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Lady Ice Lions Begin 2019 Season Written by: Lindsey Scott
As the 2019 season draws near for the Penn State Women’s Club Ice Hockey Team, head coach Jeremy Bean announced his excitement for this season, as many aspects of the team are changing.
“This will be the first year in the history of the program that we will have to hold tryouts, so that’s pretty special and exciting,” said Bean.
Along with new procedures, the team will be welcoming eleven new players this season, expanding the team’s roster immensely.
“The mix of returners and freshmen are going to bring a very competitive drive to win and get better which I’m excited about,” said Bean.
Lindsey Scott was the first commit of the 19/20 freshmen class. As of last season’s roster, she will become the third and youngest goalie on the team. The following are this year’s new faces;
Anily Allsopp, hailing from Upper Saint Clair, Allsopp doubles as both a forward and defender.
Steph Scalamonga, she will play defense this season and hails from Latrobe, Pa.
Carlene Stumpo, from southeastern PA and will play forward.
Elizabeth Baron, from Nashville, TN joins the Lady Ice Lions as a Forward.
Jackie Ricko, Who hails from MA and is following in two older brothers footsteps at PSU will play defense.
Payton Kurrle, from Montepelier, VT will play both forward and defense this season
Katie Samide, from Eden Prairie, MN is a forward and also born in South Korea.
Emilie Limoges, from Winchester, VA and a forward, also followed an older sibling to Penn State. He happens to be the single season goal scorer record holder for Penn State’s Men’s Team.
Grace Lavin, from Fairfield, CT joins the team as a forward.
Gwen Jepsen, from MA will join the team as a defensemen.
With such a large number of freshmen joining the team, Coach Bean has high expectations for this season, “We have a pretty young team this year with quite a few unknowns and a pretty demanding schedule. I think if I’m being realistic someplace around 500 would be a good goal.”
The Penn State Lady Ice Lions will play their first games this weekend against to American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) D2 opponents. The first game will be played Friday night, at The Pegula Ice Arena against Ohio State University at 9:15 p.m. Their next game will be played on Sunday September 29th, at Pegula, against the University of Delaware at 11 a.m.
The team will be facing off against some stiff competition when they begin their ACHA D1 schedule the following weekend. Bitter rival and fellow Eastern Collegiate Women’s Hockey League, University of Rhode Island comes to town. There will be some new teams on the schedule this year and, “Bean states that teams such as Grand Valley State, Concordia University, and Lindenwood Belleville are all teams he has yet to coach against in the ACHA and two have been to the national tournament multiple times in recent years.” He states “I’m also looking forward to playing Aquinas [College], who just named Lisa Brown-Miller their new head coach,” said Bean.
Brown-Miller was a gold medal winner in the 1998 Olympics. She played for the USA Hockey Team and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.
With a demanding schedule, a young team, new teams in the league and the first time in history the Women’s Club Team has held tryouts, the oncoming 2019-2020 season is stacking up to be an exciting year.