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Laura Bowman becomes first Nittany Lion to receive All-CHA First Team plaudits
2016-17 ALL-CHA SECOND TEAM
2015-16 ALL-BIG TEN ACADEMIC TEAM
2015-16 ALL-CHA ACADEMIC TEAM
2014-15 ALL-CHA ROOKIE TEAM
2014-15 CHA STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
2014-15 ALL-CHA ACADEMIC TEAM
CHA PLAYER OF THE WEEK (Jan. 19, 2015)
CHA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK (March 2, 2015)
NITTANY LION CAREER
All-CHA Second Team honoree...Played in 29 games during her junior season....Finished the 2016-17 season with 13 points on two goals and 11 assists...Her 13 points are tied for fifth-best by a Nittany Lion junior...Sutton’s 11 assists are the third-most by a Nittany Lion junior...Opened the year with four points over the first three games (4a)...In an 8-1 victory at Union, Sutton recorded a two-assist outing and a +4 rating (10/7)...Tallied her first goal of the season in a 3-3 tie against Boston University (10/14)...Scored the game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory against Lindenwood (11/11)...Became the 13th Nittany Lion to skate in 100 games (2/18).
Played in all 37 games on the Nittany Lion blueline...Recorded 12 points on four goals and eight assists...Sutton led the Nittany Lion defensemen in goals, assists and points in 2015-16...Her eight assists were tied for third-best on the team...Her four goals were tied for fifth-best for the Nittany Lions in 2015-16...Ranked sixth on the team with her 12 points...Ranked second on the team with three power play goals, four power play assists and seven power play points...Ranked fourth on the team with 70 shot attempts...Led the Nittany Lions in blocked shots (48)...Blocked a season-best four shot attempts twice (No. 10 Princeton 12/12, RIT 1/30)...Scored her first goal of the season on an unassisted power play goal in Penn State’s 5-3 victory over No. 7/8 Boston University (10/9)...Tallied an assist against Union (10/18), Lindenwood (10/30), Syracuse (12/5), No. 10 Princeton (12/12), Mercyhurst (2/19) and RIT (2/26)...Scored a power play goal in Penn State’s 3-2 overtime win at RIT (1/16)...Scored the game-winning goal in Penn State’s 3-2 overtime win against Robert Morris (1/22)...Netted a career-best two assists in a 2-2 tie at Mercyhurst (2/20)...Scored her third power play goal of the season in the CHA Semifinal round against Syracuse (3/4).
CHA All-Rookie Team...Appeared in all 37 games for the Nittany Lions on the blueline, leading all defensemen with 15 points (seven goals, eight assists)...Five power play goals tied for the team lead, and 11 (5g, 6a) power play points ranked first...Scored both game-winners in the RIT home series (1/17-18), resulting in CHA Player of the Week honors...Third game-winner of the season came against No. 6 Mercyhurst...Also had an assist in the series-opening game...Notched an assist in four-straight games (10/26-11/1)...Tallied three points in the CHA Tournament semifinal-clinching game against Lindenwood (2/28), yielding CHA Rookie of the Week accolades...Led Penn State in blocked shots with 66, with a single-game high of eight in the season finale against RIT (1/18)...Took 51 shots on the season, recording a season-high four twice.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Five-year letterwinner at Mounds View High School, while playing three years for the Minnesota Junior Whitecaps and two years for the Minnesota Elite League’s White Team...Had outstanding senior season earning Ms. Hockey Semifinalist, Star Tribune All-Metro First Team and Pioneer Press East Metro Player of the Year honors as well as the Herb Brooks Award...Named to the MSHSL Girls’ State Hockey All-Tournament Team...Participated in the USA Hockey U16 and U18 National Developmental Camps, earning spots on the All-Star Team...Was an alternate for the USA Hockey U15 National Development Camp...Helped lead the Minnesota Elite White Team to the 2013 USA-Canada Cup U19 Championship...Played two years of varsity soccer, leading team to third place in 2010...Threw discus as a varsity letterwinner in track & field.
Isabella Marie Sutton was born January 20, 1996, in St. Paul, Minnesota....Parents are Ross and Joanie Sutton...Has and older brother, Sam, an older sister, Sierra and a younger brother, Joe...Biology major.
QUOTING SUTTON ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because it was the perfect combination of great academics and athletics. It will be an amazing home to me for the next four years."
QUOTING BRANDWENE ON SUTTON
"Bella has tremendous vision and footwork which sets her apart as an outstanding contributor at both ends of the ice. She takes care of the net, sees the ice well and joins the rush at just the right time."