Penn State Nittany Lions women's ice hockey

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Penn State Nittany Lions women's ice hockey
Current season
Penn State Nittany Lions women's ice hockey athletic logo

University Pennsylvania State University
Conference CHA
Head coach Josh Brandwene
4th year, 24–70–8
Arena Pegula Ice Arena
Capacity: 5,782[1]
Location University Park, Pennsylvania
Colors Blue and White

             

ACHA Tournament Appearances
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010
Conference Tournament Champions
2000, 2003
Conference Regular Season Champions
2000, 2001, 2003, 2012

Penn State Nittany Lions women's ice hockey[2] is a college ice hockey program that has represented Penn State University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and College Hockey America (CHA) since the 2012-13 season.[3] Prior to that, the program was designated as a varsity club sport and competed at the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division 1 level, primarily as a member of Eastern Collegiate Women's Hockey League (ECWHL).[4][5][6] Penn State plays its home games at Pegula Ice Arena in University Park, Pennsylvania.

History[edit]

ACHA years[edit]

Andrea Lavelle with her trophy for winning most valuable player at the 2002 ACHA National Tournament

Penn State's first women's hockey team - a club team called the "Lady Icers" - began play in the 1996-97 season, after students Ellen Bradley and Kathy Beckford recruited players from around campus and Vinnie Scalamogna, the assistant manager of the Penn State Ice Pavilion (then the university's sole ice facility), as coach.[7] The Lady Icers' first game, a 5-4 win over the Susquehanna Rockettes (an adult club team), took place on February 1, 1997.[8]

The Lady Icers' most successful period began in 1999-2000 when it joined a conference known as the Mid-Atlantic Women's Collegiate Hockey Association and ran up a perfect 8-0-0 league mark in the regular season, then defeated rival University of Pittsburgh 2-0 in the MAWCHA playoff championship game.[9] Penn State would go on to repeat as MAWCHA regular season champions in 2000-01 and take the Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference regular season and playoff titles in 2002-03.

In 2000, the ACHA initiated its first women's division, with the Lady Icers as one of its inaugural members. PSU participated in each of the ACHA's first four women's national championship tournaments (and six overall), peaking with a third-place finish in 2002's edition[10] led by coach Billie Willits. The stars of that 2001-02 team included ACHA player of the year and tournament most valuable player Andrea Lavelle,[11] as well as Katie King, who finished her career in 2005 as the top scorer in Lady Icers history.[12]

The team helped launch the ECWHL in 2003 and would remain in the conference through the rest of its years in the ACHA. However, PSU struggled competitively through the middle part of the 2000s, thanks to issues with recruitment and retention, coaching continuity and cash flow - including a low point when the Lady Icers had to cancel a trip to the 2007 ECWHL playoffs for financial reasons.[13] Mo Stroemel began his four years as head coach in the 2007-08 season, and is credited with stabilizing the club.[14] Under Stroemel's watch, the Lady Icers made a final ACHA National Tournament appearance in 2010.

Penn State concluded its time in ACHA Division 1 in February 2012, with eventual NCAA leader Josh Brandwene as head coach. That season, the Lady Icers played a mixed schedule, featuring ACHA and ECWHL opponents as well as eleven games against NCAA Division I and Division III teams - highlighted by Tess Weaver's overtime goal in an upset of NCAA Division I Sacred Heart on January 14, 2012.[15] The team finished the year by claiming the ECWHL regular season title, but then losing to Rhode Island in the ECWHL playoff championship game.[16]

Penn State Women's Ice Hockey Club[edit]

In 2012-13, the Penn State Women's Ice Hockey Club was established as a continuation of PSU's legacy in the ACHA. Initially including seven players from the 2011-12 Lady Icers and at the ACHA Division 2 level, the PSUWIHC finished second nationally in each of its first two seasons, accumulating an overall record of 28-8-3. On August 7, 2014, the club announced that it would move up to ACHA Division 1 and join the ECWHL, the division and conference occupied by the Lady Icers from 2003 through 2012.[17]

Move to NCAA[edit]

After years of speculation[18][19] the program transitioned to the NCAA Division I level along with the PSU men's ice hockey team for the 2012-13 season. The move was made possible thanks to a Penn State-record $88 million (later increased to $102 million) donation, announced on September 17, 2010, from Terrence Pegula, a Penn State alumnus and billionaire hockey fan, and his wife Kim.[20] The donation primarily paid for the completion of a new 5,782-seat, $89 million ice arena to replace the undersized and aging 1,350-seat Penn State Ice Pavilion, which was deemed inadequate for long-term NCAA play.[18][21][22] Pegula Ice Arena opened in September 2013, after the Nittany Lions played their first NCAA season in the Ice Pavilion.

In May 2011 the university hired Josh Brandwene as the first varsity women's hockey head coach.[23] On June 21, 2011, former Lady Icers coach Stroemel and Gina Kearns joined Brandwene's staff as assistants. Kearns had been an assistant with the Neumann University Knights, coaching there from 2009 until 2011.[24] In September 2011, Penn State was accepted into College Hockey America for the 2012-13 season, becoming the fifth member of the conference after Wayne State abruptly ended their women's hockey program, dropping league membership to only four teams for the 2011-12 season.[25]

NCAA[edit]

Hannah Hoenshell, Penn State's leading scorer in 2013-14

The Nittany Lions launched their NCAA era in stunning fashion, with a 5-3 victory over Vermont at Gutterson Fieldhouse on October 6, 2012, helped by a pair of goals each from Micayla Catanzariti and Shannon Yoxheimer.[26] Behind a roster led by forward and captain Taylor Gross, forward Jenna Welch and goaltender Nicole Paniccia (each a transfer from the University of Connecticut), and featuring eight Lady Icers holdovers (including Gross) along with 17 freshmen, PSU climbed to 5-8-1 overall on November 17, 2012 with its first-ever CHA win, 3-2 over fellow former ACHA program Lindenwood.[27] The Nittany Lions skidded the rest of the way though, managing only two wins (both against NCAA Division III Chatham University) over the final 21 games of the season, including a sweep by RIT in the first round of the CHA playoffs.[28]

The 2013-14 season again began encouragingly, with another win at Vermont and a split in the team's first Pegula Ice Arena games, on October 18 and 19, 2013 against Union.[29] However, despite eight ties or overtime losses and thanks largely to scoring just 1.36 times per game,[30] the Nittany Lions regressed to four wins overall and were once again swept by RIT in the first round of the CHA playoffs.[29]

2014 offseason controversy[edit]

A few weeks after the conclusion of the 2013-14 season, a group of thirteen players spoke with Penn State Associate Athletic Director Charmelle Green to "express their frustration with Brandwene and concerns about the future of the program."[31] Seven of this group were subsequently cut from the team, including Jessica Desorcie, Darby Kern, Cara Mendelson, Brooke Meyer, Katie Murphy, Birdie Shaw and Madison Smiddy.[31] Murphy was the most outspoken of the cuts, telling Penn State student newspaper The Daily Collegian that "[Brandwene] talked to us like we were children. Three or four weeks he would go without even looking at me or without even talking to me. He’s a bully. That’s the best word I can think of for him," and that "The girls don’t respect the coach because he hasn’t earned our respect at all. He’s been my coach for three years and I tried my hardest to respect him and I still don’t have the respect for him that I should have for a head coach because he’s not a good coach."[31]

Over the days following Murphy's comments, others formerly involved with the program, including strength and conditioning coach Rob McLean[32] as well as outgoing transfer players Katie Zinn and Taylor McGee[33] also spoke critically of Brandwene.

Season by season results[edit]

Season-by-season results as of the conclusion of 2013-14 season.[34]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Vinnie Scalamogna (1996–1997)
1996–97 Vinnie Scalamogna 4-2-1
Vinnie Scalamogna: 4-2-1
Multiple (1997–1998)
1997-98 Vinnie Scalamogna, Jessica Ferrer 5-10-2 All-East Women's College Club Championships
Multiple: 5-10-2
Jessica Ferrer (1998–1999)
1998-99 Jessica Ferrer 10-4-1
Jessica Ferrer: 10-4-1
Pam Glanert (Mid-Atlantic Women's Collegiate Hockey Association) (1999–2000)
1999-2000 Pam Glanert 14-5-1 8-0-0 1st MAWCHA Playoff Champions
Pam Glanert: 14-5-1 8-0-0
Billie Willits (Mid-Atlantic Women's Collegiate Hockey Association) (2000–2001)
2000-01 Billie Willits 17-10-1 6-2-0 1st ACHA Nationals: 8th Place
Billie Willits: 17-10-1 6-2-0
Billie Willits (2001–2002)
2001-02 Billie Willits 22-7-1 ACHA Nationals: 3rd Place
Billie Willits: 22-7-1
Jeremy Sharpe (Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference) (2002–2003)
2002-03 Jeremy Sharpe 19-12-3 8-0-0 1st ACHA Nationals: 8th Place
Jeremy Sharpe: 19-12-3 8-0-0
Chris Whittemore (Eastern Collegiate Women's Hockey League) (2003–2004)
2003-04 Chris Whittemore 16-13-2 4-4-0 3rd ACHA Nationals
Chris Whittemore: 16-13-2 4-4-0
Multiple (Eastern Collegiate Women's Hockey League) (2004–2005)
2004-05 Chris Whittemore, Erica Petrosky 5-14-4 2-3-3 4th ECWHL Semifinals
Multiple: 5-14-4 2-3-3
Michael Brinton (Eastern Collegiate Women's Hockey League) (2005–2007)
2005-06 Michael Brinton 10-11-0 4-8-0
2006-07 Michael Brinton 20-14-0 6-8-0 4th ACHA Nationals
Michael Brinton: 30-25-0 10-16-0
Mo Stroemel (Eastern Collegiate Women's Hockey League) (2007–2011)
2007-08 Mo Stroemel 8-17-0 3-5-0 3rd ECWHL Semifinals
2008-09 Mo Stroemel 7-19-0 4-4-0 3rd ECWHL Semifinals
2009-10 Mo Stroemel 12-13-1 3-3-0 3rd ACHA Nationals: 6th Place
2010-11 Mo Stroemel 11-14-2 4-3-1 3rd ECWHL Semifinals
Mo Stroemel: 38-63-3 14-15-1
Josh Brandwene (Eastern Collegiate Women's Hockey League) (2011–2012)
2011-12 Josh Brandwene 13-15-3 7-2-1 1st ECWHL Final
Josh Brandwene: 13-15-3 7-2-1
Josh Brandwene (College Hockey America) (2012–2014)
2012-13 Josh Brandwene 7-26-2 1-17-2 6th CHA First Round
2013-14 Josh Brandwene 4-29-3 1-18-1 6th CHA First Round
Josh Brandwene: 11-55-5 2-35-3
Total: 203-235-27

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Season by season scoring leaders[edit]

Year Goals Assists Points Penalty Minutes
2001-02[35] Andrea Lavelle (76) Katie King (45) Andrea Lavelle (114) Alex McVicker (59)
2002-03[36] Katie King (41) Katie King (39) Katie King (80) Alex McVicker (48)
Becky Holmes (48)
2003-04[37] Katie King (48) Katie King (32) Katie King (80) Alex McVicker (54)
2004-05[38] Katie King (15) Katie King (10) Katie King (25) Alex McVicker (55)
2005-06[39] Jessica Waldron (31) Ashleigh Kinder (18) Jessica Waldron (44) Jessica Waldron (108)
2006-07[40] Alicia Lepore (81) Jessica Waldron (43) Alicia Lepore (121) Jessica Waldron (103)
2007-08[41] Jessica Waldron (25) Jessica Waldron (18) Jessica Waldron (43) Jessica Waldron (120)
2008-09[42] Michelle Clarke (8) Jessica Waldron (9) Jessica Waldron (14) Jessica Waldron (46)
2009-10[43] Alicia Lepore (20) Katharine Gausseres (13) Alicia Lepore (27) Dana Heller (22)
2010-11[44] Kirsten Evans (10) Carly Szyszko (11) Carly Szyszko (16) Lindsay Reihl (37)
2011-12[45] Jessica Desorcie (19) Tess Weaver (21) Tess Weaver (35) Lindsay Reihl (32)
2012-13[46] Shannon Yoxheimer (14) Shannon Yoxheimer (17) Shannon Yoxheimer (31) Jordin Pardoski (40)
2013-14[30] Laura Bowman (10) Hannah Hoenshell (12) Hannah Hoenshell (17) Jordin Pardoski (28)
Jenna Welch (28)

Season by season goaltending leaders[edit]

(Minimum 60 minutes played)

Year Wins Goals Against Average Save Percentage Shutouts
2002-03[36] Tara Wheeler (15) Jen McDevitt (1.61) Jen McDevitt (0.887) Tara Wheeler (5)
2003-04[37] Tara Wheeler (13) Tara Wheeler (1.70) Tara Wheeler (0.905) Tara Wheeler (7)
2004-05[38] Gena Goldbaum (2)
Melanie Kleinmann (2)
Melanie Kleinmann (2.93) Melanie Kleinmann (0.906) Gena Goldbaum (1)
2005-06[39] Gena Goldbaum (6) Gena Goldbaum (3.23) Gena Goldbaum (0.889) Gena Goldbaum (1)
2006-07[40] Melanie Kleinmann (12) Melanie Kleinmann (3.92) Melanie Kleinmann (0.895) Melanie Kleinmann (6)
2007-08[41] Brittany Frohnhoefer (3) Brittany Frohnhoefer (6.11) Gena Goldbaum (0.870) Brittany Frohnhoefer (1)
2008-09[42] Brittany Frohnhoefer (6) Brittany Frohnhoefer (4.81) Brittany Frohnhoefer (0.830) Brittany Frohnhoefer (3)
2009-10[43] Heather Rossi (10) Heather Rossi (2.69) Heather Rossi (0.911) Heather Rossi (4)
2010-11[44] Heather Rossi (5) Katie Vaughan (2.03) Katie Vaughan (0.943) Katie Vaughan (2)
2011-12[45] Katie Vaughan (12) Katie Vaughan (2.33) Katie Vaughan (0.928) Katie Vaughan (2)
2012-13[46] Nicole Paniccia (6) Celine Whitlinger (2.96) Celine Whitlinger (0.938) None
2013-14[30] Celine Whitlinger (3) Nicole Paniccia (3.44) Celine Whitlinger (0.913) None

Season award winners[edit]

ACHA era[edit]

Award Player (Season)[47]
Zoe M. Harris Award (ACHA Player of the Year) Andrea Lavelle (2001–02)
ACHA Tournament Most Valuable Player Andrea Lavelle (2002)
ACHA Community Play Maker Sara Chroman (2010–11)
First Team All-American Andrea Lavelle (2001–02)
Second Team All-American Katie King (2001–02, 2002–03), Dana Voelker (2006–07), Heather Rossi (2009-10)
All-American Honorable Mention Andrea Lavelle (2000–01), Stephanie Feyock (2001-02), Chelsea Sacks (2007–08), Sara Chroman (2010-11), Kirsten Evans (2010–11), Carly Szyszko (2010-11)
ACHA First Team All-Tournament Ellen Zajko (2001)
ACHA All-Tournament Honorable Mention Stephanie Feyock (2002), Becky Holmes (2003), Katie King (2003, 2004), Tara Wheeler (2004)
Academic All-American Faryn Shapiro (2002–03), Kate Connolly (2004-05), Stephanie Feyock (2004–05), Katie King (2004–05), Lauren Johnston (2004–05), Alex McVicker (2004–05), Dana Voelker (2005–06, 2006–07), Lydia Scott (2009–10, 2011–12), Michelle Clarke (2009–10), Claire Slagis (2009–10), Sara Chroman (2011–12), Lindsay Reihl (2011–12)
2010 ACHA Women's Division Select Team Sara Chroman, Denise Rohlik, Heather Rossi
2011 U.S. National University Team Mo Stroemel (coach), Lindsay Reihl, Denise Rohlik, Heather Rossi, Katie Vaughan

NCAA era[edit]

Award Player (Season)
CHA All-Rookie Team[48] Shannon Yoxheimer (2012–13), Laura Bowman (2013-14)
CHA Individual Sportsmanship Award[49] Taylor Gross (2013–14)
CHA Student-Athletes of the Year[50] Laura Bowman (2013–14), Lindsay Reihl (2013-14)
CHA All-Academic Team[50][51] Jeanette Bateman (2012–13, 2013–14), Kate Christoffersen (2012–13), Hannah Hoenshell (2012–13, 2013–14), Jill Holdcroft (2012–13, 2013–14), Paige Jahnke (2012–13, 2013–14), Darby Kern (2012–13, 2013–14), Emily Laurenzi (2012–13), Brooke Meyer (2012–13), Kendra Rasmussen (2012–13, 2013–14), Lindsay Reihl (2012–13, 2013–14), Stephanie Walkom (2012–13), Tess Weaver (2012–13), Jenna Welch (2012–13, 2013–14), Sarah Wilkie (2012–13, 2013–14), Katie Zinn (2012–13), Laura Bowman (2013–14), Taylor Gross (2013-14), Cara Mendelson (2013–14), Sarah Nielsen (2013–14), Amy Petersen (2013–14), Kelly Seward (2013-14), Madison Smiddy (2013–14), Celine Whitlinger (2013–14), Shannon Yoxheimer (2013–14)
Academic All-Big Ten Selections[52][53] Kate Christoffersen (2012–13), Jessica Desorcie (2012–13), Taylor Gross (2012–13, 2013–14), Cara Mendelson (2012–13), Lindsay Reihl (2012–13, 2013–14), Tess Weaver (2012–13, 2013–14), Jeanette Bateman (2013-14), Hannah Hoenshell (2013–14), Jill Holdcroft (2013–14), Paige Jahnke (2013–14), Emily Laurenzi (2013-14), Kendra Rasmussen (2013–14), Stephanie Walkom (2013–14), Jenna Welch (2013–14), Celine Whitlinger (2013–14), Sarah Wilkie (2013-14)

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of August 9, 2014.[54]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height DoB Hometown Previous team
1 Minnesota Ehresmann, HannahHannah Ehresmann Freshman G 5' 8" (1.73 m) 1996-03-19 Minnetonka, Minnesota Minnetonka HS
2 Colorado Bateman, JeanetteJeanette Bateman Junior D 5' 6" (1.68 m) 1994-05-01 Greeley, Colorado Colorado Select
3 Ontario Kiroplis, IreneIrene Kiroplis Freshman F/D 5' 8" (1.73 m) 1996-06-06 Georgetown, Ontario Brampton Canadettes
4 Michigan Pardoski, JordinJordin Pardoski (A) Junior D 5' 5" (1.65 m) 1994-01-04 Rochester Hills, Michigan Detroit Honeybaked
5 Pennsylvania Walkom, StephanieStephanie Walkom Junior D 5' 7" (1.7 m) 1994-06-21 Moon Township, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Penguins Elite
6 Florida Bramm, HannahHannah Bramm Junior F 5' 7" (1.7 m) 1994-07-26 Tampa, Florida Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA)
7 Minnesota Reilly, CaitlinCaitlin Reilly Freshman F 5' 5" (1.65 m) 1995-09-05 Chanhassen, Minnesota Benilde-St. Margaret's
8 Minnesota Vetter, ChristiChristi Vetter Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 1995-09-07 Lakeville, Minnesota Lakeville North HS
9 Minnesota Petersen, AmyAmy Petersen Sophomore F 5' 4" (1.63 m) 1994-10-02 Minnetonka, Minnesota Minnetonka HS
10 California Catanzariti, MicaylaMicayla Catanzariti Junior F 5' 4" (1.63 m) 1994-03-22 Rancho Santa Margarita, California Gilmour Academy
11 Minnesota Sutton, BellaBella Sutton Freshman D 5' 6" (1.68 m) 1996-01-20 Shoreview, Minnesota Mounds View HS
12 Minnesota Nielsen, SarahSarah Nielsen Sophomore F 5' 6" (1.68 m) 1994-12-02 Edina, Minnesota Edina HS
13 Minnesota Rasmussen, KendraKendra Rasmussen Junior F/D 5' 5" (1.65 m) 1994-02-13 Sartell, Minnesota Sartell/Sauk Rapids HS
15 Vermont Hardy, AlyAly Hardy Freshman F 5' 7" (1.7 m) St. Albans, Vermont Boston Shamrocks
16 Texas Hoenshell, HannahHannah Hoenshell Junior F 5' 3" (1.6 m) 1993-12-30 Plano, Texas Alliance Bulldogs
17 Minnesota Jahnke, PaigePaige Jahnke Junior D 5' 6" (1.68 m) 1994-07-03 Oakdale, Minnesota Roseville HS
18 Minnesota Bowman, LauraLaura Bowman Sophomore F 5' 7" (1.7 m) 1994-11-08 Minnetonka, Minnesota Minnetonka HS
19 Pennsylvania Holdcroft, JillJill Holdcroft Junior F 5' 1" (1.55 m) 1994-01-29 Pennsylvania Furnace, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Penguins Elite
20 Delaware Laurenzi, EmilyEmily Laurenzi Junior F 5' 2" (1.57 m) 1993-10-28 Townsend, Delaware National Sports Academy
21 Massachusetts Wilkie, SarahSarah Wilkie Junior D 5' 6" (1.68 m) 1993-02-26 Ashby, Massachusetts Williston Northampton School
22 Colorado Martin, RemiRemi Martin Freshman D 5' 6" (1.68 m) 1996-07-15 Littleton, Colorado Team Pittsburgh
27 New York Seward, KellyKelly Seward Sophomore D 5' 9" (1.75 m) 1995-06-07 Williamsville, New York Nichols School
30 California Whitlinger, CelineCeline Whitlinger Junior G 5' 8" (1.73 m) 1994-05-20 Garden Grove, California Gilmour Academy
31 Massachusetts Greene, AmberAmber Greene Freshman G 5' 3" (1.6 m) Feeding Hills, Massachusetts Kingswood-Oxford School
40 Michigan Yoxheimer, ShannonShannon Yoxheimer Junior F 5' 7" (1.7 m) 1993-12-23 Jackson, Michigan North American Hockey Academy

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

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