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Penn State is slated to host Guelph in an exhibition contest Saturday at 4 p.m.
NITTANY LION CAREER
Played in 31 games during her rookie season...Finished the year with five points on four goals and one assist...Recorded her first career goal in a 6-4 loss at Mercyhurst (11/4)...Tallied her first career assist in a 2-1 loss at No. 8 Quinnipiac (12/30)...Scored a goal in back-to-back games against RIT (1/21-22).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Team captain of the 2015-16 Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Class “AA” State champion Eden Prairie Eagles...Three-time MSHSL hockey state participant...2015-16 all-conference and all-state honorable mention honoree...Scored 32 points on five goals and 27 assists during her senior season with the Eden Prairie Eagles...Two-time all-conference honorable mention...2012-13 Eden Prairie Rookie of the Year...Tallied 22 points during her junior year at Eden Prairie...A member of the 2013-14 Lake Conference championship team...2015-16 National Tournament participant with No. 1 ranked MN Elite Black (second place)...Three-time U-18 National Camp attendee...2014 USA/Canada Cup champion with Minnesota Black Elite...Five-time Minnesota Selects champion.
Katherine Marie Rydland was born on May 11, 1998, in Eden Prairie, Minnesota...Parents are Rick and Valerie Rydland...Valerie swam for Penn State from 1982-84...Has an older brother, Quinn, and a younger sister, Kylie...Her grandfather is the late Pat Quinn...Pat was a long-time player and a coach in the NHL...Plans to major in marketing and public relations...Last name is pronounced Rid-land.
RYDLAND ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the wonderful academics, school spirit, the awesome facilities and coaching staff and also the great alumni association."