The Knights are proud to announce that Jacob Goldowski has committed to become a student-athlete at Penn State University.
Jacob Goldowski is a Thornhurst, Pennsylvania native who sits at 6-foot-3-inches, 170 pounds. He is a 2000-birth year currently playing for the Knights U16 National team. In 18 games played, Goldowski has accumulated 4 goals and 4 assists.
“I’m extremely proud to see Jacob’s growth in the last six to eight weeks,” replied Knights U16 Head Coach Kerry Huffman. “He has really come into his own. The other fact is that he has a tremendous amount of upside and potential. He comes to the rink every day and works just as hard if not harder than his older teammates. I wish nothing but good things for Jacob and the Goldowski family.”
Penn State University is one of the newest NCAA Division I hockey programs. The generous donation by local Carbondale, PA native Terry Pegula made the jump from club hockey to NCAA Division possible for the Nittany Lions. With the talent that the school is attracting from its rich sports history and state-of-the-art hockey facilities, it is no wonder the university is able to commit a player like Goldowski. Former Knights Nikita Pavlychev and Denis Smirnov are also committed to play for the Nittany Lions.
“I chose Penn State for what the coaches believe in and what the school has to offer,” replied Jacob Goldowski when asked about his commitment. “One of the biggest things for me was that I grew up following Penn State being a local kid. Going to visit and committing has only fueled me to work harder. I’d like to thank the Knights, Coach Huffman, and especially my parents for giving me this opportunity.”