COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State senior midfielder Lara Dickenmann has been named to the NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-America second team. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced their Scholar All-America teams three university division teams and three college division teams on its web site: www.nscaa.com. A total of 73 student-athletes were honored including six from the Big Ten Conference.
Dickenmann, from Kriens, Switzerland, led the Buckeyes to the Big Ten tournament championship game and to their fourth NCAA tournament appearance this season with 16 points, including a team-best eight assists.
She concludes her career as one of the most decorated soccer players in the program’s history...on the field and in the classroom. The holder of Ohio State’s career assist record with 35 and ranking second all-time in points (89) and shots (294), Dickenmann has also been a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and is in line to become a four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete. Additionally:
- In 2004 as a freshman she was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, SoccerBuzz.com National Freshman of the Year, Soccer America Freshman of the Year, SoccerBuzz.com first team All-American and NSCAA/adidas second-team All-American after setting Ohio State single-season records with 38 points on 13 goals and 12 assists.
- As a sophomore in 2005 she was named second-team all-Big Ten.
- In 2006 she tied for the team lead in points with 23 and was named first-team all-Big Ten, first-team all-Great Lakes Region by NSCAA and SoccerBuzz.com and fourth-team All-American by SoccerBuzz.com.
- This past year Dickenmann was one of only two unanimous first-team all-Big Ten Conference selections and she was also named to the Big Ten’s all-tournament team and to the all-Great Lakes Region first team by SoccerBuzz.com.