Persson to Penn State

Danvers High junior striker Corey Persson has verbally committed to play soccer at Penn State University for the fall of 2012, the school's athletic department confirmed today.

In 47 varsity games for the Falcons, currently ranked No. 10 in ESPNBoston's girls soccer poll, the 5-foot-4 Persson has tallied 74 goals and 27 assists for 101 points. When she arrives in State College, Penn., she will join one of her former FC Stars teammates, 2007 Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year Hayley Brock.

The story was first reported by The Salem News.