Kris Shakes heroics sent the Nittany Lions to the Big Ten Tournament final after saving two penalty kicks.
The campaign goal was set at $850,000.
"You need someone like him. He's just great."
The democratic candidate earned 405 votes and 33.75% of the total vote, the most of each commissioner candidate, according to Lackawanna County's unofficial results.
The Nittany Lions battled back in both games against a tough Fighting Irish team.