Field hockey, men's and women's soccer are set to appear on Big Ten Network at least seven times this fall
Three Nittany Lions earned first team All-Big Ten recognition and two were placed on the second team
The Nittany Lions will be the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tourney for the second-straight season
The Nittany Lions scored two goals in the last five minutes of regulation to force overtime at 3-3
Penn State's Jenna Chrismer and Lauren Purvis each scored in the 2-0 win over the Bison
AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2013: Started all 19 games in the cage ... Earned All-Big Ten first team 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) ... 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 hotel, restaurant and institutional management.
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."
GETTING TO KNOW KYLIE