Buckeyes and Badgers duel at 1 p.m. Sunday with Big Ten tourney seedings on the line
October 23 - 29, 2012
Ohio State tallies two goals in final nine minutes of regulation
Buckeyes and Zips will face off at 8 p.m., live on Big Ten Network
Ohio State hosts third-ranked Akron Tuesday night on BTN
At a glance: Developed into one of the key components of the Buckeye midfield contingent as a freshman ... Gained experience starting almost every game alongside upperclassman Austin McAnena.
As a freshman (2011): Earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... One of two freshmen to appear in all 19 games, including 18 as a starter ... Scored first career goal in a 1-0 overtime victory vs. Bowling Green (Oct. 5) ... registered 20 total shots ...Tallied one assist ... Took 43 percent of the team's corner kicks (34) ... Recognized as the team's most valuable freshman at the season ending banquet.
Prior to Ohio State: A 2010 NSCAA High School All-American, lettered three years at Geneva while also playing with the Chicago Fire Academy Team ... Named a two-time Beacon News Player of the Year, three-time all-conference selection and two-time all-state honoree ... Tallied 26 goals and 36 assists over the course of career at Geneva, leading the team to the regional championship in all three seasons.
Personal: Son of Nick Wahl and Korie Bowers Wahl ... Has a younger sister, Haley ... Hopes to one day attend law school ... Describes himself as a fulltime sports fan ... Also likes to play golf and basketball ... Lists winning the Illinois State Cup as one of his greatest sports thrills ... Has a family full of collegiate athletes ... Uncle, Rich Gianacakos, played football at the University of Illinois, while his aunt, Stephanie, played volleyball for the Illini ... Cousin, Kasey Wahl, played baseball at the University of Evansville.
Ohio State Edged by SIUE, 3-2