No. 6 Field Hockey opens the Big Ten season with dominating win over the Hoosiers
BTN will air the Indiana contest on Friday, Sept. 21, at 3:10 p.m.
Penn State wins fifth consecutive contest
Six Lions find the back of the cage for the squad's seventh win of the season
Penn State looking to make it 10 in a row
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 1:88:15 (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: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four year varsity letterwinner and three year starter for the Crestwood High School Comets ... Team captain as a senior ... Posted impressive career stats: 58-12-0 record, 0.787 GAA and .850 save percentage ... High school squad was either District Champions or Finalists all four years ... Named 2009 Citizen's Voice Player of the Year while cracking its All-Star Team in 2008 ... Three-time First Team All-State honoree ... Earned All Scholastic Team honors as a senior ... Made the Times Leader All-Star First Team as a sophomore ... Also a member of numerous other club teams (Valley Styx, KaPow indoor teams, Pocono Festival Team, Keystones, Futures) ... Most recently in 2009, took part in the Keystone State Summer Games, finishing second in the Scholastic Division ... Participated in the National Hockey Festival Pocono Under 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 ... Team captain as a senior in 2009, leading Comets to the second round of districts ... Strong in the classroom, with a 3.8 GPA as a high honor student ... Participated in the Junior High Performance National Championship this past June in Virginia Beach.
PERSONAL: Full name is Kylie Jean Licata ... Born on October 26, 1991 in Mountain Top, Pa. ... Daughter of Karen and Frank Licata ... Sister of Kerri (28) and Amy (24) ... Plans on 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."
GETTING TO KNOW KYLIE