Field hockey seniors crack All-Big Ten Second Team

November 06, 2009

East Lansing, Mich. — Penn State field hockey seniors Laura Cahill and Bethany Marvel have been named to the All-Big Ten Second Team as announced at the Big Ten Championship banquet on Thursday evening. It marks the second consecutive season that Marvel has been named to the all-conference second team while it is the first recognition for Cahill.

Both team captains (along with Amy Bonenberger), Cahill and Marvel have served as a steady presence at back and midfield, respectively. They have both started every game this season in leading the Nittany Lions into Friday's Big Ten Semifinals where they will face No. 3 seed (and 18th nationally ranked) Indiana live on the Big Ten Network at approximately 2 p.m.

Cahill has one defensive save on the season, coming as part of the Lions' upset of 14th ranked Stanford on Oct. 5. She has been a workhorse in starting 82 of 83 games in her career.

Despite not recording a point on the season, Marvel has been a continued force for the Lions through her many intangibles. She has 21 points for career via nine goals and three assists. Along with her All-Big Ten Second Team honoree last year, she was also named to the NFHCA All-Mideast Region Second Team.

Along with their success on the field, both have been named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team and NFHCA National Academic Squad every season.

The Nittany Lions return to action on Friday at approximately 2 p.m. against Indiana, live on the Big Ten Network. Penn State looks to become the first-ever No. 7 seed to advance to the conference championship game. Check back to and the Penn State field hockey twitter page for continued news and notes as the Nittany Lions search for their first Big Ten Tournament Title since 1998.

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Last Updated November 06, 2009