Penn State field hockey All-American and head coach Char Morett-Curtiss and football standout kicker Craig Fayak will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame as part of the group's 54th annual ceremony.
A trio of former Penn State field hockey student-athletes will be among those inducted into the U.S. Field Hockey Hall of Fame as the 1984 Olympic Team is inducted on Saturday (June 21). Current Penn State head coach Charlene Morett, Chris Larson and Brenda Stauffer were all members of the 1984 Olympic Team that earned the bronze medal in the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles.
Building on Penn State's "One Team" inaugural year momentum, highlighting the highly successful first season under football coach Bill O'Brien and looking ahead to 2013, the Penn State Coaches Caravan tour begins another road trip April 30 with visits to 12 locations.
The No. 1 seeded Penn State field hockey team claimed its second consecutive Big Ten Tournament Championships Sunday afternoon with the 2-0 defeat of No. 3 seed Michigan. It is the sixth Championship Title for the Nittany Lions (17-3, 5-1 Big Ten), more than any other school in the history of the Big Ten. The Lions earn the Big Ten's automatic berth to the NCAA Championship Tournament.
Making its 28th appearance in the NCAA Tournament this weekend, the Penn State field hockey team earned the No. 4 seed to host the first two rounds of playoffs in Happy Valley. The Nittany Lions (17-3), No. 3 in the NFHCA Poll, will take on Albany (13-7) on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11:30 a.m. at the Field Hockey Complex. Penn State earned the Big Ten's automatic berth into the tournament after claiming the 2012 Big Ten Tournament Championship for the second consecutive year with a momentous 2-0 victory over No. 13 Michigan last weekend. This is Penn State's third consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
For the fifth time in her career as the head coach of the Penn State field hockey team, Charlene Morett has been named the 2012 Big Ten Coach of the Year, the conference office announced Thursday morning. Senior Kelsey Amy (Sweet Valley, Pa.) was named the 2012 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and junior Brittany Grzywacz (Collegeville, Pa.) was named the 2012 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, as well. This is first time since 2008 that Morett has been named Coach of the Year, and the first time since 2008 that a Nittany Lion has earned Offensive or Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Playing in the final home game of the regular season, the No. 5 Penn State field hockey team posted its second shutout in row with the 2-0 defeat of Bucknell University Tuesday (Oct. 23). The Nittany Lions move to a 14-3 overall record, while the Bison sit at 9-8. Sophomore Taylor Herold (Fredericksburg, Va.) notched the game-winning goal with only 13 minutes remaining in the game.
The No. 6 Penn State field hockey team opened the Big Ten season in style Friday (Sept. 21), defeating No. 24 Indiana 7-1 to give head coach Charlene Morett her 400th Penn State win. The Nittany Lions sit at 2-0 in the Big Ten with a 10-2 overall record after beating No. 17 Michigan, 4-3, on Sunday. Prior to Sunday's win No. 401, Morett was honored with a special presentation on the landmark victory.
Penn State field hockey coach Charlene Morett announced that volunteer assistant Stuart Smith has now been appointed assistant coach. Smith takes over for Annie Zinkavich, who held the position for the previous six years. Smith began his stint at Penn State as a volunteer assistant in 2010.
The Penn State Coaches Caravan kicks off April 30 with a lunch event in downtown Philadelphia and an evening reception and program in Delaware County. The Nittany Lion Club and Penn State Alumni Association are teaming up to give fans a chance to meet and hear from football coach Bill O'Brien and other leaders of Penn State Athletics with a bus tour encompassing 18 stops in seven states and Washington, D.C. during the course of three weeks. The first week also includes programs in Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; Richmond, Va.; and the Harrisburg-Hershey, Pa. area.
Nearly 50 Penn State student-athletes, representing 10 different teams, helped Special Olympics Pennsylvania kick off the 42nd Annual Summer Games Thursday (June 9) on the University Park Campus. Sponsored by Sheetz, Inc., the Summer Games bring together more than 2,000 athletes, 750 coaches and 2,500 volunteers from across the state. The event is being held Thursday-Saturday on the Penn State campus for the 24th consecutive year.
Penn State field hockey head coach Charlene Morett has been selected for induction into the Delaware County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame for her incredible contributions to the sport of field hockey as both an accomplished coach and player during her career.
After leading the Penn State field hockey team to a successful 2010 campaign, head coach Charlene Morett has been named the 2010 Dita / NFHCA Mideast Region Coach of the Year. The honor joins a long list of career accolades for Morett. During her 24 years at the helm of the Nittany Lion field hockey program, she has been named the Region Coach of the Year seven times. She has also been honored as the Conference Coach of the Year on five occasions with the most recent coming in 2008.