Buckeyes now turn their attention to the Big Ten Tournament
Frommhold, Pastor-Pitarque each post hat tricks vs. Cardinals
Senior forward Danica Deckard posts second career hat trick
Ohio State has had at least 10 selections for six-consecutive years
Ohio State (12-8) faces No. 2 seed Old Dominion (20-2) at 11:30 a.m. ET Saturday
Ohio State Career Honors: 2012, 2013 and 2014 Academic All-Big Ten ... 2011 NFHCA National Academic honoree ... four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).
2014 (Senior Year): Played in all 17 games, making 11 starts … totaled 850 minutes, an average of 50.1 per game … key member of the Buckeyes’ defensive backfield … took two shots at Indiana … Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete … finished her career having played in 71 games, earning 60 starts … had a goal and assist her sophomore year ... started 14 games as a freshman on a team that earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
2013 (Junior Season): Played in and started 18 of 19 games ... had five total shots, three of which were on goal ... averaged 65 minutes per game.
2012 (Sophomore Season): Notched three points with goal and an assist in 2012 ... started in six games, while seeing action in 16 contests ... started the first four games on the road Aug. 25-Sept. 2 ... played a season-high 80 minutes in the 1-0 win at Ohio (Sept. 12) ... claimed second career assist in 8-2 win vs. Kent State (Sept. 19) ... boasted first career goal in 9-1 victory over Ball State (Oct. 7) ... had a shot on goal vs. Missouri State (Sept. 23) ... played in 41 minutes in final game vs. Michigan at Big Ten Tournament in Iowa City (Nov. 1) ... part of Buckeye midfield that has limited opponents to 10.2 shots per game and 1.67 goals per game.
2011 (Freshman Season): Played in 20 games and started in 14 in her first season at Ohio State ... recorded a season high 59 minutes of play a win vs. Indiana (Sept. 30) ...claimed first career point with an assist in win over Ball State (Sept. 27) ... collected four shots, including two on goal.
Previous to Ohio State: Starting midfielder at Hudson from 2008-10 ... first team All-Ohio (2010) ... first team All-District (2010) ... two-time second team All-District (2008 and 2009) ... team captain her senior year and named midfielder MVP ... tallied 18 goals and 22 assists from 2009-10 ... helped lead Hudson to a league championship in 2009 ... also played three years of lacrosse at Hudson at attack and midfield ... advanced to 2010 state semifinals ... 2011 captain ... second team All-State (2010) ... first team All-District (2010) ... second team All-District (2009) ... was noted in Cleveland Plain Dealer as using her outstanding speed, strength and athleticism to stop opposing team's attack while still contributing 12 goals and 13 assists her senior season.
Personal: Daughter of Rick and Mary Mackessy ... has two siblings, Ricky (25) and Abbey (20) ... brother was an All-American lacrosse player at Denison, while sister played lacrosse at Edinboro University ... hobbies include hanging out with friends, playing sports and going snowboarding during the winter time ... lists greatest sports thrill as beating rival-school Hathaway Brown in overtime in 2009 after being down 2-0 at halftime ... plans on becoming a physical therapist after graduation and also traveling the around the world.
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