Simon earns recognition

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State true freshman soccer player Anna Simon was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

The honor for the Nittany Lion defender is Penn State’s second Big Ten weekly award of the young season.

Simon scored her first collegiate goals to lead Penn State to a lop-sided 4-0 win at Temple on Friday, Aug. 31. Simon found the back of the cage on two different penalty corners, spurring Penn State to victory. She also anchored a defense that posted its second straight shutout as Penn State held Temple to just one shot. Simon’s goals came off five shots, part of a 42-1 shot edge for the Nittany Lions.