Grubb Earns National Recognition
Jan. 22, 2002
%^$COLUMBUS, Ohio-Ohio State's Lisa Grubb (Fr., Portage, Mich./Portage Central)has been selected to the Soccer Buzz Freshman All-America Third Team the national online women's soccer publication announced.%^$
%^$Grubb led Ohio State in every offensive category in 2001, including goals (10), assists (5), points (25), shots (61) and game-winning goals (3). The rookie forward was a two-time Big Ten Player of the Week honoree (Sept. 3 and Oct. 29), earning her first conference award for scoring three goals in the Buckeyes' first two regular season matches, against Wright State and Kent State. Her outstanding performance in Ohio State's 2-1 upset of then-No. 4 Penn State Oct. 26-she scored the first goal and assisted in the gamewinner-earned her offensive player of the week honors for the second time. Grubb capped off a phenomenal regular season when she scored the game-tying goal and assisted in the overtime gamewinner against Purdue in the Big Ten tournament.%^$
%^$Ohio State, after posting a 10-9-1 overall record and finishing fourth in the conference with a 5-4-1 record, narrowly missed earning an at-large berth into the 2001 NCAA Tournament. The Buckeyes' final match this year was a 2-0 decision to Penn State Nov. 9 in the Big Ten tournament semifinal.%^$
%^$For a complete list of 2001 national and regional awards, visit www.soccerbuzz.com.