Former Penn State Women’s Hockey Star Kiara Zanon Transfers To Ohio State
Former Penn State women’s hockey forward Kiara Zanon has transferred to Ohio State, the Buckeyes announced on Monday.
Zanon is heading to Ohio State after three years with the Nittany Lions and has two years of eligibility remaining.
Zanon was a standout in her time with Penn State. In her freshman season, she was named AHCA Freshman of the Year and earned second-team AHCA/CMM’s All-American honors. Zanon also snagged Penn State’s first-ever CHA Player of the Year nod after recording 10 goals and 20 assists paired with a team-best 99 shots on goal that season.
The forward continued to perform in her second year with Penn State, as she was named to the All-CHA first team and earned CHA Forward of the Week honors twice. She recorded 13 goals and 26 assists and was one of the nation’s best players in assists per game.
In her third season with Penn State, Zanon was once again named to the All-CHA first team and the All-USCHO third team while being tabbed as CHA Player of the Year. She was also a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, which is presented annually to the best NCAA Division I women’s hockey player.
Her 26 goals and 23 assists in 2022-23 rounded out her career as a Nittany Lion, giving her a total of 49 goals and 69 assists for Penn State. In one of her final games with the Nittany Lions, Zanon helped her team take home the program’s first-ever CHA Championship.
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