Alumni

2014

Ariel Edwards
Ariel Edwards Headshot.

Playing for C.B. Bembibre PDM of the LFB in Spain

Maggie Lucas
Maggie Lucas Headshot.

Member of the WNBA's Indiana Fever

WNBA Timeline

  • Indiana Fever (2014-present)
  • Second Round Pick (21st overall) in the 2014 WNBA Draft
  • WNBA Profile
Dara Taylor
Dara Taylor Headshot.

Playing for TG Neuss Tigers in Germany

2013

Alex Bentley
Alex Bentley at the 2013 WNBA Draft posing with her new Atlanta Dream jersey.

Member of the WNBA's Connecticut Sun

WNBA Timeline

  • Connecticut Sun (2014-present)
  • Atlanta Dream (2013)
  • 2013 WNBA All-Rookie Team
  • Second Round Pick (13th overall) in the 2013 WNBA Draft
  • WNBA Rookie Year Video
  • WNBA Profile
Nikki Greene
Nikki Greene

WNBA Timeline

  • Connecticut Sun (2015)
  • Los Angeles Sparks (2014)
  • WNBA Profile
Gizelle Studevent
Gizelle Studevent

Author of the book, "Bridges"; Founder of the anti-bullying program, Penn State Athletes Take Action (PSATA).

2011

Julia Trogele
Julia Trogele

Graduate from the Penn State Dickinson Law School

2010

Nicole Arcidiacono
Nicole Arcidiacono

Lives in New York City and works for Nike Basketball in the Brand Marketing department, covering Nike's East territory.

Meredith Monroe
Meredith Monroe

Financial Analyst in the Aerospace and Defense Industry at The Boeing Company in Philadelphia.

Meggan Quinn
Meggan Quinn

Deputy sheriff in Calvert County (Md.)

2009

Rashida Mark
Rashida Mark

Junior financial analyst for FMC Corporation in Philadelphia.

Brianne O'Rourke
Brianna O'Rourke

Playing basketball for Pallacanestro Torino of the Italy-Serie A2 league.

Mashea Williams
Mashea Williams, Assistant Basketball Coach, Mercyhurst Prep.

Assistant basketball coach and trainer at Mercyhurst Prep.

2008

Kam Gissendanner
Kam Gissendanner, head coach at LaRoche College.

Head Coach, LaRoche College

WNBA Timeline

  • Los Angeles Sparks (2008)

2007

Adrienne (Squire) Morelli

Co-owner of X-Factor Fitness & Sports Performance LLC in Westfield, Ind.

Charity Renfro

Marketing Executive Assistant at inContact in Salt Lake City, Utah

Amanda (Brown) Streeter

Resident Prosthetist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas

2005

Jenny Brenden

Administrative specialist in the University of Minnesota athletics department

Ashli Schwab

Teacher at Elco High School in Myerstown, Pa.

Jess Strom
Jess Strom, head coach at California (PA) University.

Head coach at California (Pa.) University

Tanisha Wright

Member of WNBA's Seattle Storm

WNBA Timeline

  • New York Liberty (2015-present)
  • Seattle Storm (2005-2014)
  • WNBA Champion, 2010 (Seattle Storm)
  • Four-time WNBA All-Defensive Team First Team (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
  • First Round Pick (12th overall) in the 2005 WNBA Draft
  • WNBA Profile

2004

Jess Brungo

Third grade teacher in Summit, N.J.

WNBA Timeline

  • Connecticut Sun (2004-06)
Kelly Mazzante

Assistant coach at IUP; Founder of the Kelly Mazzante Foundation

WNBA Timeline

  • Atlanta Dream (2011)
  • Phoenix Mercury (2007-09)
  • WNBA Champion, 2007 & 2009
  • Charlotte Sting (2004-06)
  • WNBA Profile

2002

Katerena (Carr) Perou

Executive director of Helping Hands Bring Sunshine (non-profit that supports schools in Haiti) in New York City

2001

Chrissy (Falcone) Konopka

Assistant communications manager for Nestle; resides in Cleveland

Lisa (Shepherd) Stidham

Personal trainer and gives private basketball lessons in Fishers, Ind.

Maren Walseth
Maren Walseth, Head Coach at North Dakota State University

Head Coach, North Dakota State University
Former assistant coach, Penn State

WNBA Timeline

  • Sacramento Monarchs (2001)
  • Washington Mystics (2002)

2000

Helen Darling

Writing & publishing educational children's books.

WNBA Timeline

  • San Antonio Silver Stars (2007-10)
  • Charlotte Sting (2005-06)
  • Minnesota Lynx (2004)
  • Cleveland Rockers (2000-03)
  • WNBA Profile
Andrea Garner

Math teacher in Philadelphia

WNBA Timeline

  • Houston Comets (2000)
Marissa Graby Hoover

Associate Director of Development at Penn State Harrisburg

1999

Stacey Brewer

Assistant Director at Yorktown High School in Yorktown, Ind.

1998

Em (Clements) Doyle

Opened a non-profit school for underprivileged student-athletes; Also owns two tennis academies in Austin, Texas

1997

Tiffany (Longworth) Boruff

High school counselor at Peru (Ind.) High School and coach for local youth basketball programs in Peru

Angie Potthoff
Angie Potthoff, Associate Director of Operations for women's basketball at Notre Dame.

Athletics Director at Chartiers Valley School District

WNBA Timeline

  • Minnesota Lynx (1998-01)

1996

Stacey Hrivnak-O'Connor
Stacey Hrivnak-O'Connor, assistant girl's basketball coach, Northeast Bradford High School.

Assistant girls' basketball coach, Northeast Bradford High School

Tina Nicholson
Tina Nicholson, Assistant girl's basketball coach, Downingtown (PA) High School

Assistant girls' basketball coach, Downington (Pa.) High School

WNBA Timeline

  • Cleveland Rockers (1997)
Shelby Thayer

Manager of Web Strategy and User Experience at Penn State

1995

Carla Coleman
Carla Coleman, head girl's basketball coach, Harriton High School, Rosemont, PA

Guidance counselor at Harriton High School in Rosemont, Pa.

Kim (Lazor) Clark
Kim (Lazor) Clark, assistant girl's basketball coach, Howland High School, Lake Milton, OH

Preschool teacher and girls' basketball coach at Jackson Milton Middle school

Missey (Masley) Steck
Missy (Masley) Steck, head coach Cherry Creek (CO) High School.

Stockbroker for Charles Schwab; Head varsity girls' basketball coach at Cherry Creek (Colo.) High School

1993

Jen Kretchmar

Senior assistant director of undergraduate admission at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.

1992

Lynn (Dougerty) Roman

Teaches health and physical education in the North Allegheny School District (Pa.)

Dana Eikenberg

Director of Life Enrichment at American House

Kathy (Phillips) Drysdale

Penn State Lady Lion Basketball Marketing Manager

Susan Robinson Fruchtl
Susan Robinson Fruchtl, head coach Providence College

Director of Athletics at St. Francis (Pa.) University

1991

Terri Williams-Flourney
Terri Williams-Fourney, head coach Auburn

Head coach at Auburn University

1990

Dawn (Chambers) Stephens

Owns Northwest Kansas Physical Therapy in Kansas

1989

Lisa Lambert

Managing director, Intel Capital and Software and Solutions company in Santa Clara, Calif.

1988

Bethany (Collins) Irwin

Teacher at State College (Pa.) Area High School

Suzie McConnell-Serio
Suzie McConnell-Serio, head coach Duquesene

Head coach at University of Pittsburgh

WNBA Timeline

Lisa Salters

Sideline reporter for Monday Night Football and NBA games at ESPN

1987

Lisa Faloon

Owns "Fitness Techniques" where she is an exercise physiologist in Oakmont, Pa.

Laura (Hughes) Kopp

Head girls' basketball coach Franklinville (N.Y.) High School

Vanessa Paynter

Assistant Executive Director of the Paterson YMCA, Paterson, N.J.

1986

Patty Longnecker

Owner of Penn State Sub Shop, State College, Pa.

1985

Kahadeejah Herbert

Sales representative for Ameritech Phone Company, Dayton, Ohio

1983

Cheryl Ellison

Chief operating director at Rancho Capistrano (Calif.)

1980

Jennifer Bednarek

Faculty member, teaching health and physical education, at Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington Township, N.J.

Pat Mesier (Head Coach, 1974-80)

Retired Director of Athletics, University of Hartford

Amy Reiter

Special education behavior coach at Canaan Elementary School in Canaan, N.H. Coached basketball for 21 year prior to taking current position.

1979

Lisa (Adams) Adamsky

Managing Director at Marsh, USA in McMurray, Pa.; Won a bronze medal in the National Senior Games in 2013 with former Lady Lions Paula Franetti and Peggy Schwinge Sharp.

Toni Clarke

Circuit Court Judge in Prince George's County, Md.

Peggy (Schipper) Sharp

Business director at Arkema Inc. in Philadelphia, Pa. Competed in the National Senior Games in 2009 with Lady Lion legends Lisa Adamsky and Paula Franetti

1978

Nancy (Carlson) Lewine

Owns and runs two businesses (Achievement Alliance Corp. & Nancy Lewine Originals, Inc.) in suburban Philadelphia

Corinne Leparik

Retired from Payroll Operations Manager for ACS; working part time for Bergen County (N.J.) Parks Department in golf course operations.

Mag Strittmatter

Executive Director of Jeffco Action Center, Inc., in Denver, Colo.

1974

Julie Soriero

Director of Athletics and Department Head - DAPER, MIT

1973

Peg Barti

Works at AMICA Mutual Insurance Company in East Rochester, N.Y.

1971

Nan Lucas Van Fleet

Retired public school teacher. Lives in Douglassville, Pa., where she and her husband own a small horse farm

Sue Lympany

Elementary school teacher in Pittsburgh

Sally (Manson) Handlon

President & Founder of Handlon Business Resources in Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Candy Royer

Retired from Resource Development at MIT

Jane Stanton Grilley

Playing basketball with a senior women's team in Connecticut. Recently won Bronze at the National Senior Games in Houston, Texas

Susan (Topper) Travis

Mediation and arbitration lawyer in the Lehigh Valley.

1970

Marlene (Pitchok) Kelly

Retired from Anne Arundel (Md.) County Public Schools.

1965

Francis Lynn (Bass) Benyo

Works in college guidance at Parish Episcopal School in Dallas, Texas