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: 2014 co-captain ... Lowe's Senior Class Award Candidate ... starting his second full year as goalkeeper for the Buckeyes ... team's leader on and off the pitch ... earned his undergraduate degree in electrical and computer engineering in spring 2014 ... now working on a second major in sport industry this fall ... two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete ... has posted 10 shutouts in his career.
As a junior (2013): Second team All-Big Ten selection ... Capital One third team Academic All-American ... Capital One first team Academic All-District ... started in 17 games for the Buckeyes ... finished the year with 110 saves, which is fifth-best on the OSU all-time single season saves list ... five in the country in saves (110), sixth in save percentage (.880) and second in the country in saves per game (6.47) ... had a season high of 110 minutes against Bowling Green (Sept. 13), Louisville (Oct. 02), Michigan State (Oct. 13) and Northwestern (Oct. 20) ... ... had a 5-7-4 record during his season for the Buckeyes ... OSU Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten.
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.