COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior goalkeeper Katie Frederick today was named, not only the Big Ten defensive player of the week, but also the Inside Lacrosse national player of the week, in recognition of her play last Saturday against No. 18 Johns Hopkins.
Frederick, from Yorktown, N.Y., made a career-high 14 saves and had a save percentage of 67 percent in Ohio State’s 8-7 win over the Blue Jays at Ohio Stadium. Despite being outshot in the first 30 minutes, Ohio State held a 5-3 lead at the half, due in large part Frederick, who stymied the Blue Jay offense, recording 11 of those saves in the first half. She later added three more crucial saves in the second half as Ohio State earned the one-goal victory and improved to 4-1 on the season.
Frederick is currently second in the Big Ten with 7.0 saves per game this season. Her 14 saves Saturday were the most by a Big Ten goalkeeper this season.
No. 17 Ohio State returns to action this weekend when they host Cincinnati at 4 p.m. Friday and Virginia Tech at Noon Sunday. Both games will take place at Ohio Stadium.
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