Chris Gomez named the team's Most Valuable Player
Ohio State enters postseason as the No. 7 seed against the host and second-seed Wildcats
Buckeyes and Badgers duel at 1 p.m. Sunday with Big Ten tourney seedings on the line
Ohio State and the Nittany Lions meet at 1 p.m. Sunday
Buckeyes and Zips will face off at 8 p.m., live on Big Ten Network
At a glance:Provided depth at goalkeeper and will battle for the starting role in 2013, after starting seven matches during sophomore campaign .... Seven career starts and a record of 2-3-1... Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar each of the last two years.
As a redshirt sophomore (2012): Competed with Alex Wimmer for the role of starting goalkeeper all season, starting seven matches... Allowed just 13 goals while making 38 saves... Led the team with a .745 save percentage... Team went 2-3-1 while he was in goal... Earned Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete laurels and was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
As a redshirt freshman (2011): Did not see game action.
As a freshman (2010): Redshirted season to gain experience.
Strongsville: Team captain for four-time state regional champions ... Finished senior season with a 17-2-3 record in goal, taking both losses at the hands of No. 1 St. Ignatius ... Holds the school record for most single-season games played in goal (22) and is second all-time in single-season shutouts ... Was an all-conference and all-tournament selection following the state final four appearance in 2009.
Cleveland United: Played with Cleveland United in OYSAN after three seasons with the Cleveland Whitecaps.
Personal: Son of Donna and Ned Ivanov ... Youngest of four children with siblings Ned, Maria and Juliana ... Was a member of National Honor Society and graduated in the Top 5 percent of senior class ... Lists greatest sports thrill as playing in the state semifinal game against St. Ignatius (No. 1 in the country) and tallying nine saves ... Grandfather, Bob Bailey, played professional hockey from 1947-1968 for Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings.