Field Hockey

Sophia Pifer


Coopersburg, Pa.

High School:
Southern Lehigh

Last College:


International Studies

Sophia Pifer

Ohio State Career Honors: 2012 Gladiator by SGI/NFHA Division I Scholars of Distinction ... NFHCA National Academic Squad (2012) ... two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete (2011-12).

2012 (Junior Season): Played in nine contests in first season at Ohio State ... collected 35 minutes in 2012 opener vs. Massachusetts (Aug. 25) ... collected a season-high 42 minutes in 1-0 shutout win at Ohio (Sept. 12) ... received 2012 Gladiator by SGI/NFHA Division I Scholars of Distinction after achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or higher through the first semester.

Prior to Ohio State: Transferred to Ohio State last offseason after spending two years at Georgetown ... named defensive MVP for Georgetown in both twice ... scored three goals in 19 starts for the Hoyas in 2010 ... tied for the team lead in assists (8) and was fourth on the squad (14) ... her eight assists tied for fourth in the Big East ... had two assists in a game twice, helping Georgetown to wins over Bryant (6-1) and Robert Morris (3-2) ... registered a season-high three points on one goal and one assist in a 4-3 win over Rutgers ... finished second on the team in goals (2) and points (6) in conference matchups ... tallied multiple points on five separate occasions ... started all 20 games for the Hoyas as a true freshman, collecting two assists.

High School: Pifer, an eight-time letterwinner, competed four years in both field hockey and lacrosse ... selected second team Pennsylvania All-State AA and first team Colonial League in 2008 ... helped Southern Lehigh earn Colonial League championships from 2006-08 ... helped her team to a District 11 Championship in 2008 ... was a member of the Futures Elite 5A for four years ... helped earn a Futures National Championship in 2007.

Personal: Daughter of John Pifer and Julia Staver ... would like to work for the United Nations or an NGO after graduation ... enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, cooking and hiking ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning district championship senior year of high school ... father rowed lightweight crew at University of Pennsylvania and mother played field hockey and lacrosse at University of Pennsylvania , captain of the 1980 U.S. Olympic team and co-captain of the bronze medal-winning 1984 team.


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