COLUMBUS, Ohio The three seniors on the 2008 Ohio State soccer team Caitlin Colfer, Lisa Collison and Amy Graeff each received her bachelor’s degree during commencement exercises this weekend at Ohio Stadium. The trio was a part of 107 Ohio State student-athletes who received their degrees in the storied and venerable “Horseshoe,” the home to the Ohio State football team.
Colfer’s degree is in education and human ecology. The Albany, N.Y., native’s next steps include moving to Baltimore, Md., to become a graduate assistant soccer coach at Goucher College.
“It is crazy being done, but it is a nice feeling,” Colfer, who played in 59 games during her Ohio State career and scored 15 points (two goals; 11 assists), said. “I can’t wait to start the new chapter in my life.”
Collison, who tied the all-time Ohio State career mark for goals with 35 by scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over Penn State in the last regular season game of the season, has a degree in human development. She plans on staying in the United States she is from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada to work and continue playing soccer, which includes playing with an Ohio Premier team this summer.
“I am looking to get a good job and to continue to train hard,” Collison said. “Soccer is a huge part of my life. I am so proud and honored that I had the opportunity to wear the Buckeye jersey for four years and it will forever be close to my heart.”
Graeff, from Westerville, Ohio, graduated with a degree in psychology and with minors in women’s studies and legal foundations. A player in 44 games over her career and a team captain in 2008, she’ll be attending Capital Law School in the fall.
“Law school should keep me busy for the next three years,” Graeff said. “I just can’t believe I am done. I am so grateful for the time I spent here. I received a great education at Ohio State and I am so happy I became a Buckeye.”
A fourth former Buckeye Carla Arbulu, a senior on the 2007 team also graduated and received her degree on Saturday.