Wilkinson Adds 12 for 2014
March 6, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State field hockey team announced the addition of 12 members to the 2014 recruiting class. The group includes four forwards, two backs, four midfielders and one goalkeeper. It also features a student-athlete from England and Canada, respectively, both of whom have international playing experience.
“We are very excited to welcome the 2014 class to our program,” said head coach Anne Wilkinson, who will enter her 19th season with the Buckeyes this fall. “The group includes fast and creative forwards along with a balanced and experienced backfield. I believe each one of them will add great strength and depth to our current roster. They come from very competitive programs, which have taught them how to play in and win big games. Most importantly, we are adding exceptional individuals who understand the value of hard work and commitment. They are excited to be Buckeyes, and we’re looking forward to coaching them.”
Toronto, Ontario/North Toronto Collegiate Institute
Member of the 2017 Canadian Junior National Team … won a goal medal and was the leading scorer at the 2012 Ontario Summer Games with the GOA Reds Field Hockey Club … led the Ontario Provincial indoor team to a gold medal at the U18 Canadian National Indoor Championships … won a silver medal at the U16 Canadian National Championships … led the city of Toronto in scoring for the last three years at North Toronto Collegiate Institute … lists her greatest sports thrill as scoring the winning goal in move to the finals in the U19 International Tournament in the Netherlands (2012).
Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Catholic
Scored 10 goals and added six assists for 26 points during her senior year … named team Most Valuable Player … Lancaster Catholic was 15-6 overall and 12-1 in the Lancaster-Lebanon League … first-team All-Star selection by the L-L League coaches as both a junior and senior … four year starter for Lancaster Catholic … is a shooting guard on the basketball team … played club field hockey for Spooky Nook Hockey where her squad played in the Disney Showcase three times and the National Field Hockey Festival twice.
Lutherville, Md./Roland Park Country School
Two-time All IAAM-A Conference from the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland … team captain and recipient of the Field Hockey Excellence Award in 2013 … member of the Capitol Pegasus club team … silver medalist at the 2012 Disney Tournament … selected to the Futures Elite program … also lettered in swimming, indoor track and crew … cousin, Mike Faust, was an All-America wrestler at Virginia Tech.
Three-year starter for Hudson High School, earning first team all-conference and all-region honors as a senior … team captain ... led her team in assists and was tied for first in total points … 2013 Cleveland.com field hockey all-star choice … team Most Valuable Player as a junior … NFHCA National Academic Squad selection … three-time All-Ohio academic team honoree … has competed in USA Field Hockey national tournament and was a Futures Elite selection in 2012 … also plays lacrosse for Hudson … won a bronze medal at the Junior Olympics in 2011 … recipient of the West Point Leadership Award in 2013 and is a member of both the National Honors Society and National Society of High School Scholars.
Roseland, N.J./West Essex
Helped West Essex HS win the NJSIAA Group II state title as a sophomore and senior … third-team all-Essex County as a senior by the Newark Star-Ledger … West Essex finished 23-2 overall and No. 3 in the final Star-Ledger Top 20 poll in 2013 with a line-up that featured three players who signed with Division I programs … first team all-Group II by the North Jersey Coaches Association … first team all-county … member of the New Jersey All-Star team … played club field hockey for New Heights, where she was the team’s leading scorer … a USA Field Hockey Junior Olympic selection … attended regionals and nationals from 2010 through 2013 … attended Junior Olympics in 2013 and won a gold medal … also play lacrosse for West Essex.
Virginia Beach, Va./Frank W. Cox
First team all-region and all-state as a senior … led Frank W. Cox High School in scoring (30) and assists (19) … selected to first-team all-district and All-Tidewater … as a junior in 2012, had 18 points and 12 assists to earn first-team all-district, all-Tidewater and all-state honors … helped her team advance to the state championship game by scoring the winning goal in overtime against Mountain View … also had the game-winning goal in the double OT in the regional quarterfinals … three-year starter for the Saints Field Hockey Club and was selected to Regional Futures, National Futures and Futures Elite … NFHCA National All-Academic Squad selection.
Mountain Top, Pa./Crestwood
NFHCA third team All-America selection … First Team All-State from the Pennsylvania High School Field Hockey Coaches Association … as a senior, guided her team to a 24-1 overall record and the District 2 Class AA championship … finished with four goals and nine assists for 17 points … scored the game-winning goal in the state semifinals against Oley Valley in double overtime … a two-time first team all-Wyoming Valley Conference selection … as a junior, played on state championship-winning team and earned first team all-conference and second team all-state accolades … NFHCA National All-Academic Squad selection … also played soccer and lacrosse for Crestwood, earning all-conference honors in both sports.
Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Coffman
Led Dublin Coffman to a 11-6 record in 2013 … second team all-Ohio Capital Conference … was second team all-division as a junior … a four-time captain of her club team, the Columbus Coyotes … the Coyotes won the 2013 National Field Hockey Festival … is the sister of current Buckeye goalkeeper Sarah Lemieux.
Greenville, Del./Archmere Academy
Team captain as a senior … second team all-state by the Delaware Field Hockey Coaches Association … Delaware News Journal Athlete of the Week on Sept. 10 after a one-goal, two-assist performance in the Auks season-opening 4-1 victory over Concord … selected to the 2014 Futures Elite Academy.
Sparks, Md./Garrison Forest School
Four-year starter for Garrison Forest School, helping her team to three consecutive conference titles and an undefeated season in 2012 (23-0) … as a senior, selected as an IAAM A-Conference All-Star and first team all-Metro by the Baltimore Sun … played for the Capitol Pegasus club team and was named captain and MVP for the National Disney Tournament … competed in the Futures program for six years … NFHCA National All-Academic Squad selection … a two-sport athlete who also earned four letters as a defender on the lacrosse team.
Kingston, England/Kingston School
The top goal scorer in the National (English) Schools Under-18 competition the last two years … in 2011, her team won the National School’s U18 competition … starter for the England U16 team … has earned 10 international caps … played for nine years on the Teddington club team and competed each year in the National Clubs U18 competition … was Teddington’s leading scorer in 2013 … her mother, Fenella, was co-captain of the England U18 team.
Phoenixville, Pa./Owen J. Roberts
Three-year starter for Owen J. Roberts … two-time All-PAC second team honoree … helped her team win a conference and district championship as a sophomore … member of the WC Eagles club team … the Eagles won the Pool A National Indoor championship for the fourth-consecutive year in 2013 to go along with a first-place showing at the National Club Championships … also is a three-year letterwinner in track and field … a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.
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