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Trisha Cierniak


Freshman - Forward/Defense
Cudjoe Key, FL
Brick Hockey Club/Lacey Township HS

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2016-17: Cierniak enjoyed a successful freshman season, forming an effective defense partnership with good friend and fellow standout rookie Kate Lombardozzi. She collected a pair of assists, notably picking up her first career point on classmate Rachel Kapoian's first career goal at Massachusetts on November 19, 2016, by firing a shot from left point that Kapoian deflected home. The New Jersey native, whose family moved to Florida during the season, also grabbed a helper on a Meghan Miller goal on January 20, 2017 at Michigan.

Prior to Penn State: Cierniak has a deep hockey background, playing not only for Brick Hockey Club's Tier II U19 team, but also for the boys' team at Lacey Township High School, where she helped launch the program as a junior in 2014-15 and served as a Lions captain during both of her seasons there. Those two years capped an impressive six total captaining boys teams, extending back to travel teams prior to the Lacey squad's inauguration. With Brick, Cierniak was part of a storied program that finished as the third-place team in USA Hockey's Atlantic District in 2015-16.

Personal: Patricia Maria Cierniak was born on February 24, 1998 in Trenton, NJ to Stan and Fran Cierniak and has one brother, Chris. As a high schooler, Cierniak was a three-sport athlete, playing field hockey and lacrosse in addition to ice hockey. Beyond her rink exploits, she was very accomplished at both of the other sports, winning All-Shore Conference recognition in field hockey as a senior captain, helping Lacey to an undefeated league championship season in lacrosse as a sophomore, and winning defensive player of the year honors with both teams. Academically, the intended nursing major qualified for both high honor roll and National Honor Society, and also won the Lions' lacrosse team's award for the highest grade point average.

Career Statistics:
Season GP G A Pts. PIM PP SH GW
2016-17
24
0
2
2
10
0
0
0
Career
24
0
2
2
10
0
0
0