Chris Gomez named the team's Most Valuable Player
Hegngi, McAnena named to Second Team All-Big Ten
Ohio State enters postseason as the No. 7 seed against the host and second-seed Wildcats
Ohio State concludes the regular season with second shutout of the year.
Northwestern 2, Ohio State 0
Akron 1, Ohio State 0 (Oct. 23, 2012)
Northwestern 1, Ohio State 0
MSU 2, OSU 1
Men's soccer at Louisville (9/18/12)
At a glance: Two-time captain for the Buckeyes … constant presence at midfield with a combined 59 starts in three years at Ohio State ... One of two players to start every game in 2013 as a sophomore ... earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2012 … 2014 Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree … two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2015 (Senior Season): Senior CLASS Award Finalist ... two-time captain ... has never missed a start in his four years at Ohio State with 80 career nods ... fourth on the team with 1,885 minutes in 21 starts … has recorded 14 shots ... tallied an assist at Michigan State (Oct. 4) … defensive midfielder part of the unit responsible for 10 clean sheets … scored first career goal on Senior Night in 3-1 over Michgan (Nov. 4) ... named to Big Ten All-Tournament Team.
2014 (Junior Season): Co-captain for the Buckeyes, help leading the team back to the NCAA Tournament … started and played in every game, finishing the season playing in every minute of the final seven matches … scored both penalty attempts, including the clinching penalty shot in the 15-round shootout vs. Akron in the NCAA first round in Columbus (Nov. 20) … had a shot on goal in the NCAA second round at Notre Dame (Nov. 23) … OSU Scholar-Athlete … Academic All-Big Ten … Big Ten Distinguished Scholar … Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree.
2012 (Freshman Season): Immediately contributed as a freshman, starting all 19 games at midfield ... Recorded first career assist vs. Coastal Carolina (Aug. 31) ... Finished third on the team in minutes played, with 1681 ... One of only three Buckeyes to play 100 or more minutes in three separate games, including consecutive matches with 110 minutes of action at Penn State (Oct. 28) and vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 4) ... Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team and was an OSU Scholar-Athlete honoree.
Big Walnut: Led team in goals (16) and assists (14) as a senior ... Captained the school's first undefeated regular season team ... Starter all four years under Ohio State alum Brett Weiss ... Helped send the Golden Eagles to the regional finals in 2008 ... Totaled 38 goals and 30 assists over high school career ... U.S. all-region selection ... All-district ... First Team All-Ohio ... Central Ohio Super 12 Selection ... OCC Capital Division Player of the Year (2012) ... First Team All-OCC.
Crew Soccer Academy: Played defense and in the midfield ... One of five Buckeyes to play for the Crew Academy ... Captained the 2011 squad ... Named Crew Academy U16 Player of the Year in 2011.
Personal: Son of Mike and Mary Mason ... Has three siblings: Ben, Sam and Mia ... One grandfather played professional baseball for the Detroit Tigers, while the other played college baseball for Xavier University ... Would like to become a radiologist and open his own practice ... Graduated high school with Suma Cum Laude honors and a 4.2 grade-point average ... Was on the honor roll every quarter in high school ... Lists propelling Big Walnut into the regional final as his greatest sports thrill.
Ohio State Edged by SIUE, 3-2