Four Penn State Soccer Stars Named All-Americans

Penn State’s men’s and women’s soccer programs both had two players receive All-American honors this week.

Ally Schlegel led the way with a first-team appearance. The redshirt sophomore led the line all year for head coach Erica Dambach’s squad, nabbing 11 goals and six assists in a prolific campaign.

Frankie Tagliaferri was the other women’s team star featured, earning second-team honors after being one of the best players at the NCAA Tournament. The New Jersey-born attacking midfielder finished the season with a commanding 10 goals and nine assists — the best in the Big Ten conference.

Together, Tagliafgerri and Schlegel helped Penn State women’s soccer record another successful Sweet Sixteen run while also winning the Big Ten regular-season title with ease.

On the men’s team, Pierre Reedy and Danny Bloyou both received third-team All-American honors.

Reedy captained Jeff Cook’s side and was the catalyst in Penn State men’s soccer’s NCAA tournament run. The Kutztown native bagged five goals and four assists on the right wing.

Bloyou was Penn State’s most consistent attacking threat this season. The Ghanian led the team with eight goals, and his speed and athleticism also landed him Big Ten first-team honors.

While both teams ended their seasons last week, Penn State was one of only five schools to have both programs in the Sweet Sixteen. Both teams will also reportedly retain most of their stars heading into the next season.

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Otis Lyons

Otis is a sophomore majoring in print journalism and is one of Onward State's associate editors. He lives just north of San Francisco, and is a diehard San Jose Earthquakes fan. Feel free to send over your soccer hot takes to his twitter @otisnlyons1 and instagram @otislyons

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