lions landed a commitment in the 2022 class out of the Lone Star State on Thursday afternoon, as Jesuit Dallas, Texas, midfielder McAllister Hobbs announced that he would be taking his talents to University Park.

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