The season unfortunately has come to an end for the Lady Lions, but we can still walk away with many great accomplishments and memories. The reality of March Madness is that only one team leaves happy.
Penn State's Maggie Lucas catches her Lady Lions teammates having some fun -- and sneaking a few snacks -- during their "off" day in the NCAA tournament.
Penn State's Maggie Lucas brings the camera along on a team shopping trip in New Orleans before the Lady Lions' first-round NCAA tournament game against Cal Poly.
Maggie Lucas and her Penn State teammates take off for Baton Rouge, La., where first-round opponent Cal Poly awaits.
So it's official: We are headed to Baton Rouge, La., for the first round of the NCAA tournament!Monday night was the selection show, and we found out that we received a No. 3 seed and will be taking on Cal Poly on Sunday.
As the regular season and Big Ten tournament have come to a close, the Lady Lions are focused and looking forward to the most exciting time of year: March Madness and the NCAA tourney.We have a little less than two weeks to rest and work on ourselves before the madness begins.
This was another fun and exciting week for our program as we came off a loss at Minnesota with a win at Nebraska that solidified us as the outright Big Ten champs. Another exciting part was knowing my dad would make one of his appearances on this trip.
This weekend was a very exciting time for our program in all kinds of ways. To say the least, there was a lot going on in Happy Valley at the Bryce Jordan Center.We honored our five seniors with Senior Day before the game, and it was our seventh annual Pink Zone at Penn State game.
We’re approaching our last two home games of the season and the homestretch of the regular season. These will be our seniors’ last two games at the Bryce Jordan Center in front of our amazing fans.
I came to Penn State for many reasons, but one of the biggest was the chance to play for my head coach, Coquese Washington. I clearly remember the first time I saw Co at one of my AAU tournaments, where my dad informed me after the game that she was the new Penn State coach.
At Penn State there is an overwhelming amount of support from the community for its sports teams. We consider ourselves very lucky for the crowds who attend our games loyally throughout the season. Whenever my teammates and I are walking around, on or off campus, we can always expect good luck wishes for our upcoming games and constant reminders of support and reassurance of attendance at the next game, win or lose.
Last week one of my teammates reached a huge milestone in her career. In our win over Minnesota, Nikki Greene pulled down a tough offensive rebound in traffic scored with a quick putback layup. That basket marked the 1,000th point of Nikki’s career.
Many people ask me where I work out and practice my shot during our brief summer break. I spend the majority of the summer driving out to my old high school to lift and shoot. At night, however, I walk down to my favorite courts in the whole world, the Narberth basketball courts.
Behind the Lady Lions team, there is another team that helps us prepare for every game. It goes by the name “The Red Dragons” or “P-Squad.” The Red Dragons are our men’s practice team and they are a crucial part of our success.
Many people who are a part of the Lady Lions program work behind the scenes and are just as important as the players and coaches. As we begin another semester at Penn State, I would like to introduce you to one of those.