Student-Athlete Spotlight: Jennifer Porretto, Women's Lacrosse

April 20, 2015

Jennifer Porretto, Wome's Lacrosse Student-Athlete Spotlight

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Jennifer Porretto is a senior midfielder on the women's lacrosse team. A two-time captain, Porretto has played in more than 70 games in her Buckeye career. This season she is third on the team with 45 points and was named the Big Ten offensive player of the week March 16 after recording a career-high 10 points and 7 assists in the victory at Canisius. For her career she has recorded 91 goals, 27 assists, 73 ground balls, 48 draw controls and 36 caused turnovers. Off the field, Jennifer is an OSU Scholar-Athlete and was named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll last season. She is on pace to graduate in May with a degree in Sport Industry.

Porretto and the Buckeyes are ranked No. 16 in the latest Inside Lacrosse Top 20 poll and are 11-5 on the season heading into their regular-season finale at No. 7 Northwestern this Saturday.

Student Life

    Do you prefer Oval Beach in the Fall or Spring (or maybe the Winter)? In the Spring
    Where is the best place to sit for lectures? An end seat in one of the first few rows
    Most underrated place to study on campus? Fawcett Center
    Describe your first day as a student at The Ohio State University: It was pretty overwhelming and I was nervous but my teammates helped me and told me where I needed to go so I didn't get lost walking to class.
    Favorite professor: Kristy McCray
Popular Culture
    Favorite Social Media Account I follow: Crossfit Instagram and Skinnytaste account
    Favorite TV show: Greys Anatomy and Revenge
    Favorite movie: Home Alone
    Favorite book and/or magazine: Suzannes Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
    Favorite celebrity: Ryan Gosling
    Favorite singer or musical group: The Script
    The Last concert I attended was: Zac Brown Band
Sports
    Favorite pro sports team: New York Rangers
    Favorite athletic memory: Beating Northwestern last year in the `Shoe
    Event you most look forward to competing in: The first ever Big Ten Conference Tournament
    Pre-game ritual: Putting on eyeblack
    What is your top skill? My shot off a dodge
    What skill do you need to improve? 8 meters
Travel
    Most interesting place I've visited: Cliffs of Moher in Ireland
    Place I would like to visit: Bora Bora
Food
    Favorite home cooked meal: My mom's grilled chicken Caesar salad and her eggplant parmesan
    Favorite snack food: Sweet & Spicy Chili Doritos
Misc.
    Person I most admire: My dad
    In 10 years, I would like to: Either be a head coach for a division one school for Women's Lacrosse or be an AD.
    If I had a million dollars, I would: Save most of it for now and buy a jeep.
    Coolest thing you did this past summer: Tried to water ski with one ski, but it was a fail (haha)
    Most prized possession: My phone
    I would like to trade places for a day with: Mila Kunis
    Best piece of advice you've received: Don't ever give up. Hard work will always pay off in the end.
    If you could have dinner with any 3 people (alive or dead), who would they be and what/where would you eat? Ellen DeGeneres, Derek Jeter and Tim McGraw. I would want to go to Peter Lugers Steakhouse, which is in Brooklyn, New York.
    Who tweets too much on your team: Meredith Bushell
    Do you have an interesting nickname? Blades and Benu.
    What is your hometown known for? Hauppauge is known as "the land of sweet water"
    Pop or Soda? Soda
    Cats or Dogs? Dogs