Feb. 10, 2012
This year's senior class is composed of five seniors who have made a major impact on the program through both their contributions on the ice as well as the classroom. Ohio State will be honoring the five prior to Saturday afternoon's game at the OSU Ice Rink. Come out as we thank Brittany Carlson, Melissa Feste, Laura McIntosh, Natalie Spooner and Kelly Wild for a great four years!
Senior defenseman Brittany Carlson has seen the most time on the ice in this group of seniors, playing in 136 games prior to the weekend. Having three goals and 12 assists for 15 points in her career, the Hudson, Wis., product is a two-time WCHA All-Academic and Academic All-Big Ten selection, while being named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete last season.
With 121 games played in her career, forward Melissa Feste has 18 goals on 24 assists for 42 total points. The Bloomington, Minn., native has six multiple-point games in her four years that include three two-goal game performances. Melissa was the 2011 Scarlet and Gray award recipient and is a two-time WCHA All-Academic and Academic All-Big Ten selection.
Co-captain and forward Laura McIntosh has made her mark at Ohio State, finding herself at the top of four program record lists. She is Ohio State's leading point scorer with 163 career points and is the leader in career assists with 119. Laura, of Waterloo, Ontario, also leads all current and former Buckeyes with 131 career points versus WCHA opponents as well as the top Buckeye with 94 assists in WCHA play. In total, Laura has 47 multiple-point games in her career, including two hat tricks and three four-assist performances.
Assistant captain Natalie Spooner will conclude her four years as Ohio State's all-time leading goal scorer with 96 so far in her career. She has totaled a program-best 16 game-winning career goals and is second all-time with 31 power play goals. Natalie broke the Ohio State record in career goals versus WCHA opponents this season, having 73. She ranks third all-time in career points with 156 and is three goals away from breaking the Buckeye season goals record of 29, having 27 this season. Natalie has recorded 24 multiple-goal performances, including six hat tricks, and 49 multiple-point games. The Scarborough, Ontario, native is a three-time team Most Valuable Offensive Player, a two-time All-WCHA honoree as well as a two-time WCHA All-Academic and Academic All-Big Ten selection.
Co-captain Kelly Wild ranks seventh all time in points by a defenseman at Ohio State with 61 career points on 12 goals and 49 assists. The Mendota Heights, Minn., product has 10 multiple-point games in her career, including a two-goal performance her sophomore season and a three-assist performance last year. Kelly has held the team's top grade-point average the last two years and is a two-time WCHA Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic team honoree and Academic All-Big Ten selection.