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Anna Marcus


Senior - Forward/Defense
Ridgefield, CT
Ridgefield HS

2016-17 Alternate Captain

2016-17 Billie S. Willits Lady Ice Lions Player's Player

2014-15 and 2016-17 Pointstreak statistics page
2015-16 Pointstreak statistics page

2016-17: As a senior, Marcus continued to play exclusively on defense and solidified her place as a team leader. Her alternate captain status represented the on-ice component of that leadership, but she also took on the mantle away from the rink, including by establishing the framework for a rejuvenated team fundraising effort. She played in every one of Penn State's games during the year, generally on the right side opposite classmate Cassie Dunne, and ended her career only missing three contests outside of her semester abroad as a junior. Notably, Marcus' 18 career assists ranked ninth in team history, as of the end of 2016-17.

2015-16: Following an absence during the first half of the season to study abroad, Marcus returned to the team in January, 2016 to offer her brand of quality depth and timely production. Playing primarily on defense, she wound up third on the team in scoring among regular blueliners with eight points in just 16 games. That 0.5 points-per-game rate was a career best, sixth among Penn Staters during 2015-16, and first among PSU defensemen. Marcus, who was particularly effective distributing the puck within the offensive zone and on the power play, put up seven of her points during a ten-game stretch between January 10, 2016 and February 7, 2016, a run that included a tally on the advantage against Vermont.

2014-15: Marcus continued to develop as a top defensive forward as a sophomore, primarily serving as the center on the Lady Ice Lions' third line, while also matching her point total from the previous season. Her goal, a late first-period deflection on November 9, 2014, proved vital to a 3-2 upset at Rhode Island that stood as one of Penn State's biggest wins of the campaign. Marcus went on a four-game point streak from January 17, 2015 through January 31, 2015, a run including an assist on a Jackie Saideh power play goal that helped fuel a win at top-ranked defending national champion Miami.

2013-14: A player with the versatility to take a spot on forward or defense, by the end of her freshman season, Marcus emerged as a valuable goal scorer particularly dangerous between the circles. She scored for the first time in her college career (and added an assist) on September 28, 2013 against Liberty with a swooping effort that originated in the neutral zone, but her true arrival may have been marked with a three-game goal scoring streak from November 17-December 7, 2013 versus Delaware and Slippery Rock. Marcus' most important output, however, came in a 5-2 Pool A-clinching win over West Region top seed North Dakota State on March 14, 2014 at the ACHA National Tournament. In that contest, she sniped on both the third and fifth PSU goals to both officially collect the winner and help salt the match away.

Career Statistics:
Season GP G A Pts. PIM PP SH GW
2013-14
23
6
3
9
0
1
0
1
2014-15
26
1
8
9
2
0
0
0
2015-16
16
1
7
8
2
1
0
0
2016-17
24
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
Career
89
8
18
26
10
2
0
1