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Sternschein Commits to Penn State

01/26/2017, 10:00am CST
By Matthew McGreevy, Lincoln Stars

Forward set to join pair of former Stars with Nittany Lions.

Photo by Hickling Images


Lincoln Stars forward Sam Sternschein announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he  has committed to play college hockey at Penn State University.


"After my visit to Penn State, it was a no brainer," Sternschein said. "From the coaching staff to the facilities, I knew it was where I wanted to play college hockey."


Sternschein is in his second full USHL season. The six-foot-one, 204 pound forward has 35 points in 86 career games. He has 20 points in 21 games since joining the Stars in November. He previously played for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL), Tri-City Storm (USHL), North Jersey Avalanche (AYHL), Portledge School (USHS), and the Long Island Gulls (AYHL).


Sternschein becomes the 20th Division I college commit on the Stars roster. He will join former Stars Peyton Jones and Trevor Hamilton at Penn State. The Nittany Lions are currently ranked 4th in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll. 


Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2016-17.  30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts,  and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

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