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Aug 27, 2013
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State women's ice hockey head coach Josh Brandwene announced Tuesday that sophomore defender Jordin Pardoski (Rochester Hills, Mich.) will be the team's third assistant captain for the 2013-14 season.
"Jordin brings intensity, passion and enthusiasm to the rink every day," Brandwene said. "She is a terrific addition to an outstanding group of team leaders."
Pardoski joins senior captain Taylor Gross (Colorado Springs, Colo.), senior assistant captain Jenna Welch (Austin, Texas) and graduate student assistant captain Lindsay Reihl (Cheshire, Conn.) as the team's letter leaders.
Last season, Pardoski appeared in every game, leading the defensive corps in goals (3) and points (10), which ranked seventh on the team. The most aggressive player on the team, Pardoski also led the squad in penalty minutes (40). Additionally, Pardoski carried a rating of minus-two, the best amongst Nittany Lion defenders that appeared in more than half the team's games.
Penn State moves into $90 million Pegula Ice Arena on Sept. 9 with full team practices beginning Sept. 23. Following a four-game road trip to start the season, Penn State opens to Pegula Ice Arena on Oct. 18 against Union to start an eight-game home stand. The Nittany Lions return 24 letter winners, 98.6 percent of their scoring and all three goaltenders.