FRESH TALENT: Jeff Kampersal welcomes Class of 2022 to Penn State Women’s Hockey
UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State women’s hockey head coach Jeff Kampersal has announced the addition of six future Penn State student-athletes to the class of 2022 on Tuesday, May 15.
Jessica Adolfsson (Linkoping, Sweden), Amy Dobson (Hamilton, Ontario), Loli Fidler (Edina, Minn.), Rene Gangarosa (Rochester, N.Y.), Izzy Heminger (Dublin, Ohio), and Anna Promersberger (Fargo, N.D.) make up the incoming Penn State women’s hockey class of 2022.
“At Penn State, we are looking for student-athletes that will live by our standards and core values, that are competitive, and that want to win CHA and NCAA championships,” Kampersal said. “We feel the six members of the Class of 2022 are hungry for that commitment and for the entire Penn State experience. We are looking forward to welcoming them to our Nittany Lion family.”
Defenseman | Linkoping, Sweden
BEFORE PENN STATE
A member of the Swedish WNT (2016-current)…A member of the Swedish U-18 WNT (2014-16)…Has played in 30 games with the Swedish WNT and has recorded six points on two goals and four assists…With the Swedish U-18 WNT, Adolfsson tallied 22 points on nine goals and 13 assists in 33 games played…Attended Borgarskolan High School…Played for Djurg•rdens IF in the Swedish Women’s Hockey League (SDHL) during the 2017-18 season…With Djurg•rdens IF, Adolfsson recorded 10 points on three goals and seven assists in 28 games played in 2017-18… Tallied 43 career points (14 goals, 29 assists) in 165 career games played in the SDHL…Won the SDHL with Linkping HC in 2013-14 and 2014-15…At the 2015 IIHF World Women’s U-18 Championships, Adolfsson recorded the most goals by a defenseman (four) and was named a top-three player on the team…Won a U-18 region bronze medal in 2015-16…At the 2016 IIHF World Women’s U-18 Championships, Adolfsson was named to the all-star team, tallied the most assists by a defenseman (six), recorded the most points by a defenseman (seven) as the Swedish U-18 WNT placed third.
Jessica Mariette Adolfsson was born on July 15, 1998, in Linkoping, Sweden…Parents are Bo Adolfsson and Mariette Eskilson…Has two older brothers, Daniel and Jesper…Plans to major in psychology art…Last name is pronounced Adolf-sson.
“I saw an exotic environment that my heart ached for. I strongly wanted to be a part of this community because of the unique opportunities the university provide for us both as athletes and students.”
Defenseman | Hamilton, Ontario | Oakville Junior Hornets
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played for the Oakville Junior Hornets in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) from 2015-18…Tallied 13 points on one goal and 12 assists in 2016-17…Posted 11 points on one goal and 10 assists…Played for the Oakville Hornets Midget AA in the Lower Lakes Female Hockey League (LLFHL) during the 2014-15 season…Played for the Etobicoke Dolphines in the LLFHL from 2011-14…Played for Appleby College in the CISSAA for five seasons (2012-18)…2018 CISSAA league playoff champions…2018 varsity girls hockey colours award…Won the gold medal at the 2017 final four championships and at the 2017 provincial championships…Won the 2017 PWHL title…Captured a silver medal at the 2018 final four championships and at the 2018 provincial championships…Member of Team Ontario Blue that won a silver medal at the 2017 national championships.
Amy Elizabeth Dobson was born on August 31, 2000 in Toronto, Ontario…Parents are Scott and Lynda Dobson…Has a twin brother, Aiden, and an older brother, Luke…Plans to major in biology.
DOBSON ON PENN STATE
“I wanted to be a part of a school that strives for athletic and academic excellence, I can’t wait to be a part of the family that is Penn State! We Are!”
Forward | Edina, Minnesota | Edina High School
BEFORE PENN STATE
Won back-to-back Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Class “AA” State championships with the Edina Hornets (2016-17 & 17-18)…During the 2017-18 season, Fidler posted 66 points on 22 goals and 44 assists in 31 games played…Recorded 53 points on 24 goals and 29 assists in 30 games played during the 2016-17 season…Tallied 48 points on 20 goals and 28 assists in 28 games played during the 2015-16 season…During the 2014-15 season, Fidler posted 30 points on 14 goals and 16 assists in 31 games played…Named the MVP of the 2017 state championship game…Named a Minnesota Ms. Hockey semifinalist in 2017-18… Two-time all-state first team…2016-17 all-tournament team member…Two-time all-state honorable mention (2016-17 & 2017-18)…Four-time all-conference honoree (2014-18)…Four-year letterwinner…Athena Award winner…Played with Nittany Lion Sophie Slattery for three seasons (2014-17).
Lolita Ulloa Fidler was born on February 28, 2000, in Edina, Minnesota…Parents are Michael Fidler and Lolita Ulloa…Has an older brother, Miguel…Plans to major in sociology…First name is pronounced Low-lee.
FIDLER ON PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because of the amazing school pride and for the excellent opportunities that it offers in both athletics and academics.”
Defenseman | Rochester, New York | Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played for the Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles 19U for three seasons…During 2017-18, Gangarosa posted 69 points on 28 goals and 41 assists, led the team in scoring as a defenseman…2017-18 team captain…In 2016-17, she posted 59 points on 23 goals and 36 assists, led the team’s defenseman in scoring and ranked second overall in scoring…In 2015-16, Gangarosa posted 47 points on 17 goals and 30 assists…Played for the Brighton/HFL/ER Barons for three seasons…In 2017-18, she tallied 10 points on one goal and nine assists…led the team in blocked shots with 38…Alternate captain for the 2017-18 season…In 2016-17, she posted netted 11 points on five goals and six assists…In 2015-16, she recorded seven points on two goals and five assists…Led the 2017 New York State Tournament in goals (six) and assists (five)…In the 2018 New York State Tournament, she finished third in scoring with five goals and three assists – led all defensemen in scoring…Three-time invitee to the USA Hockey Development Camp in St. Cloud, Minnesota (2015-17)…Tied for first in scoring among defensemen in 2015…Won the 2018 Tyler Putnam award…First girl skater in New York Section Five history to be named an alternate captain in boys’ varsity high school hockey…First girl skater to be selected for the Senior All-Star Game in New York Section Five boys’ varsity high school hockey…First girl skater in New York Section Five history to be named a second team all-county honoree in boys’ varsity high school hockey…Six-year letterwinner in girls’ tennis..Two-time team captain…Two-time All-Greater Rochester honoree…Won three sectional titles…Four-year letterwinner in girls’ lacrosse…Captain of her high school lacrosse team during her senior year…All-county first team in 2017-18…USA judo and USJA judo junior national champion.
Rene Halla Gangarosa was born on July 14, 2000, in Rochester, New York…Parents are Edward and Tammy Gangarosa…Has a pair of younger brothers, Carter and Nolan…Plans to major in chemical engineering and toxicology…Last name is pronounced Gang-ga-ro-sa.
“I verbally committed really early in my sophomore year because Penn State had a wide range of majors which was important as I was not sure what I wanted to major in at the time. The academics, the alumni network, the Penn State collegiate experience, and a chance to come in and be a contributor on the hockey team all played a part in my decision making. Lastly, I want to be a part of something bigger than myself and help build this program to Penn State sports’ standards.”
Defenseman | Dublin, Ohio | Ohio AAA Blue Jackets
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played four years of hockey for the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets…Two-time team captain..Recorded 35 points on 20 goals and 15 assists in 2016-17…Posted 21 points on 12 goals and nine assists in 2015-16…Tallied 29 points on 12 goals and 17 assists during the 2014-15 season…Attended Dublin Jerome High School.
Isabel Ann Heminger was born on November 26, 1999, in Columbus, Ohio…Parents are Ned and Pam Heminger…Has an older brother, Joel… Plans to major in engineering…Last name is pronounced Hemm-ing-er.
“I knew right away when I visited that Penn State will give me the best opportunity to grow as a person on and off the ice. The academics are superb and the alumni association is outstanding.”
Forward | Fargo, North Dakota | Shattuck St. Mary’s
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played hockey for Shattuck St. Mary’s for three seasons…Played for the U-19 prep team for two seasons (2016-17 & ’17-18)…Recorded 27 points on seven goals and 20 assists during the 2017-18 season…Tallied 15 points on five goals and 10 assists during the 2016-17 season…As a member of the U-16 team during the 2015-16 season, Promersberger tallied 16 points on four goals and 12 assists…Won three national titles with Shattuck St. Mary’s…Three-time USA Hockey National Camp attendee (2013-14, ’16).
Anna Michelle Promersberger was born on September 14, 1999, in Ann Arbor, Michigan…Parents are Eric and Trish Promersberger…Has an older brother, Austin, and a younger sister, Abby…Plans to major in premedicine…Last name is pronounced Promers-burger
ON PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State for the great academic opportunities and outstanding hockey facilities.”