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Kylie Licata
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Kylie Licata

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Mountain Top, Pa.

High School:
Crestwood

Height:
5-3

Position:
GK


CAREER HONORS
First Team All-Big Ten (2013)

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2013: Started all 19 games in the cage ... Earned First Team All-Big Ten recognition ... Compiled a 1.61 goals against average, 69 saves and a .683 save percentage ... Finished second in the Big Ten and 24th nationally in goals against average ... Totaled seven shutouts ... Made her first career start at No. 8 Old Dominion (8/30) ... Tallied a career-high seven saves at No. 7 Virginia (9/1) ... Matched her career-high with seven saves vs. No. 4 UConn (9/8) ... Again made seven stops two games later at No. 3 Princeton (9/15) ... Recorded six saves vs. Ohio State (10/11) ... Made five saves in four of the last five games of the season at No. 19 Iowa (10/25), at Michigan (11/1), vs. Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament (11/8) and vs. No. 8 Princeton in the NCAA Tournament (11/16).

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE IN 2012: Appeared in six games during the 2012 season ... Totaled 107:40 minutes of playing time, while allowing just one goal for a 0.65 goals against average ... Stopped three shots in a 5-0 shutout of Lock Haven (9/12) ... Recorded a career-high five saves to preserve the shutout in an 8-0 victory over Lehigh (9/14) ... Finished the season with a career-best .900 save percentage ... The Nittany Lions went an undefeated 6-0 in contests in which she played.

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2011: Saw action in eight games for the Nittany Lions during her redshirt freshman season ... Allowed just three goals in 188:15 (1.12 GAA) ... Earned two saves in the second half against Virginia Commonwealth (9/18) ... Had a two-save effort in a shutout win at Lafayette (10/11).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010: Redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year varsity letterwinner and three-year starter for the Crestwood High School Comets ... Posted impressive career stats: 58-12-0 record, 0.787 GAA and .850 save percentage ... Named 2009 Citizen's Voice Player of the Year while cracking its All-Star Team in 2008 ... Three-time tirst team All-Pennsylvania honoree ... Earned All-Scholastic Team honors as a senior ... Made the Times Leader All-Star first team as a sophomore ... Took part in the 2009 Keystone State Summer Games, finishing second in the Scholastic Division ... Participated in the National Hockey Festival Pocono U-19 in Pool A (2006-09) ... Named MVP of the 2007 Futures Stars Camp ... Was also a standout center fielder in softball for Crestwood, earning numerous awards and honors ... Strong in the classroom, with a 3.8 GPA as a high honor student ... Participated in the Junior High Performance National Championship in Virginia Beach.

PERSONAL: Full name is Kylie Jean Licata ... Born on October 26, 1991 in Mountain Top, Pa. ... Parents are Karen and Frank ... Has two sisters, Kerri and Amy ... Majoring in nutrition.

ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "When I visited Penn State, I automatically got a feeling that I was home. I was shown how much tradition and pride - both current students and alumni - had for their school and I really wanted to be a part of... `WE ARE.... PENN STATE'! Everything about Penn State made my decision easy."

LICATA'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP-GS Min. GA GAA Saves Pct. W-L SHO
2011 8-0 188:15 3 1.12 5 .625 0-0 0
2012 6-0 107:40 1 0.65 9 .900 0-0 0
2013 19-19 1387:13 32 1.61 69 .683 13-6 7
Career 33-19 1683:08 36 1.50 83 .697 13-6 7

GETTING TO KNOW KYLIE
Nickname: Ky
Major & Why: Nutrition, because it relates with sports
Favorite Food: Anything really
Favorite Color: Blue or Purple
Favorite Musical Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Movie: The Hangover
Favorite TV Show: Pretty Little Liers
Favorite Website: Facebook
Favorite Pro Teams: New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite Athletes: Mark Teixeira, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez
Childhood Idol: Mia Hamm
Hobbies: Being with friends, listening to music
Biggest Fear: Spiders, snakes
Teams I'd Like To See Added To The Schedule: UNC, Maryland
Best Player I Ever Played With: Kelsey Kolojejchick
Magazine Cover I'd Like To Be On: Sports Illustrated
Most Prized Possession: My cell phone
Place I'd Like To Visit: Australia
I Wear My Jersey Number Because: I've wore multiple numbers and decided to pick this one
If I Didn't Play Field Hockey, I Would Play: Softball
If I Had $1 Billion, I Would: Go shopping, give some to charity and pay for college
After Penn State, I Would Like To: Have a challenging career that I enjoy and be able to coach

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