While he didn't want to make excuses, it was tough for Jeff Cook's side to deal with a tumultuous week complicated by a non-COVID-19 illness.
The Nittany Lions were shocked in a big way by Hofstra in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Penn State women's soccer won an instant classic against USC in a penalty shootout.
Penn State returns to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year.
"We recognize that the Big Ten for men's soccer is among the nation's leaders, and Indiana has been at the forefront of that. To be able to get over the burden mentally of [finally] winning that game, I hope it will be significant not only today but into the future."
Seth Kuhn, Tyger Evans, and Pierre Reedy scored on Sunday to clinch Penn State's first Big Ten Tournament title since 2005.