Penn State women's hockey played its first varsity game at Vermont on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
2013 CHA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
NITTANY LION CAREER 2012-13: Led the team in goals (14), assists (17), points (31) and shots (169) en route to CHA All-Rookie Team honors...Led the CHA in shots...Posted eight multi-point games...Blocked 17 shots, tallied three game-winning goals and three power play goals...Tallied a point in 22 of 34 games played and in 22 of 25 games in which Penn State scored a goal...Named CHA Rookie of the Month for November and was named Player of the Week (Oct. 22)...Ranked ninth in the nation for points per game by a rookie (0.91), while ranking 47th overall...Opened collegiate career impressively by scoring two goals in a 5-3 win over Vermont (10/6), including the eventual game-winner...Posted a Penn State record seven-game goal scoring streak from Oct. 19-Nov. 10...Scored goals against Sacred Heart (10/19, 10/20), RIT (10/25, 10/26) before notching another two-goal game against Sacred Heart (11/2)...Posted first three-point game in a win over Sacred Heart (11/3), scoring a goal and two assists...Notched a goal against Robert Morris (11/10)...Tallied two assists in a 3-2 win at Lindenwood (11/17)...Notched a four-game point streak by tallying assists in games at Mercyhurst (12/1), St. Lawrence (12/7, 12/8) and scoring twice against Chatham (1/4)...Registered assists at Union (1/12), Syracuse (1/26) and against Mercyhurst (2/1, 2/2)...Scored a goal in a 3-3 tie with Lindenwood (2/9)...Notched assists against RIT (2/15, 3/2)...Scored a goal and an assist at Robert Morris (2/23)
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played for the North American Hockey Academy in 2011-12, helping the team to a 55-15-7 record...Scored 17 goals and 10 assists in 51 games for NAHA...Helped NAHA capture the Junior Women's Hockey League and USA-Canada Cup titles...Played for the Belle Tire Tier 1 19U team from 2008-2009 including a stint as team captain...Helped Belle Tire to the USA National quarterfinals, while winning the Michigan state championship...Played for the Little Caesars 14U squad from 2007-2008 earning second at USA Nationals and winning the Michigan title.
Shannon Nicole Yoxheimer was born December 23, 1993 in Jackson, Mich. to Beth and Scott Yoxheimer...Has an older sister, Shelby...Intends to pursue a degree in pre-law and political science.
QUOTING YOXHEIMER ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because I fell in love with the campus and wanted to be a part of starting a new hockey program."