Buckeyes Picked Fifth in Big Ten Preseason Poll
Aug. 15, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 23 Ohio State women’s soccer team has been selected fifth in the Big Ten preseason poll, the conference office announced Monday. Penn State was picked first, followed by Rutgers, Wisconsin, Michigan and the Buckeyes.

In addition, seniors Lindsay Agnew and Nichelle Prince and junior Nikki Walts were named to the Big Ten Preseason Honors List.

Agnew, from Dublin, Ohio, has appeared in 51 career matches, making 48 starts. She has scored eight career goals to go along with 11 assists. Agnew, who tied for the team lead with seven assists to go along with four goals a year ago, is a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.



A native of Ajax, Ontario, Prince is coming off a summer in which she represented Canada at the Olympics. Prince, who has appeared in 53 career games for the Buckeyes, will enter her senior seasons tied for 11th on the Ohio State career goals list with 22 and ninth on the Buckeyes’ career points list with 59. The 2015 NSCAA third team All-Great Lakes Region selection tied for the Buckeyes’ team lead with six goals and seven assists a year ago and is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten pick and two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.

Walts, from Scottsdale, Ariz., has appeared in 42 career matches, starting all of them. A two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2015, Walts has scored seven goals and added nine assists in her two seasons in Columbus. Last year, Walts tied for the team lead with seven assists while tying for third on the team with five goals.

Ohio State opens the regular season against Kent State at 7 p.m. Friday at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.


  1. Penn State
  2. Rutgers
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Michigan
  5. Ohio State
  6. Minnesota
  7. Northwestern
  8. Nebraska
  9. Illinois
  10. Michigan State
  11. Purdue
  12. Indiana
  13. Iowa
  14. Maryland

Hope D'Addario, Illinois, Sr., Defender
Kara Marbury, Illinois, Jr., Forward
Taylore Peterson, Illinois, Sr., Midfielder
Marissa Borschke, Indiana, Sr., Defender
Veronica Ellis, Indiana, Sr., Defender
Kayla Smith, Indiana, Jr., Midfielder
Rachele Armand, Iowa, Jr., Defender
Amanda Lulek, Iowa, Sr., Defender
Bri Toelle, Iowa, Sr., Forward
Rachel Egyed, Maryland, So., Goalkeeper
Cassie Phillips, Maryland, So., Midfielder
Madison Turner, Maryland, Jr., Midfielder/Forward=
Reilly Martin, Michigan, So., Forward
Ani Sarkisian, Michigan, Jr., Forward
Nicky Waldeck, Michigan, Sr., Forward
Jamie Cheslik, Michigan State, Jr., Forward
Michaela Kovacs, Michigan State, So., Defender
Lexy Warner, Michigan State, So., Forward
Rashida Beal, Minnesota, Sr., Defender
Simone Kolander, Minnesota, Sr., Forward
Josee Stiever, Minnesota, Sr., Midfielder
Caroline Flynn, Nebraska, Sr., Midfielder
Jaycie Johnson, Nebraska, Sr., Forward
Sydney Miramontez, Nebraska, Sr., Defender
Lauren Clem, Northwestern, Jr., Goalkeeper
Kassidy Gorman, Northwestern, Jr., Defender
Michelle Manning, Northwestern, Jr., Forward
Lindsay Agnew, Ohio State, Sr., Forward
Nichelle Prince, Ohio State, Sr., Forward
Nikki Walts, Ohio State, Jr., Midfielder
Brittany Basinger, Penn State, Jr., Defender
Nickolette Driesse, Penn State, Sr., Midfielder
Megan Schafer, Penn State, Jr., Forward
Vanessa Korolas, Purdue, Jr., Defender
Hannah Leinert, Purdue, Sr., Forward
Dannah Williams, Purdue, So., Defender
Colby Ciarrocca, Rutgers, Jr., Forward
Erin Smith, Rutgers, Sr., Defender
Madison Tiernan, Rutgers, Sr., Forward
Grace Bahr, Wisconsin, Fr., Midfielder
Caitlyn Clem, Wisconsin, Jr., Goalkeeper
Rose Lavelle, Wisconsin, Sr., Midfielder