Desorcie nets first career goal versus Pioneers on Saturday
Instrumental to Penn State's recruiting and offensive efforts, Gina Kearns enters her second season as assistant coach in 2013-14.
Kearns guided freshman winger Shannon Yoxheimer to All-College Hockey America Rookie Team honor. Yoxheimer tallied 14 goals, 17 assists and 31 points during Penn State's inaugural campaign. Kearns, a former Boston University standout, was introduced as assistant coach on June 21, 2011.
"I am incredibly excited to have Gina in the Penn State hockey family. Gina's experience as a player in the first four years of a brand new college program, her oustanding leadership ability and coaching experience make her a terrific member of the staff. She is a fantastic role model for the women in our program."
Prior to Penn State, Kearns spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Neumann University, where she helped lead the team to a 16-7-4 record in 2010-11.
At Boston University, the Norwood, Pa., native was a member of the university's first NCAA Division I team. She became the program's all-time leading scorer as she notched 52 goals and 50 assists during her four-year career. Kearns was the first Terrier to tally more than 50 goals and 100 points and was the only three-year captain in school history.
Kearns led Princeton Tiger Lilies to a bronze medal at 2005 USA Hockey U-19 Nationals. She played boys' ice hockey at Interboro High School, where she was a senior captain, and totaled 121 points in 51 games, including 81 goals.
Kearns and her fiancee, Bill McLaughlin, reside in State College.