Penn State Lacrosse Welcomes Eight-Member Class for 2013-14

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Abby Smucker

Position: Midfield
Hometown: Bel Air, Md.
High School: C. Milton Wright
Club Team: NEMS

Before Penn State
Four-year starting midfielder at C. Milton Wright ... Two-time captain (2012, 2013) ... Three-time first-team all-county selection (2011-13) ... Helped lead the team to four state tournaments, including the 2010 state championship game and three semifinal appearances (2011-13), and three straight conference and regional crowns (2011-13) ... Garnered All-Metro tournament team honors from 2010-13 ... As a senior, earned US Lacrosse All-America honors ... Named a Baltimore Sun Player to Watch ... Named team MVP as a sophomore and junior ... In 2012, earned second-team all-state honors and All-Metro status ... Garnered US Lacrosse High School All-Academic Team laurels ... Honored with second-team all-country recognition as a freshman ... Played for NEMS lacrosse and captured the 2011 and 2012 club national championships ... Named to the 2011 all-tournament team.

Personal
Daughter of Richard and Donna Smucker ... Both parents, as well as grandfather, Richard, and aunt, Nancy, attended Penn State ... Has two brothers, Marcus and Jacob ... Brother, Marcus, will enter his junior year at Penn State in fall 2013 ... Plans to major in biology ... Born April 12, 1995.

Doherty on Smucker: "Abby is an extremely smart and athletic player whose versatility will add strength to our midfield."

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Jane Truffer

Position: Defense
Hometown: Arnold, Md.
High School: Archbishop Spalding
Club Team: Maryland United

Before Penn State
Four-year starting defender at Archbishop Spalding ... Team captain as a senior ... Earned US Lacrosse All-Academic honors ... Helped lead school to a 10-win improvement from 2011-13 ... Honored with the school's C. Markland Kelly Award, presented to one senior male and female student-athlete for leadership, promotion of athletics within the school, scholarship, teamwork and sportsmanship ... Named to the ESPNHS Watch List in 2012 ... Played for the Maryland United East Team from 2010-12 ... Also played with Integrity Lacrosse.

Personal
Daughter of Chris and Ann Truffer ... Has one brother, Mark ... Grandfather, Earl, played football at Penn State ... Uncle, Peter, also attended the University ... Member of Archbishop Spalding's field hockey team ... Served as team captain as a senior ... Named to the NFHCA High School National Academic Squad ... Earned all-county honors ... Recipient of the school's Presidential Scholarship Award ... National Honor Society member ... Plans to major in secondary education ... Born Sept. 5, 1995 in Baltimore, Md.

Doherty on Truffer: "Jane is a tough, quick defender with great game sense who will be able to adapt quickly to the college game."

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2013-06-25



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