Brandwene brings in heralded third signing class to Hockey Valley
BEFORE PENN STATE
Member of the Brampton Canadettes this season, while lettering for fourth season at Christ The King, serving as captain ... In 2012-13 as a member of the Brampton Thunder, scored seven goals and served as an assistant captain ... In 2013-14, played in 15 games with a game-winning goal for Brampton...Scored 16 goals and 11 assists as captain for Christ the King in 2012-13, following 10-point and 17-point seasons in 2010-11 and 2011-12, respectively ... Named Athlete of the Year three times at Christ the King ... Three-sport athlete at CTK, earning four berths in the Ontario High School Association Cross Country Championships and winning a Women's Lacrosse Provincial Championship for the U19 C Division C.
Irene Chrystal Kiroplis was born June 6, 1996 in Mississauga, Ont. ... Parents are Effie and Chris Kiroplis ... Has two younger sisters, Helen and Anna, and a younger brother, George ... Intends to major in kinesiology.
QUOTING KIROPLIS ON PENN STATE
"Penn State's great academic opportunities and reputation for sports is just the right fit for me. `We Are Penn State,' describes exactly how I feel about becoming a part of the school's culture, which I know I can contribute to."
QUOTING BRANDWENE ON KIROPLIS
"Conditioning and versatility set Irene apart. She is tireless, very smart both with and without the puck, and excels at both ends of the ice."