Field Hockey

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Maria Swartz

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Bishop Watterson

Position:
Back/Midfield

Major:
Exercise Science

Maria Swartz

Ohio State Career Honors: Two-time Academic All-Big Ten (2011 and 2012) ... three-time NFHCA National Academic selection (2010-2012) ... three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete (2010-2012).

2012 (Junior Season): Started a season-high 12 games, while appearing in 17 contests ... had three games with at least three shots ... posted three shots at Bucknell (Sept. 16) ... notched first career point with an assist in 3-2 upset victory against Northwestern (Sept. 21) ... boasted career-high three points, including first career goal in 6-0 shutout vs. Robert Morris (Sept.26) ... collected a career-high four shots in 9-1 win vs. Ball State (Oct. 7) ... claimed a goal in loss at Louisville (Oct. 22) ... notched a season-high 63 minutes at Iowa (Sept. 30).

2011 (Sophomore Season): Played in 20 games and started in four contests in the Buckeye midfield/backfield ... notched a shot against James Madison (Sept. 4) ... tallied a season-high 77 minutes against Richmond (Sept. 3) in Harrisonburg, Va. ... played 39 minutes in the season opener against Duke (Aug. 26) ... started for the squad in the Big Ten Tournament final vs. Penn State (Nov. 4) and in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at No. 2 Old Dominion (Nov. 12).

2010 (Freshman Season):
Played in 13 games for the Buckeyes in 2010...recorded her first career start against Kent State (Sept. 5) with a second against Louisville (Sept. 8).

Bishop Watterson High School: Played midfield for the 2009 Ohio State champion ... a two-time First Team All-Ohio and All-League award winner ... senior captain ... member of the USA Futures Field Hockey Team since 2006 ... scored 32 goals and added 18 assists in high school, helping Bishop Watterson to the state title and two runner-up titles as a freshman and sophomore ... also lettered twice in track and field and once in cross country.

Personal: Daughter of John and Donna Swartz ... has three older brothers, John, Matthew and Daniel ... has 12 relatives, including OSU teammate and cousin Nina Passen, who have played varsity sports for Division I, III and NAIA programs ... started playing field hockey at age 11 ... nickname is Re-re or Chia ... loves the fast pace of the game ... every winter, her father builds an ice rink in the backyard ... grew up playing ice hockey with her brothers.

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