Three Buckeyes Named to B1G Preseason to Watch List

Sophomore Peanut Johnson
Sophomore Peanut Johnson

Aug 22, 2013

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Senior Arielle Cowie, junior Mona Frommhold and sophomore Peanut Johnson on the Ohio State field hockey team were among 21 student-athletes named to the 2013 Big Ten Field Hockey Players to Watch List, the league office announced Thursday. Cowie, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, was recently named co-captain of the 2013 Buckeyes.

Cowie was a 2012 Second Team All-Big Ten honoree, earning league honors last season for the first time in her Buckeye career. Cowie, who has collected 50 career starts in three years, played in all 19 games in 2012 and was a part of the OSU midfield that limited opponents to 10.2 shots per game and 1.67 goals per game. She has notched two goals and three assists in her career. She started in all 21 games as a sophomore highlighted by a gamewinning goal in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament vs. Michigan State in 2011. As a true freshman, Cowie played in 20 games, including 10 starts for the 2010 NCAA Final Four squad. Cowie is a three-time NFHCA National Academic honoree, a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.

Frommhold, a native of Berlin, Germany, is in her second season with the Buckeye program and is the Top returning point scorer. As a sophomore in 2012, the OSU midfielder was fourth on the team with 16 points on six goals and four assists. She posted at least one shot on goal in her first six collegiate contests and scored a pair of goals vs. Kent State, while notching her first career assist in an upset win vs. Northwestern. Frommhold continued her success scoring a season-high six points with her first career hat trick in a 9-1 win over Ball State, while collecting eight shots on goal vs. the Cardinals. In the classroom, Frommhold was a 2012 NFHCA National Academic Squad selection and OSU Scholar-Athlete.

Johnson, a native of Dayton, Ohio, collected 15 points on six goals and three assists in 18 games as freshman, while starting in six games. She was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Sept. 25) after posting seven points on three goals and one assist. Johnson had six multi-point performances, including three-consecutive, while scoring in Big Ten games vs. Iowa (Sept. 30) and Indiana (Oct. 27).

The Buckeyes continue their preseason today with a scrimmage vs. Miami at 4 p.m. at Buckeye Varsity Field.