Penn State University is seeking a return to its successes from several years ago, when the Nittany Lions won a Big Ten postseason title and twice qualified for the NCAA tournament, not including the COVID-19-postponed 2020 version. If they’re going to recapture those glory days in the near future, junior forward Kevin Wall (Penfield, N.Y.) surely will be a focal point.
Wall, 21, was ranked in the top 15 nationally with a career-high 14 goals through his first 26 games this season, four more than the 10 total goals he had scored over his first two collegiate campaigns. His 25 points also put him atop the Penn State scoring scroll, including personal scoring streaks of four and five games earlier in the season.
“It’s a mixture of a lot of reasons,” he said in January. “I’m getting more confidence, being a junior now.”
Editor's note: This article appears in the January/February print edition of New York Hockey Journal.