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Celine Whitlinger
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Celine  Whitlinger

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Garden Grove, Calif.

Height:
5-8

Position:
G

Last Team:
Gilmour Academy (Ohio)


03/04/2015

Penn State at CHA Tournament Semifinals

The Nittany Lions will play in the program's first CHA Tournament semifinal game.

03/02/2015

Sutton, Whitlinger Earn CHA Player of the Week Honors

This is Whitlinger's sixth and Sutton's second weekly honor of the season

02/28/2015

PSU Advances to CHA Tournament Semifinal

Bella Sutton's three-point performance led the Nittany Lions

02/27/2015

Penn State Earns Program's First CHA Tournament Win

The victory snapped a five-game losing streak for Penn State

02/26/2015

Women's Hockey Opens CHA Playoffs at Home

Penn State and Lindenwood are both seeking their first win in the CHA Tournament

02/04/2013

Women's Hockey vs. Mercyhurst (2/1/13)

Penn State women's hockey hosted No. 7 Mercyhurst on Feb. 1, 2013. Photos by Steve Hass

NITTANY LION CAREER
2013-14:
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)...Earned second win of the year with 20-save showing in 2-1 victory over Union (Oct. 19)...Stopped 51 Syracuse (11/10) efforts on net...Earned third win of the season against Lindenwood (11/23) with 36 saves, allowing just one goal...Picked up the tie in a 2-2 draw with RIT (Jan. 31), saving 34 of 36 shots.

2012-13: 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 in a narrow loss 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)...Set career-high with 59 saves in loss to nationally ranked Mercyhurst (2/1)...Pushed aside 53 Robert Morris (2/23) chances.

BEFORE PENN STATE
Most recently played at Gilmour Academy in Ohio 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.

PERSONAL
Celine Lee Whitlinger was born May 20, 1994 in Newport Beach, Calif. to Bob and Debbie Whitlinger...Intends to major in pre-medicine.

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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