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Penn State welcomes Union Friday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m.
Bella Sutton named captain, Kelsey Crow and Aly Hardy tabbed alternate captains
2017-18 ALTERNATE CAPTAIN
2017-18 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN TEAM
2016-17 CHA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
2015-16 ALL-BIG TEN ACADEMIC TEAM
2014-15 ALL-CHA ACADEMIC TEAM
NITTANY LION CAREER
Alternate captain…Played in all 36 games on the year…Recorded two points on one goal and one assist…Tallied her lone goal of the season in a 5-1 win at No. No. 6/7 Ohio State (1/5)…Posted her lone assist of the year in a 3-1 win at Lindenwood (1/12).
Played in 33 games during her junior season...Tallied eight points on three goals and five assists...Scored her first career goal in a 7-2 loss against Boston University (10/15)...Netted her second goal of the season in a 4-2 loss against Robert Morris (12/3)...Recorded her first assist of the season in a 5-5 tie at Princeton (12/31)...Posted an assist in back-to-back games against RIT (1/21-22)...Tallied one point in three-straight games (2/10-17).
Played in nine games...Posted two points (2a)...Recorded her first career assist, and point, in a 1-1 tie against Mercyhurst (11/7)...Scored her second assist of the season in a 5-1 win at Robert Morris (11/14)...Tallied a +1 rating in three-straight games (Mercyhurst 11/7, Robert Morris 11/13-14)...Recorded a season-best two shots twice in 2015-16 (Robert Morris 11/13, St. Lawrence 11/23)...Blocked a season-best two shots twice (Robert Morris 11/13, Syracuse 12/4).
Appeared in 29 games for the Nittany Lions...Blocked one shot, at Colgate (11/8).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons with the Boston Shamrocks in the JWHL...Served as captain in 2013-14, scoring four goals, 16 assists and 20 points in 31 games as the team went 17-7-3...In 2012-13, scored three goals, seven assists and 10 points in 27 games...Played three seasons at Bellows Free Academy in Vermont, serving as the alternate captain in 2011-12...Earned All-Star Metro Team selection as a junior...Helped lead BFA to Metro Division I State title in 2009-10 and 2010-11...Played four years of varsity soccer and lacrosse at BFA.
Alyssa Brianne Hardy was born May 4, 1995, in St. Albans, Vermont, to Coleen and Jeffrey Hardy...Has a younger brother, Joshua...An accomplished saxophone player...Recreation, park, and tourism management major.
HARDY ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the quality of the education and being a part of the excitement around the growth of the women's hockey program."