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Jill Holdcroft
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Jill Holdcroft

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pennsylvania Furnace, Pa.

Height:
5-1

Position:
F

Birthdate:
01/29/1994

Last Team:
Pittsburgh Penguins Elite


07/08/2014

Penn State Earns School-Record 136 Spring/At-Large Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Three Nittany Lions post 4.0 GPA; 285 Honorees in 2013-14 Nittany Lions' Second-Highest

03/01/2014

Nittany Lions Conclude Season with 3-0 Loss at RIT

Penn State finishes second varsity season 4-29-3 as RIT sweeps series, 2-0

02/28/2014

RIT Breaks Lions' Hearts in 3-2 Overtime Series Opener

Yoxheimer scores twice, Paniccia stops 44 shots; Teams meet at 2 p.m. Saturday for Game 2

02/16/2014

Nittany Lions Unable to Hold on as No. 8 Mercyhurst Takes Series

Penn State goes up 1-0 in the second period but three third-period goals thwarts the upset; Paniccia stops 48 shots, Hoenshell's scores fifth goal

02/15/2014

Nittany Lions Fall to No. 8 Mercyhurst, 4-0

Whitlinger Stops 30 Laker Shots in Series Opener

02/16/2014

Women's Hockey vs. No. 8 Mercyhurst (2/16/14)

Penn State women's hockey celebrated Senior Day vs. No. 8 Mercyhurst on Feb. 16, 2014.

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

01/30/2013

Women's Hockey vs. Princeton (1/29/13)

Penn State women's hockey fell to Princeton, 3-0, on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Photos by Steve Hass.

01/04/2013

Nittany Lions Hang 10 on Cougars

Nittany Lions Hang 10 on Cougars

11/03/2012

Women's Hockey vs. Sacred Heart (11/2/12)

Penn State women's hockey defeated Sacred Heart, 6-0, on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

NITTANY LION CAREER:
2013-14: Played in all 36 games, scoring four times with three assists and seven points...Blocked 34 shots...Scored first goal of the season vs. Union (10/19)...Posted first two-goal game and Penn State's first short-handed goal in program history at RIT (11/16)...Posted assists vs. Syracuse (11/10) and Lindenwood (11/22)...Scored fourth goal of the year vs. Colgate (1/10)...Posted an assist vs. Lindenwood (2/8).

2012-13: Appeared in 33 games, suffering an arm injury in final regular-season series...Scored 10 goals, second most on the Nittany Lion squad, while adding two assists...Blocked 24 shots and scored a team-high six power play goals...Tallied first collegiate goal in a 6-0 win over Sacred Heart (11/2) and scored the next day as well over SHU (11/3)...Scored in both games at Lindenwood (11/16, 11/7) including PSU's 3-2 win over the Lions...Registered Penn State's lone marker at St. Lawrence (12/7)...Posted first multi-point game in a 10-0 win over Chatham (1/4) with a goal and an assist...Scored the next day against the Cougars (1/5)...Scored PSU's only goals at Syracuse (1/26) and vs. Mercyhurst (2/2)...Tallied a power-play goal in a 3-3 tie with Lindenwood (2/9)...Won a team-best 52.7 percent of faceoffs, going 146-131.

BEFORE PENN STATE
Most recently played for the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Tier 1 AAA Girls team from 2008-12, while also playing two years of varsity boys' high school hockey at State College Area...Served as assistant captain and only female player at State College...Participated in the 2009 and 2011 USA Hockey National Development Camps...Served as assistant captain for the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite in 2010-11...Named 2010 Bauer Invitational Team MVP...Played in the 2009 and 2010 USA Hockey Nationals...Also lettered in soccer at State College...Earned the Matthew Weakland Student Athlete and Ice Hockey I.C.E Awards.

PERSONAL
Jill Christiana Holdcroft was born January 29, 1994 in State College, Pa. to Timothy and Michele Holdcroft, both of whom graduated from Penn State in 1986 and 1984, respectively...Has two older brothers, Steven and Robbie, and a younger sister named Jessalyn...Robbie played Division I hockey at Robert Morris from 2008-11...Father, Tim, and uncles Bob and David all played for the Penn State men's club team in the 1980s...Cousin Lindsay Holdcroft currently plays hockey for Division I Dartmouth...Intends to major in accounting.

QUOTING HOLDCROFT ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because it is a great school, it is in my hometown, and I am excited for the new hockey program."

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