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Alumnus Breaks Penn State Record
January 20th, 2012
St. Pius X graduate and former captain of the National Championship soccer team, Andrew Wolverton '11 made an immediate impact in his freshman campaign, anchoring a defense that broke the Penn State record for shutouts in a season with 12. A starter of all 22 games in 2011, he led the Big Ten in goals against average (0.60), save percentage (.821), shutouts, and shutouts per game (0.55). Nationally, Wolverton ranked ninth in the NCAA in goals against average and 20th in save percentage.
During the season, Wolverton earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (September 12) and TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week honors (September 19) and was named Soccer Savings.com/Philly Soccer News College Player of the Week on October 30. In recognition of his standout season, he was selected Third Team All-Freshman by College Soccer News.
During the 2010-2011 season, Andrew was called into camp with the US U-18 Men’s National team on multiple occasions. He also competed in tournaments in Argentina, Chile, Portugal and Israel with the U-18 team. In 2012 he has also participated in camps with the US U-20 team. Presently the U-20’s are conducting tryouts for the team that will compete in the U-20 World Cup Tournament in 2013 in Turkey.
In addition to a great season on the field, Andrew has been equally successful in his academics by making the Dean’s List at Penn State.
We are all very proud of Andrew and wish him the very best of luck with his future endeavors.