Lady Lions name tri-captains

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State Lady Lion head coach Coquese Washington announced Wednesday (Oct. 29) that senior Tori Waldner (Milton, Ga.), redshirt sophomore Sierra Moore (Hanover, Pa.) and redshirt freshman Lindsey Spann (Laurel, Md.) have been selected as team captains for the 2014-15 season.

"Tori, Sierra and Lindsey have worked together to provide strong leadership for this time," Washington said. "They are hard workers, compassionate teammates and good communicators. They will provide the type of example and direction necessary for this team to perform at its best. They have learned from past team leaders and are ready for their turn at the helm this year."

Waldner, who started all 32 contests a year ago, is the lone returning starter and the team's only senior. She accounted for 4.8 points and was third on the team in rebounds with a 5.6 per game average last season. Waldner is tied for 11th in program history with 89 career blocks and is on pace to become the ninth player in school history with 100 blocks.

Moore, who sat out the 2013-14 season after transferring from Duke, will look to make an immediate impact. As a freshman with the Blue Devils, she appeared in 25 games and averaged 2.5 points per game with a 44.8% field goal mark. Moore excelled in high school at Delone Catholic in York, Pennsylvania, where she broke the York-Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association (YAIAA) scoring record with 2,595 points. She was the 21st-ranked player out of high school by Blue Star Report and claimed Gatorade and AP Player of the Year honors in the state of Pennsylvania as a senior.

Spann returns to the court after missing last year with a torn ACL. Spann was the 22nd-ranked player by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report out of high school. She averaged 15.9 points, 5.3 assists and 2.4 steals at Good Counsel her senior year.

The 2014-15 Penn State Lady Lion Basketball season is presented by Kish Travel and Kish Insurance. The Lady Lions take on Indiana (Pa.) in an exhibition game Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for the game, which features the return of Penn State great Kelly Mazzante, who is an assistant coach of the Crimson Hawks. Penn State's season-opener is Friday, Nov. 14 at noon against Towson in the first round of the Preseason WNIT.

Lady Lion Basketball single-game and season tickets are available by calling 1-800-NITTANY. Single-game tickets range from $10-17 for adults and seniors and $5-11 for youth (12 and younger). Season tickets are $105 for adults and $52 for youth (12 and under). Additionally, the Family Season Ticket package, which features two adult tickets and two youth tickets in the family section in section 114L, is $210. There is a $15 handling fee per order on season tickets.

The PNC Flex Books are $120 and give fans 12 vouchers, 10 that can be redeemed in any combination for Nittany Lion and Lady Lion Basketball tickets throughout the year and two extra vouchers for the Nittany Lions' Coaches Vs. Cancer game and the Lady Lions' Pink Zone game. The Lady Lions also have a pair of mini-plans available this season with the B1G Deal and the Five for the 50th plans. The B1G Deal is a mini-plan that includes the nine Big Ten Conference home games. Tickets for the B1G Deal are $90 for adult sideline, $63 for youth sideline, $63 for adult baseline and $45 for youth baseline tickets. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics at Penn State, there is a Five for the 50th mini-plan. The plan features a ticket to the following games: South Florida (12/21), Illinois (1/4), Rutgers (1/10), Michigan State (2/11) and Ohio State (2/26). The package is $50 in honor of the 50th anniversary.

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Last Updated October 30, 2014