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Rising senior selected to train in Lake Placid, New York
Bella Sutton among conference Student-Athletes of the Year
This is the first USA Hockey Development Camp invitation extended to any current Penn State women's hockey player in the program's history
The Nittany Lions set multiple program records during the season
The Nittany Lions will play in the program's first CHA Tournament semifinal game.
Penn State women's hockey hosted No. 7 Mercyhurst on Feb. 1, 2013. Photos by Steve Hass
Saves Per Game (33.86)
Goals Against Average (2.74)
Save Percentage (.928)
SINGLE SEASON RECORDS
Goals Against Average (2014-15: 2.17)
Goaltender Wins (2014-15: 13)
Shutouts (2014-15: 3)
NITTANY LION CAREER
Finished the year as the team’s starting goaltender, setting single-season records for goals against average (2.17) and wins (13) in 25 starts between the pipes ... Two-time CHA Goaltender of the Month (December, January) and six-time CHA Goaltender of the Week ... .933 save percentage ... Notched three shutouts, including one in Penn State’s first CHA Tournament win, against Lindenwood (2/27) ... Back-to-back shutouts against Lindenwood (11/21) and Robert Morris (12/5) ... Shutout over the Lady Lions was the first of her career and yielded a CHA Goaltender of the Week selection ... Earned her first CHA Goaltender of the Month honor in December after posting a 0.50 goals against average, a .987 save percentage, 78 saves and two wins, taking home each CHA Goaltender of the Week honors during the month ... Followed up with January’s CHA Goaltender of the Month award after recording an undefeated 3-0-1 mark in conference play, a 1.48 goals against average and a .955 save percentage, allowing just nine goals in 364:05 minutes on the ice ... CHA Goaltender of the Week after a series sweep and allowing one goal in the CHA Tournament first round against Lindenwood (2/27-28) ... Strung together three consecutive wins twice (11/21-12/12 and 1/17-1/24) ... First victory of the year, at Union (10/17), resulted in CHA Goaltender of the Week accolades.
Appeared in 15 games, playing over 889 minutes, posting a save percentage of .913 and a goals-against average of 3.57 ... Made at least 20 saves in every game played and 29 or more saves in 14 of 15 contests ... Posted two games of 50 saves or more and four games of 40 saves or more ... Opened the year with a 4-2 win at Vermont (Oct. 5), stopping 37 of 39 shots ... Made season-high 55 saves at Quinnipiac (10/12) ... Stopped 51 Syracuse (11/10) efforts on net.
Made eight starts with 10 appearances, posting a team best .938 save percentage and 2.96 goals-against average ... Made 377 saves with a 1-7 record in 506 minutes of action ... Made at least 25 saves in all but two appearances ... Stopped 40 shots at Vermont (10/7) before making 38 saves against Syracuse (10/14) ... Saved 26 of 27 chances against nationally ranked Mercyhurst (11/30) ... Made 45 saves at St. Lawrence (12/7), earning a CHA Rookie of the Week honor ... Helped out in two shutouts of Chatham (1/4, 1/5) making 17 saves in 72:34 of play, earning a victory ... Saved 48 of 49 shots in a 1-0 loss at Union (1/11)...Saved 51 shots at Syracuse (1/26) ... 59 saves in loss to nationally ranked Mercyhurst (2/1) ... Pushed aside 53 Robert Morris (2/23) chances.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played at Gilmour Academy in Ohio alongside Nittany Lion Micayla Catanzariti ... Appeared in 50 games, posting 20 shutouts ... Helped Gilmour Academy to the 2011 Ohio Flames title ... Invited to the 2012 USA Hockey Warren Strelow Goaltending Camp in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... Selected for USA National Player Development Camps for 15-, 16-, and 17-year-olds ... Played for four seasons for the Anaheim Ducks club team from 2007-10 ... Guided the 2010 Ducks squad to the bronze medal at the USA U16 National Championships ... Helped the 2008 and 2009 Ducks teams earn bronze at the USA U14 National Championships.
Celine Lee Whitlinger was born May 20, 1994 in Newport Beach, Calif. ... Parents are Bob and Debbie Whitlinger ... Majoring in biology.
QUOTING WHITLINGER ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because I saw an amazing opportunity both in hockey and in academics."
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