COLUMBUS, Ohio – Four women’s soccer Buckeyes received All-Big Ten honors, the conference office announced Friday. Senior forwards Lindsay Agnew and Nichelle Prince, redshirt junior defender Morgan Wolcott and junior midfielder Nikki Walts each garnered second team All-Big Ten laurels, as voted on by the conference coaches. In addition, Agnew was named the Buckeyes’ Big Ten sportsmanship honoree.
Agnew, who has started all 19 matches this season, leads the Buckeyes with 10 goals, seven assists and 27 points. Her 10 goals rank fourth in the Big Ten while her seven assists are tied for second in the conference. Agnew’s 27 points rank second in the Big Ten and tied for 32nd nationally. The Dublin, Ohio, native’s three game-winning goals tied for fifth in the Big Ten. The senior was at her best in Big Ten play, tying for the conference lead with 16 points and tying for second with six goals in Big Ten play. For her career, the three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete, two-time Academic All-Big Ten pick and 2016 Academic All-District selection, is tied for fourth in program history with 18 career assists while ranking 14th with 54 career points and 15th with 17 career goals.
Prince, an Ajax, Ontario, native, is tied for second on the team with five goals while ranking second with five assists and 15 points after missing the first two matches of the season while earning a bronze medal representing Canada at the Olympics. Prince, a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and OSU Scholar-Athlete, scored game-winning goals against Texas and at Michigan, while assisting on two other game-winners this season. She is fourth on the Buckeyes’ career assist list with 20, sixth with 74 career points and tied for eighth with 27 career goals.
Walts, from Scottsdale, Ariz., has scored a pair of goals while ranking third on the team with four assists. The junior, who helps orchestrate the Big Ten’s second-highest goal-scoring offense from the midfield, played a team-high 1,691 minutes while starting all 19 matches. Walts is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten selection.
Wolcott, a native of Milford, Ohio, helped the Buckeyes to six clean sheets while ranking fourth on the team with three goals this season. The redshirt junior played the fourth-most minutes on the team and scored game-winning goals at No. 16 Virginia Tech and Purdue. Wolcott is a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and three-time Academic All-Big Ten pick.
The Buckeyes, who finished the regular season with a 10-6-3 record, 4-4-3 in conference play, and wrapped up the year with a Top 25 RPI ranking, await their NCAA fate, which will be announced on an NCAA selection show at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 7.
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