PSU Women’s Hockey announces four signees

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s hockey team and head coach Jeff Kampersal have announced the addition of four student-athletes to the program during the 2018 National Signing Day period.

Julie Gough, Mikayla Lantto, Mallory Uihlein, and Rachel Weiss have each signed their National Letters of Intent to join the Nittany Lions for the start of the 2019-20 academic year.

“We are looking forward to adding Julie, Rachel, Mallory, and Mikayla to our Penn State family,” Kampersal said. “They are tenacious players who are appreciative of the hockey and academic opportunities offered at Penn State.”

Read the full biographies of all four student-athletes below:

JULIE GOUGH

Position: Defense/Forward

Height: 5′ 8″

Hometown: Newcastle, Ontario

Before Penn State

Member of the Durham West Junior Lightning of the PWHL since 2017… Named an alternate captain for the 2018-19 season… Scored 11 goals and 8 assists in 28 games in 2017-18… Played for the Durham West Midget AA team in 2016-17… Midget AA Provincial Champions and ESSO Cup Bronze Medalist in 2016-17…Multi-sport athlete at Clarke High School…2016 and 2017 MVP of the Co-ed hockey team…Also played soccer and volleyball.

Personal

Born February 7, 2001… Parents are Nancy and Gerry Gough… Has two brothers: James and Kevin… Will attend Penn State with plans to enter a career in dental hygiene.

Gough on Penn State

“I chose Penn State because of the academics and when I stepped out of the car on my visit, it immediately felt like a second home to me.”

MIKAYLA LANTTO

Position: Forward

Height: 5′ 10″

Hometown: Palmer, Alaska

Before Penn State

Played for Detroit Belle Tire in the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League since 2016… Over the 2017-18 season, scored 52 goals and 40 assists… Won the 2017 USA Hockey Tier 1 16U National Championship with Belle Tire and back-to-back state championships in 2017 and 2018… Scored 37 goals and 25 assists in 2016-17… Played one season with the California Wave of the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League in 2015-16…Played two seasons with Team Alaska 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Personal

Born September 28, 2000…Father is Scott Lantto…Has one brother, Carsen… Intends to study either biology or psychology at Penn State with intentions to enter the medical field.

Lantto on Penn State

“I chose Penn State because it’s the university I can see myself being successful at for the next four years.”

MALLORY UIHLEIN

Position: Defense

Height: 5′ 7″

Hometown: Edina, Minn.

Before Penn State

Member of the Edina High School girls’ hockey team since 2015… Won back-to-back AA Minnesota State Championships in 2017 and 2018… Named team captain for 2018-19 season… Scored 9 goals and 32 assists for 41 points between 2015-2018… Named All-Conference honorable mention in 2017-18… Teammate to current Nittany Lions Sophie Slattery and Loli Fidler… Selected to the 2017 and 2018 U18 Select Player Development Camps with USA Hockey… Member of the Minnesota Jr. Whitecaps since 2015.

Personal

Born February 4, 2001… Parents are Lisa and Duke Uihlein… has two siblings: Grant and Lauren… Father Duke played tennis at the University of Minnesota… Plans to enter the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

Uihlein on Penn State

“I chose Penn State because of its academic opportunities, beautiful campus, and amazing school spirit.”

RACHEL WEISS

Position: Forward

Height: 5′ 7″

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta

Before Penn State

A member of Team Canada’s National Women’s Under 18 Team in 2018…Played in the Team Canada Summer Showcase and in three-game summer series versus Team USA…Member of U18 Team Alberta since 2016…Played in the Regina National Championship in 2016 and the Quebec National Championship in 2017…Member of Pursuit of Excellence Female Prep School in the CSSHL since 2017…Alternate captain for POE in 2018-19…Has recorded 27 points on 10 goals and 17 assists through 12 games in the 2018-19 season…Tallied 19 points (8G, 11A) in 21 games in 2017-18 season…Won the 2018 Stoney Creek University Showcase in 2018…CSSHL Champions in 2017-18…Played for the Rocky Mountain Raider Midget AAA squad in the AFHL in 2016-17 and Bantam AAA squad between 2014-16.

Personal

Born February 19, 2001…Parents are Anita and Marvin Weiss…Has two brothers: Jared and Nathan… Plans to enter a sports-related field of study to put her in a career within athletics.

Weiss on Penn State

“I chose Penn State because I felt like it had all the tools to enable me to reach my full potential athletically as well as academically.”

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