Rainey Hodgson, a four-year letterwinner for the Buckeyes from 2013-16, will serve as a student assistant coach for the Buckeyes during the 2016-17 season.
Hodgson will assist the coaching staff with logistical and operational needs during practice and games while serving as a valuable mentor to team members, on and off the field.
"The last four years playing lacrosse at Ohio State have been, hands down, the best years of my life," Hodgson said. "I am so lucky to be able to spend another year at my alma mater being mentored by some of the best coaches in the country. I am ecstatic to start my coaching career at a place so special and rich in tradition."
Hodgson played in 56 games with 32 starts during her four-year career. She served as co-captain last season when she helped Ohio State set program records with its 11-1 start, a nine-game winning streak and a No. 8 Top 20 ranking in the Inside Lacrosse poll.
Hodgson finished second in the Big Ten in assists (1.8), third in points (3.8) and fourth in ground balls (1.7) per game last season. She earned Big Ten player of the week honors in April after she recorded a career-high eight points on four goals and four assists as Ohio State knocked off Penn State at home on Senior Day.
Over her career, she recorded 119 points on 69 goals and 50 assists, which is tied for eighth all-time at Ohio State, and also scooped up 53 ground balls and caused 18 turnovers. Her senior class recorded 45 wins over the last four years, tying for the most all-time with the 2015 seniors. She also played a key role in helping the Buckeyes to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances in 2014 and 2015.