Sophomore defenseman David Thompson's first career goal caps rally as Nittany Lions knock off the Catamounts
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013-14 Skated in 29 games and collected three assists ... Named team's Top Preseason Athlete ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13 One of four Nittany Lions to appear in all 27 games ... Led the team's blueliners in points (12) and was tied for first in goals (4) and assists (8) ... Collected three two-point games ... Recorded first collegiate points with two assists against Army Oct. 26 ... Added an assist against Sacred Heart Oct. 27 ... Registered two points (1g, 1a), including an empty-net, shorthanded goal against Air Force Nov. 10 ... Contributed a goal and an assist against Holy Cross Dec. 7 ... Picked up a goal against Fredonia Dec. 11 ... Notched an assist against Ohio State Dec. 29 ... Netted a goal against UConn Jan. 4 ... Garnered an assist in back-to-back games against Vermont and Michigan State Jan. 19 and Jan. 25, respectively.
BEFORE PENN STATE Appeared in 60 games with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League in 2011-12 ... Collected two goals and 13 assists ... Member of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the BCHL in 2010-11 ... Registered 29 points (9g, 20a) in 60 regular-season games ... Named the team's best defenseman ... Was teammates with Casey Bailey during the 2010-11 season ... Also played for the Valley Forge Minutemen and Philadelphia Jr. Flyers.
PERSONAL Son of Brian and Janet Varley ... Has one sister, Madison ... Born June 3, 1992 in Orange County, Florida.