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Celine Whitlinger
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Celine  Whitlinger

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Garden Grove, Calif.

Height:
5-8

Position:
G

Last Team:
Gilmour Academy (Ohio)

 

04/22/2016

Whitlinger Selected for U.S. Women's National Team Goaltending Development Camp

Celine Whitlinger headed to USA Hockey Goaltending Development Camp May 12-15

03/03/2016

Nittany Lion Quartet Garner CHA Honors

Petersen, Whitlinger named to All-CHA second team

03/02/2016

Whitlinger Tabbed as CHA Goalie of the Month

Second monthly honor for Celine Whitlinger this season

02/29/2016

BLOG: Bowman and Yoxheimer Set Career Marks, Lead Nittany Lions in Sweep

02/19/2016

BLOG: Goaltender Whitlinger a Model of Consistency for Penn State

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

CHA GOALIE OF THE MONTH (Jan. 2015)
CHA GOALIE OF THE MONTH (Dec. 2014)
CHA GOALIE OF THE WEEK (March 3, 2015)
CHA GOALIE OF THE WEEK (Jan. 19, 2015)
CHA GOALIE OF THE WEEK (Dec. 15, 2014)
CHA GOALIE OF THE WEEK (Dec. 8, 2014)
CHA GOALIE OF THE WEEK (Nov. 24, 2014)
CHA GOALIE OF THE WEEK (Oct. 20, 2014)
CHA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK (Dec. 10, 2012)
2014-15 ALL-CHA ACADEMIC TEAM
2014-15 ALL-BIG TEN ACADEMIC TEAM
2013-14 ALL-CHA ACADEMIC TEAM
2013-14 ALL-BIG TEN ACADEMIC TEAM

NITTANY LION CAREER

2015-16
All-CHA Second Team...Two-time CHA Goalie of the Month (Oct., Feb.)...Three-time CHA Goalie of the Week (10/5, 11/6, 2/15)...Started in 22 games in between the pipes for the Nittany Lions during her senior year...Finished the year with a record of 7-11-4...Played in 1394:14 minutes in net...Finished the year with a goals against average of 1.51, 630 saves, a save percentage of .947 and allowed 35 goals...Her save percentage of .947 ranked third in the NCAA in 2015-16 and her GAA of 1.51 was sixth-best...Her save percentage and GAA in 2015-16 are both program bests...Recorded a program-best four shutouts on the year...Made 30 or more saves in 10 contests on the year...Allowed one goal or less 11 times...In the season-opener against No. 1 Minnesota, Whitlinger made 41 saves and allowed one goal in 58:51 minutes played in a 2-0 loss (10/1)...Whitlinger recorded 38 saves in Penn State’s 5-3 victory over No. 7/8 Boston University (10/9)...Whitlinger picked up her first shutout of the year in Penn State’s 3-0 win over Union (10/17)...In a 5-1 win at Robert Morris, Whitlinger tallied 36 saves and allowed one goal (11/14)...In a 1-1 tie at Syracuse, Whitlinger recorded 40 saves and allowed one goal in 65:00 minutes of play (12/5)...Tallied her second shutout of the season behind 14 saves in a 1-0 win against RIT (1/29)...Made 23 saves en route to her third shutout of the season in a 3-0 win against Lindenwood (2/12)...Posted her fourth shutout of the year with 20 saves in a 2-0 win against RIT (2/26)...Capped off her Nittany Lion career behind a career-best 61 saves in 116:10 minutes played in a 3-2 3OT loss against Syracuse in the CHA Semifinal round (3/4)... attendee.

2014-15
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... attendee.

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)...Stopped 51 Syracuse (11/10) efforts on net.

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 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.

PERSONAL
Celine Lee Whitlinger was born May 20, 1994, in Newport Beach, California...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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