Duo recognized for both athletics, academics at PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Emily Ogle and Kaleigh Riehl have been named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America First Team, as announced by the organization Tuesday.

This is the first honor for both Ogle and Riehl. In program history, 12 Nittany Lions have combined for 14 Scholar All-America First Team plaudits. In the classroom, both are kinesiology majors with Ogle tallying a 3.99 GPA and Riehl posting a 3.89 GPA.

Ogle, a redshirt senior midfielder, started all 25 matches in 2018 and finished the year with 17 points on six goals and five assists. With her appearance at Florida State on Nov. 23, Ogle became the eighth Nittany Lion to play in 100 career games. In her four seasons playing for Penn State, she received three All-Region First Team honors (2015, ’17 and ’18) and one All-Region Third Team plaudit (’14).

Along with her all-region and second-team All-America nods in 2018, Ogle was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America second team, the All-Big Ten first team, the TopDrawerSoccer Best XI first team and was tabbed the Big Ten Midfielder of the Year.

In 2018, Riehl, a redshirt junior defender, helped anchor a Nittany Lion backline that allowed just 13 goals and posted 14 shutouts in 25 matches. Individually, she was on the field for 95 percent of the season for the Blue & White.

Riehl’s accolades in 2018 include Scholar All-America first team, first team All-American, MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist, TopDrawerSoccer Best XI second team, All-North Region first team, All-Big Ten first team, Big Ten Defender of the Year, and two-time TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week member.

PSU men’s hockey

UNIVERSITY PARK — Coming off a weekend split with No. 5 Notre Dame, sophomore Evan Barratt and junior Peyton Jones were each honored by the Big Ten Conference as its second and third stars of the week on Tuesday.

Barratt earns his second weekly accolade of the season with his Second Star of the Week honor after being named the First Star of the Week three weeks ago. The sophomore dished out a trio of first period assists, including two primary helpers, during a 9-1 victory against fifth-ranked Notre Dame.

His three assists over the opening 20 minutes tied a Penn State single-game record for most assists in a period, which was set just one week earlier by classmate Alex Limoges. Barratt later added his national-best 13th goal of the season in the third period for a career-high four-point night.

Barratt currently leads the entire country with his 29 points, which are also the most ever by a Nittany Lion of the first 17 games of the season.

Barratt has registered at least one point in 14 of his 17 games played this season with 11 multi-point efforts to his credit. The Bristol, Pennsylvania native is also averaging 1.88 points per game during Big Ten contests with eight goals and seven assists in eight games.

Jones too garners his second weekly accolade of the season with a third star of the week nod. The junior goaltender was also named Big Ten’s third star of the week back in October. Jones stopped 26-of-27 shots leading the Nittany Lions to a 9-1 victory over the Fighting Irish posting a .963 save percentage for the game, which was the best mark in the conference last week for goaltenders making at least one start.

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