Brandwene brings in heralded third signing class to Hockey Valley
BEFORE PENN STATE
Four-year letter winner at Benilde St. Margaret's School...Earned three All-Conference honors in 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13...Tallied 125 points on 62 goals and 63 assists...Set career highs for goals (28), assists (33) and points (61) junior year, earning All-State honorable mention as team went 25-3-0...Helped lead the Red Knights to three straight Minnesota Section 6AA Finals.
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."