Nov. 21, 2011
Jenn Sciulli, a senior tri-captain on the Ohio State field hockey team, was named a First Team NFHCA All-American, the National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced Monday. Sciulli, a native of Palmyra, Pa., becomes the eighth Buckeye in program history to earn a first team All-America honor.
Sciulli adds the laurel to her Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and first team All-Big Ten and All-West Region awards. The OSU back becomes the seventh first-team and 21st overall Buckeye All-American under 16th-year head coach Anne Wilkinson. Overall, Ohio State has had at least one All-American each year since 1999, a span of 13-consecutive seasons.
Sciulli helped lead the Scarlet and Gray (12-9, 4-2 Big Ten) to a third-consecutive NCAA appearance this season and a second-place finish in Big Ten play. The OSU tri-captain was second in the country with a Big Ten-best 11 defensive saves in 2011, while also collecting a career-high 16 points on five goals and six assists. The 11 defensive stops tied for second on the program's single season list with former Buckeyes Jessica Findeison (1997) and Beth Senich (1987). Sciulli wraps up her four-year career at Ohio State at the top of several categories on the program's career records lists, including first in games played (85) and games started (85) and second in defensive saves (25).
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