At a glance: 2015 Big Ten Players to Watch List … one of the Buckeyes’ top midfielders … very skilled with the ball and has great footwork around multiple defenders ... excellent passer and crosser on set pieces ... one of the Buckeyes' top corner kick and penalty kick takers.
2015 (Senior Season): First Team All-Big Ten selection ... NSCAA National Player of the Week (Nov. 10) ... Big Ten Preseason to Watch List ... two-time TopDrawerSoccer National Team of the Week (Oct. 20 & Nov. 9) ... CollegeSoccerNews National Player of the Week (Nov. 9) ... Ohio State Athlete of the Week (Nov. 9) ... Wolstein Classic All-Tournament Team (Aug. 30) … Westin/Sheraton BWI Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 6) ... has started 19 games for the Buckeyes this season … first on the team with 17 points (6g, 5a) … scored the game-winning goal in the season opener vs. Cal State Fullerton (Aug. 28) … leads the team in shots with 35 … collected a goal and assist at Akron (Sep. 16) … notched his third goal of the season in the 2-0 home victory over Wisconsin (Oct. 18) ... collected an assist on the lone goal vs. Maryland (Oct. 31) ... named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week after scoring a game-high two goals in win over Michigan (Nov. 4) ... 13 shots on on target.. scored the game-winning goal vs. Penn State in overtime in the B1G quarterfinals (Nov. 8) ... one of the Buckeyes’ top prospects.
2014 (Junior Season): Started in 21 games as one the Buckeyes’ top midfielders ... fourth on the team in points (4g, 3a) ... 11 of 34 shots on target in 1,646 minutes played ... collected his first career goal as a Buckeye in a 2-0 win vs. Northwestern (Sept. 14) ... scored on a penalty kick in the 2-1 home loss vs. Indiana (Oct. 12) ... posted a pair of assists with five shots in home win vs. Bowling Green (Oct. 22) … had an assist in the team's 2-1 road win at Michigan in regular-season finale (Nov. 5) ... collected the team’s goal in 1-1 double overtime tie vs. Akron in NCAA first round (Nov. 20) … made both penalty kicks during 15-round shootout vs. Akron (Nov. 20) … 1-for-3 on penalty kicks ... averaged 1.55 shots per game … Academic All-Big Ten … NSCAA All-East Scholar.
2013 (Sophomore Season): Had to sit out a year as a double transfer ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2012 (Freshman Season at Columbia): Played in 13 games, earning eight starts ... Kicked off collegiate career in the season-opener against Fairfield ... Tallied first collegiate assist in a 2-1 win over St. Peter's ... Assisted on Columbia's lone goal in a 1-1 draw at Yale.
Olentangy: Received District and Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior (2010) ... NSCAA Youth All-American ... Two-time first team all-conference and all-district ... Led team to a conference championship as captain with 22 goals and eight assists on the year ... Also kicked for the school's football team ... Picked up first team all-conference and second-team all district honors in football.
Columbus Crew Academy: Served as team captain alongside fellow Buckeye Sage Gardner for two seasons (2009, 2010) ... Won the U19 OSYSA State Championship in 2008 after being a finalist in 2006 ... Claimed a national title at the USL Super-20 League Championships in 2011.
USL Development League: In the summer of 2011, Culbertson saw action with the Cincinnati Kings ... Joined the Mississippi Brilla in 2012.
Personal: Majoring in economics ... Son of Dave and Sue Culbertson ... Has one sibling, Stacey ... Would like to play professional soccer and attend law school following graduation ... Actively involved in H20 Campus Church.
Ohio State Edged by SIUE, 3-2