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Six Penn State Women’s Soccer Players Earn All-Big Ten Honors

The awards keep rolling in for Penn State women’s soccer.

Ally Schlegel, Penelope Hocking, and Mieke Schiemann were each named to All-Big Ten teams, while Kaitlyn MacBean and Amelia White found themselves on the All-Freshman Team. Jill Jennings picked up the All-Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

Schlegel is no stranger to All-Big Ten teams and was previously named to the Second Team All-Big Ten and the All-Freshman team. The Colorado native ended the regular season knotted in a three-way tie for the most goals scored in the conference with 10.

After being named to the All-Pac 12 First team three times, Hocking now holds her first All-Big Ten designation. The forward was added to the All-Big Ten Second team and also holds the lead for active career goals in NCAA Division I soccer with 59 career goals. The USC transfer tallied five goals and six assists in her first season with the Nittany Lions.

German native Schiemann also earned her first All-Big Ten team honor on the third team. The defender started in every regular-season game and recorded her first goal in Penn State’s preseason upset of West Virginia. recorded her first career goal and assist on August 25 in the 2-0 victory over No. 21 West Virginia. Schiemann and the Nittany Lions’ backline have recorded nine shutouts throughout the course of the season.

Redshirt sophomore MacBean showed she could be a valuable player off the bench in her first season of competition and was named to the All-Freshman team. MacBean appeared in 13 games and tallied two goals and one assist in the regular season.

True freshman forward White earned a spot on the All-Freshman team after participating in all 17 of the Nittany Lions’ games this season and making nine starts. White recorded two assists in her first two games with the Nittany Lions and four overall. The Indiana native was the No. 2 overall-ranked recruit in the country.

Co-captain Jennings received the Big Ten’s Sportsmanship Award for her leadership and sportsmanship off the field. On the field, however, Jennings saw the field for 14 out of Penn State’s 17 regular-season games and started in six. The graduate student even notched her first career goal with the Nittany Lions in their senior day showcase.

Up next, Penn State will travel to Madison to play Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal on at 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 30. The game will be available for streaming on BTN+.

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Evan Halfen

Evan Halfen is a sophomore broadcast journalism major from Newark, DE. Evan loves all things Penn State, tailgating, being loud, just about any beach, and his puppies, Butterscotch and Wentzy. You can direct all your suggestions, roasts, and jokes to his Instagram: @e.evan.halfen.n.

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