Brandwene brings in heralded third signing class to Hockey Valley
BEFORE PENN STATE
Four-year letter winner at Benilde St. Margaret's School...Earned four All-North Suburban Conference honors...Tallied 209 points on 106 goals and 103 assists...Set career highs senior year by scoring 44 goals, 40 assists and 84 points, leading the Knights to a sectional title and a State AA runner-up finish (27-3-1 record)...Previous career highs for goals (28), assists (33) and points (61) came junior year, earning All-State honorable mention as team went 25-3-0...Helped lead the Red Knights to four straight Minnesota Section 6AA Finals, winning one.
Caitlin Elizabeth Reilly was born September 5, 1995 in Chicago, Ill. to Mike and Lisa Reilly...Has three older siblings who all are Division I hockey players...Sister, Shannon, played four years for Ohio State, graduating in 2011...Brothers Mikey, Connor and Ryan all play for Minnesota...Intends to major in journalism or communications with the intended career path of a sports reporter.
QUOTING REILLY ON PENN STATE
"I fell in love with Penn State the minute I walked on campus. It's so beautiful with great academics. I'm also very excited I get to play in the new arena and join an up and coming team. I wanted a big school with great athletics."
QUOTING BRANDWENE ON REILLY
"Caitlin brings great vision, lateral movement and a scoring touch to our lineup. She competes hard, has great offensive instincts and possesses excellent strength and athleticism."