Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
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.
Ohio State 0, Wisconsin 0 (2ot)
Akron 1, Ohio State 0 (Oct. 23, 2012)
Men's soccer vs DePaul - 9/14/12
Ohio State 3, Davidson 2 (ot)
Men's soccer vs. UIC: Aug. 26, 2012
At a glance: Joined the Buckeyes as a walk-on prior to freshman year and was the team's leading point scorer ... Has appeared in all 60 games thus far in his career ... Finished second in points and goals as a sophomore ... creative and energetic player ... Spreads the ball well in the midfield, but has the ability to score.
As a junior (2011): Started all in all 19 games for the third-consecutive season ... Ranked third on the team in assists (2) as well as fourth in points (8) and goals (3) ... Put up the Buckeyes' lone goal in a win over Penn State (Oct. 23) ... Took 32 shots over the course of the season, including 14 on goal ... Led the team in corner kicks with 45 ... Picked up second team All-Big Ten accolades ... Named to the Penn State Classic All-Tournament Team ... Also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition ... Recipient of the Coaches Award at the team's season ending banquet.
As a sophomore(2010): One of four players to start all 20 games, totaling 1,634 minutes on the field ... Finished second on the team in points (13) and goals(5)... Also tallied three assists ... Scored three game-winning goals against Bucknell (Sept. 12), Michigan State (Oct. 3) and Indiana (Nov. 7) ... Named Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week in October ... Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honors.
As a freshman (2009): Named to the Big-Ten All Freshman Team ... Garnered placement on the Penn State Classic All-Tournament Team after tallying a goal and an assist on the weekend (Sept. 11-13) ... One of two freshmen to start in all 21 games ... Led the rookies in minutes (1670), goals (4) and points (11) ... Tied for most points on the team with junior Sam Scales ... Scored his first collegiate goal in season opener against Gonzaga (Sept. 4) ... Led the team in corner kicks with 40 ... Placed 61.9 percent of shots on goal with 13-of-21.
Pateadores: Played three years as a midfielder for the U-18 Academy So-Cal Pateadores.
Santa Margarita Catholic HS: Three-time CIF Division I Southern California Champions (2005-08) ... State CIF Division II Southern California Champions (2008) ... Scholar Athlete for both soccer and golf (2005-08) ... Three-year starter at midfield ... Did not play senior year (Academy Soccer) ... Junior Year ... First Team All-County ... First Team All-CIF... First Team All-Southland Team ... Led the team with 18 assists and second in goals scored with 10 ... Sophomore Year ... Second Team All-Trinity League ... Third Team All-CIF ... Scored nine goals and marked up six assists for the Eagles in his second year.
Personal: Son of Jim McAnena and Kelly Klaus ... Has two older siblings Matt and Brittney ... Grandfather played professional baseball for the Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets and San Diego Padres and was an All-American at the University of Illinois ... Volunteered with Special Olympics ... Plans to attend graduate school to become a sports nutritionist ... Hobbies include going to the beach as well as playing golf and basketball ... Greatest sports thrill is assisting the game-winning goal in the CIF Championship.
Ohio State Edged by SIUE, 3-2