Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Penn State women's basketball player Maggie Lucas an honorable mention preseason All-American

Lucas was named an AP preseason All-American honroable mention. The guard was a first team Big Ten selection last year after finishing third in the Big Ten and 20th in Division I in scoring with 19.5 points per game. Her 624 points as a sophomore rank fifth most in school history.

Penn State women's basketball player Maggie Lucas an honorable mention preseason All-American

Maggie Lucas, the former Germantown Academy star, is one of the best 3-point shooters in the history of Penn State women´s basketball. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
Maggie Lucas, the former Germantown Academy star, is one of the best 3-point shooters in the history of Penn State women's basketball. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Maggie Lucas, the former Germantown Academy star, is one of the best 3-point shooters in the history of Penn State women's basketball.

As she enters her junior season, she's getting recognized as one of the best overall players in the country.

Lucas was named to the AP preseason All-American honroable mention team. The guard was a first team Big Ten selection last year after finishing third in the Big Ten and 20th in Division I in scoring with 19.5 points per game. Her 624 points as a sophomore rank fifth most in school history.

The Narbeth native was an AP honorable mention All-American last season.

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The Lady Lions open the season on Sat. with an exhibition game against California (Pa.). The regular season-opener is on Nov. 11.

-Emily Kaplan


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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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