Aldan Native, Former Olympian in Field Hockey Inducted Into Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame

Charlene Morett-Curtiss
Photo of Charlene Morett-Curtiss courtesy of The Daily Collegian.

Charlene Morett-Curtiss, a three-time All-American in field hockey at Penn State and the Nittany Lions’ coach since 1987, was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame during its 54th annual ceremony, held recently at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie.

A graduate of Lansdowne-Aldan High School and a member of Penn State’s Class of 1979, Morett-Curtiss is the only three-time first-team All-American in PSU history. A phenomenal scorer, Morett-Curtiss captained the undefeated 1978 team, and was the first Nittany Lion to score five goals in a single game.

A two-time Olympian, Morett-Curtiss won a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, and participated in more than 100 international matches. She was inducted into the U.S. Field Hockey Hall of Fame two years ago.

“I’m very honored and humbled to be selected into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame,” said Morett-Curtiss. “This is special for me as Penn State coaches Russ Rose and Joe Paterno are previous inductees.”

Read more about the inductee from Penn State News by clicking here.

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