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Today in Penn State sports: May 24, 2017

A roundup of all the Penn State games and news you missed — and aren’t covered elsewhere in the CDT — from May 24, 2017:


Single-game tickets on sale Tuesday for NLC members

UNIVERSITY PARK Members of the Penn State Nittany Lion Club can participate in an exclusive presale for Penn State football single game tickets beginning Tuesday.

Nittany Lion Club members are scheduled in NLC point total order between Tuesday and June 8 and have received an email with their information.

Applications for tickets to away football contests will also be available for Nittany Lion Club members beginning Tuesday. Ticket prices are as follows for away games: Iowa (Sept. 23, $95, limit 6 tickets), Northwestern (Oct. 7, $60, limit 6 tickets), Ohio State (Oct. 28, $140, limit 4 tickets with min. 150 NLC points), Michigan State (Nov. 4, $80, limit 6 tickets) and Maryland (Nov. 25, $70, limit 4 tickets).

The general public ticket sale will open in July.

Men’s lacrosse

PSU lands 5 All-America selections

PERRY, N.Y. Five Nittany Lions — Mac O’Keefe, Nick Aponte, Grant Ament, Mike Sutton and Chris Sabia — were honorable mentions on the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s All-America list, which was released Wednesday.

Five selections is the most in program history. The previous high at Penn State was four — and that came back in 1956 and 1958.

O’Keefe was honored after setting a single-season program record with 51 goals in his freshman campaign. The New York native is accustomed to being recognized at this point after earning Big Ten Freshman of the Week six times throughout his inaugural season.

Aponte, a senior, had 57 points — 24 goals and 33 assists — in 2017, moving to 11th all-time in program history with 140 points. Ament ranked 21st nationally and second in the Big Ten, averaging 3.75 points per game, while Sutton manned the midfield and Sabia took charge of the defense with 19 goals and 20 caused turnovers, respectively.

The five helped guide Penn State to 12 wins in 2017, tying a program record.


Assistant video director wins award

ATLANTA Penn State assistant video director Blake Newsock won the Highlight SAVVY — an award doled out by the Collegiate Sports Video Association — for his video titled, “The Process IV.”

Newsock created the video with assistance from interns Ashley Wert, Brett Michaud and Ryan Heidig. Clint Yoder was the audio engineer, while Matt Stephens and Matt Wilson were videographers.