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Sarah Nielsen
Sarah  Nielsen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Edina, Minn.

Height:
5-6

Position:
F

Birthdate:
12/02/1994

Last Team:
Edina HS

Major:
Nutrition


02/26/2017

BLOG: Focus Turns to Tournament After Home Finale

02/24/2017

BLOG: Crunch Time for Seniors as Season Winds Down

01/20/2017

Goodwin Nominated for 2017 Hockey Humanitarian Award

Senior Captain David Goodwin joins Penn State women’s hockey player Sarah Nielsen on the 2017 ballot

01/19/2017

Sarah Nielsen Nominated for 2017 Hockey Humanitarian Award

Nielsen joins David Goodwin of the Penn State men's hockey program as one of 15 nominees

11/04/2016

BLOG: Nielsen Embodies the Best of Penn State

10/04/2013

Women's Hockey at Vermont (10/4/13)

Penn State and Vermont skated to a 3-3 tie on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.

CHA GOALIE OF THE MONTH (Sept./Oct. 2016)
CHA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK (Oct. 24, 2016)

NITTANY LION CAREER
2016-17

CHA Goalie of the Month (Sept./Oct.)...CHA Rookie of the Week (10/24)...Three-time CHA Goalie of the Week honoree (10/31, 11/14 & 1/2)...Played in 17 games, which included 16 starts, during her freshman campaign...Posted a record of 5-8-2...Finished the season with a goals against average of 2.87, a save percentage of .909, and made 461 saves in 961:11 minutes played...Tallied 30-or-more saves six times...Set Nittany Lion freshman goaltending records in saves (461), wins (five) and shutouts (three)...In her Nittany Lion debut at Union, Paniccia recorded 40 saves en route to an 8-1 victory (10/7)...Paniccia recorded three-straight shutouts (10/21-28)...Tallied her first career shutout in a 0-0 tie at UConn (10/21)...Recorded back-to-back shutouts at RIT (10/27-28)...Posted a career-best 47-save outing in a 2-1 loss at No. 8 Quinnipiac (12/30).

BEFORE PENN STATE
Played for three seasons with the Oakville Junior Hornets of the Provincial Women's Hockey League (PWHL)...During the 2015-16 season, Paniccia posted a record of 14-4-1...On the year, she made 364 saves, recorded a save percentage of .938, a goals against average of 1.23 and posted seven shutouts...The Oakville Junior Hornets were named the Provincial finalists in 2015-16...Paniccia went 17-2-2 in net during 2014-15...In 2014-15, Paniccia made 320 saves, tallied a save percentage of .928, a goals against average of 1.32 and recorded seven shutouts...Became the 17th goalie in the PWHL to tally 10 career shutouts...Finished her PWHL career ranked second in shutouts with 14.

PERSONAL
Daniela Cristina Paniccia was born on December 3, 1997, in Oakville, Ontario, Canada...Parents are Ben and Paulette Paniccia...Older sister, Nicole, was a goalie for the Penn State women's hockey team from 2012-14...Plans to major in psychology with a focus in business...Last name is pronounced PAN-E-CHA.

BRANDWENE ON PANICCIA
"Daniela's high-level talent continues the tradition of top flight goaltending in the Penn State program. She is athletic, hardworking, incredibly intense, and is a proven competitor and winner."

PANICCIA ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the academics, athletics, coaching staff, great facilities, and the amazing campus."

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