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Penn State is slated to host Guelph in an exhibition contest Saturday at 4 p.m.
Defender Olivia Villani to join Penn State women's hockey this fall
NITTANY LION CAREER
Played in all 35 games during her rookie campaign...Recorded her first shot attempt in a 5-0 victory at RIT (10/28).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played club hockey for the Pittsburgh Pens Elite program from 2012-15...Played with the East Coast Wizards in the New England Women’s Junior Hockey League (NEWHJL) in 2015-16...With the Wizards, Villani was named the team captain and scored 14 points (5g, 9a) in 29 games played, which was sixth-best on the team...Villani was named the NEWHJL defenseman star for the month of October 2015.
Olivia Evelyn Villani was born on August 8, 1997, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...Parents are Rick and Kim Villani...Plans to major in advertising/public relations...Last name is pronounced Vil-Lawn-EE.
VILLANI ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the outstanding alumni network, the incredible academic rankings and the women’s hockey program. Between those three areas, it was an easy choice for me to attend Penn State."