Penn State defeated Sacred Heart, 8-2, on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Greenberg Ice Pavilion.
NITTANY LION CAREER: 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.
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."