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Bella Sutton among conference Student-Athletes of the Year
The teams face off on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Penn State faces a top-ranked team for the first time in program history on Friday before ending Minnesota road trip vs. St. Cloud State on Saturday
Nittany Lions welcome CIS member Western University to Pegula Ice Arena for exhibition game, admission is free
Brandwene brings in heralded third signing class to Hockey Valley
Made appearances in 13 games, recording one shot and one block each against Quinnipiac (10/11).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Standout forward for Lakeville North High School, earning three All-Conference First Team honors helping Lakeville North to the Minnesota State Final Four in 2011-12 and 2012-13 ... Helped the team to two Suburban Conference and sectional titles in 2011-12 and 2012-13 ... Led the team to a fourth-place state finish in 2011-12 and a third-place finish in 2012-13 following the longest game in tournament history, a six-overtime loss to Minnetonka vs. future Nittany Lion teammates Laura Bowman and Amy Petersen ... Tallied 163 points on 82 goals and 91 assists in the first four years of high school-level hockey ... Led Lakeview North as team captain in 2013-14 ... Played on the USA Hockey U18 National Team in 2012 ... Took part in the USA Hockey U18 August 2012 Fest and in USA Hockey Developmental Team Camps in 2011 and 2012 ... Four-year letter winner in golf and was the team captain from 2012-14, earning All-Conference First Team honors 2010-13 ... Also a three-year letter winner in cross country (2009-12), earning a spot in the state race in 2010 and All-Conference honorable mention in 2010.
Christine Rose Vetter was born September 7, 1995 in Houston, Texas ... Parents are Jane and Paul Vetter ... Mother, Jane, played softball at Nebraska (1986-90) ... Has two younger sisters, Brianna and Skylar ... Cousin, Laura Kremer, played volleyball at Iowa (2005-08) ... Plans to major in biochemistry and molecular biology with the intent of attending medical school.
QUOTING VETTER ON PENN STATE
"As soon as I set foot on campus I knew I would be a Nittany Lion. Penn State's tremendous academic reputation and legendary support of their student athletes made it impossible to say no. I believe the coaching staff has assembled a team of athletes with great character and outstanding work ethic on and off the ice."
QUOTING BRANDWENE ON VETTER
"Christi brings height, strength, and intensity to our lineup. She is offensively gifted, has a great hockey IQ, blocks shots, and is as fierce a competitor as you will ever meet. Christi is tough to play against and fun to watch."
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