Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
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
Ohio State has three of final four regular-season games at home
Ohio State continues quest for first conference win
At a glance: 2014 Second Team All-Big Ten selection ... third year with the Buckeyes in 2014 after transferring from Florida Gulf Coast University ... one of eight seniors on the Buckeyes ... one of the top attacking midfielders in the conference in 2014 ... has played in 45 career matches for the Buckeyes, including 30 starts ... a true box-to-box midfield player who is a skillful and dangerous attacker for the Scarlet and Gray.
As a senior (2014): 2014 Second Team All-Big Ten Selection ... has started in 18 games and seen action in all 20 matches ... having a breakout year in his final season, leading the team in points (15), goals (5) and assists (5) ... named to UNCW Classic All-Tournament Team after collecting the lone goal in 1-1 draw vs. UNCW (Sept. 5) ... scored the lone goal in a 1-0 upset at No. 5 Louisville (Sept. 30) ... tallied an assist in the team's first B1G vs. Northwestern (Sept. 14) ... scored goals in back-to-back Top 20 wins against the Cardinals and Michigan State (Oct. 4) to be named to Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week ... has notched 31 shots with nine on target, while taking 16 corners for the Scarlet and Gray this season.
As a junior (2013): Started in 11 contests, while playing in 15 in his second year as a Buckeye ... finished the season fifth in points with one goal and one assists ... OSU Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten.
As a sophomore (2012): Saw action in 10 matches, with one start during first year as a Buckeye... Finished the season fifth in points with one goal and three assists... Known for shot accuracy, six of seven shots were on goal in just 365 minutes of action ... Named an OSU Scholar-Athlete.
At Florida Gulf Coast (2011): Played in 19 matchups in the midfield ... Recorded first career goal in a 1-1 draw with Portland (Sept. 2) ... Earned six points on two goals and two assists during the season ... Helped lead Florida Gulf Coast into the NCAA Championship Tournament with a goal in the A-Sun championship final.
St. Ignatius: Won two state championships as well as a national championship ... Served as team captain ... Scored the game-winning goal in a state semi-final match in 2009 ... NSCAA All-American ... First Team All-Ohio ... First Team All-Greater Cleveland ... Named to the ESPN all-state team ... Recognized as the Cleveland Plain Dealer Player of the Year in 2010 ... Awarded the team's Most Valuable Player award.
Personal: Son of Nick and Elaine Sarris ... Has a sibling, Yiannoula ... Hopes to one day attend law school to become a sports attorney or agent ... Enjoys watching hockey, specifically the Philadelphia Flyers ... Also likes to vacation with friends ... Lists recording two goals and two assists in the high school national championship game as his greatest sports thrill.
Yianni Sarris Highlights