The Nittany Lions had 12 team members on the squad for the second-straight season
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014: Saw time in 17 games ... Played in the NCAA Quarterfinal game at No. 4 Syracuse (11/16) ... Scored her first career goal in the 5-1 win against Lafayette (9/14) ... Saw the field for 50 minutes against No. 14 Princeton (9/12) ... Played a season-high 59 minutes at No. 3 Connecticut (9/6).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013: Played in one contest, making her collegiate debut win a 6-1 in vs. Ohio State (10/11) ... Named to the Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad.
High School: Four-year varsity letter-winner for Donegal High ... Helped her team to the 2012 PIAA AA State semifinals ... 2009 PIAA AA District 3 Champions, as well as 2010 PIAA AA District 3 runners-up ... 2009 Lancaster-Lebanon League runners-up ... Individually named first team All-Pennsylvania in 2011 and 2012, and earned honorable mention in 2010 ... 2012 Lancaster-Lebanon League Player of the Year ... Earned Lancaster-Lebanon All-League team in 2011 and 2012 ... Competed at the National Futures Championships (2010-12), Futures Elite (2011-12) and the National Indoor Tournament with OD Clan in 2012 ... A three-year letterwinner in soccer ... Named Lancaster-Lebanon All-League team in 2009-11 ... Helped her squad to becoming 2010 PIAA AA Spring State Champions, as well as 2010 PIAA AA District 3 runners-up.
Personal: Full name is Kirsten Gochnauer ... Born on Oct. 7, 1994 in Mount Joy, Pa. ... Parents are Raymond and Denise ... Has one brother, Mitchell ... Senior Class Vice President and a member of National Honor Society ... Plans to major in kinesiology with a minor in Spanish.
Gochnauer on Penn State: "I chose Penn State because of the outstanding academic traditions, as well as the captivating atmosphere that is PSU. With a great field hockey program, coaches, and teammates, Penn State felt like home the minute I stepped on campus."