Nittany Lions fall in Inaugural Home Opener to Syracuse, 4-0 on Oct. 13, 2012.
2012-13 ASSISTANT CAPTAIN
NITTANY LION CAREER 2012-13: Appeared in all 35 games, tallying seven points behind four goals and three assists...Ranked fifth on the team in blocks (34)...Tallied two assists in a 6-1 win over Sacred Heart (10/20)...Notched a goal and an assist in an 8-2 victory over Sacred Heart (11/3)...Scored in back-to-back games: one goal against Chatham (1/4) and two more against the Cougars (1/5) the next night...Shared the team's Unsung Hero award with teammate Emily Laurenzi.
BEFORE PENN STATE At UConn 2011-12: Saw time in 32 games scoring twice...Collected 14 shots and tallied a game-winning goal against Vermont (11/20)...Scored the opening goal of a 6-3 victory over New Hampshire (2/5)...Named to Hockey East All-Academic Team.
At UConn 2010-11: Made 35 appearances...Tallied five points on one goal and four assists during freshman campaign...Recorded first collegiate goal in a 6-2 victory over Robert Morris (1/9) and also posted an assist on the final UConn goal of the contest...Notched an assist on the second goal of the game against No. 8 Boston College (10/30)...Assisted UConn's second goal against Providence (2/13).
Played at the North American Hockey Academy in Vermont...Member of both the Red and White teams at NAHA...Named White team's Most Improved Player in 2009-10, serving as assistant captain that season...Received the White Team Players' Award following final season...Served as the Red Team captain during the 2008-09 season...helped the Red Team to the NAPHA League title in 2007-08 and the JWHL Challenge Cup in 2008-09...Captured the 2009-10 Rochester Fire on Ice Championship with the White Team...Member of both the basketball and softball teams at Westwood High...Four-year recipient of the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for maintaining a GPA of greater than 4.0...Received a spot on the Westwood Softball Honor Roll through high school career.
Jenna Nicole Welch was born September 1, 1992 in La Jolla, Calif. to Jim and Mary Beth...Has a brother named Josh and a sister named Nikki...Majoring in media studies.
QUOTING WELCH ON PENN STATE
"Penn State will allow me to receive a great education while having the opportunity to be a part of building a new program that has tremendous potential."