COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three members of the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team have been named to the 2016 All-Big Ten team, the conference office announced Wednesday. Among the honorees are senior attack Cian Dabrowski, junior defender Christina Turner and sophomore defender Shannon Rosati.
Their play has helped Ohio State set program records this season with its 11-1 start to the season, its nine-game winning streak, a No. 8 Top 20 ranking in the Inside Lacrosse poll, and a possible third straight NCAA tournament appearance, which would be a first in the history of Ohio State women’s lacrosse.
Dabrowski (47g, 17a) finished the regular season ranked in the Top 5 in nearly every Big Ten offensive category. She led the Big Ten with 64 points (4.0 per game), tied for second with 2.9 goals per game, was fifth with 1.06 assists per game and tied for first with 12 free-position goals. She has recorded nine hat tricks on the season, including seven games with four or more goals. She scored her 100th career goal in the win at Hofstra when she recorded a career-high six goals in just 40 minutes of play, winning Big Ten offensive player of the week honors for her efforts. Dabrowski, from Amaranth, Ontario, played some of her best lacrosse against top competition, despite extra attention from opposing defenses. She scored four goals and had three assists in the win over No. 9 Penn State, had two goals and an assist in the win over No. 18 Johns Hopkins, three goals at No. 14 Stanford and recorded four goals and two assists vs. No. 18 Northwestern. Cian also has been relentless on the draw as she is tied for second on the team with 38 draw controls, including 11 in the last four games against ranked teams.
Turner, from Huntington, N.Y., has started every game this season. She leads the Buckeyes with 14 caused turnovers on the season to go along with 16 ground balls and two draws from her defender position. She had a season-high four ground balls in the overtime win at California and recorded a career-high four caused turnovers in the 16-13 win over No. 9 Penn State.
Rosati, from Shoreham, N.Y., also a starter in every game, has been one of the most consistent and steady defenders on the team, despite her statistics. She has recorded 10 draw controls, 12 ground balls and five caused turnovers and recently scored her first career goal vs. No. 18 Northwestern last Friday while also causing two turnovers. She had a season-high three ground balls in the win at Michigan while also grabbing three draws.
Together, Turner and Rosati have made life miserable on opposing attackers, helping Ohio State allow just 10.8 goals per game and helping the Buckeyes go eight straight games allowing single-digit goals.
The Big Ten Coach of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Attack Player of the Year, Midfielder of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Goaltender of the Year will be announced next Monday.
2016 All-Big Ten Team
TAYLOR CUMMINGS, M, Maryland
NADINE HADNAGY, D, Maryland
ALICE MERCER, D, Maryland
ZOE STUKENBERG, M, Maryland
MEGAN TAYLOR, G, Maryland
MEGAN WHITTLE, A, Maryland
Kimberly Coughlan, M, Michigan
Madeline Dion, D, Michigan
KALEIGH CRAIG, A, Northwestern
Selena Lasota, A, Northwestern
Cian Dabrowski, A, Ohio State
Shannon Rosati, D, Ohio State
Christina Turner, D, Ohio State
Madison Carter, A, Penn State
MADISON CYR, M, Penn State
Jenna Mosketti, M, Penn State
Steph Lazo, A, Penn State
Katie O’Donnell, M, Penn State
ABBY SMUCKER, D, Penn State
Amanda Casten, D, Rutgers
Kristina Dunphey, M, Rutgers
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