NITTANY LION CAREER 2012-13: Made 18 appearances and tallied an assist, while blocking 14 shots...Made first appearance at nationally ranked Mercyhurst (11/30)...Tallied first collegiate point in a 10-0 win over Chatham (1/4) and recorded a plus-three rating.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played with the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite team since 2006...Played for Peters Township High School in 2011-12...Attended the USA Hockey Girls' U16 Select Camp.
Darby Victoria Kern was born August 28, 1994 in Pittsburgh, Pa. to Roy and Lori Kern, both of whom graduated from Penn State...Has an older brother who currently attends Penn State as well as an aunt and an uncle who went to PSU.
QUOTING KERN ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because it`s a great school with really good academics and athletics. Also, I have a deep family heritage here as both my parents attended Penn State and my brother currently goes here."