Penn State Looks to Bounce Back in 2022

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The 2021 season wasn’t kind to the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Just two years removed from their first-ever Championship Weekend appearance, Penn State churned out a 4-7 record this spring, marking their worst season under John Tambroni and worst since going 2-11 back in 2010.

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Recruiting Notebook: Notre Dame, Penn State Land First 2023 Commits

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Since the contact period opened up for Juniors on September 1st, there have been 15 players commit to DI programs. Dartmouth has landed the most commitments since the opening of the contact period, landing 15 verbals from 2023s thus far.

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Penn State Continues Summer Recruiting Hot Streak

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Since the dead period was lifted on June 1st, no team has made more headway on the recruiting trail than the Penn State Nittany Lions. Jeff Tambroni’s program has built half of their 2022 class in just the past month with four commitments – including three flips – since late June.

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Penn State Adds Tate Gallagher, Announces Fifth-Year Returnees

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Penn State Nittany Lions have landed the services of Richmond grad transfer midfielder Tate Gallagher. The Nittany Lions announced the news on social media on Friday afternoon.

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

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Ding!

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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